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Apr 12, 2001

Following its iPhone 15 event on Tuesday, Apple released a few related accessories, including a USB-C to Lightning adapter and a one-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable. It turns out the company has also made available a new 60W 1-meter USB-C Charge Cable ($19) and a 240W 2-meter USB-C Charge Cable ($29), designed for charging iPhone 15 models, iPads, and Macs.


Apple advertises the new woven charge cable with USB-C connectors on both ends as "ideal for charging, syncing, and transferring data between USB-C devices." It supports charging of up to 240 watts and transfers data at USB 2 rates.

Compatible with all iPhone 15 models and Apple's latest iPad and Mac models, the cable can be paired with a compatible USB-C power adapter to charge the devices from a wall outlet and take advantage of fast-charging capabilities.

While the new standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are equipped with a USB-C port, data transfer over a cable remains limited to USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480 Mbps, which is equal to the Lightning port on previous iPhones.

The higher-end iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are also equipped with a USB-C port, but those devices support USB 3 data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps over a cable. For this reason, Apple made its previously-existing Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable available in a shorter one-meter size for $69.

(Thanks MacRumors forum member BeatCrazy!)

Article Link: Apple Selling New 60W and 240W USB-C Woven Charge Cables
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2007
I don’t think even Lightning truly achieved USB-2 Speeds for data transfer. On any phone.

Hasn't there been many articles about the USB-c iPads not reading proper speeds, also?


macrumors 68000
Mar 1, 2011
Why not just get full spec USB C cable from another company??

I believe these are as full-spec as they come. Much more reliable than your average Amazon crap.
They would probably be my first choice even for operating non-Apple devices.
Actually quite cheap for their quality, I'm surprised, and the same goes for the new USB-C EarPods.


macrumors 68040
Dec 14, 2010
I have a couple of 3m TB4 Pro cables - good to know I can use these for the 'higher' speed with the 15Pro Max......even though I never connect my phone to the computer......and even though USB3 speeds are still pretty poor considering todays standards. I was expecting the Pro Max to interface at 20 or 40Gbps to be fair, especially with the ability to capture ProRes video directly to an external device now.......


macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2009
Tim Apple: enjoy the USB-C port you’ve been asking for, handicapped with decade old Lightning speeds, unless you pay for the iPhone Pro

So before the announcement, people were clamoring for faster data speeds on the Pro models, because well, the are used by Pros. Apple did that, and now people complain teh plebeian 15 models get non-Pro needed speeds?

Apple is going to differentiate the two lines as that is the best way to get people to buy the higher priced version.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 25, 2010
I'm going to boldly claim that the 240W brick is for an 18 inch MacBook Ultra (ft M2 Ultra) purely because that's everything I've ever wanted.


macrumors 603
Jun 26, 2009
long island NY
The usb c wire that came with my Mac is starting to fall apart, might pick up the 240 watt when it fails. Looks like a great universal charging cable.
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