Other than changing the shape of the new dock connector from 30 pin to a 8 pin it is still a USB 2 (~35MB/s) connector. With all their 2012 Macs on USB 3 (~350MB/s) why didn't they instead upgrade the new dock connector to this standard? It would've mean faster sync speeds by a factor of 10x and more bus power for more rapid charging. To put it in perspective a 64GB iPhone would take around 30 mins to fill up with USB 2 but with USB 3 it should take around 3 mins to complete. This is assuming the HDDs are fast enough to sustain ~350MB/s. My point is make it worth the while of the customers to go through the hassles. Unless of course they are using rather slow flash memory that will expose Apple to being told they're cheapening out on their flash memory speed.