Beware: Your iPhone 15 Could Permanently Fry If Charged With The Wrong USB-C Charger
Benzinga · 09/15 09:48

With the release of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPLiPhone 15, the noteworthy shift from Lightning to USB-C has raised concerns about potential risks associated with using incompatible chargers that could permanently damage the device.

What Happened: On Tuesday, Apple announced the iPhone 15 lineup with a USB-C port, which significantly departs from their traditional Lightning connectors. 

While this change may signal progress, it also introduces new challenges for users who might inadvertently choose the wrong charger. 

According to Jessa Jones, the owner of iPad Rehab, a mobile device repair shop, using a charger that doesn’t meet standards could put iPhones at risk, reported Business Insider, citing The New York Times. 

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Apple’s official Lightning cable incorporates two essential chips: one authenticates the cable as an Apple product, while the other acts as a fuse that safeguards the charger against power fluctuations. In the worst-case scenario, only the charger would be destroyed, sparing the expensive iPhone.

The market is flooded with knockoff chargers that may tempt buyers with lower price tags. 

However, these counterfeit alternatives can result in costly future repairs or worse. Ideally, users should opt for an MFi (Made for iPhone) charger, which undergoes rigorous safety checks to protect users during charging, the report noted. 

Why It’s Important: Previously, it was reported that Apple played a significant role in developing the USB-C port eight years ago, partnering closely with industry leader Intel and overshadowing tech giants like Microsoft, Nokia, and Google.

However, Despite the long-standing demand for USB-C in iPhones, Cupertino stuck to its Lightning port for 11 years.

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