Apple could be going with USB-C for the next iPhone, but not in the way we’ve been expecting. In a series of photos posted to Weibo — the Twitter of China — we get a look at an engineering sample supposedly from Apple. It reveals a USB-C port and a lot more power. This is important for a couple of reasons.

For one, you would be able to fast charge your iPhone; the writing on the charging brick shows it can charge 5V at 3A (15W) or 9V at 2A (18W). To put that into perspective, the current iPhone charger is rated for 5W and even the iPad charger is slower at 12W.

Another reason this is important is that the switch to USB-C means that it would include a USB-C to Lightning cable making it compatible with the Macbooks that lack any USB-A ports. This saves you from buying a separate cable to charge your iPhone from your Macbook.

Unfortunately, these photos don’t point to Apple making the switch to USB-C on their upcoming iPhones — a switch that would make our world of cables less frustrating with one port to rule them all. Remember, these are just leaks, and we don’t have any official word or announcement from Apple so we’ll have to wait and see if these photos are legitimate.

Source: GSM Arena