Apple has already confirmed that it will comply with European Union laws and switch to using the USB Type-C connector in the iPhone, but it’s not yet clear when that will happen. According to the leading analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the transition should take place as early as next year, but not all versions of the iPhone 15 will be equipped with a fast USB 3.2 interface.
The analyst assumes that the basic versions of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be equipped with a USB Type-C connector, which will provide data transfer rates at USB 2.0 level (up to 480 Mbit/s). This number is comparable to the capabilities of the Lightning interface now used in the iPhone. At the same time, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be equipped with USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, enabling data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps.
The probability that different versions of the iPhone 15 will receive different interfaces is quite high, since this step is quite logical for Apple. It’s not the first year that the manufacturer has complemented the flagship Pro models with more modern and productive hardware solutions.
At the same time, Kuo noted that it’s likely that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be deprived of physical power and volume buttons. It is also possible that the older version of the iPhone will be equipped with a camera that supports 6x zoom.