USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 will be present but with a twist

USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 will be present but with a twist

Because of EU regulations, Apple must equip iPhones with a USB Type-C connector. This is the only option left for the company. Various rumors and leaks suggest that the USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 will be present. The lack of a port in the iPhone 12 series is the basis for this hypothesis. However, the latest leak shows an exciting twist to this major change, which is rumored to happen on upcoming iPhones. There will be an authentication chip like Lightning built into the USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, according to a post on Weibo referenced by MacRumors.

As a result, the devices might not work with third-party add-ons that haven’t been authorized by Apple. Unfortunately for Apple, the only viable alternative to the USB Type-C charging connector is now obsolete, so it will be included on the iPhone 15 series this year.

But Apple is always thinking ahead, so we can expect new innovations from them soon. The iPhone 15 series will feature a USB Type-C port, but that won’t automatically make all Type-C cables compatible with the device. The Lightning connector is for the iPhone 15 series. Apple will severely limit the functionality of any Type-C cable not made by Apple. If you want to use all of the features, however, you’ll need to buy Apple’s own self-developed cables. That means that the iPhone 15 and 15s won’t be fully compatible with the Type-C chargers currently on the market.

 

Only Apple USB Type-C cables have full access.

A user on Weibo made a potentially true claim that Apple has created a Lightning-compatible integrated circuit board that will be compatible with the USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15. This suggests that the firmware of the device will limit the USB Type-C port’s interaction with whatever is connected to it. It may indicate that despite the physical connector form changing, Apple is keeping the Made-for-iPhone Lightning ecosystem separate identity.

Despite this, Apple deserves a chance to prove its innocence in this case. The iPad’s USB Type-C port, the Apple TV remote, and the Lightning connectors on Apple’s many Macs all work with non-Apple-certified devices without any problems.

USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 will be present but with a twist
USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 will be present but with a twist

Will this affect charging speed?

It is still unclear if the new iPhones will be affected by the authentication chip. However, Apple is likely to restrict certain features, such as fast charging and high-speed data transfer, to a small number of devices.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the USB-C port on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will continue to be limited to USB 2.0 speeds, making it functionally equivalent to the Lightning port. We expect faster data transfer speeds to be available on only the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Ultra.

USB-C Port in the new iPhone 15 will be present but with a twist


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