Apple will change the Lightning connection of the iPhone 15 to USB type C and this is all we know for now.
There’s no going back and even Apple has recognized it: the iPhone 15 will use a USB-C connection instead of the Lightning port that has been with us since the launch of the iPhone 5. Apple has remained reluctant to change but European laws force the company to change the classic iPhone connection port.
It is expected that iPhone 15 incorporate USB-C and we already know a lot about Apple’s plans. This connector is not strange to the company, iPads and Macs are charged and synchronized using the USB-C port, so its arrival on the iPhone will allow all devices to be charged with a single cable.
All the rumors about the USB-C port
He USB-C port is an industry standard connectionSo it doesn’t have too many surprises. True, it is slightly larger than the Lightning port, so the hole will be slightly larger. This is what we know about its arrival on the iPhone:
All iPhone 15 will incorporate USB-C
On the iPad, the USB-C connection first came to the Pro models and then expanded to the rest of the range, but that will not be the case with the iPhone. Rumors indicate that the four models of iPhone 15 will incorporate the USB-C connection. So the same year Apple will radically change its position.
Differences between the USB-C of the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro
Although the four iPhone 15 models incorporate a USB-C connection, this will not be the same in all of them. As reported, only Pro models will incorporate USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, offering data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus remain limited to USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480 Mbps like Lightning.
Certified cables for the best experience
Apple will maintain its “Made for iPhone” program despite the fact that the USB-C connection is a standard. This rumor claims that uncertified cables will supposedly have limited charging and data transfer speeds. These would be new, since Apple does not limit non-certified cables on iPads with a USB-C port, and Europe also wants to avoid it.
USB-C also for accessories
The connection USB-C will completely replace the Lightning port in all Apple accessories. And there are many devices that will change over the next few months:
In general terms, the Switching from the Lightning port to the USB-C port is good news that benefits users. Now with a single cable we can charge any device. However, if you have Lightning-connected accessories, these would be obsolete in newer iPhone generations. It is the price to pay.