December 7, 2023

Over this week, we heard a powerful quantity of rumors in regards to the upcoming iPhone 15 USB-C cable. Most got here from two completely different sources on X (former Twitter): Kosutami and Majin Bu.

These new USB-C cables for the iPhone 15 are rumored to be braided and longer than the predecessor, with 1.5m lengthy. If this seems to be correct, these cables will probably be simpler to make use of when plugged close to your mattress and even on public transportation.

As well as, they might even be extra trendy, as rumors imagine they may have matching colours with the usual iPhone 15 fashions – much like what Apple does with the 24-inch iMac.

That mentioned, despite the fact that these USB-C cables are rumored to be longer and extra resistant, they nonetheless may have USB-C 2.0 specs, which suggests they received’t be as quick to cost and may have slower knowledge switch speeds (as much as 480 Mbps) however received’t require a proprietary Made For iPhone certification to work.

Whereas this might appear nearly too good to be true, you could be questioning, the place’s the catch? Properly, if you need the quickest charging velocity and finest knowledge switch out there, Apple will probably cost extra for an extra Thunderbolt 4 cable and a brand new energy brick.

These cables are good for many who need knowledge switch speeds of as much as 40 Gbps, however, mainly, rumors up to now imagine they are going to be unique to the iPhone 15 Professional fashions – so even if you happen to purchase them, your commonplace iPhone 15 won’t help it.

Doable USB-C cable for the brand new iPhone 15 Picture supply: Kosutami/X

That mentioned, despite the fact that they are going to be appropriate with high-end telephones, it doesn’t imply Apple will give this tech proper out of the field. BGR‘s Chris Smith was exact on why Cupertino received’t probably present these cables without spending a dime:

See Apple’s USB-C braided Thunderbolt 4 cable at this hyperlink? It measures 1.8 meters (5.91 ft) and retails for $129. You’ll must pay an additional $30 if you need a 3-meter (9.84 ft) cable.

That’s why Apple received’t get you free USB-C Thunderbolt 4 cables with the iPhone 15 fashions. Similar to it doesn’t do it with the 2 iPad Professional fashions that help 40 Gbps switch speeds.

Lastly, I’m nonetheless a bit skeptical about this 1.5m cable, as I don’t understand how Apple will match this bigger cable within the present field design, so it would include the same old meter measurement we’re used to.

In the event you plan to make use of a shiny 2TB iPhone 15 Professional Max to file your vlog or spatial pictures, you’ll probably need to spend over $2,000 after which $129 extra to get Thunderbolt 4 cable specs.

Fortunately, we’ll be taught extra in regards to the iPhone 15 – and its very rumored USB-C cable – in lower than three weeks, when Apple is anticipated to carry a particular occasion. BGR will convey all the main points as quickly as we be taught extra about them.