The next iPhone won’t switch to USB-C but will still support fast charging

The next iPhone won’t switch to USB-C but will still support fast charging

Every iPhone that Apple launches in 2017 will feature Lightning connectors with USB-C Power Delivery technology for faster charging,You are probably very familiar with USB(Mini,Micro,type B etc.). If you have a PC & MAC , you have probably used a USB flash drive, or maybe you have connected a printer with USB. If you have an Android phone then you will be familiar with USB as the way to charge your phone, or as the way you transfer data to and from the phone. USB has been around for a long time. It first gained mainstream popularity when Microsoft included support for it in Windows,We believe all three new iPhones launching in 2H17 will support fast charging by the adoption of Type-C Power Delivery technology (while still retaining the Lightning port). A key technical challenge lies with ensuring product safety and stable data transmission during a fast charge. In order to achieve that goal, we think Apple (US) will adopt TI’s (US) power management and Cypress’s (US) Power Delivery chip solutions for the new iPhone models. We note the OLED version may have a faster charging speed thanks to a 2-cell L shaped battery pack design.
Apple’s new MacBook has a single USB Type-C port, but this isn’t an Apple-only standard. This is a new USB standard, and — given time — it’ll spread to everything that currently uses an older, larger USB connector.

USB Type-C is closely intertwined with other new standards, like USB 3.1 for faster speeds and USB Power Delivery for improved power-delivery over USB connections.


We believe all three new iPhones launching in 2017 will support fast charging by the adoption of Type-C Power Delivery technology (while still retaining the Lightning port) .The note appears to suggest that Apple will switch one end of the power cord to USB Type-C instead of the regular USB connector. If accurate, this is still a big change for the next iPhones due this year. A USB-C power cord (with a lightning connector for the phone) would mean you could plug a new iPhone into the latest MacBook Pro, but you’d need a different cord or an adapter to plug it into older MacBooks and PCs.


USB Type-C™ Cable and Connector Specification

With the continued success of the USB interface, there exists a need to adapt USB technology to serve newer computing platforms and devices as they trend toward smaller, thinner and lighter form-factors. Many of these newer platforms and devices are reaching a point where existing USB receptacles and plugs are inhibiting innovation, especially given the relatively large size and internal volume constraints of the Standard-A and Standard-B versions of USB connectors. Additionally, as platform usage models have evolved, usability and robustness requirements have advanced and the existing set of USB connectors were not originally designed for some of these newer requirements. This specification is to establish a new USB connector ecosystem that addresses the evolving needs of platforms and devices while retaining all of the functional benefits of USB that form the basis for this most popular of computing device interconnects.

USB Type-C™ Key Messages


Slim and sleek connector tailored to fit mobile device product designs, yet robust enough for laptops and tablets.Features reversible plug orientation and cable direction Supports scalable power and performance to future-proof your solution


Benefits of USB Type-C

There are many advantages to USB Type C, besides it being a universal standard for phones, laptops, peripherals and tablets, although the main advantages are as follows:
  • Size – USB Type-C is half the width and one-third the height of a traditional USB.
  • Reversible – USB Type-C works whatever orientation you stick it in (that’s what she said), making it easier to place your phone on charge in the dark.
  • Speed – USB Type-C is super-fast, not only for charging, but also for data transferral. The latest version can push 10 gigabits per second.
  • Power – USB Type-C can provide up to 100W of power, which is easily enough to power a laptop and tablet.
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