We thought it was coming, but now it’s finally confirmed: the iPhone 15 is getting a USB-C port. The change was announced on Tuesday at the Apple Event 2023.
Apple users currently still have to use a USB-C charger for their laptops and a Lightning cable for their iPhones, but this new upgrade changes that.
The USB-C will help with “charging, transferring data, playing audio and video,” said an Apple presenter. “Now the same product can charge Mac, iPad, iPhone and even AirPods Pro 2nd generation updated with a USB-C port.”
You can even use a USB-C port to charge your AirPods or Apple Watch directly from your iPhone. The presenter announced that Apple is “also bringing USB-C to EarPods so they can work seamlessly with the iPhone 15.” Apple calls its wired headphones EarPods. Of course, the iPhone 15 also has MagSafe.
As Mashable has already reported, this could be the change that finally converts Android users. In one Survey conducted by cell phone trade-in site SellCell44 percent of Android users surveyed said they would switch to iPhone if the new phone had a USB-C port. Google and Samsung have been charging via USB-C ports for years; This also applies to Apple’s M2 MacBook Air and some newer iPads. We’ll have to wait and see if this survey becomes a reality.
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This probably doesn’t come from the kindness of Apple’s heart. Users have been asking for more compatible chargers for years, and Apple has refused, leading some users to believe that if you need two different chargers, it’s simply because you have to buy two different chargers, and that’s just clever marketing. But the The European Union recently passed a law By 2024, all phones and tablets must be universally compatible – meaning Apple will be forced to comply.
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