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Apple threatens to limit iPhone functions to those who do not use original chargers

It is part of the Cupertino giant’s counteroffensive after the law that requires the implementation of the USB Type-C port on its devices.

The pressure you received Manzana from the European Union forced him to make a drastic decision: the iPhone 15 will be the first smartphone to come with a USB-C connector and will mark the end of lightning portexclusive to the apple.

What represented a triumph for consumers, since from now on they will be able to use a single charger, for Apple it represents a more complex issue and that conspires against one of his most fruitful businesses: the sale of accessories.

The apple company boasted in recent times of carrying out actions in favor of sustainability, in fact that was its argument for eliminating the charger and headphones that it used to include with the iPhone. But deep down it also allowed him reduce costs and give a boost to the sale of these accessories.

iPhone 15: Apple’s plan against the USB-C charger

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. Photo: REUTERS.

With the adoption of the unique charger, popular among Android models, the apple company prepares its counteroffensive given the need to exclude from its products the port that it developed in 2012.

Apple MFI is a program that allows manufacturers (OEMs) to design and develop unofficial accessories for Apple products such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch. For these to work seamlessly, provide all the official technical specifications and other resources to make it work like the original.

However, Apple takes a share of each of these accessories, so an MFi-certified product could be a bit more expensive than the many other ones available on the market.

USB-C will be the new charging port of the iPhone 15.

USB-C will be the new charging port of the iPhone 15.

According to Chinese media, the North American company designed a small plate that could be mounted on a USB Type-C connector, and this would allow identify numerous functionsand proceed to its activation and deactivation.

That board wouldn’t be present on unofficial USB Type-C cables, which means they could end up featuring important limitationseither due to the loss of functions or the lack of fast chargingwhich would force the consumer to buy an original cable.

At the moment, it’s not clear if Apple will limit charging speeds on non-MFi USB Type-C cables or if it will disable charging completely and display an “accessory not detected” message.

While Apple would limit charging support on the iPhone 15 to USB Type-C, that certified by MFi will help the company earn more through commissions. It also ensures that a user can charge their new smartphone with cables that are safe and offers a seamless user experience.

Even charging an iPhone with the original accessory also ensures that the device will be protected against any power fluctuations and prevent electrical damage to the device.

The same goes for the data transfer, an MFi cable will offer maximum data transfer bandwidth, while a non-MFi cable might offer slower transfer speeds due to technical limitations. Anyone who has invested a lot of money in an iPhone would definitely choose an MFi USB Type-C cable over a non-branded one to ensure the longevity of the device.

If everything goes according to plan, the presentation of the iPhone 15 in its Keynotes September, probably between the first and second week of that month, this terminal will confirm if it will indeed have a USB Type-C cable included.


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