Last month, Apple officially launched the iPhone 14 series, but instead of a new charging port, it still uses the 10-year-old Lightning port instead of the rumored USB-C port.
As we all know, Apple has always used Lightning interface, but with the development of charging technology, Apple is slowly replacing this technology.Several devices have already made the transition to Type-C, including the MacBook, iPad, and StudioDisplay.
One of the reasons most people are betting that Apple will fully update the iPhone 15 to USB-C is that Type-C is expected to be the standard charging port for all portable electronic devices in the European Union by 2024Mainstream models of domestic mobile phone manufacturers have switched to Type-C interfaces, and the domestic fast charging standard will be unified in the future.
The absolute advantages of Type-C are obvious. For example, Type-C supports fast charging of up to 100W, is compatible with many protocols, and the transmission rate can reach up to 40GB/s.
However, Apple's Lightning technology is old, with high delay, shameful charging speed and poor compatibility. Only Apple devices have this interface, so we need to buy a docking station to realize more functions.
Based on the current reviews of the iPhone 14 series, the iPhone 14 with Lightning port only has USB2.0 speed, which means the maximum transmission speed is only 480Mbps. It would take a long time for a photographer to transfer a full resolution 48-megapixel ProRAW photo to a Mac or other device using the Lightning cable.
In particular, the iPhone 14 Pro series can take 48 megapixel ProRAW photos. The volume of a photo is up to 100 megabytes, which poses a huge challenge to the physical transmission of the interface.
Apple suggests using iCloud to access ProRAW files on Macs or other Apple devices, or AirDrop to send photos wirelessly to other devices, but Lightning is still a bottleneck anyway.
The addition of USB-C to next year's iPhone 15 May give the iPhone faster charging power and faster transfer rates.
As early as 2015, Apple introduced USB3.0 support with the Lightning interface on iPadPro. According to the specifications at that time, it could reach the speed of 5Gbps. However, Apple did not popularize this technology for iPhone, which also caused dissatisfaction among some users at that time.
USB-C on the iPhone 15 is expected to deliver speeds of up to 10Gbps, or even 40Gbps in Thunderbolt3, which will no doubt surprise many users.
Recently, it has been reported that Apple is likely to eliminate the physical charging port in response to the unified USB-C port proposed by Europe.Lighting is one of Apple's most profitable devices, and the annual MFi certification fee is hundreds of millions of yuan. Therefore, it is highly likely that Apple will set its own wireless charging standard.
When the charging port is removed for the iPhone 15 and later, Magsafe will be used to charge the phone,Neither Magsafe nor Lighting will give you better charging performance for Apple's quick charge, just your daily routine.
Apple may indeed make that choice from a business standpoint. In practice, however, Apple's current wireless power supply is only 15W. If the charging port is removed so aggressively in response to Europe's excuse policy, the backward charging power will lead to a very poor experience for users.
In addition, the application of wireless charging is not very common for Apple, and there is no transition to wireless charging suddenly, users do not have a reaction process.
Although not many users now use the charging port to transfer data, but for some mobile phone system problems for users, wire brush is still essential.