Kuo: Only iPhone 15 Pro series will get USB 3.2 speeds

Michail, 17 November 2022

Apple is switching to USB-C for its new phones though it remains to be seen when the change is taking place. Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is confident that the port change will happen in the second half of 2023 which should coincide with the iPhone 15 series launch.

Kuo: Only iPhone 15 Pro series will get USB 3.2 speeds

Kuo believes Apple will bring USB-C to all its new iPhone 15 models though only the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will get USB 3.2 standard or at least Thunderbolt 3 which should manage up to 40 Gbps for data transfers. The iPhone 15 and 15 Max will remain stuck at USB 2.0 speeds (up to 480 Mbps) just like the current Lighting-equipped iPhones.

Apple has a long history of differentiating features between its Pro and vanilla model iPhones so a high-speed USB-C connector sounds like a logical move for Cupertino. Kuo also speculates that Apple may add solid state volume buttons to the 15 Pro series. The 15 Pro Max may also get a periscope lens with up to 6x magnification.

Source (Twitter thread)


Reader comments

  • DeepIn2U
  • 25 Jun 2023
  • raP

This guy is so blinded by his hate he's even making USB3.2 hypothesized by a product leaker to be an other USB3. Thunderbolt 3 speeds is a HUGE deal and costly so keep it in the top tier Pro models.

  • NoBot
  • 03 Mar 2023
  • MB{

It's so rediculous how APPLE micro maintains technical "progress" (USB3, i know, released in 2008) exclusively to their top line, in order to implement an additional incentive for the upselling trickery. While those same technical im...

Nah, people just have higher standards because Samsung is more experimental. First (I think) to release a fully fledged desktop environment on their phones, amongst the first to include a 1440p display on their phones, first to release a foldab...

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