FP crewNov 18, 2022 17:13:36 IST
One of the changes users will see in next year’s iPhone 15 lineup is Apple’s switch from Lightning to USB-C ports for charging. This will lead to a significant increase in wired transfer speeds for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, reports.
Apple has confirmed that it plans to comply with the new USB-C systems. But it did not specify if the iPhone 15 will be the first model to make the switch. Given that the European Union recently voted to pass a resolution for tech companies to use Type-C ports for charging, and that’s it India is ready to adopt the same standardApple is also expected to make the switch soon.
Kuo also says that Apple’s plans to switch to USB-C are moving forward as expected, based on its latest supply chain surveys. However, while the entire lineup, iPhone 15, iPhone Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, will move to USB-C, only the two high-end devices will see transfer speeds improve.
Kuo says the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will have the same USB 2.0 transfer speeds we see from the Lightning Port. This means that data transfer speeds will be capped at 480 Mbps.
Ko also said. “The specification upgrade and new direction will drive Apple’s ecosystem demand for high-speed transmission chips and imitate competitors (currently almost all Android phones only support USB 2.0), and also help the growth of high-speed transmission IC design industry.”
This aligns with Apple’s strategy to maintain some key differences between the Pro and non-Pro models. Ku also reports That iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max It will feature at least “USB-C 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3” data transfer speeds. USB-C 3.2 can boost data transfer speeds to 20Gbps, while Thunderbolt 3 will boost that to 40Gbps.