1. SOV's Avatar
    I just purchased a new MBP with USB 3.0 and am currently awaiting it to come in the mail.

    Will sync times improve using the 30 pin connector over USB 3.0 vs 2.0?

    If that's the case should we expect faster sync times with Lighting over USB 3.0?

    Or is wireless altogether faster than using a cord?
    09-12-2012 07:09 PM
  2. gthugball1n's Avatar
    i'm not sure if lightning has usb 3.0. ( i doubt it does)

    Your MBP with 3.0 will sync with 2.0 devices at 2.0 speeds.. sorry.. but if your old laptop has usb 1.0 then you should see a significant speed increase
    09-12-2012 07:35 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There are no specs on the lightning connection speeds yet...so it's kind of hard to say if any improvements will exist as far as transfer speeds go.
    09-12-2012 07:43 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I just purchased a new MBP with USB 3.0 and am currently awaiting it to come in the mail.

    Will sync times improve using the 30 pin connector over USB 3.0 vs 2.0?

    If that's the case should we expect faster sync times with Lighting over USB 3.0?

    Or is wireless altogether faster than using a cord?
    No. The iPhone 4S and earlier does not support USB3... and they didn't mention USB3 on the new devices, either.
    09-12-2012 08:54 PM
  5. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Lightning to USB Cable - Apple Store (U.S.)

    "This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet."

    Hard to believe that the term "Lightning" is used in reference to USB 2 when there is a USB 3 available. My MBP will be disappointed.
    09-12-2012 09:43 PM
  6. SOV's Avatar
    Gotta save room for the iPhone 5s I guess
    09-13-2012 08:57 AM
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