In case you haven't heard, there's a flurry of rumors circulating about the potential dangers of using a standard Android USB-C cable with your shiny new iPhone 15.
Allegedly, this "rumor" suggests that one cable boasts nine pins on one side of the bi-directional connector, whereas another cable boasts 11 pins.
Some stores have gone so far as to claim that this discrepancy in pin count could spell doom for your iPhone. However, let's be clear, this claim is unequivocally false, as confirmed by Apple Insider.
Regrettably, a misguided piece of advice from a non-Apple retailer swiftly made its rounds on social media, and as is often the case, it was erroneously attributed to Apple itself.
This misinformation has subsequently been picked up by numerous publications. The truth of the matter is straightforward: both types of cables exist, and both are entirely within spec.
There is no risk of harming your iPhone by using an "Android" USB-C cable, just as there's no danger in using an Apple cable with an Android phone.
In essence, you can confidently employ that "Android" cable without any concerns; it won't harm your iPhone in the least.