Monday, October 2, 2023

Apple introduces its iPhone 15 series with a USB-C charging port

Apple introduced its highly anticipated iPhone 15 series this week, making a major change by equipping the device with a USB-C charging port. This move is not surprising considering that new EU legislation requires the use of USB-C in smartphones by the end of 2024. Several other countries, including India, Saudi Arabia and California, have also adopted this universal charging standard.

Although some speculated that Apple would introduce this change as part of its plan, it is clear that the company was forced to adopt USB-C due to regulatory pressure. However, the implementation of USB-C in the iPhone 15 series appears to be half-hearted and does not offer the innovation that Apple is known for.

The main advantage of USB-C is its universality, allowing users to use a single cable for multiple devices. However, Apple’s decision to retain USB 2.0 technology for charging and data transfer speeds is outdated compared to current standards. USB 4 Version 2, released last year, offers transfer speeds of up to 120 Gbps, making it 250 times faster than USB 2.0.

Although the iPhone 15 Pro performs slightly better with USB 3.0, according to Apple’s marketing materials, it falls behind its competitors because it doesn’t integrate USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3. These technologies would have provided faster speeds and better external device support. Apple missed the opportunity to truly outperform its competitors in this regard.

The move to USB-C is significant for Apple because it eliminates the need for many existing chargers and accessories. Given this transition, Apple could have seized the opportunity to offer a superior solution that would match or even surpass the competition. The inclusion of USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt 3 in the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max could have set Apple apart in terms of speed and compatibility with a wide range of peripherals.

Overall, while the introduction of USB-C is a step in the right direction for Apple, it seems like the company missed the opportunity to fully realize the potential of this standardized port and settled for outdated technology rather than the limitations of USB-C to expand innovation.

– USB-C: is a cable standard for connecting and charging electronic devices known for its versatility and ability to charge faster than previous USB cables.
– USB 2.0: is a USB technology specification that enables data transfer at speeds of up to 480 Mbit/s. It is considered a slower technology than USB 3.0 or USB 3.2.
– USB 3.0: is a specification of USB technology that allows data transfer at speeds of up to 5 Gbps, faster than USB 2.0.
– USB 3.2: is a USB technology specification that allows data transfer at speeds faster than USB 3.0 and USB 3.1, reaching up to 20 Gbps.
– Thunderbolt 3: is a connection technology that enables data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps and supports high-resolution peripherals such as 4K monitors and high-performance external hard drives.

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