There's talk about the USB-C port on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. Their charging cables will feature a Lightning-like authenticator chip. If true, it will limit functionality regarding Apple-unapproved accessories. So, non-MFi-certified third-party charging cables, for example, do not offer this chip causing the following warning, "This accessory is not supported" when connecting to Apple devices.
According to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the USB-C port on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be limited to USB 2.0 speeds (the same as Lightning).
On the other hand, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will get faster transfer speeds. The physical connector's shape may be the only notable difference between Lightning and USB-C on the standard iPhone 15 models.
It's still being determined whether this change could create any significant implications for the functionality of these new devices. Regardless, Apple could limit iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus features such as fast charging and high-speed data transfer via Apple and MFi-certified cables.
Their launch is set for September 2023.
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