The New iPhone 15 And Apple Watch Series 9: 7 Big Things To Know
Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 15 models are ditching the Lightning connector in favor of a standard USB-C cable, but there are several other noteworthy features, including a more advanced camera system, a faster system-on-chip and a customizable Action button in the Pro models. Here’s what you need to know about the new iPhone 15 series and Apple Watch Series 9.
Apple on Tuesday disclosed several features for its newly revealed iPhone 15 series and Apple Watch Series 9, but one of the biggest changes that will generate discusssion is the fact that the smartphone lineup is ditching the proprietary Lightning connector in favor of a standard USB-C cable.
It’s not a surprise Apple is moving iPhone 15 devices to USB-C after the Cupertino, Calif.-based electronics giant said last year that it planned to comply with new European Union rules requiring all phones sold after fall 2024 within its territories to use the connectivity standard.
The move means people can use the same USB-C connector to charge an iPhone, Mac, iPad and an updated version of the AirPods Pro also revealed yesterday, according to Apple. They can charge the updated AirPods or an Apple Watch by connecting them to an iPhone 15 via USB-C too.
But USB- C wasn’t the only major talking point at yesterday’s Apple event where the iPhone 15 models and Apple Watch Series 9 smartwatches were disclosed. Far from it.
Here are several other big things to know about the forthcoming iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models, from prices and release date to features and specifications.