On September 15, Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air 2020 and iPad 8th Generation.
That last product retains the Lightning connector, but only because it’s based off the same system architecture used in 2018’s iPhone XS. The iPad Air’s switch to USB-C marks the end for Lightning, and all but confirms the new iPhones due in October will have a USB-C port… More here.
I don’t think many of us noticed that, but truth be told I can live with USB-C because it is better than Lightning. That alone makes up for the pain of changing.