Apple will introduce USB-C on the iPhone 15 series

The last European Council approved the “Use of Unified Charging Ports in the EU” scheme, which means that starting from 2024, USB-C will be established as a standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers, and other devices, and charging ports and fast charging technologies will be harmonized. Later, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, revealed at a media event that Apple would have to comply with the European Union’s USB-C port charging requirements.

Recently, the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple’s iPhone 15 series released in the second half of 2023 will introduce USB-C ports across the board, abandoning the Lightning port that has been used for ten years. However, only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max support high-speed data transfer, which is said to be at least the USB 3.2 spec, while the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus still only have the speed of USB 2.0, the same speed as the existing Lightning port.

For those users who need to transfer files such as videos and pictures, the higher wired data transmission speed can obviously improve the user experience. Under the USB 2.0 standard, the data transmission speed is only 480Mbps, and the USB 3.2 level means that between 5Gbps and 20Gbps, the efficiency will be greatly improved anyway.

Apple has already introduced USB-C ports to the iPad lineup, and some models are even compatible with the Thunderbolt 3 standard. In fact, before the release of the iPhone 14 series, there were reports that Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max’s Lightning port speed was increased to the USB 3.0 standard to meet the data transmission needs of users who often use ProRes video functions.