The iPhone 15 will feature a USB-C charging port, replacing the Lightning cord, in response to pressure from the EU, making borrowing chargers from older iPhone models more difficult.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 series with camera upgrades as the standout feature, including improved dynamic range, periscope telephoto lens, and a USB-C port.
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 plans to refresh its accessories with USB-C ports, including AirPods and Mac accessories, following the transition away from Lightning on the iPhone 15 lineup.
Apple will be announcing the iPhone 15 series at an event on September 12, with features including a USB-C port, a titanium frame for the Pro models, and upgraded camera specifications.
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.
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 can now charge from 0 to 100% in under two hours with a USB-C cable, and the USB-C port allows for significantly more power output to accessories, expanding the possibilities for iPhone accessories.
Apple has released the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, which feature a 48-megapixel camera, a USB-C port, and other improvements, with the main difference between the two models being the screen size and battery life.
The iPhone 15 will introduce new features and replace the Lightning charging cord with the universal standard USB-C, complying with European regulations and reducing the need for multiple charging cables.