The iPhone 15 series has finally adopted the USB-C interface, which has been a long-awaited change for many users. The USB-C interface not only allows for sharing charging cables with other Android devices but also offers several other benefits. Today, I’m here to share with you some cool things that the iPhone 15 series can do with the USB-C interface!
High-Quality USB-C Charging Cable
Every package of the iPhone 15 series includes a high-quality USB-C to USB-C braided charging cable. Typically, USB-C charging cables for Android phones are made of rubber or silicone materials, with a standard feel. Now, as iPhone users, we finally get to own a high-quality USB-C to C charging cable for free.
While fast charging for Android phones has surpassed 100 watts, the iPhone 15 series currently supports fast charging up to 27W. With a compatible fast charger, you can enjoy faster charging speeds. However, if you use a 20W charger, the charging speed will be relatively slower.
Additionally, you can use a MacBook charger or any USB-C compatible fast charger that provides up to 27W or higher charging speeds. This is because most laptops come with USB-C chargers capable of delivering up to 90W of power.
The iPhone 15 series not only adopted the USB-C interface but also supports reverse charging. You can use the USB-C charging cable that comes with the iPhone 15 to connect to other devices such as phones, watches, or wireless headphones for charging.
However, it’s important to note that reverse charging is slower, so it’s not suitable for charging other phones, but it’s very useful for charging small capacity devices like wireless headphones or watches. Additionally, you can now use another phone to charge the iPhone 15.
Faster Data Transfer
If you need to transfer a large number of files or large files from your iPhone to a computer, using USB-C for data transfer might be the fastest way. However, it’s important to note that the iPhone 15 series interfaces have some differences.
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus use the USB 2 standard, providing a file transfer rate of 480Mbps, while iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max use the USB 3 standard, offering file transfer rates of up to 10Gbps.
This means that iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max can transfer files much faster than iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. However, to achieve this transfer speed, you need to purchase a separate data cable that supports USB 3 for 10Gbps file transfer.
Unfortunately, all the USB-C data cables that come in the iPhone 15 package can only transfer files at a speed of 480Mbps. If you use this cable on the iPhone 15 Pro, you won’t be able to fully utilize the USB 3 transfer speed.
File Transfer to USB Drives
One of the advantages of using a USB-C interface on the iPhone is that you can directly transfer files to any USB-C port-supported USB drive or external hard drive. You can also use a USB-C to USB-A adapter to support most of the USB-A storage devices you already have.
This is incredibly useful if you need to quickly clear the internal storage of your iPhone 15. Additionally, if your iPhone 15 Pro has a 128GB version, and 4K ProRes video files are too large to store on the phone alone, you can now record them directly to external storage (larger capacity iPhone 15 Pro can store 4K ProRes files on the phone).
Connect to Monitors or TVs
With the USB-C interface, you can now easily connect your iPhone 15 to larger displays like monitors or TVs. Previously, if you wanted to do this, you needed an expensive Apple original adapter.
Now, you can use more affordable third-party HDMI or USB-C cables to connect your iPhone 15 to larger screens. It also supports resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz. However, as of now, iOS only supports external displays as mirror screens and does not support them as extended displays.
Ethernet Connection for More Stable Networking
If you don’t want your Wi-Fi connection to be interrupted, you can directly connect your iPhone 15 to the network via a wired Ethernet connection. The method is quite simple; all you need is a USB-C external network card to achieve a stable internet connection without interference from other devices connected to Wi-Fi.
Support for Various Peripherals
In addition to the ports mentioned above, the USB-C interface now also supports various other devices such as power banks, microSD card adapters, and more.
These are the benefits of using the USB-C interface in the iPhone 15 series. With these features, the iPhone can now support a wider range of third-party peripherals to better meet your needs. However, it’s important to ensure that you purchase compatible peripheral products to make full use of these functions.