The much-awaited iPhone 15 is expected to come with USB-C as confirmed by an Apple executive previously. Moreover, a recent leak has again pointed to the possibility. However, it may come with several limitations that people would not appreciate.
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A Weibo user made the revelation that an integrated circuit board would be introduced for the USB-C port by Apple. This specification would limit the compatibility of the port with any accessory. It would only work properly with Made for iPhone-iPad certified accessories.
Users would get a message like ‘This accessory is not supported’ if a non-certified accessory is plugged in since there is no IC. An IC ensures that people use genuine accessories and cables with their iPhones. iPhone, Mac, and iPad do not have the integrated chip, so if the info becomes true then this would be a first for any Apple product.
The post by the Weibo user also mentions that the IC would be Lightning-compatible. Thus, iPhone 15 would support lightning cables making it easier for the company to adhere to EU laws and have its way as well.
Since Apple leans towards restricting accessories when it comes to third parties, this step does not come as a surprise. However, it defeats the purpose of standardizing a charging port.
Apple may come up with two types of USB-C ports. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus could go for USB-C 2.0 with limited speeds. The iPhone 15 Pro, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and iPhone 15 Ultra could have USB-C 3.2 port. All iPhone 15 models are expected to get Dynamic Island. The Pro variants could have a periscopic lens, more enhancements, and a reformed price strategy.
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Apple is expected to launch iPhone 15 series in the fall of 2023. Till then every piece of information about the models has to be taken with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, let us know in the comments section below, your take on Apple’s decision to incorporate the USB-C port.