Apple has turned stupid but the buying public isn’t as stupid.
I’ve ruled out getting an iPhone XR precisely because of the possibility that next year’s iPhone will have USB-C, so why do I want a phone that’s going to change connectors next year? I don’t want to add clutter to my life.
Gruber says everything else iOS will stick to Lightning. If Apple is that stupid, they should just shut down the damn company. No one with an IQ is in charge anymore. Apple has become a collection of little gangs and no one is looking at the overall view. Steve Jobs always saw the complete picture.