Unlocking New Possibilities: iPhone 15 Pro as a PC with USB-C
One of the key features of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro is its USB-C port, a long-awaited addition that Android phones have had for years. This USB-C connector not only allows for higher power levels and faster data transfer speeds than the Lightning port found in previous iPhones, but it also opens up a world of possibilities.
While iPhones with Lightning ports can only mirror their screens on a larger display, the USB-C port on the iPhone 15 Pro unlocks new use cases, including a desktop mode that can rival Samsung’s popular DeX feature. This feature allows users to transform their phones into a PC-like experience by connecting them to an external monitor.
Recently, a developer named @iOS_App_Dev showcased the potential of using the iPhone 15 Pro as a desktop computer. In a video, the developer connected the phone to Apple’s Studio Display monitor and used a demo version of the infiniteX2P Studio app, originally designed for the iPad. This app enables the tablet to connect to an external display and run multiple apps simultaneously in resizable windows.
Although the experience is not yet perfect, with some lags and cursor alignment issues, the developer believes that these can be resolved through optimizations. The video demonstrates a desktop-like experience on the iPhone 15 Pro, projecting a macOS-like interface on the screen.
It’s worth noting that the iPhone chips and Mac chips share the same DNA, making it logical to use the iPhone 15 Pro for casual computing. While Apple may not officially support a native desktop mode for multitasking on the iPhone, this developer has shown that it is perfectly capable of providing a productive desktop experience.
With the iPhone 15 Pro’s powerful A17 Pro chip, gamers can also benefit from connecting their phones to an external monitor for an enhanced gaming experience. This combination of a fast chip and the ability to connect to a monitor opens up new opportunities for both productivity-oriented tasks and gaming.
Overall, the addition of a USB-C port on the iPhone 15 Pro expands its capabilities and allows users to explore new ways of using their devices. While it may not be officially supported by Apple, the ingenuity of developers like @iOS_App_Dev demonstrates that where there is a will, there’s a way to unlock the full potential of the iPhone 15 Pro as a PC-like device.