It will be the next generation of iPhone to bring with it the long-awaited universal USB Type-C port. But Apple wants to circumvent the situation and can reserve a surprise for users and especially for the European Union.
That surprise will be to limit the speeds of this entry in some of its models of the iconic smartphone. The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max with the best of this standard and the base models with more outdated entries…
iPhone 15 and 15 Plus can integrate older USB 2.0 ports
It seems that it will be in the next generation of the iPhone when Apple finally “gives in” and integrates the expected USB Type-C input. But there are more and more rumors that the Cupertino company will do it, but under its own conditions.
Well-known analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has once again publicly stated that the different iPhone 15 models will have different charging and transfer speeds via USB. More specifically, the most advanced models of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will arrive equipped with USB 3.2.
The base models, iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, will stick to the older, slower-speed USB 2.0 input.
Apple has always resisted including this universal port on its iconic smartphone. But new European legislation that comes into force in 2024 forced Cupertino to relent. It looks like Apple will comply, but on its own terms.
However, you will need to think carefully about the speed differentiation strategy to adopt. All because the European Union has already clarified that “the harmonization of fast charging technology will help prevent manufacturers from unjustifiably limiting the charging speed. It will also help ensure that the charging speed is the same when using any compatible charger for a device.”
Now older smartphones are not required to comply with the directive, but that is not the case with the iPhone 15.
It will be interesting to see what solution Apple found to get around this situation, at least in the European Area. But only in September we will have a solution to this mystery…