According to the latest reports, the iPhone 15 will be the one to finally abandon the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. However, even though USB-C has become an industry standard, Apple still plans to limit it somewhat to the iPhone. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported on Monday that the USB-C port will enable faster charging speeds for the iPhone 15, but only with certified cables.
iPhone 15 to get USB-C, but with limitations
According to KoApple will improve fast charging performance with USB-C on iPhone 15 models. Currently, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 support up to 20W of maximum charging speed, while the Pro models support up to 27W. This means that users will be able to recharge their iPhone faster, but only if they have the right charger.
The company no longer ships iPhones with the power adapter included in the box, so users need to buy a new one if they don’t already have a compatible charger at home. The company’s most affordable option is 20W USB-C adapterbut Apple also has a A 30-watt one costs $39.
However, there is another problem. Kuo claims that faster charging speeds will only work with Apple-certified USB-C cables. So even if you have a compatible plug adapter, it may not deliver its full power to your iPhone without the appropriate cable.
Earlier this year, the leaked ShrimpApplePro already reported that Apple will introduce MFi (Made for iPhone) certification for USB-C accessories. The leaker also said that cables without MFi certification will have limited charging speeds. Of course, this does not mean that you will not be able to use any USB-C cables with your iPhone 15. They will not bring full performance.
Another report from Kuo noted that while the entire iPhone 15 lineup will get a USB-C port, only the Pro models will support USB 3.2 for faster data transfer speeds. The regular iPhone 15 models will continue with the slower USB 2.0. Something similar happened with the iPad, the iPad 10 has a USB-C port but at 2.0 speeds.
On a related note, Kuo mentioned that Apple is expected to increase shipments of the 20W USB-C Power Adapter by up to 120% with the launch of the iPhone 15, as many users who are still using their old chargers will have to buy a new one. With a USB-C port.
More on the iPhone 15
iPhone 15 models will feature a new design with slightly curved edges, while the camera bump will be larger and the screen edges will be thinner. Apple will keep the same four sizes from the current iPhone 14 lineup for the new models. However, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will ditch the notch in favor of Dynamic Island.
Some other changes include new unified volume buttons and a periscope lens for the 15 Pro models. Apple is expected to announce new iPhones in September.
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