What charger will the iPhone 15 use?

APPLE will be making a number of changes to the iPhone 15, but one change has caught everyone’s attention.

The world’s richest company is set to introduce a completely different charger.

Say goodbye to the Lightning cable

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Say goodbye to the Lightning cablePhoto credit: Getty

Apple has been using its own Lightning connector for more than ten years.

Although the iPhone 15 hasn’t been unveiled yet, there’s a strong suspicion that it could use USB-C instead.

What is USB-C?

USB-C is a USB connection system that is widely used on a number of devices.

Most Android smartphones now use USB-C.

And this also applies to many laptops, headphones and other personal electronic devices.

Their universal acceptance is convenient because you need fewer cables to charge your kit.

USB-C is capable of charging devices fairly quickly.

It’s also double-sided, so the connector is the same on both ends, making it less difficult to find the right connector to connect to your phone.

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Why is Apple changing the iPhone charger?

Apple already uses USB-C on some devices, such as the iPad.

But the iPhone charging cable is not changed voluntarily.

The reason for this is new EU regulations that force all manufacturers of smartphones – and other electronic devices – to use USB-C.

The law aims to reduce a lot of cable waste.

But when the plans first emerged, Apple said the move “stifles rather than encourages innovation.”

While the EU’s decision would only apply to EU countries, it makes no sense for Apple to build two different types of iPhones – one with USB-C for EU countries and another with Lightning for the rest of the world.

Last year, Apple executive Greg Joswiak was asked whether the company would comply with the law, to which he replied: “Of course we have to comply.”

So all signs point to USB-C making its way into the iPhone 15 models.

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Existing iPhones can still use the Lightning cable as usual.


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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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