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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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No USB 3.0 in "Lightning"

Any thoughts on this guys? USB 2.0 doesn't really echo the new brand name...

Do you think the new iPhone will be capable of USB 3.0 transfer speeds down the line?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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No - Apple is good at marketing, not making products.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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Apple's site still doesn't reflect anything. However, my guess is USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. I'm leaning towards the first tho.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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It's got lightning, that's better than USB 3.0
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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Apple's site still doesn't reflect anything. However, my guess is USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. I'm leaning towards the first tho.
From Apple's website on the "Lightning to USB Cable" store link:

"This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet."
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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Apple's site still doesn't reflect anything. However, my guess is USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. I'm leaning towards the first tho.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...g-to-usb-cable

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This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.
USB 2
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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From Apple's website on the "Lightning to USB Cable" store link:

"This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet."
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Just saw it before you guys posted. Simply, damit. Why?! Why USB 2.0? Archaic transfer protocol should die!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:32 PM   #8
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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lol why call it lightning if it isn't faster?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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No - Apple is good at marketing, not making products.
Pretty foolish statement.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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Exclamation iPhone 5 - Lightning cable - USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt?

They mentioned nothing of this, so assuming only USB 2.0?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:46 PM   #12
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They mentioned nothing of this, so assuming only USB 2.0?
I don't think it would be thunderbolt, possibly 3.0 if we are lucky.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:47 PM   #13
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It says USB 2 on the store page -

"This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet."
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Pretty foolish statement.
Seconded.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:48 PM   #15
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I don't think it would be thunderbolt, possibly 3.0 if we are lucky.
Yeah I am hoping 3.0 as well!

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It says USB 2 on the store page -

"This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet."
Well that was a stupid choice. If you are going to bring a new adapter at least allow it to use the latest tech!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:51 PM   #16
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Then why say, "We have thunderbolt and now lightning" if they were not hinting at a future possibility of a lightning thunderbolt cable?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:54 PM   #17
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There's no reason for it not to be USB3. That's where they're headed with the laptops, so I'm voting on that. Just a thought.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:07 PM   #18
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Big bummer if true. Probably biggest disappointment of this phone for me. This plus being able to use the phone as a portable storage device would have been killer.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:22 PM   #19
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I wonder if they originally wanted to call it Lightning Bolt, but couldn't since AMD beat them to the punch?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:23 PM   #20
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Big bummer if true. Probably biggest disappointment of this phone for me. This plus being able to use the phone as a portable storage device would have been killer.
You can do this via a variety of 3rd party apps already, just sadly at USB 2.0 Speeds.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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You can do this via a variety of 3rd party apps already, just sadly at USB 2.0 Speeds.
With no need for iTunes? I want to be able to plug into a friend or colleagues computer for example and be able to stick a few files on my phone. No iTunes, no special software needed on the friends's computer... and just drag and drop using windows explorer. Can you point me to app that allows this, or something similar?
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Pretty foolish statement.
Forgive me for thinking that a company I once heralded as the saviour of the mobile device market might come out with something half interesting.

My statement was overdramatic, admittedly, but they have not impressed me.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:41 PM   #23
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I was going for thunderbolt. But oh well. It'll be it the IT feature for the iPhone 5S will be made compatible with.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:55 PM   #24
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With no need for iTunes? I want to be able to plug into a friend or colleagues computer for example and be able to stick a few files on my phone. No iTunes, no special software needed on the friends's computer... and just drag and drop using windows explorer. Can you point me to app that allows this, or something similar?
Hmm...I don't recall. I wish they'd bring iDisk (MobileMe) to iCloud though as you could do what you are explaining through a web portal...
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That's weird. I assumed it was USB 3, as well. I know they say everything is wireless these days, but you still need to download photos and videos via cable unless you use iMessage to send them to yourself, and downloading videos from my iPod touch into iPhoto takes a very long time, seemingly longer than it would for files of the same size to be moved from an external hard drive to computer via USB 2, so I was hoping for an upgrade.
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