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A leaker shared a new video of the rumored iPhone 15 USB-C port online. The leaker followed it with more photos of the material, while another showed a photo of what is believed to be the USB-C cable that will be included in the iPhone 15 package.
The video of the USB-C was shared on the Chinese video-sharing platform Bilibili (via IT Home) by a user named John, who had earlier shared posted a photo of the said component on Twitter. The video shows an individual testing the USB-C component with a Type-C cable charger. The user also shared more pictures of the component, albeit they are no longer labeled. In the earlier photo leaks shared by the user on Twitter, the labels indicate the respective USB-C components for the standard iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
On the other hand, another Twitter user, fix Apple (@lipilipsi), who claimed to be a hardware technician and engineer, gave more context about the USB-C component that will be used in the iPhone 15 line. It can be recalled that the user also shared the same photo posted by John.
According to fix Apple, the material features a pm3003 power management IC chip with 15 pins. Through the help of users on IT Home’s platform forum, it was explained that it is not an encryption chip but a power management integrated circuit from Qualcomm, which will allow the DC power supply adjustment. The report adds that the reason behind this is to discourage users from altering the third-party tail plug. Doing so will reportedly trigger a pop-up window prompt, indicating the presence of an ingenuine part.
Meanwhile, the two also recently shared photos of the rumored USB-C cable that will be used for the iPhone 15 series. However, it is not a groundbreaking piece of news since Apple always includes cables in the package boxes of its smartphones.
John’s post, nonetheless, is much more interesting since it features an iPhone on top of the box beside a USB-C cable. The leaker notes it could be a fake dummy unit, though, which is highly likely.