The move to USB-C will significantly increase wired transfer speeds for iPhone 15 Pro models. Of course, we’ve known for a long time that Apple would switch to USB-C for future iPhones, but we’re still determining if that will happen sooner or later. for iPhone 15.
This change will result in faster data transmission speeds, at least for some models.
The entire iPhone 15 lineup, according to Ming-Chi Kuo(opens in new tab), an analyst with an excellent Apple intelligence record, will include a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. However, Kuo predicts that only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max would benefit from the increased speed of USB-C.
Those two phones are said to support USB-C 3.2 data transmission speeds of up to 20 Gbps and Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps.
On the other hand, the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Max seem to be limited to USB 2.0 speeds of 480 Mbps, just like Lightning. So if Kuo is right, one of the main benefits of switching to USB-C will be reserved for the more expensive Pro versions.
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More about the USB-C connector of the iPhone 15 Pro.
Aside from the USB-C connector, which was recently required by a new EU regulation, the iPhone 15 Pro is believed to contain 8GB of RAM, the most prominent RAM configuration for an iPhone. 6 GB of RAM is supported on iPhone 14 Pro variants.
The iPhone 15 Pro may ditch the physical volume and power buttons in favor of a solid-state button design that mimics the feel of pressing a button.
The EU’s reasoning was to decrease e-waste, something Apple has always questioned because the millions of Lightning charging cables in circulation would gradually become obsolete as people upgrade.
The EU has demanded that Apple make the update by 2024, and Apple has stated that it would comply. We are still determining variable data transfer speeds. Still, it would make sense as another method of separating high-end iPhones from lower-end models, and Apple has used a similar strategy with its multiple iPad lines.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Apple increased transfer speeds for its upcoming pro models, but not for its standard models. The iPhone 14 Pro received a new processor this year, but the other versions retained last year’s internal technology.
Apple has been looking for new ways to differentiate its higher-tier phones, and faster wired connections are the kind of feature professionals would appreciate. This is especially relevant since standard iPhones don’t support advanced content creation options like ProRes video or raw photos.