Apple is making the switch to USB-C for its new phones though it remains to be seen when the change will happen. Senior analyst Ming Chi Kuo Confident that the port change will happen in the second half of 2023 which should coincide with the launch of the iPhone 15 series.
Kuo believes Apple will bring USB-C to all new iPhone 15 models, though only the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will get the USB 3.2 standard or at least Thunderbolt 3 which should manage up to 40Gbps for data transfer. The iPhone 15 and 15 Max will still be stuck at USB 2.0 speeds (up to 480Mbps) just like current lighting-equipped iPhones.
Apple has a long history of differentiating features between Pro model and vanilla iPhones, so a high-speed USB-C connector seems 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 zoom.
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