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Since Apple claimed that their new "lightning" connector is all digital, does this mean that they can make it faster by adjusting some software codes inside the phone and thus make it faster than its currently claimed / detected USB 2.0 speed?

Thanks for any hints

asked Sep 26 '12 at 19:41

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Not without updating the USB2 side of it to either USB3 or Thunderbolt. Which they won't likely do anytime soon, Thunderbolt is still in its infancy and USB3 is nowhere near as wide-spread as USB2.

It is an improvement over the old 30-Pin connectors, but no software patch will increase speeds as long as they still use USB2. Even then, a patch might not be necessary. Depending on how they have their software set up it could just be an issue of the cable being the bottleneck. Whether or not they actually have the software limit transfer speeds isn't known yet.

answered Sep 26 '12 at 20:27

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thanks for the info! appreciated!

(Sep 26 '12 at 20:54) Schlomo82 Schlomo82's gravatar image
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