USB-C is one of the major new features of the new iPhone 15 series made official by Apple during its “Wonderlust” event on September 12. Remember that the four models announced (even the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus) all benefit from this new connector, which therefore replaces the traditional Lightning port of previous iPhones.
More power and speed
In a support document published last Friday, Apple provides some additional details on the famous USB-C port of the iPhone 15. As the company had already mentioned, the new iPhones have the capacity to recharge an Apple Watch, the case charging AirPods or other small accessories via its USB-C port. What she didn’t specify was the charging power.
The recent document therefore complements this information by indicating that the USB-C port can deliver up to 4.5 W of power (compared to 0.3 for Lightning), which suggests many more possibilities for different gadgets.
The other important information concerns the USB 3 characteristics of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. The document specifies that the two high-end iPhones will benefit from USB 3.2 Gen 2 for data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps. However, you will have to reach into your wallet to obtain a corresponding cable, because the one supplied with the iPhone 15 Pro is limited to USB 2 speeds.
Finally, it is also stated that all iPhone 15s support DisplayPort output for HDR screen mirroring up to 4K/60 Hz to a TV or external display. Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro can record ProRes videos up to 4K at 60 frames per second directly to an external storage device.
As a reminder, all iPhone 15 models are up for pre-order with availability announced for September 22.