At this time, Apple made the announcement that we’d all been anticipating (and in some methods dreading), that its new iPhone 15 lineup would abandon using Apple’s proprietary Lightning port in favor of the extra common USB-C port.
The announcement is a welcome one for customers who’re bored with doing the dance of a thousand cables, working feverishly to search out the Lightning cable amongst the USB-C cables they’re already utilizing with different units. Nonetheless, for these of us who’ve invested in Lightning-compatible equipment for our iPhone, we’re not trying ahead to purchasing adaptors so we will proceed to make use of these Lightning equipment.
Apple introduced the iPhone 15’s changeover to USB-C as this marvelous factor they’d been engaged on for some time, providing it solely as a comfort with regards to charging your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. After all, there was no point out of how the European Union pressured the Cupertino firm’s hand by requiring USB-C ports for use on digital units.
The iPhone’s transfer to USB-C is a case of excellent information/dangerous information.
All 4 new iPhone 15 units use the USB-C port. Nonetheless, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus handsets are restricted to USB 2.0 knowledge switch speeds of as much as 480 Mbps utilizing a cable, which is the same as the speeds supplied by the Lightning port on earlier iPhones.
The upper-end iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max are USB-C succesful, each of these units supply assist for USB 3 knowledge switch speeds of as much as 10 Gbps over a cable. Whereas we had anticipated to see theoretical Thunderbolt-like switch speeds of as much as 40 Gbps (like current iPad Professional fashions), the ten Gbps switch speeds are a particular enchancment.
It ought to be famous that the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max would require a supported cable to attain USB 3 knowledge switch speeds. Fortunately, Apple will fortunately promote you a one-meter Thunderbolt 4 Professional cable for the low, low value of $69.00.
For these of us with Lightning equipment, similar to cables, mics, chargers, and such, we will treatment our FOMO with a USB-C to Lightning adapter, which can also be conveniently obtainable from the Apple Retailer for a mere 29 bucks.
Many people can even must spring for a brand new USB-C charger or two as replacements for our outdated USB chargers. However, hey! Lookie right here! For simply $19 USD, Apple will promote you a USB-C charger. How fortuitous.
Maybe probably the most disappointing information to come back out of Cupertino is that Apple won’t embody color-coordinated USB-C cables within the field with the iPhone 15. Whereas this was merely a rumor repeated across the blogosphere, color-coordinated cables would have been a pleasant contact, and would even have made it simpler to search out the suitable cable within the jumble of cables subsequent to my desk.
Whereas I applaud the inclusion of a USB-C cable within the field with the iPhone 15, a splash of colour would have been good. Am I the one one who’s only a bit dissatisfied?
I’m positive we’ll all have the ability to take care of the iPhone 15’s transfer to USB-C and our bank card firms will all admire the additional enterprise.