Last Updated on 13 February 2023 by HSR
It is widely believed that the iPhone 15 will support USB-C, and a previous statement made by an Apple executive has furthered this rumour. The idea of a USB-C connector on this year’s iPhone has now been raised once more by a new leak, although it will come with some restrictions that not everyone may appreciate. Look at the specifics.
Apple will provide an integrated circuit board for the iPhone 15’s USB-C port, according to a Weibo user. As a result, only accessories that have been certified as MFI (Made for iPhone/iPad) will function properly with the port.
A “This accessory is not supported” notice will show up if an accessory that is not MFI-certified is plugged in because those don’t include an IC. Additionally, the presence of an IC guarantees that users have authentic cables and other accessories to use with their iPhones. If this information is accurate, Apple would be the first to use the integrated chip in USB-C products like the iPad, Mac, and others.
Therefore, even while Apple is eager to adopt USB-C for its iPhones (which is expected to become the norm for smartphones by 2024 and in India by 2025), it might want to restrict the accessories that come in contact with it. The post also implies that the IC will support Lightning, meaning that the iPhone 15 will continue to use lightning cables. This will make it simpler for Apple to abide by EU regulations and still have its own preferences.
Although this may not come as a surprise considering Apple’s propensity to place restrictions on third parties, it can nevertheless completely contradict the point of standardising a charging connector. Nevertheless, given that this is only a rumour, we must wait until
Apple is also anticipated to release two different types of USB-C ports; the USB-C 2.0 port on the normal iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus may only support limited data rates, while the USB-C 3.2 port on the iPhone 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max, and maybe the iPhone 15 Ultra may support greater data rates. Additional information to anticipate is Dynamic Island for all iPhone 15 models, a periscope lens for the Pro versions, a modified pricing approach, and additional improvements.
This fall marks the release of the iPhone 15 series, and it is then that we will get more specifics about them. But thanks to trustworthy rumours and leaks, you may always get a sense of how these will pan out before things are confirmed, so pay attention for them.