Tech giant Apple is poised to unveil its highly anticipated iPhone 15 series next month. The lineup, comprising the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, is generating buzz for its rumored adoption of a USB Type-C port, potentially replacing the company’s proprietary Lightning connector.
Reports have been swirling about Apple’s compliance with EU regulations, which stipulate that future phones should use the same charging port as modern Android smartphones. While the Cupertino-based company confirmed adherence to these regulations, it remained tight-lipped about whether the iPhone 15 series would indeed feature the modern USB Type-C connector. However, leaked images have started to paint a clearer picture.
Leaked photos, purportedly showing USB Type-C connection components, have been shared by Twitter users @lipilipsi and @John011235. These images depict the USB Type-C connectors expected to debut on the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Unboxed Magazine has not confirmed the authenticity of these images. Despite this uncertainty, these leaks align with the growing anticipation that Apple might indeed be making the transition to USB Type-C connections, opening up the possibility for enhanced accessory compatibility and faster data transfer speeds.
Interestingly, the leaked case images for the iPhone 15 Pro Max seem to corroborate rumors surrounding a novel feature. These images hint at the introduction of a new “Action” button, potentially replacing the iconic mute switch. If these rumors hold, this programmable button could be customized to execute specific tasks, launch shortcuts, and toggle accessibility features.
Regarding the charging and data transfer capabilities of the iPhone 15 series, reports suggest that the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus might sport USB 2.0 standard connectors. In contrast, the higher-end iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max could feature USB 3.2 connectors, offering faster data transfer speeds. Apple’s potential move to limit data transfer and charging speeds on non-Made for iPhone (MFi) USB-C cables and accessories aims to maintain quality standards and ensure a seamless user experience.
While Apple has not confirmed these speculations, the company’s iPhone 15 event is anticipated to take place on September 12. If Apple adheres to its traditional timeline, pre-orders for the new iPhones might begin on September 15, with the devices hitting the market on September 22.