November 30, 2023

The iPhone 15 collection would be the first to function USB-C charging ports, changing Lightning. Apple will little question make a giant deal about the advantages the swap to USB-C will convey iPhone customers, with out essentially acknowledging the function of the European Union’s laws that forces smartphone distributors to make use of the port for charging.

The USB-C port isn’t the one cause to improve to the iPhone 15. Nonetheless, a brand new survey signifies that USB-C would possibly persuade current iPhone consumers to improve. Not solely that, however present Android customers may additionally be tempted to change to iPhone now that Apple has embraced USB-C.

SellCell performed the survey, asking over 1,000 iPhone customers and over 1,000 Android customers the identical questions.

The corporate discovered that just about 63% of iPhone homeowners would improve to iPhone 15 due to the USB-C port. Nearly 37% of those that would improve stated they’d do it as a result of they might use a single charging cable for iPhones, Macs, and iPads. An additional 30% stated the iPhones can be appropriate with non-Apple chargers.

As for the customers who stated that the USB-C charger wouldn’t immediate them to purchase an iPhone 15, greater than 38% stated they had been proud of the present iPhone. One other 31% stated the brand new port wouldn’t affect their determination to improve the handset. As an iPhone 14 Professional proprietor, I’d additionally agree with the latter. The USB-C port alone wouldn’t be sufficient to improve, particularly not from final yr’s Professional mannequin.

Curiously, some 66% of iPhone homeowners informed SellCell they’d improve to an iPhone 15 each time that occurs.

iPhone 14 Professional’s Lightning port. Picture supply: Christian de Looper for BGR

Android, SellCell discovered that greater than 44% of Android system homeowners stated they’d get the iPhone 15 due to USB-C charging. Of these, practically 36% stated that the brand new telephones might be appropriate with chargers utilized by non-Apple units. An additional 27% stated clients may use a single cable for iPhone, Mac, and iPad.

As for the Android homeowners not trying to improve to iPhone 15 due to USB-C, practically 74% stated they had been proud of the present Android telephone.

General, solely 34% of Android respondents stated they’d buy an iPhone 15 once they improve their handsets. That’s although 44% beforehand answered that the transfer to USB-C would encourage them to improve to iPhone 15.

I can’t say I’m shocked by these findings regarding Android customers. USB-C apart, this isn’t the primary current survey that tells us Android customers are prepared to change to iPhone. Apple’s iPhone continues to be a giant downside for Google total and for Samsung in its dwelling market.