CUSTOMERS of the new iPhone 15 have been warned against throwing away an important device they may not recognize if they slide open the box.
The iPhone 15, set to be unveiled tomorrow, is expected to come with a brand new charger that will look different than many might expect.
Apple has been using its own Lightning connector for more than a decade.
Although the iPhone 15 hasn’t been unveiled yet, there’s a strong suspicion that it could use USB-C instead.
This means that a Lightning cable cannot power a device with a USB-C charging port and vice versa.
Existing iPhones can still use the Lightning cable as usual.
USB-C is widely used in electronic devices such as laptops, headphones and Android phones, as well as some existing Apple products.
For example, Apple already uses USB-C on its iPads and Macs.
Accordingly Apple analyst Ming-Chi KuoThe technology giant increased its orders for USB-C chargers by around 120 percent in the third quarter of this year.
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The move suggests Apple will make and sell more products based on the new cable.
The change may seem unfounded to some, but it is all due to a change in EU law.
New rules put forward by the European Union are forcing all manufacturers of smartphones – and other electronic devices – to switch to USB-C.
The law aims to reduce a lot of cable waste.
But it also helps pave the way to a future with universal chargers – so no one has to go without the right cable for their phone if they lose their own.
While the EU’s decision will only apply to EU countries, it makes no sense for Apple to build two different types of iPhone – one with USB-C and one with Lightning.
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