iPhone 15 Rumored to Have USB-C Port with Thunderbolt Support
We have been hearing rumors for a while now about the iPhone 15 series potentially adopting a USB Type-C port to comply with EU law. Recent leaks have further strengthened this claim, suggesting that the iPhone 15’s USB-C port may include a chip. Let’s dive deeper into what this could mean for Apple’s upcoming flagship device.
iPhone 15 USB-C Could Support Thunderbolt
According to tipster Majin Bu, who shared images of the iPhone 15’s USB-C port components, there seems to be a chip (possibly a Retimer chip) with the model number 3LD3. While the functionality of this chip is yet to be confirmed, it is speculated that it could be used for transmission encryption, adding an extra layer of security to data transfers.
Furthermore, there are hints that the iPhone 15 may also support Thunderbolt, as suggested by ChargeLAB. If true, this would enable high-speed data transfer capabilities reaching up to 40Gbps. It is worth noting that the extent of Thunderbolt support and faster charging speeds may vary, potentially being exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro models. Previous rumors have also suggested that the regular iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models may feature a slightly toned-down version of the USB-C port.
Previous hints regarding the iPhone 15’s USB-C port included the presence of an IC, which raised speculations about its compatibility being restricted to MFI (Made for iPhone/iPad)-certified accessories. This would allow Apple to maintain control over the accessories used with their devices.
While concrete details are scarce, it seems highly likely that the iPhone 15 will indeed come with a USB Type-C port. Additionally, the new iPhone lineup is expected to feature Dynamic Island technology across all models, along with a 48MP main camera and various design changes and performance upgrades. For a more comprehensive overview of the iPhone 15 leaks and rumors, feel free to read our detailed article.
The official launch of the iPhone 15 lineup is rumored to take place on either September 12 or September 13, just around the corner. Therefore, we won’t have to wait much longer to see how Apple’s new flagship devices turn out. We will be sure to keep you updated with the official details as they become available. In the meantime, let us know in the comments section if you are excited about the prospect of an iPhone with USB-C connectivity!