Topics such as #huaweichargingcablecannotchargeiPhone15#, #actualtestApplecannotusehuaweicharger# and other topics have been trending on Weibo recently. The reason is that the iPhone 15 has been changed to a USB-C port. The new series of phones cannot be charged with Huawei chargers, but other domestic brand chargers such as Xiaomi or OPPO can.
According to The Paper, official customer service from both Apple and Huawei stated that it is recommended to use original charging equipment to charge mobile, because chargers with different charging specifications will damage battery life and bring safety risks. When asked whether the failure to charge or slow charging is related to the PD protocol, Apple said that there is currently no clear official statement on the protocol, and it is still recommended to use the original ones. Huawei also said that it depends on the charging specifications of Apple devices. The customer service of Taobao Apple’s official flagship store stated that the failure to charge is indeed because it does not support the PD protocol. Third-party data cables cannot guarantee charging and may cause problems to the device.
Some analysts pointed out that some of Huawei’s chargers and charging cables do not support the Power Delivery (PD) fast charging protocol. Only chargers and C-to-C cables that support the PD protocol can charge the iPhone 15 series. It is reported that the Apple iPhone 15 series supports the PD protocol, so any cable that supports the PD protocol can charge and transmit data.
However, Huawei’s official website shows that several high-speed data cables and fast charging chargers support the PD 3.0 protocol and will be marked on the sales page. Some bloggers have previously tested and found that Huawei’s charger can charge the iPhone 15 after using other brands of data cables. He said, “it seems that the problem lies in this private protocol 6A line.” Huawei’s charging cable is indeed unable to charge the iPhone 15 series mobile phones, while OPPO and Xiaomi’s charging cables can be used.