USB Type C speeds up iPhone 15 charging but only with

USB Type-C speeds up iPhone 15 charging, but only with certified cables

With the release of the iPhone 15, Apple will finally ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB Type-C. Although the latter is the industry standard, the manufacturer will still limit its options. Especially how informed Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new connector will charge the iPhone 15 faster, but only when connected via a certified cable.

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The current base iPhone 14 has a maximum charging power of 20W, while the Pro series models have increased that number to 27W – all you need is a suitable charger. The manufacturer no longer includes power supplies with the iPhone, these must be purchased separately. Apple’s cheapest USB Type-C adapter offers 20W for $19, but there’s also a 30W option for $39. But an adapter might not be enough: According to Mr. Kuo, USB Type-C fast charging only works with a certified cable. Anyone can connect, but performance is limited without the MFi (Made for iPhone) label.

However, the analyst continues, the matter will not be limited to the performance limitation alone: ​​the USB Type-C connection will only support data transfer according to the USB 3.2 standard on the iPhone 15 Pro models, while the basic “non-professional” iPhone 15 with the same connector will be limited to the USB 2.0 standard. Finally, with this connector about to launch on the iPhone, Apple will have to increase its range of 20W cables by 120% as many new generation phone owners will have to buy them.

According to unconfirmed data, the iPhone 15 will receive an updated design, the frames around the display will become smaller, and the thickness of the camera block will increase. The Dynamic Island cutout will appear on all models, not just the Pro line, like the iPhone 14. The official announcement of the new generation of phones is expected in September.


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