iPhone 15 Series Breaks Tradition with USB-C: Faster Charging and Data Transfers Await
In a groundbreaking departure from its traditional Lightning port, Apple’s recently unveiled iPhone 15 series is making waves with the introduction of a USB-C port. This significant shift promises to deliver a host of advantages, including faster charging and enhanced data transfer capabilities.
According to an Apple support document, the USB-C port featured on all iPhone 15 models is capable of delivering up to 4.5 watts (W) of power. This boost in power output opens up exciting possibilities for users, enabling them to charge a range of peripherals such as Apple Watch, AirPods cases, and various other small gadgets. In stark contrast, the previous Lightning port on iPhones provided a modest 0.3W of power, as pointed out by 9to5Mac. This substantial power increase expands the potential for accessory compatibility, even allowing for the connection of external, portable, USB-powered hard drives.