iPhone users warned new USB-C Cable could be slow

Written by Fergus Hart

Aug.27 - 2023 8:03 PM CET

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iPhone users warned new USB-C Cable could be slow

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Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 is set to feature a USB-C charging port, a significant departure from the company's long-standing use of Lightning Cables.

This change comes in response to new EU regulations that mandate the use of USB Type-C charging ports for mobile devices to reduce electronic waste.

However, leaked information suggests that the iPhone 15's USB-C port may not be as fast as consumers hope. The device is rumored to come with a USB 2.0 speed cable that offers data transfer speeds of just 480 Mbps.

This is considerably slower than Apple's Thunderbolt ports, which can handle speeds of up to 40 Gbps.

On the upside, another leak indicates that the iPhone 15 will support charging speeds of up to 35W, a significant improvement over the iPhone 14's 20W.

This means the new device could fully charge in about an hour, allowing users to get back to their digital lives more quickly.

Apple's senior executives have confirmed that the company will comply with the EU's new regulations. "Governments get to do what they do, and obviously we'll have to comply," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

Regardless of the charging speed, Apple advises against sleeping with the device on charge and recommends keeping it away from the bed.

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