By Joe Rossignol
Apple's new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature a “totally standard” USB-C port with no restrictions on cables or accessories, according to Ars' Andrew Cunningham Technica. .
For previous iPhone models with the Lightning connector, Apple limited the functionality of some cables and accessories, not Made for iPhone Certified. There were rumors that Apple might apply similar restrictions to the USB-C port on iPhone 15 models, but this report confirms that is not the case.
As is the case with iPads and Macs with USB-C ports , the report stated that all existing USB cables, chargers and accessories will work fine with iPhone 15 models.
As the report notes, it is still possible that Apple will launch a “Made” iPhone accessory certification program for iPhone.” with a USB-C port, but it appears that non-certified accessories will work fine with these devices.
All four iPhone 15 models have a USB-C port, but there are differences in data transfer speeds. . The lower-end iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models are limited to USB 2.0 data speeds of up to 480 Mbps, which is the same as Lightning, while the iPhone 15 Pro models support USB 3 data speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
Apple Today has begun taking pre-orders for all four iPhone 15 models. The devices will be released on Friday, September 22.
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