The iPhone 15’s New USB-C Cable Might Be Limited To Slow USB 2.0 Speeds

With Apple expected to announce the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro lineups as soon as next month, all four new handsets are likely to come with new USB-C ports on the bottom. The removal of Lightning had caused some to hope for faster transfer speeds when compared to older iPhones, but that might not be the case after all.

While some have suggested that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will offer Thunderbolt transfer speeds, it now sounds likely that the non-Pro models will not benefit from such a speed boost.

X leaker Majun Bu says that the new USB-C cable will be limited to the same USB 2.0 speeds as the cable it replaces, although there will be some changes beyond the new connector.

Rumors in recent days have shown that the new cables will be braided for improved durability, hopefully preventing them from fraying like so many others. It also now appears that the cables will be color-matched to the iPhone color that they are sold with, too.

Another benefit of the new cables is reportedly that they will be longer than the existing ones.

Current iPhone cables are just 1 meter long, but the new, braided ones are said to measure around 1.5 or 1.6 meters, making them much more useful for those whose plug sockets are further away.

All four new iPhones are expected to be announced on September 12 and then go on sale around September 22.

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