iPhone 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max to support transfer speeds over USB Type-C port, claims analyst


  • iPhone 15 series launching in 2023 will feature a USB Type-C, claims a known analyst
  • iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max may support faster transfer speeds
  • USB Type-C on-Pro models to work as USB 2.0

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are likely to be the first iPhones to feature a USB Type-C port with faster transfer speeds. Most of the Android devices launched in recent years feature a USB Type-C. However, Apple continues to offer its proprietary Lightning port on its iPhones and some other devices. According to a new European Union law, all small and medium-sized portable electronic devices sold in EU countries must include a USB Type-C port for charging. This means mobile phones, tablets, and headphones, among other devices, are expected to come equipped with a USB Type-C port starting in the fall of 2023.

Apple has confirmed that it will comply with the new law, which suggests that the iPhone 15 series arriving in 2024 will have a USB Type-C port. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared new information that shows only some iPhone 15 models will have a USB Type-C port.

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Entire iPhone 15 models to feature USB Type- C port

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The iPhone 14 series

According to Kuo, none of the iPhone 15 models will feature the Lightning port. The iPhone 15 series is expected to include four models: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Kuo said that the USB Type-C port on the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max would support high-speed data transfer. However, the USB Type-C on the non-Pro iPhone 15 variants will support USB 2.0 data transfer speeds, which is equivalent to what is available through the Lightning port.

The analyst added that the iPhone 15 Pro models might support at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 technology. Such an upgrade will enable faster-wired transfer of photos and videos to connected devices. For those who are unaware, the USB 3.2 technology offers data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps. The Thunderbolt 3 technology, on the other hand, offers up to 40 Gbps.

Apple has gradually replaced Lightning ports with USB Type-C on its devices. At present, Mac devices, iPads, and other accessories from Apple are all equipped with USB Type-C. The iPhone 15 series, arriving next year, will also switch to the Type-C port.


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