With the launch of the iPhone 15 series, Apple will drop the Lightning port in favor of a USB-C port. The company is potentially introducing the new port due to regulatory pressure, but it could prove to be an important addition to the handsets. In addition, the standard and 'Pro' models will come with a brand new port. Now, alleged images of the USB-C connector parts of the iPhone 15 series have surfaced online, confirming earlier rumors about the new port.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro USB-C connector parts leak online, confirming earlier rumors about the new port
Apple will announce the new iPhone 15 series and Apple Watch Series 9 in the first half of next month, potentially on September 12 or 13. This year, all four models of the iPhone 15 will rock Dynamic Island on the screen, making the standard models appear much closer to the "Pro" models. But with many new additions this year, it was also reported that the device would follow an increase in price. It was previously reported that the iPhone 15 Pro models would be priced up to $200 more than the current models.
The leaked images of the USB-C connector parts were shared by @lipillisi and @john011235 on Twitter, revealing the PCB components that will connect to the extra parts of the internals. It is not the first time we have heard details about the new port. It was previously created by industry analysts Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo. The news was among one of the most requested features on the iPhone for years, and this year the company will finally deliver.
The new USB-C port on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will boast various advantages compared to the Lightning port. The devices will boast faster charging and faster data transfer compared to the Lightning port. However, Apple will develop appropriate mechanisms for third-party accessory manufacturers to manufacture their products according to the company's standards and requirements. The iPhone 15 models will specifically support USB-C accessories with MFi certification.
Both models get their share of major changes this year. The iPhone 15 will finally jump on the Dynamic Island bandwagon, potentially allowing Apple to boost sales of the standard models despite a decline in overall smartphone shipments. The iPhone 15 Pro comes with a new titanium finish, which is one of the reasons why prices are expected to go up. However, the standard models will also stick to smaller price increases, and it raises the question of whether this year's iPhone models will have lower demand than expected amid ongoing inflation.
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