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Slow speed lightning

445 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2013 2:15 PM by GruphUT RSS
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Sep 13, 2012 8:41 PM

So why is the lightning cable so NOT lightning fast?

  • gooballala Level 3 Level 3 (500 points)
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    Sep 13, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to GottaHaveIt)

    Cuz the cable upgrades they did on the mac stole its THUNDER

  • GruphUT Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to GottaHaveIt)

    You might be connecting it to a slower USB port.  For example, it might be a USB 1.1 port.


    The lightning connection is USB 2.0, and so were the USB versions of the 30pin dock connector.


    In short, when Apple said it's faster, it might be a little faster.  Ultimately, and this is not the official word from Apple, it's more of a size related change than a speed related change.  They say the change was to make it faster but there's no reason in the world they couldn't have made a 30pin dock connector even support USB 3.0.  If anyone says otherwise, they're idiots


    They made the change to fit in to a smaller/thinner package and it's less fragile than the 30pin dock connector.


    I anticipate (from someone completely not associated with Apple except that I tend to enjoy their products) future versions of the devices using the Lightning Connector will support USB 3.0 without a physical change, but for now, it's just USB 2.


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