In just under a month, we will learn more about the exact look of the iPhone 15. Moreover, there seems to be a surprise in store: a new version of the iPhone 14. WANT editor Jeroen Kraak will tell you all about these developments.
I’m already looking forward to the presentation of the iPhone 15. During Apple’s event we will see some new features that have not been revealed before. One of them is the USB-C port. Under pressure from the European Union, Apple must abandon the Lightning connector so that all manufacturers can use the same charging standard.
A new iPhone 14?
It seems that the iPhone 15 series is not the only one that will receive an update. According to a new rumor, the iPhone 14 may also be equipped with a USB-C port starting in September. User aaron613 was digging into the code of tvOS 17 beta 5 and discovered references to two iPhones that do not yet exist. Four other references were found in older beta updates.
The set of four possibly refers to the different models in the iPhone 15 line. This implies that there are two more models that are not mentioned. The most obvious option is that there will be new models of the iPhone 14 and the 14 Plus, but with a USB-C port. These are the only two models from the older line that Apple will likely continue to offer in the coming year.
The advantage of the iPhone 14 with a USB-C port is that the company can continue to sell them in the coming year without pressure from the European Union. The AirPods Pro 2, on the other hand, do not appear to get a dedicated USB-C port, so it remains to be seen how accommodating the EU will be with that.
Yet another problem
In addition, this could potentially solve a major problem facing the current iPhone 14 and 14 Pro. Owners complain about battery status. Currently, there are users whose battery capacity has decreased by more than ten percent in less than a year. This, of course, is not desirable.
A concept of the iPhone 15 Pro Max with USB-C connector. (Image: Ice Universe)
According to Apple, an iPhone should retain at least 80 percent of its original capacity after 500 full charge cycles. With 10 percent capacity loss already, it is questionable whether the phone will reach this goal. As a result, you might have to replace your iPhone’s battery sooner, which could incur significant costs.
Why the decline in capacity on the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro is so rapid is unknown. Perhaps the USB-C port can change that in terms of charging behavior, but it’s also possible that Apple needs to investigate the battery and software further.