Apple fans have long-awaited the arrival of a USB-C iPhone, which would allow them to use a single set of cables for all their Apple devices. With the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup, this wish may finally come true. However, there may be a catch.
According to a leaker with a good track record, ShrimpApplePro, we will need to use MFi USB-C cables to get full functionality. Foxconn is already mass-producing EarPods and cables with MFi certification, while non-MFi cables will be limited in data and charging speed.
Apple made the switch to USB-C with Macs in 2015, followed by the MacBook Pro a year later. The iPad also switched to USB-C in 2018, but the iPhone continued to use the Lightning port. With the iPhone 15, Apple will replace Lightning with USB-C for wired charging and data transfer. However, data transfer speeds will be limited to USB 2.0 for the base model and iPhone 15 Plus, while the Pro models will get much faster transfers.
The Pro models will feature at least USB-C 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds, but only with official Apple cables or third-party ones with MFi certification. This means that existing USB-C cables may not be fully compatible with the two Pro models.