While both the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro won’t be available to customers until September 22, we already have had embargo videos that cover both of those smartphones, and we have even more details about them. Not only you will be able to charge either your AirPods or Apple Watch with the USB-C port on any of the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro models as previously mentioned in the Apple Event, but you can also charge another phone with the same USB-C port.
According to @MKBHD‘s video, if you connect both iPhone 15 models with the USB-C charging cable, both of those phones will communicate with each other to determine which phone has the lower battery percentage. The one with the higher percentage will charge the other one.
Have you ever wondered what happened when you plugged random things into the iPhone 15's new USB port? Well wonder no more
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 19, 2023
What if you connect a previous iPhone model with a Lightning port? Then, an iPhone 15 model will always charge that iPhone regardless of how much percentage that iPhone 15 model has.
You can also connect an Android phone to any of the iPhone 15 models with certain conditions. If that Android phone supports USB Power Delivery and an iPhone 15 model has a lower percentage, then the Android can charge that iPhone 15 model. Otherwise, the results are inconsistent, so you won’t be able to determine which phone will charge the other when they’re both connected with the USB-C charging cable.
It’s still very important to note that the USB-C port on an iPhone 15 model will charge the connected device at 4.5W. So don’t set your expectations high if you’re planning to use your iPhone 15 as a power bank for several devices as this solution is ideal for charging smaller devices such as your AirPods or Apple Watch.
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