The first “apple” smartphone that does not have a Lightning connector may be the iPhone 15. Apple plans to replace it with USB-C. At the same time, you will not be able to use any USB Type-C cable to the iPhone 15,

There was information that Apple will build a USB-C chip into the connector that will authenticate the accessories. Thanks to it, it will be possible to charge or connect the iPhone 15 to a computer only with the help of branded cables from Apple or its approved manufacturers, such as Belkin.

Thus, according to the publication, the company will require iPhone users purchase of only branded and certified accessories. Installing an authenticator chip will make it impossible to use counterfeit products.

Instead, journalists are skeptical about this information. The publication recalls the existence of several iPad models that have a USB-C connector without any restrictions.

To recap, Apple is going to buy chips that will be manufactured at the TSMC plant in Phoenix, Arizona. They will be used in future generations of iPhones, Macs and other products.