iPhone 15s can be damaged if charged with a counterfeit charger and cord

September 15, 2023  20:20

Charging Apple's new iPhone 15 series smartphones with uncertified USB-C cables and chargers can permanently damage them, Business Insider reports citing iPad Rehab service center owner Jess Jones.

Jones noted that non-Apple chargers and power cords do not have the appropriate smartphone protection capabilities that Apple provides. Therefore, their use can damage the smartphone, for example, during voltage fluctuations.

“High quality chargers are essentially small electronic devices with tiny circuit boards and chips inside. For example, Apple's official Lightning cable has two chips: one to certify that it's manufactured to the vendor's specifications, and the other to act as a fuse. Due to this, in the event of a voltage drop, only the charger will be damaged, not the smartphone," he explained.

Jones also warned that users of non-certified accessories should be extra careful when using power sources in public. These include outlets in hotel rooms, airplane seats, car consoles, and more.

Apple's autumn presentation took place on September 12, during which the new series of iPhone 15 smartphones, Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 smart watches, the new AirPods Pro 2 headphones, as well as the updated OS 17 operating system were presented. You can read more about the capabilities of the new devices here.

During the same presentation, it became known that Apple has abandoned its own Lightning connector and iPhone 15 smartphones will be charged with a USB-C connector. Moreover, other devices also received such a connector, which you can read about here.

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