USB-C in iPhones: a world of possibilities USB-C in iPhones: a world of possibilities

You may be frustrated with Apple for abandoning its Lightning port, especially if you, like so many other people, have just recently bought a new cable. But, as a matter of fact, this was an expected move: USB-C has been the port of choice in Macs and iPads since 2015. Moreover, the EU has passed a law to cut e-wastes, instructing all manufacturers wishing to continue selling on the Old World’s market that USB-C is the only port acceptable, so Apple really had little choice. And, there is a bright side to the matter, of course: your iPhone 15 is a much more versatile device than any previous model.

Faster transfer speeds

Yes, Airdrop is always there, and you don’t need any leash to use it. But what if you need to transfer a couple hundreds of gigabytes, in small files? It’ll take a whole day or more if done wireless, and minutes when pushed through a USB-C cable. The speeds are 480Mbps for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, since the port there is of USB 2.0 standard, and a whooping 10Gbps for iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which boast a USB 3.2 connector.

Improved charging capability

Your iPhone is now a valid power bank that will charge up, say, your AirPods case with due haste. Through USB-C, the phone’s battery can give out 4.5 Watts, which is decent in field conditions. Compare to 0.3 Watts Lightning is capable of.

Connect anything with USB-C to your iPhone!

Keyboard, 4K TV, a beamer, well, pretty much everything that is designed to interact via USB-C, you can connect it to your phone and use it right away. In the vast majority of cases, it is a pure plug-and-play deal, no drivers or anything. You can actually turn your phone into a full-fledged computer, all you need is a USB-C hub.

So, all things considered, that switch to USB-C is a blessing in disguise. Less fuss, fewer cables to carry around, and, of course, a healthier environment!

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