My latest survey indicates all 2H23 new iPhones will abandon Lightning and change to USB-C, but only two high-end models (15 Pro & 15 Pro Max) will support the wired high-speed transfer, and the two standard ones (15 & 15 15 Plus) still support USB 2.0 same as Lightning.
Kuo believes the iPhone 15 Pro/Max will support at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, significantly improving the user experience for offloading large files. On current devices, it's painstakingly slow to offload a large amount of photos or video.
This spec upgrade and the new trend will drive Apple ecosystem's demand for high-speed transfer chips and competitors' imitation (almost all Android phones currently only support USB 2.0), and it's also conducive to the growth of the high-speed transfer IC design industry.
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