After a long wait, the iPhone 15 series is likely to come with Type-C Thunderbolt ports. Not all models of the iPhone 15 series, but the iPhone 15 Pro. There are new reports online quoting Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst, that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will have a USB Type C port with at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3 support. iPhone 15 Pro with faster data transfer over the cable and faster charging too.
There is a severe limitation with the Lightning port that supports USB 2.0. The Thunderbolt 3 port can provide up to 40Gbps bandwidth, while the Lightning port has a maximum speed of 480Mbps. None of the iPhone models come with a USB Type C port yet. When transferring large files such as ProRAW videos and photos (several of them), the Type-C port will be very useful for users.
All Android smartphones in the world are now equipped with Type-C ports. India is even considering going the way of the European Union (EU) when it comes to unifying shipping ports. USB Type-C ports will only serve as an advantage for iPhone users, and all future iPhone models will be able to support faster data transfer over the cable.
While AirDrop is a very good option, it is only available for users with iPhones or Macs. If India pushes electronics manufacturers to integrate a USB Type-C port only for charging devices, Apple will have no other choice but to comply. India would be too big a market for the company to miss. iPhones have seen huge demand in India, especially during the festive season; E-commerce platforms offer huge discounts on hardware. It will be interesting to see the iPhone 15 Pro models come with a Type C port if it does!