iPhone 7 Lightning port USB 3 speeds?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by d5aqoëp, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

    d5aqoëp

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    Has Apple enabled USB 3 sync speeds for this year's iPhone 7? Or do they intend to torture 256 GB users like they did to users of 256 GB versions of iPad Pro?:p

    It would be a deplorable situation to fill up that much storage at one go.
     
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Do Lightning USB 3 cables even exist? The only device I've heard of that supports USB 3 is the SD camera adapter. I've yet to see a USB 3 lightning cable.
     
  3. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    How often do you intend to transfer ~250GB of data all at once, besides the initial setup?
     
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601

    Brookzy

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    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are USB 2.

    Besides, the only accessories Apple makes that support USB 3 are the USB-C to Lightning cable, and the 2015 revision USB 3 Camera Connection Kit and SD card reader.

    This means that even if the 7 did support USB 3 you probably wouldn't have a cable that would support that speed anyway, unless you had a USB-C-equipped PC/Mac.

    (And note also that the iPad Pro 12.9" does support USB 3 but I've had no luck getting it to sync at USB 3 speeds even with a USB-C cable.)
     
  5. Craigriver macrumors newbie

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    Here's a cable listing on eBay. Has anyone tried this? I don't recognize the brand so won't jump at trying it if it is junk.

    Visiontek Lightning To Usb 3.0/2.0 Charge/sync Cable [900704] - Lightning/usb
     

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