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A recent report claims that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will benefit from Apple’s switch from Lightning to USB Type-C connections in more ways than one. According to reports, the modification will also increase bandwidth by over 80 times, enabling Apple to implement features like support for external 4K monitors.
It is already widely known that Apple has implemented USB Type-C connections on all of its iPhone 15 models, thanks to a number of sources. The company intends to significantly enhance USB bandwidth with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, according to leaker @analyst941. Apple’s Lightning connector limits iPhones to the USB 2.0 standard, which has a maximum speed of 480 Mbps, as it is.
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According to rumors, Apple will forego USB 3.2’s 5 Gbps throughput in favor of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, which offers a 40 Gbps throughput. If so, transfer times would be considerably reduced, which is increasingly important given that a minute’s worth of 4K/60 FPS film captured in Apple ProRes 422 HQ consumes 5.5 GB of storage. Theoretically, compared to 90 seconds over Lightning, this transmission might be finished by iPhone 15 Pro models in about a second.
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Apple is also said to support external 4K monitors. Apple may, as it does with MagSafe accessories, limit transfer speeds to MFi-certified accessories. Despite using USB Type-C connectors as well, Apple will sadly not be adding identical capability to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. All iPhone 15 series devices are currently expected to launch in September, with the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max also getting an A17 Bionic SoC and titanium edges.