iPhone 15 USB-C: Mark Gurman lists 4 benefits of the big change that Apple fought against

  • Apple will likely kill off its lightning connector and launch the iPhone 15 series with a USB-C port.

| Updated on: Sep 03 2023, 21:15 IST
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1/5 The iPhone 15 is almost here, and there's a lot of buzz about what it might bring. Some say it could have some really cool features like solid buttons and faster charging with USB-C. But one thing people are really excited about is the camera. (Pixabay)
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2/5 The iPhone 14 Pro already has an amazing camera. It can take pictures that look like they were snapped by a professional photographer or from a DSLR. So, what could Apple do to make the iPhone 15 camera even better? Well, here's what the rumours are saying. Remember, these are just rumours, and we won't know for sure until Apple tells us, probably during the iPhone launch event on September 12. (Apple)
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3/5 Big Camera Changes for iPhone 15: With the last iPhone, the iPhone 14, Apple did not change the camera too much from the iPhone 13. But now, one of the most exciting whispers comes from industry analyst Jeff Pu (via MacRumors), who says that the regular iPhone 15 is going to have a much better camera. Instead of a 12-megapixel camera, it might have a 48-megapixel camera. This means your photos could look much clearer, especially when you zoom in. (Apple)
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4/5 New Image Sensors: Also, the new iPhone 15 might have a fancy sensor that can capture more light. Why is that important? Well, when a camera can catch more light, it can take better pictures. It's cool that Apple is putting this new technology in the regular iPhone 15, not just the fancier Pro models. (Apple)
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5/5 These new camera sensors might be bigger than the ones in the last regular iPhone, the iPhone 14. So, you get a big upgrade without having to go for the fanciest, most expensive phone. That's good news for people who love taking pictures! (Apple)
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All the 4 iPhones, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will likely sport the USB-C port. (Bloomberg)

The changeover from the old and trusted lightning port to the iPhone 15 USB-C port is now more or less fully confirmed. Apple had fought against the change for a long time, but gave it up after the European Union laid down the law. There was no way a company could fight the law of the land, in this case the EU, and come out on top.

Now, in his latest Power-on newsletter today, Bloomberg columnist Mark Gurman stated that Apple would have preferred to carry on with its old iPhone charging port and cable till the very end when the technology would be so far advanced that there would be no requirement for it at all. But that did not happen.

Now, that it had to give way, Gurman says, it is not in Apple's institutional memory to roll out the new USB-C charging cable in a bitter manner. What Apple is likely to do is launch it with much fanfare and indicate to all its many benefits. In fact, whenever Apple rolls out any new product, it plays up its benefits as much as possible. After all, this was one of the changes that users had been demanding the most as it would solve a huge number of charging problems for them.

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So, when Apple launches the iPhone 15 series on September 12, you will see all the 4 iPhones, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max (and, if it is launched, the iPhone 15 Ultra too) will sport the USB-C connectors.

Gurman has listed 4 benefits of iPhone 15 USB-C port:

1. Customers will be able to use a single charging cable for iPhones, Macs and iPads.

2. It will bring breakthrough data transfer speed increases for the new high-end iPhone models.

3. Phones will charge faster in some instances.

4. These iPhones will finally be compatible with chargers used by billions of non-Apple devices.

The Apple event is set for September 12 and HT Tech will cover the event live. So stay tuned for much more.

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First Published Date: 03 Sep, 20:54 IST