Unlocking the Potential: All the Devices You Can Connect to the iPhone 15 with USB-C

big news from Apple today. The tech giant has made a major change on its new line of iPhones, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Apple announced that they have finally replaced the Lightning port with USB-C. This new change comes with a lot of benefits for iPhone users.

First of all, the USB-C port on the new iPhones supports USB-3 speeds, enabling up to 10 Gbps data transfer speeds. This will make it easier to connect displays, external storage, cameras, and charge the new iPhones using the same cable as all other devices.

Why did Apple make this change? Well, for one, USB-C is versatile, carrying power and data with the same connector. Additionally, it has been increasingly popular among Android smartphone users, and Apple began adopting USB-C across its Mac and iPad models since 2015. However, one of the biggest factors for the change was the legislation passed by the EU commission to reduce e-waste by enforcing USB-C as the universal connector for phones.

So, what can you do with your new iPhone and its shiny new USB-C port? Well, for one, you can now use the same single cable to charge all of your Apple devices. iPads, Macs, and the latest Apple TV all come with USB-C ports, and Apple also recently released new AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging case.

Another exciting feature of the USB-C on the iPhone 15 is the ability to charge other accessories. The iPhone 15 can accept up to 27 watts through the USB-C port, and can also output about 4.5 watts, allowing it to be used to charge connected accessories.

The USB-C port also makes it easy to connect to external displays, with the ability to output to a screen directly, making it simple to show off your photo library or conduct a presentation with Keynote by just plugging your phone directly into a projector.

In addition, users can now connect USB-C hard drives and SD cards readers, browse files directly using the Files app on the iPhone, and even record ProRes 4K at 60 FPS video directly to USB-3 storage.

In essence, the move from Lightning to USB-C represents a significant step forward for Apple, making its devices more compatible with the wider range of gadgets and accessories. So if you’re considering getting the new iPhone 15, the USB-C port is certainly something to be excited about.