Friday, September 30, 2022

USB-C vs Lightning - Redux

Earlier this year I shared a post on USB-C vs Lightning. It was mostly on the durability aspects of the different connectors.

But with the recent release of the iPhone 14 Pro, there's another furor around Lightning connectors.

The earlier post included the following chart:

But I didn't pay much attention to the last row - Maximum transmission speed.

There's a 40 fold increase in transmission speed when using USB-C. FORTY FOLD!

And Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB-C.

So what does iPhone 14 Pro have to do with this? 48-megapixel ProRAW photos - four times as many pixels as iPhone 13 models.

Full-resolution ProRAW photos taken with the iPhone 14 Pro can be close to 100MB per file.

I hope you're not in a hurry to offload your photos from your shiny new iPhone 14 Pro.

The good news is that there's lots of talk that next year's iPhone 15 Pro will have USB-C.

We can hope.

Here's a good recap of the issue from Lifewire (