The arrival of USB-C to the iPhone 15 is something that we already take for granted. Great pressure from great powers, including the European Union, has caused legislation to force Apple to take the step and remove Lightning from the iPhone. With this movement, the iPhone 15 will begin to use USB-C as a charging and data transfer cable. However, a new rumor suggests that Apple will force cable companies to use the Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFI) program with a double objective: to limit the speed of data transfer to the Pro models and, on the other hand, to
MFI chips will reach USB-C cables for the iPhone 15
Apple created the MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certificate as a Licensing and Certification Program for Third Party Accessories that allow their connection to Apple devices. Accessory manufacturers wishing to obtain certification They must meet technical and design criteria to guarantee the highest possible quality and compatibility. In fact, these certificates are still used today and you will have been able to verify it when connecting an “unofficial” cable, iOS or iPadOS has warned you: “This accessory is not supported.”
New renders show an iPhone 15 Pro with USB-C and a new design
The arrival of USB-C to the iPhone 15 implies a disconnection of the user with the Lightning connector that was the main connection of the iPhone. This means that Apple’s dominance with respect to cables is reduced, leaving third-party companies a field where they can exploit their products. However, Apple is going to demand to use the MFI certificates to try to fight against the low quality of the cables, on the one hand, and due to the limitation of functions with respect to the iPhone 15, according to a new leak.
The latter is new since the current USB-C connectors for the iPad Pro do not have an MFI certificate detection chip. These certificates will also allow Apple modify the data transfer speed between iPhone 15 models. Since according to rumors the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will use transfer speeds similar to Lightning and USB 2.0, while the maximum USB-C speed will only reach the Pro models.