One of the biggest leaks concerning the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max may have been spotted, revealing evidence that Apple is bidding farewell to its proprietary Lightning port in favor of USB-C. Take a look at the image below and discuss the leak in more detail.
With Apple finally accepting USB-C for its top-end iPhones, the company also plans to replace the port controller
The zoomed image of a USB-C port was uploaded to Twitter by @URedditor, claiming that it belongs to the iPhone 15 Pro, which also means that it will belong to the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max. The surrounding area is not any different compared to what Apple employs on other products, as we see pentalobe screws and speaker cutouts on either side of the chassis.
The body of the iPhone 15 Pro also looks like a brushed finish, suggesting that Apple will gravitate to titanium from stainless steel as suggested by earlier reports while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will likely retain an aluminum build with Ceramic Shield at the front. MacRumors also reports some interesting information that was not mentioned in @URedditor’s tweet, which is Apple replacing the E75 Lightning Controller with an E85 Port Controller.
USB-C port apparently belonging to the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max / Image Credits - @URedditor
Details of this controller have not been mentioned, but it is likely that it will allow the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to support data transfer and optimal charging through certified accessories only. Both of these models are rumored to support Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds, so it is possible the E85 Port Controller is present for that reason too.
As the EU tightens its belt by forcing companies like Apple to switch to USB-C for all products by 2024, the technology giant appears to be moving ahead of schedule. However, we will not be surprised to see some software lock when using unofficial cables, so that is something to keep in mind. Other than that, it is time to embrace the USB-C future for the iPhone.Continue Reading