USB-C port for iPhone 15: 4.5W charging for accessories, USB 3.2 Gen 2 for pro models, and more

in Support document Published on Friday, Apple provided some additional details about the USB-C port found on all iPhone 15 models.

First, Apple said that all iPhone 15 models can charge an Apple Watch, AirPods case, or other small accessories connected to a USB-C port at up to 4.5 watts. Apple has already announced this capability, but has not provided information on wattage.

Secondly, the document reveals that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max support USB 3.2 Gen 2 for data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. Apple had already revealed that the devices support USB 3, but the exact specifications have now been confirmed. The USB-C cable included with iPhone 15 Pro models supports USB 2 speeds, so a Higher specification cable Faster speeds are needed.

As we previously reported, the document notes that all iPhone 15 models support DisplayPort for up to 4K HDR for mirroring video to an external monitor or TV using a supported USB-C to DisplayPort cable or adapter. However, unlike select iPad models with Stage Manager, the iPhone lacks an extended viewing mode.

iPhone 15 Pro models also support ProRes video recording directly to an external storage device, at up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.

To connect the iPhone 15 to a vehicle with a USB-A port for wired CarPlay, Apple says customers can use a USB-C to USB-A cable.

Additional information is shown in Support document.

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