Apple is gearing up for its annual product launch event next month, and it’s almost certain that a new iPhone will be in the spotlight. The latest rumors, as reported by the tech blog 9to5Mac, which has a reliable history of Apple-related leaks, suggest some exciting changes for the upcoming iPhone.
One significant change could be the switch from Apple’s Lightning charging port to the more common USB-C port. This move could make life easier for users who already have USB-C chargers and accessories. It’s important to note that Apple has not officially confirmed these rumors, but they have not denied them either.
One of the most anticipated improvements is faster charging. According to industry insiders cited by 9to5Mac, at least some models of the next iPhone will support faster charging speeds. Specifically, the upcoming iPhone 15 could be compatible with a 35-watt charger, potentially allowing for quicker charging times.
Currently, Apple advises iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users to avoid using chargers with a power rating exceeding 27 watts, while iPhone 14 users should stick to chargers not exceeding 20 watts. A 20-watt charger can fully charge an iPhone 14 in just one hour. However, the charging speed with a 35-watt charger for the iPhone 15 remains uncertain.
It’s important to follow Apple’s recommended charging guidelines because using chargers with higher wattage than recommended could overheat the phone and potentially damage the battery.
Even with a 35-watt charger, the iPhone 15 may still lag behind some of its competitors when it comes to charging speed. For instance, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Series offers “superfast charging” with special 45-watt chargers, surpassing Apple in this aspect.
However, it’s essential to remember that Apple’s devices are known for their impressive battery life. In a battery test conducted by 9to5Mac comparing the Samsung S23 Ultra and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the latter outlasted its rival. Despite the S23 Ultra having a larger battery capacity, the iPhone 14 Pro Max lasted 27 hours and 6 minutes, while the Samsung device lasted only 38 minutes longer.
As Apple’s fall product launch draws near, consumers eagerly await official announcements to see which features and improvements the next iPhone will bring. While faster charging and a USB-C port would be welcomed changes, it’s always wise to wait for the official word from Apple before making any purchasing decisions.