Apple is ready to introduce the iPhone 15 within the subsequent few weeks, and the machine’s long-rumored transition from Lightning to USB-C could present a lift to its charging pace. Based on 9to5Mac, among the new iPhone 15 fashions will help charging as much as 35W, in comparison with the 27W speeds that the present iPhone 14 Professional is proscribed to.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made similar predictions last year, claiming that Apple’s provide chain indicated the corporate would ditch Lightning in favor of USB-C in 2023. Based on Kuo, the change would allow sooner charging speeds for iPhone 15 Pro models, however the characteristic could solely be supported through Apple-certified cables. Apple stopped bundling its iPhones with energy adapters again in 2020 to try to fight e-waste, so the corporate could as a substitute advocate that clients buy the 35W dual USB-C charger it launched final yr, or the 30W USB-C charger that’s designed for the MacBook Air if it isn’t planning to promote a devoted iPhone 15 charger.
All new telephones bought inside the EU should help USB-C charging by December twenty eighth, 2024.
No matter charging speeds, it’s very seemingly that the iPhone 15 would be the first mannequin to transition to USB-C charging. The European Union has a deadline of December 28th, 2024 for all new telephones bought inside the bloc — together with iPhones — to make use of USB-C for wired charging, so pushing it again one other yr can be reducing it shut for Apple.
We’ve heard various rumors about the iPhone 15’s different options within the run-up to its official unveiling, which is alleged to happen on Tuesday, September twelfth. iPhone 15 Professional and Professional Max fashions may see a price bump in comparison with the previous few iPhone generations, and are anticipated to characteristic slimmer bezels and a titanium frame as a substitute of the present chrome steel chassis. A couple of respected leakers additionally declare that Apple won’t be selling a leather case for any of its new iPhone 15 fashions, although you’ll nearly actually be capable of discover a first rate third-party choice if this does show true.