Is it possible Apple is making a lightning cable 2 that includes USB 3.0 for iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Would it work on all iPhones or it would only work on future iPhone's ?
    iPhone 6 should get USB 3.0 support for faster backups and exporting. Since if the macbooks have it...The future iPhone and iPads should too ?
     
  2. Linkiepoo macrumors newbie

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    We hope so! I think they might push backup over Wifi or airdrop?
     
  3. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Somehow, I doubt USB 3.0 will come to the iPhone anytime soon. Apple seems to be pushing users towards wireless backups (i.e.: your iOS devices will back up automatically at night while charging, without you needing to do anything on your part).
     
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    It's not the interface that's limiting the connection speed. The actual memory chips don't allow connections that fully utilize USB2.0 speeds.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    This.

    The NAND speed is only around 25mbs. So syncing from storage and other similar things is already limited and USB 3 won't make it faster.

    There are improvements that could be made however. Like the increase in latency when mirroring is higher with a lightning cable then 30 pin.
     
  6. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Yep. This was beat to death when they first introduced USB 3 into Mac's, the storage isn't fast enough to take advantage of the faster speed.
     
  7. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    I doubt this is a priority for Apple. They are looking at wifi and cloud sync as a cable sync solution.

    If they can support it without any additional cost then they will, otherwise sync over wifi n 5ghz will be your quickest option.
     

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