As you may know, Apple is being forced to abandon its Lightning input to bet exclusively on USB-C, on all devices in its ecosystem. However, Apple is also planning to escape the ‘soul’ of these rules by seriously limiting the use of its new USB-C ports. As? Let’s go in parts!
iPhone 15 will have USB-C, but Apple will limit the thing!
Therefore, according to a rumor that has been making its way in the last few hours, the new USB-C port, which in the meantime should start to appear in the range of iOS iPhone 15 smartphones, will have a Lightning authentication chip. Something that has never happened in the ecosystem of Apple products, where, of course, some already have USB-C ports.
The idea for Apple is simple! It just passes and only controls the information that is shared between the iPhone and the peripherals connected from the new USB-C port. This will mean that, if you happen to use a peripheral outside of licensed Apple products, you may receive a warning saying “This accessory is not supported.” That is, it may not work at all, or only with limited functionality.
Thus, despite the use of a USB-C port on the new iPhone 15, Apple wants to ensure that all the income that came from the sale and licensing of the Lightning port is still very much alive in the coming years.
In addition, it is also expected that only Pro models (and possible Ultra) will take advantage of the maximum potential of the USB-C port. This while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are at USB 2.0 speeds.
What do you think about all this? An anti-consumer measure, or something completely expected within the Apple product ecosystem? First of all, share your opinion with us in the comments box below.
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