By this time next Tuesday, Apple will have revealed the iPhone 15 lineup. Compelled by a new European law that mandates a common charging port for all smartphones, Apple will reluctantly retire its proprietary Lightning connector for a USB-C port. And looking at new survey results shared by smartphone price comparison site SellCell, Apple might end up thanking the EU for forcing its hands.
SellCell questioned over 1,000 iPhone owners and over 1,000 Android users to find out if the inclusion of USB-C charging could influence their decision to buy the iPhone 15.
The results were quite surprising. A significant 44 percent of Android phone users said they might consider the iPhone 15 if it features a USB-C port. On the other hand, 63 percent of iPhone owners might upgrade to the iPhone 15 because of the new port.
So, what’s the big deal about a new port? Well, the main reason is that consumers will be able to use the same charger for multiple devices, including iPhones, tablets, and Mac computers. USB-C chargers also offer faster charging and speedier data transfer speeds.
As for those Android users who won’t switch to an iPhone even after the introduction of the USB-C port, 73.81 percent said that they are content with Android and have no desire to buy an iPhone.
On the iPhone side, 31 percent of owners who said that USB-C charging won’t make them buy the iPhone 15 explained that a new port alone won’t influence their decision to upgrade. Another 38.17 percent of those who don’t regard this as a groundbreaking change said they are satisfied with their current iPhone.
However, it’s worth noting that a small minority of users across both operating systems mentioned that USB-C doesn’t matter because they use wireless charging.
Overall, the introduction of USB-C charging has piqued the interest of many Android users, with a significant portion considering a switch to the iPhone 15. Furthermore, a majority of iPhone owners are excited about the new port and are willing to upgrade for it. With the convenience of a universal charger and faster charging speeds, USB-C is certainly tempting many smartphone users.