The USB-C port on the iPhone 15 could be limited
We’re getting closer to the launch of Apple’s iPhone 15 series of phones, and information about the components of the new devices continues to appear on the Internet.
Recently Majin Bu posted on Twitter images of the USB-C module that Apple will use in the next phones.
Upon closer inspection, however, people noticed an extra face, so the theories began.
It is about a chip with code 3LD3 placed on the charging module. According to the Majin Bu this chip was created by Apple and would serve for “transmission encryption,” which will limit the USB-C port. Other recent rumors talk about the Made for iPhone (MFi) program through which the American manufacturer still controls what accessories work or not on an iPhone.
Apple might be breaking the rules with the iPhone 15, but they don’t seem to care.
In theory, this would violate laws introduced by the European Union regarding the adoption of a universal charging port for all devices sold on the old continent. But as far as Apple is concerned, We wouldn’t be surprised if they get their feet wet with EU law and collect a few million fines; that’s peanuts money compared to the money they’ll make with the iPhone 15.
But if this chip thing turns out to be true, Apple has just found the perfect loophole to trick EU law. The idea was to make the transition completely like you could use whatever accessories you want on your phone with USB-C, but it might be different in the case of the iPhone 15 (and indeed the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus). At least you have the much-desired USB; for better or for worse, you still charge your phone when you go somewhere and forget your charger at home.