Apple iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C port leaks

Previously, the European Union established the use of unified charging ports within the European Union bill. Cell phones, tablets, e-readers, digital cameras, headsets, handheld video game consoles, and portable speakers that can be charged via a wired cable must all have USB Type-C ports, regardless of the manufacturer. Among them, mobile electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and cameras, the specific execution date is December 28, 2024.

All eyes are on Apple, as the only smartphone maker on the market that still uses a proprietary Lightning port instead of a USB-C port, and is clearly the one most affected. Recently, Twitter user @uredditor uploaded new photos, claiming to belong to the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro this year. The biggest difference is that the previous Lightning port has been changed to a USB-C port. In addition, it was also confirmed that the new model will feature a curved bezel design.

In fact, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing, revealed at a media event last October that Apple will have to comply with the European Union’s USB-C port charging requirements. With the exposure of this picture, it means that at least two models of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be equipped with USB-C ports.

It has been reported that Apple’s iPhone 15 series released in the second half of 2023 will introduce USB-C ports across the board, abandoning the Lightning port that has been in use for ten years. However, only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max support high-speed data transmission, which is said to be at least the USB 3.2 level, while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus still only have the speed of USB 2.0, the same speed as the existing Lightning port.