iPhone 15 with USB-C port: The upcoming iPhone 15 is rumored to ditch the lighting port and opt for a USB-C port instead. Apple was ordered by the European Union to include a USB Type-C port in its phones as it is the industry standard, but Apple has set some limitations to it. As per latest noted analyst Ming Chi Kuo,, the USB-C port will enable faster charging speeds on the iPhone 15 models but only if you charge using certified cables.
An iPhone user’s greatest woe is traveling without the charger. While you may be surrounded by a room full of people, not everyone will have an iPhone charger. The chances of 4 out of 10 people carrying a USB Type-C charger is higher.Apple plans to make charging faster on its next iPhone model, the iPhone 15. Currently, iPhones can charge at a maximum speed of 20W or 27W depending on the model, but users need to buy a compatible charger separately since Apple no longer includes it in the box. Apple’s most affordable option is a 20W USB-C adapter, while a 30W one costs $39. However, to take full advantage of the faster charging, users need to use an Apple-certified USB-C cable, which might not be included with the charger
While Apple has agreed to comply with the EU’s order, a new report published on Weibo, China’s Twitter alternative, reveals that the company may not make it so simple after all. iPhones will include a USB Type-C port, but Apple is planning on using a custom integrated circuit (IC) interface for the port. The Cupertino-giant has equipped its iPhones with a lightning port, which has an authentication process built into it. In simple terms, no other charger can be used to charge an iPhone other than the one designed exclusively for it.
As per the latest rumours, Apple may add a custom IC chip to its USB-C port, similar to the authentication process in the Lightning port. This could mean that non-Apple accessories that are not part of the “Made for iPhone” program may not work as well as “authentic” accessories. For example, fast charging and high-speed data transfer may be limited. However, it’s unclear what the exact implications would be and it’s possible that the EU may intervene if this would break the purpose of the USB-C being a universal interface.
Previously, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, had said at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference in October that Apple will “obviously” have to comply” with the rule. “We have no choice,” Joswiak said when asked about whether Apple will switch to USB Type C port as per the EU directive.
The Indian government is also planning to make it mandatory for the smartphone makers to make USB Type C a standard charging port for all electronic devices by March 2025. “BIS has notified standards for Type-C chargers and the government will come up with two common types of charging ports for mobiles and wearable electronic devices,” Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary to the Department of Consumer