Apple's rumoured iPhone 15 charging port is causing controversy

We've heard all sorts of rumours about the iPhone 15, covering everything from the specs to the design. One of the most persistent rumours is that the company will finally replace the Lightning port with USB-C – but if new reports are to be believed, this seemingly innocuous move could prove more contentious than we thought.  

We've heard tell for a while that Apple is planning a very, well, Apple take on the whole USB-C thing – essentially turning it into a 'walled garden' by requiring MiFi certification for USB-C accessories to work with the iPhone 15. And now, one EU Parliament member has called this "a direct violation of the law". (Happy with Lightning? Check out the best iPhone 14 deals).

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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.