Transfer music to iPhone via TB3 port on new iMac 2017?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by larzy, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. larzy macrumors regular

    larzy

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    Shouldn't it be faster to transfer files to an iPhone using the new Thunderbolt 3/USB-C to lightening cable in iTunes on the new 2017 iMacs? I tried transferring 1.24 GB music from both the TB3 port as well as the regular USB port. And both took approx. 47 seconds to do the transfer. Is USB 3 as fast when it comes to file transfers or am I missing something?

    I thought the TB3 would be faster. I'm using the USB-C to lightening cable from Apple, that I'm also charging my iPad pros with.
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    iOS devices are limited to either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 on more recent ones. This is due to the controller in the device itself. So a USB 3.1 port, such as the USB-C port on the iMac, will function at USB 3.0 speed (or the same speed as the USB-A ports).

    It's also worth mentioning that no iOS device supports Thunderbolt, only USB.
     
  3. larzy thread starter macrumors regular

    larzy

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    Ahh makes sense - thanks :) How about the new iPad Pro 10.5 and both 12.9s? Is it only faster charging they benefit from, or also faster transfer speed?
     

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