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

A Supporting 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 4.5W. Apple has already announced this capability, but it hasn’t provided VAT information.

Second, the document reveals that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max support USB 3.2 Gen 2 for data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Apple already revealed that the devices support USB 3, but the exact specification has now been confirmed. The USB-C cable included with iPhone 15 Pro models supports USB 2 speeds, so a High-spec cable Needed for faster speeds.

As we previously reported, the document states that all iPhone 15 models support 4K HDR video mirroring DisplayPort on an external display or TV with a USB-C to DisplayPort cable or adapter. However, unlike select iPad models with Stage Manager, the iPhone does not have an extended display mode.

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

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

Additional information is outlined herein Supporting document.

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