A day after European Union (EU) lawmakers voted to ratify a common charging standard to be applied to all smartphones sold in the bloc from 2024, Apple first officially announced during a event that it would switch to USB-C chargers for its upcoming iPhone devices.
According to projections, the iPhone 15 Pro, the supposed successor to the iPhone 14 Pro, will have 8 GB of RAM and a USB Type-C connection.
Apple recently introduced the iPhone 14 Pro lineup, which included the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the only two devices this year to include the company’s high-end A16 Bionic processor. The iPhone 15 Pro versions, which are due out early next year, are also expected to have upgraded cameras.
The Cupertino company’s upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will feature Apple’s A17 Bionic processor. This year’s A16 Bionic chip could be included in non-Pro variants, according to the manufacturer.
Unlike the current-generation Pro line, which is said to have 6GB of RAM, the successors to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have 8GB of RAM. It is important to note that Apple keeps the RAM configuration of its iPhone models secret.
Switching to a USB Type-C charger for the iPhone will be required by a European regulation, according to Apple marketing director Greg Joswiak.
Apple will change the Lightning port for a USB Type-C charging port, as planned by the research firm. This should be the conclusion of a long legal battle between Apple and the EU over a standard charging connector that lasted several years.
The main camera of the iPhone 15 models is said to have an 8P lens, according to a Taiwanese research firm, but the resolution of the sensor is still unclear. The iPhone 15 Pro Max’s telephoto camera is expected to include 10x optical zoom and periscope capabilities.
While the company continues to work on its own modem, which it says will be available by 2024, the iPhone 15 Pro series is expected to use a Qualcomm 5G modem. Future iPhone models for the next two years may not include Apple’s 5G modem, according to a previous rumor.