Apple will limit iPhone USB-C to USB 2.0 speeds

Until the presentation of the iPhone 15 is less and lesstime, there are new rumors. Previous speculation has hinted at Thunderbolt support for faster data transfer rates, however recent information suggests that the USB-C cable included with the iPhone 15 may be USB 2.0 speed limited.

The iPhone 15 is expected to feature a portUSB-C instead of Lightning connector (due to recent EU laws). USB-C has advantages such as wider compatibility, faster charging, and faster data transfer.

However, there are new details about the cablesUSB-C braided, presumably from Apple. While these cables are longer and stronger, a researcher named Majin Bu claims they only support USB 2.0 speeds, limiting data transfer to 480 Mbps, similar to the capabilities of the Lightning connector.

A possible scenario is limiting Thunderbolt support to more expensive iPhone 15 Pro models or selling Thunderbolt cables separately.

Alternatively, the cable leak could be related to Apple's new Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard with USB-C ports.