Does the iPhone 6/6 Plus support USB 3.0?

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  1. Hustler1337, Sep 17, 2014
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    Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    As per the title, does anyone know if the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus support USB 3.0?

    I'm sick of the slow transfer rates when backing up or transferring files from iTunes which is excruciatingly slow, so would be a godsend to have USB 3.0 support.

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. CasuallyDressed macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, it doesn't. Still just USB 2.0. ****ing tragic for a phone in 2014 to still be USB 2.0. One of the few things that bug me about iPhones.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Does the iPhone 6/6 Plus support USB 3.0?

    The low power NAND storage doesn't even saturate USB2.0
     
  4. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly can't remember the last time I've plugged my phone into a computer for anything other than charging it... Sorry it doesn't work well for you, though. Everyone has different needs.

    Clint
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Actually, it seems sequential read does saturate USB 2.0 (I get 100 MB/s easy on mine) so faster backups, etc. For syncing music, videos, etc to your iPhone, though, you're limited by sequential write and those hover right around USB 2.0 real world throughput (~40 MB/s).
     
  6. MagnusVonMagnum macrumors 601

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    Given in 2015 even a brand new iPod Touch 6 syncs as slow as molasses (my 5 says copying "pages" over to iTunes and it's taking FOREVER) I'd say USB 3.x (if the stupid NAND flash could handle it) would be a good idea. The flash storage keeps getting bigger and bigger and yet it's using technology from the year 2000 for cable transfers. Unreal.

    Worst of all, there's no simple way to keep it from doing transfers of things like that I don't care about at that moment. I wanted to copy some new photos and a video I took using a Canon camera over to show people at work and it's been syncing for over 20 minutes now (and long past the photo/video part; it's going so slow on transferring app updates I already did over WiFi and which it could grab from the iTunes store over my ISP connection instead of the stupid thing. If I just want to throw a few pictures, videos or songs on it, too bad. It wants to sync EVERYTHING while it's at it and it doesn't care about how much time you have to do it.
     
  7. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That is an issue with even some of the most recent Android phones such as the Galaxy S6.
     
  8. CasuallyDressed macrumors 6502

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    True. I saw a vid for the new 1plus2 (or however you type that) phone and it has the new USB type C connector on it. It'd be awesome if Apple dropped Lightning and EVERYTHING became USB type C. It'll never happen, but I'd love it if did.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Weird thing in here. I had an old laptop supporting only USB 2.0. But when syncing things, and copying music or whatever, I see the copy speed is faster than copying things to external disk.

    I do know iPhone cable only supports USB 2.0. Maybe apple lets something interesting happen when syncing staff using iTunes. Hope this is only my wrong thought.
     
  10. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Well 1+ really skimped on that phone. It has the type C connector only, only transferring at USB 2 speeds. None of the connectivity options type C supports will work on that phone. Literally it's to make it easier for charging. Heck it doesn't have wireless or quick charging. Even the iPhone 6 has a form of quick charging using the iPad power brick.
     
  11. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the S6 had considerably higher read/write speeds than the competition?
     
  12. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I believe you're referring to flash storage speeds, not USB transfer speeds. The S5 can transfer files from a PC to the phone much faster than the S6 due to USB 3.0, which the S6 lacks.
     
  13. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    It's more likely than you think.
     

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