The upcoming iPhone 15 series is rumored to feature a switch from Lightning to USB-C ports, a design with skinnier bezels and a Dynamic Island cutout, easier repairability, upgraded ultra wideband for integration with Apple's AR headset, 15-watt wireless charging, a periscope-style telephoto lens, solid-state buttons for the Pro models, increased RAM for the Pro models, and potential price increases, with the iPhone 15 Pro Max possibly receiving a $100 to $200 price hike.
Apple's retail employees are being trained to inform customers that the new iPhone 15 models will not be compatible with existing Lightning chargers and will require USB-C chargers, potentially leading to increased sales of Apple's USB-C chargers and cables.
Millions of people who will enter the USB-C ecosystem with the iPhone 15 may encounter confusion over its capabilities, as the technology is tainted by uncertainty and lacks certification, resulting in varying data transfer and charging speeds.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 with a USB-C port and updated wireless charging, as well as the Apple Watch Series 9, at its upcoming event.
Popular third-party Apple accessory companies have introduced new accessories for the upcoming iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, including discounts on cases, charging accessories, and more.
The iPhone 15 series does not bring significant improvements in battery life or charging speed, although it does introduce a USB-C port instead of the Lightning connector, which is a major convenience.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models can charge at up to 27W peak speeds with a USB-C power adapter, debunking the rumor that they would support up to 35W charging speeds.
Millions of people entering the USB-C ecosystem with the new iPhone 15 models will encounter the confusion and inconvenience of not knowing whether their device or cable supports high-speed data transfer or fast charging, highlighting the challenges of the USB ecosystem.
Android smartphones have had the ability to charge other devices using a USB-C cable, and now with the iPhone 15 series adopting USB-C, Android phones and iPhones can finally share power with one another.
Apple will release the iPhone 15 with a faster processor and better camera, but the most exciting feature is its switch from the proprietary lightning connector to USB-C due to European Union regulations.
Anker is offering discounts on USB-C accessories for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro on Amazon, including portable batteries, a MagSafe-compatible charger stand, and USB-C wall chargers.
The iPhone 15 lineup, featuring design changes and a switch to USB-C charging, has been met with strong pre-orders and long lines at stores around the world, suggesting that many people are eager to upgrade their devices.