During its annual iPhone launch event last September, Apple announced the new iPhone 15 series with a USB-C model for the first time ever.

After sticking with the same charging port for eleven years, the tech giant replaced the Lightning port with USB-C connectors.

In this article, we will discuss what the USB-C is, its key features, and what it means to iPhone users.

USB-C vs Lightning Connectors: A Comparison Guide
The USB-C and Lightning connectors are currently the most popular connector standards. But, due to the universality of USB-C, the decline of the former is inevitable. These connectors – although at different capacities – perform similar functions intended for a USB model. Aside from Lightning being…

What is USB-C?

The concept behind USB-C is straightforward: a single cable and port that can connect all your devices. This means you can use the same cable for various things like connecting hard drives, monitors, audio gear, smartphones, tablets, and even charging your laptop.

Does USB-C Provide Fast Charging?

Based on the technical specifications, all iPhone 15 models promise to deliver a "maximum of 50 per cent charge within 30 minutes when using a 20W charger or higher."

Why opting for USB-C is an intelligent decision

If you're considering getting the iPhone 15, you'll find it much more convenient to charge your phone, and you'll end up needing fewer cables overall. Chances are, you already own a USB-C cable for your laptop or earbuds, which can now be used for all your devices. Even if you need to replace your Lightning cables, USB-C cables, which are of good quality, are quite affordable.

The essence of the European Union's legislation revolves around this idea: having a single standardized port eliminates the need for people to purchase different cables for various devices. It also translates to a reduction in the production and shipment of cables. For most individuals, this regulation won't significantly impact their daily routines; its primary purpose is to influence the way manufacturers design and produce products in the future.

Types of USB

What Should You Do With an Older iPhone?

As Apple's latest phone lineup has done away with Lightning ports, and the company has also recently updated its AirPods Pro earbuds to feature USB-C ports, it's highly likely that they will gradually phase out the sale of new Lightning-compatible cables and devices in the coming months.

Nevertheless, considering there are still over a billion iPhones with Lightning ports in use worldwide, you can expect to come across Lightning cables and accessories for quite some time, both on Amazon and at other retailers. However, it might be a good idea to grab an extra Lightning cable during your next shopping trip, especially if you plan to keep your current iPhone for an extended period, as they may become harder to find eventually.


The iPhone 15's new USB-C cable is a big deal. It makes charging and connecting devices much easier. With faster charging and compatibility with many devices, the USB-C cable is a great improvement for iPhone users.

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