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It is already confirmed that Apple will use a USB-C port for all its iPhone 15 models. Alongside this, Apple also has to make some adjustments in its accessory offerings, like the cables and charging brick. Here are the details you need to know about Apple’s adoption of the USB-C in its iPhone 15 series:

  • The USB-C port will be available in all iPhone 15 models, allowing the series to start complementing the current devices of Apple already using USB-C charging cable, such as iPad, Mac, and AirPods Pro. This should also make it possible for users to use their current USB-C accessories with their iPhone 15, such as external storage and microphones.
  • In relation to the change to a USB-C port, Apple will start offering wired EarPods with USB-C.
  • iPhone 15 Pro models can shoot or record ProRes video directly to external storage. This is good news for customers planning to use the iPhone 15 Pro models for serious video-shooting tasks, as ProRes can easily consume 1TB of storage.
  • Shooting and instantly transferring 48MP ProRAW images from iPhone 15 Pro to Mac is possible using an optional USB 3 cable.
  • The USB-C port of the iPhone 15 models will allow the charging of Apple Watch or AirPods using a USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • The iPhone 15 box only includes a 1-meter USB‑C charge cable with USB 2 speeds. The USB 3 cable will be sold separately by Apple. Apple also offers a $29 USB-C to Lightning Adapter, 1-meter 60W charge cables, and 2-meter 240W charge cables.
  • Thanks to the A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro models, users will experience USB 3 speeds up to 10 gigabits per second (20 times faster than USB 2 using an optional USB 3 cable). The USB 3 support should enable fast data communication between the iPhone 15 device and a connected Mac.
  • The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models only employ 480Mbps USB 2 speeds.


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