Iphone 15 Pro

What Sets iPhone 15 Pro Apart from Standard Version?

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  • All iPhone 15 models come with a USB-C port, but the iPhone 15 Pro supports USB 3.2, while the standard version supports USB 2.0.
  • The difference in USB protocols impacts data transfer speeds, with USB 3.2 having a much faster rate of 5Gbps compared to USB 2.0’s 480Mbps.
  • The iPhone 15 Pro has several upgrades compared to the standard version, including a higher-performing A17 bionic chip, a titanium frame, Wi-Fi 6E support, solid-state buttons, and an additional periscope lens in the Pro Max model.
  • The iPhone 15 standard version has a lower-performing A16 bionic chip, and 6GB of memory, and lacks the upgrades found in the Pro version.

On March 24th, MacRumors reported that all iPhone 15 series phones will come equipped with USB-C ports as a standard feature. Additionally, the iPhone 15 Pro model will support at least USB 3.2 on the USB protocol, which determines the transmission rate. In contrast, the standard version of the iPhone 15 will only support USB 2.0. This news has generated a lot of buzz among consumers, who are curious about the difference in transmission rates between these two types of USB.

Iphone 15 Pro

As we all know, the data interface of a mobile phone supports different USB protocols, which can impact the transmission rate. The iPhone 15 Pro supports USB 3.2, which means that its transmission rate can reach up to 5Gbps, which is approximately 500MB/s. This is significantly faster than the transfer rate of USB 2.0, which is only 480Mbps, or 60MB/s after calculation. The difference in speed is quite noticeable, especially when transferring large files.

For example, let’s say you want to transfer a 600MB file using a data cable. If you have a mobile phone that supports USB 3.2, you can transfer the file in just a second or two. However, if your mobile phone only supports USB 2.0, it could take up to 10 seconds or more to transfer the same file. The difference becomes even more pronounced when transferring larger files.

Unfortunately, only the iPhone 15 Pro in the iPhone 15 series supports USB 3.2, while the standard version of the iPhone 15 will most likely continue to use USB 2.0. This is not surprising, as Apple has a history of offering different features and configurations in its flagship models compared to its standard models.

Some people have speculated that Apple deliberately chose not to include USB 3.2 in the entire iPhone 15 series in order to cut costs. However, this may only be part of the reason. It is also possible that Apple is trying to encourage consumers to purchase the more expensive flagship model, which offers better performance and features.

In addition to the difference in USB protocol support, there are other distinctions between the iPhone 15 Pro and the standard iPhone 15. For example, the iPhone 15 Pro will come with the A17 bionic chip, while the standard iPhone 15 will have the A16 bionic chip. However, reports have suggested that due to unsatisfactory yield rates of TSMC’s 3nm, the A17 chip may not be able to achieve the most aggressive performance targets set by Apple.

Apple iphone A17 - Chip

Other differences between the two models include the frame material and the Wi-Fi support. The iPhone 15 Pro will feature a titanium frame, while the standard model will likely retain the stainless steel frame. The high-end Pro series will support Wi-Fi 6E, while the standard version will only support standard Wi-Fi 6.

The iPhone 15 Pro will also have 8GB of memory, while the standard version will have 6GB of memory. The Pro model will also feature solid-state buttons, including a new upgrade to the mute button. Additionally, the Pro Max model, which is the most expensive in the iPhone 15 series, will come with a periscope lens, which will not be available in other models.

It is clear that Apple has chosen to differentiate the standard iPhone 15 from the Pro model in several ways. While this may be frustrating for some consumers who want the full range of features and capabilities, it is a common practice in the tech industry to offer different configurations at different price points. Ultimately, the decision of which model to choose depends on individual needs, preferences, and budget.

Source (Mydrivers, in Chinese)