With the release of a new iPhone comes a bunch of changes - and the upcoming iPhone 15 is no exception.
One major difference which we already know is coming to Apple’s next smartphone is the USB-C charging cable and port.
The vice presidents of Apple confirmed in October last year that iPhones will switch to USB-C charging cables, but they clearly weren’t very happy about it.
The days of Apple’s Lightning Cable have been numbered because of new regulations on chargers being enforced by the EU.
In 2022, the European Parliament announced it will be enforcing the use of USB Type-C charging ports for 'all mobile phones, tablets and cameras in the EU' in a bid to reduce 'hassle for consumers,' as well as 'curbing e-waste'.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi and senior vice president of worldwide marketing Greg Joswiak confirmed that Apple will have to comply with the new regulations.
"Governments get to do what they do and obviously we'll have to comply," Joswiak said.
"We have no choice."
As Apple fanatics await the official unveiling of the tech company’s latest flagship smartphone next month, leakers have revealed rumoured details about its USB-C charging port.
According to the unconfirmed leaks, the iPhone 15 will have a USB-C charging port and the device will come with a slow USB 2.0 speed cable in its box, which will offer data transfer speeds of 480 megabits per second (Mbps).
This would make data transfer a lot slower than Apple’s recent Thunderbolt ports, which the current iPad Pro supports. This device has a Thunderbolt 3 capable of up to 40 Gbps, and comes with a USB-C charging cable and a 20W USB-C power adapter.
Though the complimentary USB-C cable might be slow, another leak suggests iPhone 15 models will support faster charging speeds if users want to go out and by their own.
The leaker told 9to5Mac that the iPhone 15 will support charging speeds of up to 35W, which is a lot faster than the current model, the iPhone 14, which has a charging speed of only 20W.
This means you’d only have to wait about an hour for the iPhone 15 to charge from 0 to 100 percent. You’ll be back to scrolling through cat videos on TikTok in no time.
The iPhone 15 Pro models are also rumoured to be capable of transfer speeds at least up to 40 Gbps.
With that said, regardless of how fast your iPhone charges, you should avoid sleeping with the device on charge nor should it be kept anywhere close to your bed. You can read Apple’s full PSA here.
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