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Business News/ Technology / News/  THIS is how Apple's shift to USB-C in iPhone 15 might spark concerns among some users

THIS is how Apple's shift to USB-C in iPhone 15 might spark concerns among some users

Apple's iPhone 15 launch may replace Lightning port with USB-C, influenced by EU regulations. Users may hesitate due to inconvenience.

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Apple's iPhone 15 launch at the Apple Event 2023 will reportedly introduce a major shift by replacing the Lightning port with USB-C, influenced by EU regulations. While this move aims for standardization, some users may hesitate due to the inconvenience of replacing cables and chargers. The impact on upgrade rates remains uncertain, with opinions divided on Apple's timing for the transition. 

Vogt suggests that certain consumers might need to carefully consider whether they want to embrace the iPhone 15. This hesitancy largely arises from the inconvenience of having to swap out their current cables and chargers for USB-C replacements. In Vogt's words, "Individuals may hesitate to upgrade simply because they'd need to replace their cables in various places. This might lead some to delay their decision," as reported by 9to5.Mac.

Interestingly, the choice to transition to this new charging port appears to be motivated by regulatory considerations within the European Union (EU). Apple has traditionally favored proprietary ports like the Lightning port, but the EU has been advocating for greater standardization in device connections. As a result, USB-C has become a prominent industry standard, and Apple's decision can be interpreted as a response to these regulatory pressures.

The report further adds that certain tech enthusiasts contend that Apple might have preferred a more gradual transition, initially introducing the change with its Pro models before extending it to all iPhone models. In fact, there were suggestions for this port transition as early as the iPhone 12 Pro, indicating that Apple's approach might have been somewhat rigid.

However, if the adoption of the iPhone 15 is hindered by customers' hesitation to embrace new chargers, the credit or blame for this situation could be attributed to the EU's regulatory position. Although some argue that Apple should have embraced USB-C sooner, the forthcoming transition will compel consumers to adjust sooner rather than later.

As per a report by HT Tech, Michael Gartenberg, an independent technology advisor, articulated users' perspective by stating, "For the majority of users, the iPhone 13 will suffice, and the standard iPhone camera captures sufficiently high-quality pictures. 


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Published: 07 Sep 2023, 06:03 PM IST
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