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Apple iPhone 15 to Feature Faster Charging Speeds with Certified USB-C Cables

March 21, 2023
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It’s been reported that iPhone 15 will be the first iPhone models to finally feature USB-C technology. Adopting the standard used by many other devices, USB-C will enable faster charging speeds for the iPhone 15 but may come with certain restrictions.

According to industry expert and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the USB-C port on the new iPhones will optimize charging performance when used with certified cables. The max charging speed of the iPhone 15 models – 20W for regular versions and 27W for Pro versions – can only be achieved if users have the right cables. Otherwise, they may not benefit from the faster speed. Unfortunately, users will have to purchase their own cables as Apple no longer ships the iPhone with the power adapter included in the box. If a new cable is to be bought, the 20W USB-C adapter will be the most affordable option, costing $39.

To add on to the matter, Kuo mentioned that the faster charging speeds will only work with Apple-certified USB-C cables. So even if users have a compatible plug adapter, its full power won’t be delivered to the iPhone without the proper cables.

Moving on, the USB-C port will be equipped in the entire iPhone 15 lineup, but only the Pro models will support USB 3.2 for faster data transfer speeds. The regular iPhone 15s will remain with USB 2.0. Moreover, with the launch of the iPhone 15, Apple is predicted to increase their shipments of the 20W USB-C power adapter by around 120%, as many users that use old chargers must be in need of a new one.

As far as design and size, the new iPhones are said to have slightly curved edges, a slightly upgraded camera bump and thinner bezels around the display. In addition, the 15 Pro models are expected to come with a periscope lens. The same four sizes from the current iPhone 14 lineup will be carried on to the 15. Another noteworthy upgrade is that the iPhones 15 and 15 Plus are expected to have no notch in the display, but instead feature a Dynamic Island.

The announcement of the new iPhones 15 is expected to be as early as next month, September 2021. What do you think of the new changes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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