Apple’s Lightning data transfer is also limited to USB 2.0 speeds with the new iPhone 14 devices. So ripping videos in Apple’s ProRes format remains a time-consuming task.
Earlier this year it was rumored that Apple Worked at USB 3.0 speeds For the Lightning port (5 Gbit/s, or 625 Mbit/s), but according to MacRumors So nothing came of it. Burning one minute of 4K ProRes (6GB) video takes about two and a half minutes at USB 2.0 speeds (30-40MB/s practically).
Lightning port on iPhone.
It’s unknown why the (alleged) USB 3.0 upgrade was not finally implemented. Apple may no longer want to invest in technology, with the USB-c charging standard looming in the European Union. On the other hand, a USB-c port will only become mandatory in the fall of 2024, so two more generations of iPhones were able to use a faster Lightning port.
According to rumors released in May, Apple is testing iPhones with a USB-C port, which could be released in 2023. It looks like the iPhone 15 will actually get a USB-c port. Well, let’s hope Apple doesn’t limit the transfer speed with USB-C to USB 2.0 either.
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