Apple just released the iPhone 15 series, which has a lot of new features. One big change is that all of the models now use the same Type-C port.
Consumers like this change because it fits with the current trend in Android phones and lets people use a single cord for more than one device. Also, you can now share batteries between Android and iPhone, which makes the user experience even better.
But new reports from China say that multiple Apple Stores are warning customers not to use Android charging cables with the new iPhone 15, citing worries that the phone might get too hot.
These warnings were made public when an Apple store in Foshan, Guangdong Province, told customers not to charge their iPhone 15 with Android Type-C cords.
The store pointed out the differences in how the pins are set up on the interfaces and said that using an Android cable might cause the device to overheat because the gap between the single-row 9-pin and single-row 11-pin connections is a little bit smaller on an Android cable.
Some critics think that Apple might be trying to get people to buy its official charging cables, which are usually much more expensive than those made by Android makers.
This has led to ongoing debates and rumors about whether the advisory is really about safety issues with the device or if it is just a plan to sell more of Apple’s own accessories.
Apple hasn’t said what it thinks about using Android charging cables with the iPhone 15 series in an official comment yet.