More specificallyMing-Chi Kuo claims that although the Lightning standard is replaced by the USB-C standard, only the iPhone 15 Pro models will still support the faster wired data transfer speeds offered by the standard.
Base iPhone 15 models will support USB 2.0 speeds, in addition to the Lightning standard. The well-known analyst estimates that the higher speeds that the iPhone 15 Pro models will support will be due to support for USB 3.2 or at least the Thunderbolt 3 standard, providing a much improved user experience.
As known, USB 2.0 data transfer speed is limited to 480 Mb/s while USB 3.2 standard supports speeds up to 20 Gb/s and Thunderbolt 3 standard up to 40 Gb/s. Therefore, if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, there should be a significant difference in data transfer speeds between the regular iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 models. We assume that Apple’s “marketing machine” will exploit this difference in favor of the “Pro” models while it is possible There will also be differences in charging speed.
Apple will necessarily move forward with the transition from the Lightning standard to USB-C. Therefore, we expect the following iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models to comply with European legislation and have USB-C connectors.
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