Apple could offer a USB-C data transfer cable for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max that will provide Thunderbolt (USB4) that could provide transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. This claim comes from a tweet by Kosutami, who posted details of the cable.
Data transferring cable for iPhone 15 Pro- which sold separately. Up to 120W Charge, features USB4 Gen2. Length 0.8m.(Different than existing thunderbolt one)
(Already got this since feb)(DVT Sample)#Apple #appleinternal pic.twitter.com/M5genGQ2NK
— Kosutami (@KosutamiSan) August 25, 2023
The leaker says the length of the cable is 0.8 meters, which is shorter than Apple’s existing Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable (1.8m). The cable is said to support charging up to 150W. The cable will allegedly be sold separately.
Looks Apple has actually tested a Thunderbolt cable for the iPhone 15 Pro and it will probably be released exclusively for the Pro models.
Here is some details
USB4 Data Cable Engineering Cable
Length 70 cm
Protocol USB 4 gen 2
Support 4k 60hz
Power 150w pic.twitter.com/gC9bfF5UC0
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) August 24, 2023
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that the iPhone 15 Pro models will support at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3. However, the leaked USB4 cable is based on the Thunderbolt 4 protocol.
In March, Kuo said iPhone 15 users will see faster charging of their devices via the device’s USB-C port and cable, but only if they use Apple-certified USB-C cables.
The iPhone 15 is expected to include a braided USB-C charging cable in the box that is both thicker and longer than the Lightning cable included in the box with current iPhone models, say reports. At least one rumor says the cables will be color-matched to possible new iPhone colors.
As usual, reports like these should be taken with a grain of your favorite low-sodium seasoning. We won’t know anything about the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro lineups until Apple unveils the new handsets this September. Many rumors suggest Apple’s iPhone media event will take place on Tuesday, September 12.
(Image: Majin Bu)