Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPhone 15 with a USB-C charger, the same cable its competitors use. As WSJ’s Kim Mackrael and Sam Schechner explain, at least some credit for the change can go to the European Union bureaucrats who have been increasingly battling Big Tech.
Tim Cook: 5x telephoto camera, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, a customizable action button. In titanium, for a durable, light, and stunning finish.
Kim Mackrael: I was very interested to see what Apple would be doing when it came to the little hole on the bottom of the phone, which is where you plug in your cord to charge the phone.
Kim Mackrael: What's different this time is that the phone that's coming out will actually have, for the first time on an iPhone, a USB-C port.
Jessica Mendoza: The U in USB-C stands for universal, which means Apple's newest phone will finally work with the same charging cable its rivals use. But this tweak didn't exactly come from Apple's designers.