Apple’s USB-C would not be like the others

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With the iPhone 15, Apple should finally adopt USB-C as its charging port. The firm would prepare a single port, as it knows how to do to protect its interests and perhaps those of the consumer.

Two stacks of smartphones with USB-C ports // Source: Robin Wycke – Frandroid

Apple has embraced USB-C on most of its professional machines, particularly MacBooks and iPads, but we’re still waiting for the same transition for the iPhone. In all likelihood, it should finally arrive with the iPhone 15, thanks to a bonus from the European Union.

A rumor transmitted by the site. MacRumors however, he believes that the integration of USB-C in the iPhone 15 would not fail to make some consumers cringe.

An accessory identification chip

According to this rumor, Apple would like to integrate an accessory identification chip into its iPhone 15. The firm already uses this type of chip with its Lightning products to ensure that connected accessories are properly certified. That is to say, that they are original accessories and that the manufacturers have paid their commission to Apple. A system that can be beneficial for consumer safety, since it ensures the authenticity of the accessories used, but that is also very economically profitable for Apple.

The error message when the detected accessory is not supported

This could be understood for a proprietary connector that only Apple offers, but here the firm would consider extending it to a standard connector. It would be a first, none of the USB-C ports on your devices so far have integrated such an identification chip.

In this scenario, would Apple detect as problematic connecting the USB-C cable from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or Dell XPS computer to charge your iPhone? Or it is to limit the functionality of the USB-C port depending on the accessory.

In November 2022, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted the use of two different feature levels for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. The former would be entitled to a slower USB-C port than the latter.

Even when forced to use a standard, obviously Apple has not finished surprising us with its choice of technologies.

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