Thursday, September 28, 2023

Apple’s USB-C peripherals are very expensive, but that doesn’t matter anymore

There’s a lot to say about the recently announced iPhone 15 lineup, but the one thing everyone’s talking about is Apple. Switch to the standard USB-C charging port. It’s the first time the company has moved away from a proprietary charging port for its hugely lucrative smartphone.

Why salt improves the taste of food

That doesn’t mean the Cupertino company isn’t trying to make the most of the change, which was first announced at the Wonderlust event on Tuesday. The Apple Store is packed with a new batch of USB-C cables and adapters, and most of them are pretty expensive considering how cheaper similar products pay for one of the most commonly used ports in consumer electronics. Take the USB-C to Lightning adapter for $29. It is a braided cable that connects a Lightning socket to a USB plug. It is the same price as the USB to lighting cable. but it is three times more expensive than the Lightning to 3.5mm audio jack adapter.

Apple products generally command a premium price, but the move to USB-C results in an additional price increase for more mainstream products. Products. The 20W USB-C wall adapter costs $20, while a 1-meter 60W woven charging cable costs $20. The 2-meter version costs $30 and supports adapters that charge up to 96W. Both transfer data at USB 2 speeds, although the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max should support speeds up to USB 3. At the higher end, however, is the Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Pro Cable for $69. Supports charging up to 100W and USB 3 and USB 4 transfer speeds up to 40GB/s.

That doesn’t mean you need a speed anywhere close to that speed to charge (data transfer may be a different thing depending on the user). In fact, Apple seems more aware that users would prefer to conserve their battery even if they don’t use the charge to its full potential. The hidden code in the iOS 17 RC sent to app developers found by 9to5Mac allows users to limit the maximum battery charge to less than 100% full charge

This feature can be found in the battery settings menu and gives users the ability to customize at which limit the maximum charge ends. It also shows when a user last set their phone to the maximum charge value. Since this is iOS 17, it’s unclear whether this feature will come to older iPhones, but as 9to5Mac noted, some users have complained that their battery health has deteriorated more quickly. on the iPhone 14 Pro than on the company’s previous devices.

Charging a lithium-ion battery to 100% causes it to discharge faster. So this really is a welcome feature for a phone that’s now much easier to find a cable for. All the more expensive cables may be useful for some, but most people who simply charge their phone while they sleep would rather have a longer battery than anything else.

Ultimately, there will be people who simply feel more comfortable buying directly from Apple and won’t mind paying a premium. But now you can look elsewhere for all your charging needs.

This content has been automatically translated from the source material. Due to the intricacies of machine translation, minor differences may occur. For the original version click here.

Nation World News Desk
Nation World News Desk
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news