Will Apple’s iPhone 15 have USB-C? Everything indicates yes

Will Apple’s iPhone 15 have USB-C?  Everything indicates yes

After a decade of using Android phones, switched to an iPhone SE in 2020. Yes, there were some growing pains, but two years later, I am completely converted. This year, I was planning to take the biggest step and take back an iPhone 14 Pro. After becoming a father earlier this year, a great camera is essential.

I’ve been waiting for it for months, but now I can’t bring myself to pull the trigger for a small but huge reason: the damn Lightning port.

USB-C on the iPhone 15 is “essentially a lock.”

Apple’s insistence on using its own special charging port for the iPhone instead of USB-C like just about every new device these days (including many other new Apple products, like the new iPads Y macbook) is annoying, for sure. But he had made his peace with it, I thought. “Yes, New regulations in the EU will force Apple to produce an iPhone model with USB-C from 2024but there is no guarantee that it will be available or convenient to purchase or use in the United States,” I told myself. “And I can’t wait two years to update.

But that might not be the case. Apple publicly complains about having to make the change, but also publicly confirming that the iPhone USB-C is coming. And how the edge He pointedly points out that Apple isn’t talking about the rumored final solution to bypassing USB-C altogether: an entirely portless iPhone with wireless charging only, which EU lawmakers have said would be an acceptable solution.

Instead, rumors suggest USB-C is coming, not just to US iPhones, but also to the iPhone 15. Bloombergby Mark Gurmanwhose Apple rumor history is notoriously good, says that USB-C in the iPhone 15 is “essentially a lock.”

Can I wait a year? Phew, probably! Will the hassle of waiting another year to upgrade outweigh the hassle of frowning at my iPhone 14 Pro when an iPhone 15 USB-C does it comes next fall? Or will I be ready to update again anyway? That’s the part I haven’t decided.

When I take stock of the ports around my house, I don’t everybody of them are USB-C. There are a few other devices keeping me from a single cable dream. my backup batteries uses USB-C. Also my Nintendo Switch. But my old garmin race watch it has a proprietary cable, my Olympus camera has its dedicated battery charger, and my hearing aid’s charging case is still stuck with micro USB (lol).

Complicating the upgrade calculation is the likelihood of a future portless iPhone that I don’t want.

The real sticking point is actually one of Apple’s own products: my macbook air m1. The chargers I use most often are the USB-C cables at my desk and near my couch, which keep this essential device (possibly my main device) charged at all times. I would kill to be able to fill my iPhone in the same way. okay maybe not to kill — but I would consider not upgrading my iPhone for a year!

Upgrade or wait is the perennial dilemma of device buying, and I don’t usually find it all that daunting. But adding to the complexity of the calculation is the virtually inevitable existence of a future iPhone without a port at some point, which I do No want. I would rather not be faced with the choice, in 2024, to upgrade my Lightning iPhone 14 Pro to a portless iPhone sixteen or a one-year-old iPhone 15 with USB-C that I passed up the year before.

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Wireless charging is good, for sure. But what I want is to charge my laptop and my phone with the same damn charger.

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At the end of the day, I know it’s probably silly to obsess over it like this. She had made her peace with using Lightning cables a bit more. I already have a bunch of them. It is not that annoying.

So no I won’t fully discard upgrading to the iPhone 14 Pro. But will I have second-guessed the decision through the holiday season, through the winter, into the spring and beyond? Quite possibly. And then, well, it’s almost October again!

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