Apple iPhone will Support USB-C Port Chargers

Apple iPhone USB-C Port

The USB-C port support on the iPhone was scheduled, but when it would be, almost official news came out and it is expected that the USB-C port will be installed from the iPhone 15 series to be released this year.

The start of USB-C support for the iPhone series can be said to be due to the EU’s compulsory unification policy for charging ports.

The EU enforced the policy with the intention of preventing unnecessary waste of resources and efficiently using cables by unifying the charging methods of electronic devices into one, and Apple protested.

Rumours that have been circulating so far have been going round and round, saying that Apple will support a USB-C port on the iPhone and that it will get rid of the wired charging port altogether and use only wireless charging and data transmission.

The most realistic rumour is, of course, supporting a USB-C port. No matter how much Apple says that wireless charging has improved with the support of MagSafe, there is a problem that wireless charging can’t keep up with wired charging when it comes to high-speed charging.

Also, data transmission may vary depending on the user, but it is true that wired rather than wireless data transmission is intuitive and more accessible. In particular, it is more so because wired support is essential if the enterprise uses the MDM function.

realistic rumour about USB-C port

Rumours of completely eliminating wired ports and going completely wireless have gained some credibility. The reason is that looking at Apple’s past moves, many of the wired functions were turned into wireless ones.

First of all, the 3.5mm wired earphone port, which started with the iPhone 7 series, was removed and only wireless earphones were supported (of course, you can listen to wired earphones using Lightning Gender). Many have been converted to wireless.

For the same reason as above, it may be unreasonable in many ways to run completely wirelessly, but I thought that Apple could put such an irrational number enough. That said, I didn’t think it was completely bullshit.

However, the result was USB-C port support, which was the first of the rumours, as mentioned earlier. Support for the iPhone’s USB-C port is official because an official from Apple gave an interview saying that support for the USB-C port is officially being tested and will be applied.

And why it will be from the iPhone 15 series to be released next year, the EU has set the grace period for USB-C enforcement of charging ports until the first half of next year, so the charging ports of all electronic products coming of this year must support USB-C ports unconditionally.

USB-C Port will support in iPhone 15 series

Apple’s new iPhone release is usually announced in September and released in October every year, and since this is after the EU’s grace period if Apple wants to sell iPhones in EU countries, it must apply a USB-C port from this year’s iPhone unconditionally.

The iPhone 15 series, which will be released this year, will be announced in September this year and released in October, so it is inevitable to support the USB-C port unconditionally.

After changing the charging and data transfer port from Lightning to USB-C starting with the iPad Pro series, the iPad Air series and the iPad mini series also started to support USB-C ports, and finally, the 10th generation iPad, the most basic type of iPad series released this year, started supporting USB-C ports instead of Lightning.

In other words, the iPad has completed a change from Lightning port to USB-C port support throughout the series. There is nothing wrong with Apple, which has already secured technology and stability with the support of the USB-C port of the iPad series, putting a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port in the iPhone.

In the case of Apple, to officially support the Lightning cable or port, MFI certification was required, but this license was quite good. And it seems that it was quite sensible to accept some of the profits from companies that make accessories that support the Lightning port and their products as license fees.

Apple’s Tim Cook, who is sensitive to margins, can’t just let go of this kind of side income

However, a few years ago, the demand for wireless rather than wired increased, and complaints about the speed, data transmission amount, and power transmission amount of the Lightning port began to appear, so the strategy was changed, putting more weight on the wireless side and changing the direction of support for related accessories. That is MagSafe, Apple’s wireless charging transmission method.

particular, it seems to have spurred the support of MagSafe for iPhone-related accessories. The final result is the MagSafe support of the AirPods Pro 2 case, which was unveiled at the last Apple event.

Apple has continued to support MagSafe for Apple accessories that charge using the Lightning port. In
Apple has prepared a way to replace Lightning and applies MagSafe, which can stick to Apple’s way without Lightning or without USB-C, to most of Apple’s products, and once applied to iPhone-related accessories.

Of course, there are still some Apple accessories that require a Lightning cable. AirPods Max, Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Magic Keyboard (for Mac, not iPad) must be paired or charged using a Lightning cable.

when the iPhone 15 series starts supporting USB-C ports

It seems that various extensions to the iPhone will be possible.

Since the USB-C port has a relatively higher amount of power transmission and data transmission than the Lightning port, when connecting multiple devices by connecting a USB hub to a camera kit supporting the Lightning port (USB-A), power shortages occur and stable operation is possible. It is expected that a stable power supply and data transmission/reception will be possible by using a USB-C port-supporting hub to solve the problem that could not be used.

And, of course, there are far more accessories that support USB-C than accessories that support Lightning.

Of course, it can be used using a Lightning to USB-C cable, but it is true that there are many cases where it does not work depending on the cable, but it is true that it is not necessary in the future. Many USB-C compatible accessories already on the market can now be fully used on the iPhone.

Because the USB-C type is a worldwide standard, not an exclusive method for Apple, all products will be compatible and can be used unless it is a fairly defective product. Wired charging speeds will also change. When charging with a Lightning cable, high-speed charging was difficult due to the limitations of the Lightning port, but the USB-C port is capable of high-speed charging, so the charging speed will be relatively faster when charging wire.

Perhaps this year, let’s see how the iPhone 15 series comes out and decide whether to move to the iPhone 15 Pro Max or spend two years and go to the iPhone 16 Pro Max.

Anyway, as Apple finally abandoned Lightning and supported USB-C ports on the iPhone, all of Apple’s mainstream products supported USB-C ports.

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