The iPhone 15 will have USB-C, but much worse than Android

The first rumors about the iPhone 15 family of devices have started to surface. On previous occasions we have already seen that the new generation of Apple, after the imposition of the European Union regulations, will bet on a USB-C connector for its mobile phones. However, the latest information that has reached us indicates that its performance will be worse than that of the vast majority of smartphones that work with Android.

Once again, it is important to note that these leaks do not come from any official media, but from a very reliable informant in the sector , especially in data related to the American company. Likewise, we recommend taking this information with a grain of salt, since there is still nothing confirmed about future Apple flagships.

The iPhone 15 will have USB-C,

A slow connector for the iPhone 15

It has been the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has revealed on his Twitter account that all members of the iPhone 15 line of devices will have USB-C connectors . This is required by the recent EU regulations in favor of the environment with which Apple does not fully agree, although it has no choice but to abide by the regulations and adopt this type of cable.

The source states in a post that the cable transmission speed of the new smartphones will increase significantly. However, it points out that this speed increase will only affect the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models ; while standard versions of the device stick with Lightning cable (USB 2.0) transfer speeds.

iphone 15 usb c

According to information from Ming-Chi Kuo, both the iPhone 15 Pro and the Pro Max variant will support a USB 3.2 connector at least, although it can also be a Thunderbolt 3. Conditions that will improve the user experience when connecting the phone to transfer files cable.

Regardless of the above, the fact that the base iPhone 15 along with the iPhone 15 Plus are going to have a USB 2.0 connector is somewhat disappointing. This is due to the fact that a large part of Android phones are much lower in price and have a USB 3.0 connector, so it is an incomprehensible decision on Apple’s part. In any case, we have already seen how the first models do not even reach 120 Hz on their screen, so it would not be surprising if the brand reserved this feature for its top of the range.

The difference is evident?

Many may wonder if there is such a difference between a USB 2.0 connector and a USB 3.2 . The reality is that there is a quite important change, since the first type of connection was born about 20 years ago, which is quite indicative that there is a great leap in quality. A USB 2.0 connector guarantees a speed of 35 MB/s of reading and writing.

iPhone USB Tipo C

On the other hand, the USB 3.2 connector was born a matter of a few years ago and it is a technology that is linked to the USB-C input, so it would be guaranteed in this way that the iPhone 15 will adapt to EU law. In terms of speed, this kind of connection ensures a transfer speed of 2.5 GB/s which, as you can see, is a massive difference.