After the introduction of the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, more and more details about the devices that are important when making a purchase decision can be discovered in Apple’s specifications, support documents and online store offers. Below we summarize six points that you may not have heard yet.
Charging speed without change: In the meantime, there had been speculation that Apple could give the new iPhone 15 models a higher charging speed using its in-house magnetic wireless charging system MagSafe. Although Qi2 chargers are supported, Qi devices apparently still only use 7.5 watts. If you want more, you need Apple’s original MagSafe charger with 15 watts. Apparently nothing has changed with wired fast charging, at least not according to the specs.
Battery and dual charger discontinued: Apple will not be offering its MagSafe Battery Pack or the MagSafe Duo dual charger in the future. The reason: Both still have the old Lightning connector and have been on the market for a comparatively long time. It can be assumed that new versions with USB-C will appear in the coming months. The old models are currently still being sold at dealers.
No colorful strings: A rumor that Apple will include color-matching braided USB-C to USB-C cables with its new iPhones does not seem to be confirmed. According to Apple’s website, the standard white stripe remains. Owners of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max also need a USB 3-capable additional cable if they want to connect their iPhone with up to 10 Gbit/s. Apple is selling a new one-meter-long Thunderbolt 4 cable with USB 3.2 – in black and for just 79 euros.
USB-C = Lightning: If you buy an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Plus, you have to live with USB-C speed on the wired interface. Just like with Lightning before, only a maximum of 480 Mbps goes through the line. Only the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max come with the newer controller, which is supposed to achieve up to 10 Gbit/s. However, they do not support Thunderbolt with a theoretical 40 Gbit/s.
Battery life as before: According to Apple’s specifications, nothing has changed in the battery usage times of all four iPhone models, and neither have the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. Apple’s (rather optimistic) standard runtime test for the iPhone 15 Pro Max comes to around the old 29 hours of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, while for the iPhone 15 Plus it remains at the 26 hours of the iPhone 14 Plus. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 maintains 36 hours of use in standard mode like the first Ultra. However, the installed SoCs or SiPs are more efficient than their predecessors, so practice must show what this really looks like.
Ultra-expensive adapter: Apple also offers a new adapter for the new iPhones with USB-C that makes them compatible with Lightning cables. The USB-C to Lightning adapter, which is sold in the form of a dongle, costs a total of 35 euros. “With the USB-C to Lightning adapter, you connect your Lightning accessories to an iPhone or iPad with a USB-C port. This means you can easily cover three important functions with a single adapter: charging, data transfer and audio,” writes the company. At least the included cable is braided and therefore durable. In our opinion, the dongle would belong in the box of every iPhone 15.
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