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Don’t use Android USB-C cable to charge your iPhone 15, your phone may catch fire: Report

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Why is it that when Apple finally accepts a universal technology, it becomes very Apple-specific? While the entire world has been using the USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer for several years now, you can’t use the same cable to charge your new iPhone 15.

Apple launched its latest iPhone 15 series at the Wonderlust event on September 13, and to much applause, it announced that the phones will now come with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, a technology almost all Android phones have been using for a few years now.

But, as expected, nothing is ever as simple as that with Apple. Now, an Apple reseller has warned against using an Android Type-C cable to charge the iPhone 15.

According to a report on the Chinese website CNMO, an Apple store in Foshan City of the Guangdong Province in China has issued an article to request iPhone users to avoid using Android’s USB Type-C charging cable on Apple smartphones as it may burn the devices.

However, users also believe that it might be a ruse by the reseller to make customers purchase the original Apple charging cables and adapters.

It should be noted that Apple has been quite ambiguous in its official guide. The company has specified in the guide the use of Apple-branded cables and charging adapters.

“Charge the iPhone battery using the charging cable (included) and an Apple USB power adapter (sold separately).”

At the same time, the Apple guide also said that users can charge an iPhone using third-party cables and power adapters that adhere to specific criteria.

It has said that not all third-party adapters meet these safety standards.

These criteria include compliance with USB 2.0 or later standards and adherence to the relevant safety regulations in the user’s country, as well as international and regional safety standards.

“You can also charge iPhone with “Made for iPhone” or other third-party cables and power adapters that are compliant with USB 2.0 or later and with applicable country regulations and international and regional safety standards. Other adapters may not meet applicable safety standards, and charging with such adapters could pose a risk of death or injury,” it says.

Apple at the launch event claimed that its new USB Type-C port is capable of providing 15 times more power than the lightning port’s 0.3W of output.

The new iPhone Pro models come with a USB 2. For a better data transfer speed, users can purchase an optional USB-3-compatible cable from the company’s online, offline, and reseller stores.