So it lastly occurred; Apple introduced the brand new iPhone 15 lineup throughout its Wonderlust occasion, and identical to all of the rumors predicted, we lastly have a USB-C port on the iPhone.
That’s proper. For the primary time ever, Apple ditched the Lightning port on the iPhone and launched USB-C connectivity.
This new port is offered throughout all iPhone 15 fashions, albeit it doesn’t work the identical means on each one.
That’s as a result of the iPhone 15 Professional fashions are the one ones that help the quicker USB 3 customary. However what does all this technical stuff actually imply? You’re about to seek out out.
How Quick Is the USB-C Port on the iPhone 15?
To place it plainly, the rumors weren’t all that correct with the brand new USB-C port. Sure, we now have a brand new port, but it surely may not be as quick as we anticipated.
For starters, solely the iPhone 15 Professional and the iPhone 15 Professional Max help USB 3, particularly USB 3.1 Gen 2, which can also be utilized in Apple’s iPad Air. In line with Apple, that needs to be as much as 20 occasions quicker than USB 2.0.
When it comes to precise pace, the iPhone 15 Professional fashions will be capable of switch recordsdata at 10 Gbps, which is definitely fairly quick however not the 40 Gbps speeds potential with the Thunderbolt/USB4 ports discovered on the iPad Professional. Sadly, Apple didn’t speak about Thunderbolt help for the iPhone, which suggests you’ll be caught with slower switch occasions of USB 3.
Not solely that, however you’ll additionally have to get your personal USB 3 cable since solely a regular USB 2.0 cable comes within the field. Sadly, which means you’ll want to purchase a greater cable individually in order for you the quickest switch speeds.
As for the common iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, it appears they’ll be caught with the identical previous USB 2.0 speeds which have been the norm because the Lightning port was first launched. USB 2.0 affords speeds as much as 480 Mbps, which doesn’t sound dangerous till you understand it’s just about the identical pace you will discover on the iPhone 14 and each different mannequin again to the 2012 iPhone 5.
Primarily, you’re caught with a Lightning cable within the form of a USB-C cable. It’s undoubtedly not spectacular, however provided that these aren’t the Professional fashions, it’s sort of comprehensible.
Will You Purchase the iPhone 15?
Moreover the brand new USB-C port, the brand new iPhone 15 fashions deliver much more to the desk, together with extra highly effective 48 MP cameras, higher efficiency, and the A17 Professional chip for the Professional fashions. Even when switch speeds received’t be as quick as rumored, you’ll nonetheless get pleasure from your new iPhone.
The pre-orders for the iPhone 15 fashions begin on September 15, and gross sales in shops start on September 22.