iPhone 15 USB-C may be slow like Lightning cable

iPhone 15 USB-C may be slow like Lightning cable

The iPhone 15: Charging Rumors and Speculations


As the highly anticipated iPhone 15 launch approaches, rumors about the device are swirling, particularly about the charging capabilities. Reports from over a year ago suggested that the iPhone 15 would feature a USB-C charging port and cable for faster charging and data speeds. However, recent speculation is casting doubt on these initial rumors.

According to insiders, the USB-C cable included with the iPhone 15 may actually be USB 2.0, supporting data transfer speeds of only up to 480Mbps. This is comparable to the current Lightning cable used in the iPhone 14 lineup, which means there may not be any significant improvement in data transfer speeds. However, there are leaks indicating that a Thunderbolt cable could potentially be included with the iPhone 15 Pro model.

In terms of physical attributes, the USB-C-to-USB-C charging cable for the iPhone 15 is said to be thicker and more resistant. Additionally, it will be longer than the standard one-meter Lightning cable currently provided with iPhones, measuring 1.6 meters. This will provide users with more flexibility and convenience when charging their devices.

The possibility of Apple including a Thunderbolt cable with the iPhone 15 Pro models adds further excitement. Presently, Apple sells the Thunderbolt 3 cable separately for $40, and it is not included with devices like the iPad Pro. Including a Thunderbolt cable with the iPhone 15 Pro would bring faster data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps, which is double the speed of USB 3.2. Moreover, it could potentially allow for faster 150W charging (though the iPhone might be limited to 35W charging speeds), offering an enhanced charging experience. It’s worth noting that the current iPhone 14 models already support charging speeds up to 27W.

Interesting rumors have also emerged on social media. Some individuals claimed on platforms like X (formerly known as Twitter) that the iPhone 15 Pro models would feature a Thunderbolt cable in the box. If true, this cable would be slightly shorter than the existing Thunderbolt cable, measuring just under one meter in length.

In addition to these rumors, it is essential to consider Apple’s commitment to comply with EU legislation that mandates the adoption of USB-C across electronics makers by 2024. Consequently, it is highly likely that the iPhone 15 will be the first in the iPhone series to be equipped with a USB-C port.

As with any pre-launch period, specific details remain uncertain leading up to Apple’s launch event, scheduled for September 12. Until then, all we can do is speculate and eagerly anticipate the unveiling of the iPhone 15’s charging capabilities.