Google roasts Apple's rumoured iPhone 15 redesign

A fan-made render of the iPhone 15 showing a USB-C port
A fan-made render of the iPhone 15 showing a USB-C port (Image credit: Ice Universe)

Apple's competitors have form when it comes to taking swipes at the company via their own ads. From Samsung to Intel, various brands have managed to come across as slightly desperate (or in the latter's case, bitter about being dumped for Apple's own silicon). The latest to take a shot is Google – and it might have a point this time.

One of the most persistent iPhone 15 rumours concerns the charging port. Against Apple's wishes (the brand has been strong-armed by EU laws), the Lightning port is, by all accounts, finally getting replaced by USB-C. Users have been crying out for this for years, as it could offer greater peripheral compatibility and charging speeds. In short, it's long overdue – something Google clearly can't resist pointing out in the latest ad for its Pixel smartphones.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.