Last week, the iPhone officially replaced Lightning with USB-C. However, as usual, Apple left interesting details out of the presentation. However, we didn’t have to wait very long for support documents that allow us to learn more about the capabilities of the new ports and their differences between the regular iPhone 15 and the flagship iPhone 15 Pro.
The document was noticed by MacRumors.
There you can find out that thanks to USB-C ports, each iPhone 15 will be able to charge other gadgets with a power of up to 4.5W. Android devices have had similar functionality for a long time (moreover, the flagships even have reverse induction charging), but for the iPhone, this is a “new world.”
The document also confirms the use of the USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models. Given that the speed of up to 10 Gbps announced at the presentation hinted at this, there was still no direct confirmation.
At the same time, Pro models can afford to record 4K video at 60 frames per second to external devices.
However, such smartphones will be supplied with a conventional USB 2 cable of the previous generation, so anyone who wants to transfer data from a smartphone as quickly as possible will have to purchase the appropriate accessory.
The document also shows that all iPhone 15 ports support DisplayPort technology and can transmit images in 4K HDR format, which allows for moring. However, the company’s smartphones do not have the extended display mode feature that the iPad has.
CarPlay users with a wired connection are in luck, and all iPhone 15s should work with a USB-A-to-USB-C cable (unless, of course, the car doesn’t have USB-C).