The new iPhone 15 series arrives with some new features, including the presence of a USB-C port. Such provisions obviously change the situation for the smartphone and its variations. Here is a selection of accessories, chargers, cases and adapters.
The iPhone 15 range is available in four versions. On the one hand, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus which largely incorporate the characteristics of the iPhone 14 Pro. On the other, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max which concentrate Apple’s improvements. You may have fallen for this new iteration of Apple smartphones, but as mentioned in the preamble, the recipe has changed. Indeed, the arrival of USB-C changes the situation in terms of accessories. If you already have an iPhone, you will therefore have to swap your old Lightning accessories for the new standard adopted by the manufacturer. We have therefore selected for you the best accessories to accompany your brand new iPhone 15.
On the same theme, we advise you to read our guide to fast chargers for smartphones. If you are not completely sure which iPhone model you should choose, head to our selection of the best iPhones. If your budget is more limited, consider a refurbished iPhone.
Finally, for a more global view of the market, take a look at our general guide to the best smartphones.
Which charging block for iPhone 15?
This is the first investment to make for your new phone. For several generations, Apple has no longer provided a charging block in its boxes. Only a Lightning cable was placed there previously; It is no longer the case. If you already have an iPhone, you will especially need to change the unit. To take full advantage of fast charging, it is necessary to choose a charger compatible with the PPS standard. The most logical choice is of course Apple’s official power supply. Also pay attention to whether there is the PowerDelivery standard so that the block is compatible with other devices.
Otherwise, Anker offers an excellent, less expensive 20W charging pad.
Otherwise, the most logical choice is of course Apple’s official power supply. Very simple, it provides 20 W and has a single USB-C port.
A better USB-C cable for the iPhone 15
As mentioned above, a charging cable is placed by default within the phone box. However, at the time of the Lightning cable, we already advised you to invest in a replacement model, as the quality of Apple accessories was sometimes subject to some reservations. The same goes for this generation. Among the trusted brands for iPhone accessories, Anker is one of the best known. With a 60W USB-C to USB-C cable compatible with the PowerDelivery standard, you will have enough to charge your iPhone, your MacBook and even your iPad.
If you want to trust Apple, the company has unveiled a Thunderbolt 4 cable with a maximum power supply of up to 100 W. The braided cable makes it easy to roll up without getting too tangled. It also supports data transfer up to 40 Gbps. In terms of price, the 1 meter version is priced at 79 euros, but it is possible to go up to 3 meters for a price of 179 euros.
A Lightning to USB-C adapter for iPhone 15
The transition to USB-C is not without problems for Apple. After several generations under Lightning, the manufacturer leaves a sizable customer base with equipment from previous models. One of the solutions to overcome this problem is to invest in a USB-C to Lightning adapter. So, with the brand new cable from your iPhone 15, you can still use other products with a Lightning port. Obviously, this also goes hand in hand with a loss of performance in terms of charging compared to the power level announced by Apple. Among the brands that have good press, UGreen offers a Lightning to USB-C adapter capable of meeting your expectations. Please note, this product is only intended for audio and does not support charging.
Otherwise, it is once again possible to trust Apple with a USB-C to Lightning adapter. In addition to data and audio transfer, this model also takes charging into account. It is priced at 35 euros.
A MagSafe charger compatible with the iPhone 15
Its new generation of iPhone cannot cut it, the presence of MagSafe compatibility is once again in the game. Unlike plug and play cables, no need to renew your accessories if you have a MagSafe charger for previous iPhones. Where possible, we encourage you to keep your old accessories while they can still be used with your products. If you ever need a compatible product, we invite you to consult our selection of MagSafe accessories. Otherwise, we recommend the official Apple charger. Please note, the MagSafe charger unfortunately does not come with a power supply. It will therefore be essential that you buy one of at least 20 W.
Alternatively, Belkin also offers its own version of the MagSafe charger, in three different colors. Good point, it is compatible with 15 W wireless charging. Here too, you will need to purchase an additional 20 W power supply.
Or a Qi wireless charger?
This is also one of the new features incorporated into the iPhone 15. The arrival of Qi wireless charging compatibility. As with standard charging, all models are limited to 7.5 W. This also means that performance is lower than for MagSafe chargers, but if you are equipped with other compatible products they can also be recharged. wireless. Among the benchmark brands in this sector, we can once again cite Belkin with its Boost Up induction charger which goes up to 7.5 W.
Which case for iPhone 15?
Who says new iPhone model, says new cases. Once again, it is the layout of the back camera that makes its own as well as the dimensions of each model. So understand that a case is only available for one iPhone 15 model. If you want MagSafe compatible protection, several choices are available to you.
A transparent shell A fine woven shell A silicone shell
It’s up to you to choose the material and colors that suit you best.
Silicone case for iPhone 15. Source: Apple
A MagSafe accessory
In our eyes, buying a MagSafe power bank is the most useful accessory. This small magnetic battery on the back of your iPhone is capable of considerably increasing its battery life. The MagSafe compatible card holder has a more anecdotal function – in our opinion. It could of course be relevant if you like to centralize your cards and you don’t even have a wallet. However, it can only accommodate three cards, and if your iPhone is lost or stolen… you also lose your bank cards.
Fine-weave card holder for iPhone with MagSafe – Source: Apple
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