We are now less than a week and a half away from the launch of the iPhone 15 series, and thanks to the desire of the European Union to obtain a common charger for its electronic devices, iPhone 15 The series will drop the proprietary Lightning port, which has been used since the iPhone 5 was released in 2012, and switch to USB-C. The EU expects this change to reduce e-waste and be more convenient for consumers who may have used USB-C in many consumer products.
For Apple, the change was forced because it wasn’t cost-effective to offer USB-C iPhone units in the EU and stick to Lightning ports everywhere else. As a result of this change, Apple will lose some of the revenue it collected from accessory manufacturers that paid Apple to produce MFi-certified (Made For iPhone) cables. As Mark Gorman of Bloomberg pointed out in Today employment the news
The change to USB-C also affects Apple in other ways.
On September 12, Apple will probably talk about the good reasons why iPhone should switch to USB-C
Apple had to spend money to refurbish the charging port on the iPhone. From the company’s perspective, since Android phones use USB-C for charging and data transfer, the tech giant is concerned that with both iPhones and Android devices using the same charger, it will be a little easier for iPhone users to switch to the Android ecosystem. This might be an overthinking of things, but that’s what Apple does.
The image allegedly shows the USB-C ports of the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15
The big thing for consumers to look out for is Apple gas lighting. The company is committed to making a positive change it didn’t want to, and at first, Apple tried to fight the EU ruling by pointing out that changing to USB-C might lead to Lightning cables being thrown into landfills. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s chief marketing officer, said last year that allowing governments a say in product design could be harmful.
But as Gorman points out, whenever Apple changes a design or introduces a new product, it wants to “work from a position of strength.” As a result, Apple will only provide you with goodies about the change, noting how compatible your iPhone is with other devices. and how switching to USB-C will help protect the environment from electronic waste.
In case you were wondering, before the lightning port, Apple used an unwieldy 30-pin cable and port on the iPhone and iPad. After all, the goal is to have no charging ports at all. We’ve already seen a sneak peek at what the future looks like with Apple’s MagSafe magnetic wireless chargers.
Some iPhone users may end up buying a new charging unit or a special cable
This is by no means the end of the world, although for some iPhone owners it may mean spending money on a new charging unit. As Gorman points out, those who bought an iPhone 11 or earlier got a USB-2 charging module in the box with their phone (yes, VA, phone manufacturers used to include a free charging adapter when you bought a new phone).
Since these bricks are not compatible with USB-C, if users plan to use their older charging tray (iPhone 11 or earlier) with the new USB-C iPhone, they will have to use a cable that converts USB 2 to USB-C. Most people will probably go ahead and buy a new transformer.
Apple announced that it will iPhone 15
Line on September 12th. Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2nd generation will also join the festivities. The fun and games start at 10 AM PDT which is 1 PM EST. You can watch the live broadcast From the Apple website
(www.apple.com) or Apple YouTube channel