The USB Type-C port on the iPhone 15 and the certification chip on the charging cable will allow Apple users to purchase genuine iPhone devices and earn commissions on MFi-certified accessories.

Apple company plans to bring a USB Type-C port to the iPhone 15 series.

According to a report from Macrumors, the company plans to limit the Type-C port similarly to the Lightning port. The report claims that the USB-C port and accompanying charging cable on the iPhone 15 will feature a Lightning-like authentication chip, potentially limiting its functionality with non-Apple-approved accessories.

For those who don’t know, an integrated circuit or IC interface is a semiconductor chip used to control the exchange of information between devices. In 2012, Apple introduced its own MFi-certified Lightning ports. These connectors contain a small chip that authenticates the parts involved in the connection.

This chip cannot be used with non-MFi-certified 3rd party charging cables. When users try to use these cables with their Apple iPhone, the device displays a “This accessory is not supported” message.

This function does not affect the functionality of future devices. But that will limit features like fast charging and high-speed data transfer to Apple-certified and MFi cables.