Super fast…but will it last? iPhone 15 will get a charging speed boost, allowing you to fully charge the phone in one HOUR, leaker claims
- Apple’s new flagship phone ‘will support faster charging speeds of up to 35W’
- This compares with 27W on the iPhone 14 Pro and 20W on the regular iPhone 14
- READ MORE: Here’s everything we know so far about iPhone 15
Fresh details have emerged about Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 15, less than a month before the tech giant officially pulls back the curtain on the new device.
A leaker claims the iPhone 15 will support charging speeds of up to 35W – significantly faster than its predecessor, the iPhone 14, which has a charging speed of just 20W.
This means the upcoming smartphone could charge from 0 to 100 per cent in just one hour, saving precious time for users if they’re in a hurry.
Experts are in agreement that the iPhone 15 – which is reportedly set to be revealed on September 12 or 13 – will also have a new USB-C charging port.
Apple already sells a £69 35W USB-C power adapter, which could be bundled with the flagship phone when it’s finally released.
Apple will have to start fitting its iPhones and other devices with a USB-C charger (pictured), already used for Android devices
READ MORE Here’s everything we know so far about iPhone 15
Pictured, dummy units of all four iPhone 15 models as revealed in a video posted to YouTube by MacRumors
The news was revealed by 9to5Mac, citing ‘industry sources’, although it’s unclear if 35W charging will be supported by all of the iPhone 15 models.
Apple is expected to unveil four variations of the iPhone 15 – the standard model, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
‘According to people familiar with the matter, iPhone 15 is rumored to support charging with up to 35W,’ the report says.
‘At least some of the new iPhone 15 models can be recharged with up to 35W, which should enable even faster charging speeds on the new phones.’
35W (watts) refers to the amount of power being delivered to a phone’s battery – but if the phone doesn’t support the charging rate it won’t be able to charge any faster and will just waste energy.
As the iPhone 14 Pro is limited to charging at 27W, it takes around two hours to fully charge up – and plugging it into a 35W charger won’t speed up charging.
But an iPhone 15 supporting 35W will take less time – potentially just an hour to go from 0 to 100 per cent charge.
This is still modest compared with some smartphones made by Apple’s smartphone rivals in Asia, however.
For example, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra supports charging of up to 45W, which lets users recharge the battery from 0 to 100 per cent in under an hour.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Explorer is said to go from 0 to 100 per cent in just nine minutes.
Here’s what we know about the iPhone 15’s design based on leaks and predictions from industry experts
READ MORE Apple DOES NOT seem happy about the USB-C law
Apple exec Greg Joswiak (right) said the tech giant will ‘have to comply’ with a new law passed by the EU
Apple has been contacted for comment about the rumour, although the tech giant is notoriously tight-lipped in the run-up to product releases.
Analysts and leakers are generally in agreement that the iPhone 15 will be the first ever iPhone with a USB-C charging port.
Apple has made the switch from its own charging design called Lightning, discernible by its eight pins, to USB-C due to an EU law.
The new European legislation is aiming to make a single charging design the common standard – and ultimately reduce electronic waste.
Apple has effectively been forced to make this design change due to the law (although it technically could have manufactured iPhones with Lightning ports if they were sold in non-EU countries).
Other details about Apple’s new flagship have been gradually leaked based on insider knowledge and clues from ‘dummy units’ (accurate models given to third parties to design their phone accessories).
The iPhone 15 will allegedly have curvier edges, titanium frames instead of stainless steel, a smaller border that goes around the edge (the ‘bezel’) and Dynamic Island on all four models.
It’s unknown how much iPhone 15 will cost, although analysts have said the two most expensive models – iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max – will be more expensive than their predecessors.
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are seen at an Apple store in New York, September 16, 2022. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max started at £1,099/$999 and £1,199/$1,099, respectively
Apple releases a new iPhone every year to much fanfare. The iPhone 15 models will likely be released in September 2023 – although one analyst claimed this will be delayed by a month
A US leaker and Apple expert called Mark Gurman thinks Apple’s unveiling event for the iPhone 15 will be in just over three weeks’ time – on September 12 or 13.
He said he’s been told (by an unnamed source) that it will then go on sale on September 22, which means Apple will ‘get about a week of iPhone 15 sales in its fiscal fourth quarter’.
Apple has been quiet so far about any unveiling event, although teaser promos and invites could be sent out within days.
Fans will be hoping Apple won’t have to delay the unveiling until October due to manufacturing issues, as claimed by one US analyst.
Future iPhones could be ROLLABLE, according to new Apple’s latest patent shows a smartphone that opens and closes like a fruit roll-up
Apple has yet to launch a foldable smartphone like its rivals Samsung and Motorola, but the tech giant could be working on a rollable iPhone that would be the first-ever.
A new patent describes a device that looks like a fruit roll-up with a thin screen that bends around an axis when stored away.
The roll-up iPhone would have a protective layer of glass over the display to protect it from scratches and other damages as it rolled and unrolled.
The document also suggested adding coatings to the outer layer, such as anti-smudge, anti-fog, antireflection, and anti-static layers.
Apple is set to launch its iPhone 15 in September, so if the company does release a rollable smartphone, it will not be until 2024 – at the earliest.
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