The iPhone 15’s change to USB-C confirmed in first real-world spy shot
Following a set of renders that confirmed off the iPhone 15 Pro’s new design, we now have affirmation that the iPhone 15 is switching from Lightning to USB-C.
The pic shared by Unknownz21 on Twitter doesn’t present a lot, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly an iPhone—or an excellent imitation of 1. Along with the USB-C port, you’ll be able to see Apple’s pentalobe safety screws in addition to the symmetrical speaker holes on both aspect. The cellphone additionally seems to have extra of a curved chamfer and probably a brand new titanium physique, although it is also a metallic prototype mould.
The iPhone has been rumored to change to USB-C for years and a brand new European Union ruling requiring all smartphones to have USB-C by 2024 possible hastened Apple’s improvement of the brand new port. Apple has used Lightning as a charging port for the iPhone since its introduction in 2012 to switch the clunky 30-pin connector. At the time of its introduction, Apple hailed the cable as adaptive, reversible, and sturdy, all traits of as we speak’s USB-C cables.
Three years after the introduction of Lightning Apple shipped its first Mac with a USB-C port, the 12-inch MacGuide, and has since expanded it to all Macs, iPads, and chargers. After the iPhone 15 switches, it’s possible that the AirPods circumstances and AirPods Max might be subsequent. Then, it should simply be a matter of time till Lightning is gone for good, as only a handful of equipment and older iPhones will stay.