At the present time, Apple has integrated the modern and more common USB-C port for almost every Mac and iPad (except the cheap iPad). However, when it comes to iPhones, the company still uses its proprietary Lightning port.
Today, a new rumor claims that the iPhone 14 will continue to use the Lightning port for another year, but some models will at least have faster speeds.
The report comes from iDropNews, which has received information from unnamed sources that the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro models will have a faster USB 3.0 Lightning connector. It is known that the Lightning port normally works at USB 2.0 speeds, but it is not technically limited, and Apple engineers are working on 3.0 speeds for the iPhone 14 Pro charging port.
When Apple introduced the first iPad Pro in 2015, the tablet came with a USB 3.0 Lightning port because users could purchase Apple's camera adapter to transfer photos and videos directly to the iPad. However, for some reason, "Apple without" does not bring the updated Lightning connector to the iPhone.
The current Lightning connector used on the iPhone is still based on USB 2.0 technology, which is too old and can only transfer data at 480Mbps. For comparison, USB 3.0 offers speeds of up to 5Gbps. This has become a problem for professionals, as it takes a long time to transfer 4K ProRes video using a Lightning cable.
Some rumors also suggest that Apple has considered making the iPhone 14 Pro the first portless iPhone as the company continues to push wireless chargers, but that seems unlikely.
Posted 7 months ago by Tungtata