iPhone 14 Pro lightning port is painfully slow and is limited to USB 2.0 speeds
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The iPhone 14 Pro’s lightning connector is still only capable of somewhat pedestrian USB 2.0 speeds, meaning, the wired transmission of huge ProRAW photographs or 4K films will take exactly as long as it did with Apple’s previous iPhone generation. So, some consumers thinking about purchasing one of Apple’s new flagship iPhones may want to hold off, until the next iPhone 15 is released with a faster USB-C connector.

Apple’s consumers are likely aware that the newly released iPhone 14 series depends on the well-known and reliable Lightning connector, which will soon celebrate its tenth anniversary after making its formal debut with the iPhone 5 in 2012. An irritating restriction that Apple iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro buyers will have to bear is the result of the iPhone’s use of a proprietary interface.

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Reports claim that the iPhone 14 Pro's Lightning connection is limited to USB 2.0 speeds for data transfer. Even in the best case scenario, these transfer rates top out at a somewhat sluggish 480 Megabytes, or 60 Megabytes per second. A bottleneck like this can be especially frustrating when transmitting huge files like 4K videos or ProRAW images (which typically weigh in at around 75 MB per file). The iPhone 14 Pro doesn't use the more recent USB-C 3.2 standard, which would enable significantly faster transfer speeds of up to 20 gigabytes per second.

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As a result, Apple continues to advise its customers to send and receive files wirelessly by using iCloud or the convenient AirDrop feature, neither of which are accessible to Windows users due to the fact that they are exclusive to Mac computers such as the brand new 2022 MacBook Air.

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You should probably hold off on getting an iPhone 14 Pro if fast wired data transmission is still a priority of yours and you want to save money for the impending iPhone 15. Several speculations point to the first Apple handsets with a state of the art USB-C port, maybe with Thunderbolt 4 capability like the latest iPad Pro, arriving with the 2023 flagship generation.

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