iPhone 15's Rumoured USB-C Cables Might Come With A Big Catch, Says Apple Leaker

Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) doesn’t look like it’s willing to let go of its “closed garden” policy even though leaked reports indicate it might finally scrap its Lightning Port on upcoming iPhone models.

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What Happened: Anonymous Twitter user ShrimpApplePro, who correctly predicted Apple’s Dynamic Island ahead of its release among other features, said on Tuesday that a USB-C under the “Made For iPhone” certification program is underway.


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The leaker added that cables without MFI labels would have limited capacity with data transfers and charging speeds. 

The upside, they added, is that third-party MFI cables will be much cheaper than Apple’s USB-C cords and in theory, could be used for Android phones as well.

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Why It Matters: Apple’s smartphones come with the proprietary Lightning port, introduced in September 2012. The shift to USB-C was pushed by a European Union mandate, although tech reviewers pondered if Apple would look at “port-less” charging in the near future.

The iPad began transitioning away from the lightning port in 2018. In September 2021, Apple announced the new iPad mini with a USB-C charging port. 

Lightning has since then been mainly found on iPhones, although it is also the connector for charging AirPods cases.

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