iPhone 15 Rumoured To Support Faster Thunderbolt Transfer Speeds, Thanks to a Retimer Circuit

There is less than a month till Apple unveils the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, and rumours and leaks about the flagship handsets continue to surface on a regular basis. There will be significant external and internal upgrades for the iPhone 15 Pro variants. The corporation is hoping to increase sales of the base iPhone 15 models by all means necessary, therefore the base models will receive their share of improvements. The newest rumour claims that the USB-C port on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will support Thunderbolt, allowing for even faster data transfer rates.

ChargerLab claims that the iPhone 15 will have a retimer chip compatible with either Thunderbolt or USB 4 for improved data transfer speeds. The future USB-C port, also included in the ‘Pro’ versions, will make the entire process possible on the iPhone 15 series. The leak of a USB-C component for the iPhone 15 is not the first of its kind. The source claims to have seen new photos of the USB-C port on the iPhone 15, suggesting that it will support Thunderbolt speeds.

iPhone 15 Series USB Type-C Ports | Chargerlab

Increased data transfer speeds on the iPhone 15 Pro are made possible by its retimer circuit. In case you aren’t aware, this little chip is what allows for better and faster data transfer speeds by reinitiating signals and getting rid of any breaking of weak signals. The chip has additional range-expanding properties as well. The iPhone 15’s USB-C port has the same chip as other devices that use Thunderbolt.

Retimer Circuit | Chargerlab

On all four of its new devices this year, Apple is ditching its proprietary Lightning port in favour of a USB-C connection. This decision was primarily made due to the ruling of EU Courts that forced Apple to use the generalized Type-C port on its phones. The business could have saved the function for its top-tier iPhone 15 Pro models, but instead, it added it to every iPhone 15 model. This may be one of the reasons why Apple plans to raise prices for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro.

Both the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro feature a new USB-C connector, which will allow for speedier data transfers via Thunderbolt. For photographers who rely on their iPhones as their primary camera, this update will be a huge deal. They may quickly and effortlessly copy their media files, including photos and movies, to their laptop or even iPad. When comparing the USB-C port on the iPad Pro and the standard iPad, for instance, the difference in transfer rates is dramatic. Be aware that in order to make use of the lightning-fast data transfer rates offered by Thunderbolt, you’ll need some extra hardware.


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