The iPhone 15 is the first phone to get a USB-C port. Apple proudly announced this during the special event. However, the company doesn’t tell you everything about it.
iPhone 15 models can now be pre-ordered and will be delivered physically starting September 22. One of the most notable novelties is the USB-C port, which Apple added under pressure from the European Union. The authority wants all (small) devices to be charged in the same way in order to preserve the environment.
USB-C on iPhone 15
Apple announced a USB-C port for iPhone 15 models during the Apple Wonderlust. The company also explained the different functions of the new feature. Using a USB-C cable, it is now possible to charge, transfer data, and transfer audio and video from one device to another.
During the presentation, Apple explains that you can charge the AirPods Pro 2 and Apple Watch using the USB-C port on your iPhone. For iPhone 15 Pro, functionality goes even further. There is a special USB-C controller in the A17 Pro chip. This supports USB 3, resulting in transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. According to Apple, this is up to twenty times faster than USB 2.
Apple doesn’t tell you this
Well, that’s all Apple says. However, there are also things the company did not mention about USB-C in iPhones. Faster shipping is not possible. USB-C in this form offers the option of 35W charging, but Apple is sticking with 20W, which is the same speed as the old Lightning connection.
Additionally, the USB-C cable in the iPhone 15 Pro box supports USB-C 2 and not USB-C 3 that Apple mentioned in the presentation. You need a special cable for that.
This USB-C to USB-C Thunderbolt 4 cable currently costs €79 from Apple. Lots of money for cable. This means you can’t even charge your iPhone 15 faster.
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