Apple is set to launch the iPhone 15 in the next few weeks, and the device’s switch from Lightning to USB-C could give its charging speeds a boost. According to 9to5MacSome new iPhone 15 models will support charging up to 35W, compared to the current iPhone 14 Pro’s limited 27W speed.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made similar predictions last year, saying that Apple’s supply chain company would ditch Lightning in favor of USB-C in 2023. According to Guo, the switch will provide faster charging speeds for iPhone 15 Pro models, but the feature will only be supported via Apple-certified cables. Apple stopped bundling its iPhones with power adapters in 2020 to fight e-waste, so the company may recommend customers buy one. 35W dual USB-C charger It was published last year, or 30W USB-C charger If it doesn’t plan to sell a dedicated iPhone 15 charger, it’s designed for the MacBook Air.
All new phones sold in the EU must support USB-C charging by December 28, 2024.
Regardless of the charging speed, the iPhone 15 is likely to be the first model to switch to USB-C charging. The European Union has a deadline of December 28, 2024 for iPhones — including iPhones — to use USB-C for wired charging.
We’ve heard various rumors about other features of the iPhone 15 ahead of its official launch, which is speculated to take place on Tuesday, September 12. The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models will see a price hike compared to the last few iPhone generations, and are expected to feature slimmer bezels and a titanium frame instead of the current stainless steel chassis. A few reputable leakers are also claiming that Apple won’t be selling leather cases on its new iPhone 15 models, though if this proves to be true you’ll certainly be able to find a good third-party option.
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