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The Apple iPhone 15 series could launch with a USB-C port and faster charging speeds. Here’s what you can expect

Apple is said to be developing the upcoming iPhone 15 series, which is expected to launch worldwide later this year. Although we are still months away from launch, leaks and rumors are circulating on the web, revealing important information about the iPhone 15 models. Recent reports claim the company plans to adopt USB Type-C and ditch the traditional Lightning connector.

The European Union has instructed Apple to switch charging connectors to industry standards, and the law directs all OEMs to implement this on all tablets and smartphones by 2024. A report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the USB-C connector of the most popular variant, the upcoming iPhone 15, will allow fast charging but with multiple cables proposed by the company.

Additionally, Kuo’s report indicates that the Cupertino-based tech giant plans to include a USB Type-C port in the iPhone 15 lineup to support fast charging. The iPhone 14 family currently supports up to 20W or 27W charging, depending on the model. Meanwhile, users are allowed to purchase compatible chargers separately. The report claims users must use an Apple-certified USB-C cable to take full advantage of the faster charging feature, which may not come with the charger.

That means even if you have a fast charger, you can only reap its benefits if you have a certified cable. Charging speed will be limited to standard wireless charging speed. As we are still a few months from the official launch, it’s best to be careful with this information and wait for other rumors that may surface online.

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