iPhone 14 Pro: Apple would use an improved Lightning port for faster transfers
The upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max may well have an exciting new feature that the 14 and 14 Max versions won’t offer: faster data transfers thanks to a better Lightning port.
Shortly after revealing that Apple will stop selling the iPhone 11 after the launch of the iPhone 14, leaker LeaksApplePro has now announced that the American giant is planning improve the Lightning port of the most expensive models. Indeed, Apple would use on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max a new generation of Lightning port, much faster.
While the current Lightning port on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max is limited to transfer speeds equivalent to the USB 2.0 standard, i.e. 480 mpbs or 60 MB/sthe iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max would benefit from increased transfer speeds. Their Lightning port would be equivalent to a USB 3.0 standard this yearwhich allowed him to migrate data at full speed up to 5 gbps or 640 MB/s.
Still no USB-C on the iPhone
Unfortunately for those who have been waiting for Apple to finally switch to USB-C on its iPhones, it looks like we’ll still be getting Lightning this year. However, Apple has widely adopted USB-C on its other devices, including iPads and even MacBooks. The arrival of USB-C on the iPhone 14 Pro could perhaps have allowed it to be compatible with the new USB 4.0 standard, which promises a transfer speed of 40 gbps.
Europe regularly tries to put pressure on Apple so that the American manufacturer finally adopts a universal charger, but it seems that we will never see this connection arrive on its smartphones. However, some users have not hesitated to modify their own devices to equip them with a USB-C port. We imagine thatApple will simply remove the Lightning port from its smartphone to go 100% wireless before being forced to adopt USB-C. We also know that Apple is currently working on an “Internet Recovery” function, which would allow you to find your data by broadcasting a recovery signal that could be picked up by iTunes or Finder on a Windows or Mac computer. The iPhone would then become a 100% wireless device.