Apple has limited the Lightning connector on the Apple iPhone 14 series to USB 2.0

The newly released iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have an improved camera system, with the primary sensor increased from 12MP to 48MP, allowing the iPhone 14 Pro series phones to capture more details. The company has also created a new algorithm for image processing called the ‘Photonic engine.’

Customers can also take 48MP ProRAW photos, which are particularly useful when editing photos. However, according to Apple’s support website, ProRAW photos are approximately 75MB in size. According to MacRumors, Apple has restricted the Lightning connector on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to USB 2.0 speeds, with a maximum transfer speed of 480Mbps which means that shifting multiple ProRAW pictures to other phones could take several hours. Because the Lightning connector is a bottleneck, Apple suggests that users use either iCloud Photos or AirDrop to move ProRAW photos between devices.

The original iPad Pro, released in 2015, supported USB 3.0 and provided speeds of up to 5Gbps. However, it is still unknown why Apple chose to drop USB 3.0 support and limit the Lightning connector to USB 2.0 on newer phones.


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