According to multiple sources, the upcoming iPhone 15 will switch from a Lightning to USB-C connector, but new information shared this week reveals additional data.
Apparently, the two cheapest iPhone 15 models won’t see a huge improvement in data transfer speeds over previous generations of iPhones, despite the change in connector.
According ApplePro Leaks, only the two high-end iPhone 15 devices will enjoy super-fast speeds “similar to USB 3.2 technology”. Something like this had been predicted earlier by Ming-Chi Kuo; however, this latest report states that this has been confirmed in the operating system code.
So while the wait for a USB-C iPhone appears to be coming to an end, not all devices will behave the same. The likely dubbed Apple iPhone 15 and Apple iPhone 15 Plus will get rid of Lightning ports, but will have their USB-C ports restricted to a data transfer rate similar to that found on the iPhone 14 Pro, which is equivalent to USB. 2.0 (480 Mbps or 60 MB/s).
Anyone who purchases an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max (also known as iPhone 15 Ultra) will be able to transfer data at speeds of up to 5 Gbps (625 MB/s). That’s the speed limit for USB 3.2 technology, which, according to the apparent iOS 17 code leak, is being reserved for the 2023 USB-C models of the iPhone Pro.