iPhone 15 'to get USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 ports'

No sooner has the Apple iPhone 14 been released, than the rumors have already started about the next Apple model. A report suggests the iPhone 15 will finally ditch its Lightning connector.

The report in TechRadar is based on a leak by a well-known Twitter account, LeaksApplePro, a source with a decent track record of tips on Apple phones, according to TechRadar.

The leak says that the iPhone 15 will use USB-C connectors for charging. However, it is believed that the high-end models of the phone, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will be fitted with a full Thunderbolt 4 port, which has a much higher bandwidth than regular USB-C.

The switch to USB-C comes after the EU this summer introduced its ‘common charger’ law, mandating that all smartphones sold in Europe would have to be USB-C compatible by 2024.

If the report is accurate, then it means that Apple is phasing out its Lightning connecter, which it has already begun doing with the iPad Pro and MacBook Air, both of which are fitted with USB-C connectors.

As well as the new data connection, the leak also says that Apple will continue this year’s pattern of only including the newest Bionic chips for its high-end phones. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will reportedly get the A17 Bionic chipset.