iPhone XS Is Iphone XS still usb 2.0?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dgg32, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. dgg32 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2009
    Hi community. I wonder whether the new XS is still connecting with the computer with usb 2.0? If so, that will be a pain to transfer 512 Gb worth of file.

    Anyone who has the phone can please answer this? Thank you!
  2. maxsquared macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    Nope it isn’t 2.0, but you will need one of those USB-C to lightning cables from Apple.

    I think since iOS 7 or 8 Apple start encourage everything wireless, so transfer files should be wireless
  3. iPhone Xcited macrumors regular

    iPhone Xcited

    Sep 13, 2017
    The Lightning cable supplied most certainly is USB 2.0. I use mine to sync to iTunes to backup my data. The phone itself does support USB-C, but that requires a cable purchased separately.
  4. Sugadaddy macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2010
    Just transferred a 4K 60fps video to my computer using the regular USB to lightning cable, definitely USB 2.0, LOL.

    So if I get the USB-C to lightning cable, I'd get USB 3.0 tranfer speeds?
  5. jpiszcz macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
    I’d be curious of the speeds with USB-C to lightning as well.
  6. treyhunnid macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2018
    I’m not so sure cuz the usb c transfer and a usb a transfer is equally fast on my MacBook. Windows speeds idk.
  7. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    The iPhone’s still presently only perform at USB 2.0 standards regardless of cable used
  8. Sugadaddy macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2010
    Well, that's too bad.

    512GB at 30MB/second is close to 5 hours. :confused:
  9. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    Tell me about it. I do backups of my devices weekly and it takes ages to do them, just under 1 TB of data I try to keep backed up constantly for my iPhones.
  10. Herro177 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2018
    Feeling the same pain over here. Got myself a 512gb storage and damn it's a pain to transfer. Anyway, ordered apple USB-c to lighting cable. Should be a lot better once it get it.
  11. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    The USB-C to Lightning still only supports USB 2.0 transfer speeds FYI
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Source? iPad Pro became USB 3 with the introduction of 512GB. I would imagine the XS/Max are the same. That was over a year ago.
  13. jona2125, Oct 4, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018

    jona2125 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    The iPad Pro's (only 10.5 and 12.9) have 16 pins in the port for that capability and Apple even discloses that USB 3 speeds only are achieved on those specific models, the 9.7 is excluded because it and all other lightning devices still only have 8 pins. Also the iPad Pro's, 10.5 and 12.9 only, were specifically called out to have USB-C controllers that allowed them USB 3.0 function and those have not appeared yet in any iPhone. There are postings around that have confirmed that when connected with the Lightning to USB-C cable, the iPhone's still only report back USB 2.0 speeds.

    My guess is that the USB 3 relies upon the specific controller and 16 pins in combination, which currently no devices have besides the 10.5 and 12.9 iPad Pro's.

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