iPhone's are now USB-C! Why should you care?
Well lets start by looking at why iPhone changed the Lightning connector, a connecter it used for almost 11 years!
No this isn't a sudden change of heart from the product design team at Apple it actually stems from a directive from the European Union stipulating that all smartphone manufacturers must embrace USB-C as a standardized charging port by 2024. In principle, this move is expected to enable customers to purchase fewer charging cables, potentially leading to a reduction in environmental waste, as per regulatory authorities.
Now the real question.. Why is USB-C better for the iPhone?
Gone are the days that you could no longer share cables with your Android device owning friends! One of the significant advantages of USB-C is its widespread adoption as an industry standard. If iPhones were to switch to USB-C, it would make it easier for users to use the same cables, chargers, and accessories for multiple devices, including Android phones, laptops, and other gadgets.
Why did the iPhone 15 break up with its charger?
Because it heard lightning never strikes twice!
Faster Charging + Data Transfer
USB-C supports not just faster charging speeds but also lightning fast data transfer speeds compared to the traditional Lightning port. This means that iPhones can now charge at up to 30W and transfer data at up to 10 GBPS (up from iPhone 14's mere 480 MBPS), which is a significant benefit for users who want to charge their devices rapidly or transfer large files across devices with ease!
Support for a varitety of accessories
You will not longer be limited to accessories that are compatible with just Apple's Lightning connector. You will now be able to use all accessories that support USB-C. This is a much wider range of accessories, including external displays, hubs, and adapters. By upgrading to the new iPhone 15 series of devices, users would have access to a broader ecosystem of compatible accessories.