iPhone 15 Pro: Thunderbolt USB-C Cable May Be Sold Separately

Apple may offer a USB-C data transfer accessory cable for iPhone 15 Pro models capable of Thunderbolt or USB4 speeds of up to 40Gbps. That's the latest claim made by Kosutami , who posted details of the cable on X.

According to the leaker, the length of the cable is 0.8m , shorter than Apple's existing Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable (1.8m), and it is said to support charging up to 150W. Apple will likely sell the cable separately.

With the move to USB-C on all iPhone 15 models, there has been a lot of speculation about what port standard Apple will use in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models to further differentiate them from the standard models.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone 15 Pro models will support "at least" USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3. However, the leaked USB4 cable is based on the Thunderbolt 4 protocol, allowing it to offer speeds equivalent to 40Gbps, which is twice as much. of the previous USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard.

As for the claim of 150W charging, that would make the cable capable of delivering power quicker than Apple's existing Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable (100W), however that doesn't necessarily mean the iPhone 15 Pro models will be able to load at this speed.

Earlier this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said iPhone 15 models will support faster charging speeds thanks to the move to USB-C, while one leak claimed that at least some iPhone models 15 could support charging speeds up to 35W.

Speculation about the capabilities of the USB-C port on the iPhone 15 range is still rife. Rumors suggest that the cables supplied in the iPhone 15 boxes are limited to USB 2.0 data transfer rates at a rate of 480MBps, the same as Lightning ports.

Instead, iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to ship with cables capable of USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 transfer speeds. Images from ChargerLab suggest that some iPhone 15 models will include a Thunderbolt/USB 4 retimer chip , seemingly confirming the rumor. of high-speed data transfer for Pro models.

Every iPhone 15 will include a braided USB-C charging cable in the box , which is thicker (i.e. stronger) and 50% longer than the Lightning cable. The cables are also rumored to be the same color as the possible new iPhone colors, available in at least black, white, yellow, blue and orange.


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