Rumor has it that the iPhone 15 Pro will have a Thunderbolt port with a significant advantage over LightningThursday, November 17, 2022 at 8:28 AM PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple's next generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be equipped with a USB-C port with support for at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which will give the devices a significant speed advantage over existing models.
Thunderbolt 3 is theoretical provides throughput up to 40 Gbps, while the Lightning connector has USB 2.0 speeds up to 480 Mbps on all existing iPhones. Even with real performance limitations, the iPhone 15 Pro with Thunderbolt-enabled USB-C port will deliver significantly faster data transfer speeds with a Thunderbolt cable, making it much faster to transfer large files to and from iPhone, such as 48MP ProRAW photos.
Even if the iPhone 15 Pro models only get USB 3.2 support, that would mean a theoretical transfer rate of 5 Gb/s to 20 Gb/s depending on the exact spec, which would still be significantly higher. faster than Lightning.
Most iPads with USB-C ports already offer faster data transfer speeds. iPad Pro models with an M1 chip and later support Thunderbolt 3 for up to 40Gbps, iPad Air 5th generation 10Gbps, and iPad Air 4th generation and the latest iPad mini up to 5Gbps. . The only exception is the new standard 10th-gen iPad with a USB-C port, which is still USB 2.0 speed-limited.
Like the 10th-gen iPad, Kuo says, the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will remain USB 2.0 speed-limited despite the move to a USB-C port. AirDrop will remain an option for faster wireless data transfers on these devices.
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