The presentation of this year’s iPhone version is slowly but surely approaching, as is the number of speculations about mobile phone features beforehand. Pictures of the iPhone 15’s USB-C port surfaced recently, and Chargerlab was able to spot a temporary chip on it. Ultimately, this should ensure that the USB4/Thunderbolt cable should provide data transfer rates as fast as 40Gb/s.
Cables of different lengths and transmission rates
Apple insider “Majin Bu” on Twitter has been able to get more information about the cables in the past few days. According to him, it was confirmed that the USB-C cable for the iPhone 15 will be 1.6 meters long, thicker and therefore more powerful. There is also talk of 16 pins and, more importantly, USB 2.0 instead of USB4. This means that the cable can only use data transfer rates from Apple’s Lightning standard, which only reaches speeds of up to 480Mbps. It will not be possible to upgrade to iPhone 14.
Fortunately, Majin Bu made another leak on Twitter, this time affecting the iPhone 15 Pro and rekindling hopes for fast USB4 speeds. The insider writes that it appears Apple has tested a separate Thunderbolt cable for the iPhone 15 Pro, which should then be available exclusively for this model. Majin Bu cannot say whether it will also be included in the scope of delivery of the iPhone 15 Pro. He also does not have valid data on whether this cable was ever made available to the public.
According to Majin Buu, the cable shown for the iPhone 15 Pro is a 70cm long Data Engineering USB4 cable, which should support 4K at 60Hz and charge at 150W. However, it’s not uncommon for Apple to sell Thunderbolt cables separately for their iPhones, which then provide up to 40Gb/s. Depending on their length, cables can also cost a lot. Apple’s 1.8m Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable currently costs just under €124 on Amazonat a height of three meters there is another 45 euros on top.
Match: iPhone 15: The USB-C leak points to a major upgrade in data transfer
As always, official information can only come from Apple itself, most likely in three weeks, on September 12th. On this day, Apple is supposed to hold its annual keynote presentation, where the iPhone 15 generation, including the release date, will be announced by the Cupertino Group with great certainty.
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