Rumors are swirling around the much-anticipated iPhone 15, and this time it’s about the USB-C cable that comes with it. Get ready to dive into the details.
Braided Beauty: Color-Coordinated USB-C Cable
The iPhone 15 is rumored to include a chic, color-coordinated braided USB-C cable. Leaker Majin Bu has shared some exciting insights into what this cable can do.
Longer and Stronger: A Closer Look
According to Bu, these cables will measure an impressive 1.6 meters (5 feet, 2 inches) and come equipped with 16 pins. What sets them apart is their enhanced durability compared to classic iPhone cables.
Breaking Free: No ‘Made for iPhone’ Certification
In a surprising twist, these cables might not be part of the “Made for iPhone” certification program. But the real kicker is their power rating – a whopping 20V and 3A, capable of handling charging speeds up to 60W.
The Speed Bump: USB 2.0 Limitation
Hold on tight, because there’s a speed bump ahead. Despite the high power rating, these cables are reportedly only capable of USB 2.0 charging speeds, clocking in at 480 Mbps. This might be in line with the iPhone 15’s USB-C port data transfer speeds, but it could be a letdown for other device users.
Compatibility Concerns: Beyond iPhone 15
If you were thinking of using these cables with other devices like a MacBook or an iPhone 15 Pro, think again. Their limitations might not play well with these gadgets, leaving you in a bind.
The Mystery of iPhone 15 Pro
Interestingly, Bu refers to these cables simply as the “iPhone 15 USB-C cable,” leaving us to wonder if the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models will get something more advanced for their rumored USB 3.2 and Thunderbolt connectivity.
Apple’s Calculated Moves
With ongoing rumors of a potential iPhone 15 Pro price hike, it raises questions about Apple’s strategy. Are they saving money on cables to compensate? We explore the possibilities.
The Need for Speed: Charging Insights
Despite potential limitations, if Bu’s voltage and amperage predictions hold true, these cables could be your go-to for faster charging, even on laptops. An exciting prospect indeed!
A Twist in the Tale: ‘Made for iPhone’ Uncertified
The absence of “Made for iPhone” certification raises doubts about these rumors. Could restrictions on charging and transfer speeds be averted? We won’t know until the iPhone 15 launch event.
Stay Tuned for Updates
The Apple September event is just around the corner, slated for September 12. Expect more information on these cables and other exciting iPhone 15 features. Stay up to date with all the latest news and rumors in our iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max hubs.