With the iPhone 15 series’ launch just around the corner, it’s no secret that the next generation of Apple’s best-selling devices will feature a USB Type-C connector.
In the past, there have been a lot of debate on whether Apple will limit this connector to its proprietary cables, and it seems as if that will most probably be the case. Earlier this week, ChargerLAB gave us a better insight into what to expect from the (female) connector on the iPhone.
During disassembly they found a small, mysterious chip behind the connector, which turned out to be the Retimer chip, which is common for devices with Thunderbolt support. Now, a user on X has uploaded some photos, that he is claiming to be is of Apple’s upcoming USB Type-C cables.
What’s interesting is that these cables are colored differently. In the post above, you can clearly see how there’s five different color options: black, yellow, purple, blue and red (clockwise). Now, this seems so unlike Apple, since they’re a company that typically prioritizes simplicity to appeal to a larger audience.
In the past, Apple has introduced colored options for the MagSafe charging cables, but those were also thoughtfully kept subtle, not too different from one another.
One important question that springs up is the fact how Apple removed the charger from the boxes of the iPhone, citing how “customers have been accumulating USB power adapters, and that producing millions of unneeded adapters consumes resources and adds to our carbon footprint.”
With the rumored USB-C connector and faster charging speeds on the iPhone 15, users will need a new adapter to work with their devices. Will Apple continue to justify its decision to not include a charger in the box, or will it include something new?
Well, if Apple is planning on doing something like this, it won’t come without a price. It is being reported that the price of the upcoming iPhones will be raised by almost $200 for all iPhones, placing the base iPhone 15 at $999.
This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.