Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported on Monday that Apple’s iPhone 15 will indeed dump the Lightning port in favor of USB-C connectors. However, Apple will place some limits on the port, as users won’t get faster charging times unless they’re using Apple-certified cables.
Kuo says, Apple will optimize the performance of fast charging with USB-C on iPhone 15 models. While iPhone 14 devices support up to 20W of maximum charging speed, Pro models support up to 27W. Users should be able to recharge their iPhones faster, but only if they have a certified charger.
Kuo also claims that users will only see faster charging speeds when also using Apple-certified USB-C cables. So even if you have a compatible plug adapter, it may not deliver its full charge without the right cable.
Kuo has previously pointed out that while the entire iPhone 15 lineup will get the USB-C port, only the iPhone 15 Pro models will support USB 3.2 for faster data transfer speeds. Regular iPhone 15 models will continue to be available with slower USB 2.0.