Apple reveals USB Type-C benefits in iPhone 15 series

  • iPhone 15 Pro series feature USB 3.2 standard while earlier it was believed to be only USB 3.0-compliant.
  • You can charge Apple accessories using a USB-C port on iPhone 15 models.
  • You can also connect various external devices to the new iPhones via their USB Type-C port.

Apple’s newly released iPhone 15 series brings about a magnanimous change in iPhones – replacing the Lightning with the USB Type-C port. Apple had glossed over many of the key details about the USB-C ports on the iPhone 15 series but now has disclosed some of those specifics on its website. So, we know that you can charge certain Apple accessories with the USB-C port on these new iPhones. Also, the company reveals the USB-C port on the iPhone 15 Pro models is of USB 3.2 standard.

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Here’s what that means for the iPhone 15 lineup:

iPhone 15’s USB-C specifications and benefits

As per Apple’s support document titled, “Charge and connect with the USB-C connector on your iPhone 15,” we know the following things:

  • Power Delivery (PD): As long as the USB-C cable supports the USB-PD standard, you can use it to charge the iPhone.
  • Pro data speeds: iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max feature USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard which means you could get up to 10Gbps speeds. 
  • Charge Apple accessories: You can charge Apple accessories like AirPods and Apple Watch at up to 4.5 watts by connecting them to iPhone 15 models. 
  • Connect external speakers: You can play sound from the iPhone 15 series on a bigger speaker. You just have to connect both using an Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter and an Apple USB-C to Lightning Adapter. 
iPhone 15 USB-C
iPhone 15 USB-C
  • Connect external displays: iPhone 15 models support connection to external displays with USB-C ports as well as HDMI ports. The video can be of SDR or HDR type (Dolby Vision, HDR10) at 4K resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. For connecting to USB-C Displays, you will need a USB 3.1 or higher cable and for connecting to HDMI Displays or TVs, you will require cables and adapters supporting HDMI 2.0 output. 
  • More devices: Connect a variety of devices like CarPlay stereo, external storage devices, microphones, external battery packs, USB to Ethernet adapters, and SD cards using SD card adapters.
You can check out the complete list of iPhone 15’s USB-C features here.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.1 inches (15.49 cm) Display
48 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
3349 mAh Battery
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Rs. 79,900
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