The upcoming iPhone 15 line of smartphones will finally move from Lightning to USB-C and this innovation will also bring another improvement.
According to 9to5Mac, citing reliable sources, certain iPhone 15 models, no doubt Pro versions, will support charging speeds of up to 35W.
This is a significant increase compared to the current iPhone 14 Pro, which has a 27W charging limit, and the standard iPhone 14, which is limited to 20W. Charging the iPhone 14 Pro Max at this rate takes approximately two hours.
Earlier, Apple released a 35W Dual USB-C charger capable of charging all existing iPhone models at maximum speed. If the rumors are true, the iPhone 15 will be able to use all 35W from this charger when it is not connected to another device. Apple also offers a 30W USB-C charger, primarily for the MacBook Air, but it is also compatible with iPhone and iPad.
For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra supports charging at up to 45W, allowing you to fully charge your smartphone’s battery in less than an hour. The iPhone 15 may take a little longer to charge at 35W, but it’s still a significant improvement over the iPhone 14.
Recent insights also suggest that some new iPhone models may support Thunderbolt via the USB-C port. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned in March that the iPhone 15 would support faster charging speeds via USB-C, but only with approved cables.
Other details about iPhone 15 include an updated design with subtly curved edges, larger camera size and thinner display bezels. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are expected to replace the Dynamic Island notch. The Pro versions will have an A17 Bionic chip, improved cameras, including a periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, and a titanium frame. Apple will likely announce these updates at a special event around September 12 or 13.