Let’s see in detail the improvements that this change will bring to users. Although we were all used to the way Lightning charging works and the way we use our accessories. USB-C opens a window of new possibilities for our iPhone.
One of the highlights of iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro is its extremely fast charging capability. With a simple USB-C cable and the Apple standard 20W USB-C charging adapter, these devices can go from 0 to 100% battery in less than two hours. Of course, although it may seem incredible, this is not considered a change compared to the iPhone 14, which could also charge at the same speed using the Lightning connector. In fact, lightning charging was a fast and very efficient form of charging but by no means universal.
Power to your accessories
Where we really see revolutionary change is in the iPhone 15’s ability to supply power to accessories. Previously, through the Lightning connector, iPhones could only provide a limited amount of power to accessories, maxing out at about 0.3 watts. However, with the adoption of USB-C, the iPhone 15 can supply up to 4.5 watts through this port to accessories, according to some reports.
This improvement changes the relationship between iPhone accessories and the device itself and opens the door to many possibilities. It means that external devices, such as portable hard drives with USB-C, can now connect directly to the iPhone 15 and function as external storage for transferring videos or photos. It also means accessing the convenience of having immediate access to files and data from anywhere, without the need for a computer, simply by connecting your external hard drive to the iPhone.
Faster data transmission
In addition to the improvement in power output over USB-C, the iPhone 15 Pro takes the experience a step further by including a USB 3 port instead of the standard USB 2. This allows data transfers of up to 10Gbps, which means you can transfer larger files and backup your data at great speed. This feature will be especially useful for users who rely on their mobile device as a work tool and need a quick and efficient way to manage their files.
Recharge your AirPods
Apple also introduced an interesting feature during the presentation of the iPhone 15. It is the possibility of recharging your AirPods on the go by connecting to the iPhone 15 with a USB-C charging cable. This can be very useful in emergency situations when you need a quick charge and don’t have access to a power source at the moment.
Overall, the adoption of USB-C charging on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro represents a significant change in the way we users will interact with our devices from now on. Not only will it allow us to enjoy faster charging speeds, but we will also be able to take full advantage of the power supply capacity to accessories and faster data transfer speeds. Opening a world of possibilities for users looking for a more versatile and efficient mobile experience.