The iPhone lineup has had the Lightning charging port standard since September 2012. As we’re expecting the upcoming iPhone 15 models to adopt the USB-C port after the Mac and the iPad, we’re now getting a report from 9to5Mac that those models will be able to charge at a higher wattage thanks to the more modern standard.
Currently, the iPhone 14 models can charge at a maximum of about 25W, with the Pro Max at 27W. With the USB-C port on the upcoming iPhone 15 models, we could see even faster charging speeds at 35W.
Apple could recommend its 30W charger or its 35W Dual USB-C charger that also ships with the M2 MacBook Air for maximum charging speeds. Remember that Apple does not include a power adapter for all of its iPhones since the introduction of the iPhone 12 series back in October 2020. However, previous rumors suggested that those faster speeds could only work when you have an MFi-certified USB-C charging cable/power adapter. In addition, it’s plausible that the faster charging speeds could be limited to only the Pro models, similar to how Apple could keep the faster data transfer speeds exclusive to the Pro Models.
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