Discovered on the Apple’s larger-screened iPad Pro – a Fresco Logic FL1100 4-port USB 3.0 Host Controller, hinting at support for USB 3.0 transfer speeds. The story begins with the introduction of 12.9-inch iPad Pro – includes a Lightning port that is capable of supporting 3.0 speeds, and when taking apart, it has been talked about the transfer speeds and a new adapter in the works.
Reports according to both the iFixit teardown and several sources that have spoken with Apple, and in recent iPad Pro review, CNET also mentioned that the tablet will support “USB 3-level speeds with forthcoming adapters,” which the reviewer also confirmed was information that came directly from Apple Inc. Source also claims that the Lightning port on the iPad Pro is indeed capable of transferring data at USB 3.0 speeds.
The current iPhones and iPad s Lightning port can only transfer data at around 25 to 3MB/s, which is USB 2.0 speed. Support for USB 3.0 speeds on iPad Pro is notable and data transfers would be upwards of 60MB/s and up to 625MB/s. However, the USB 3.0-style speeds for data transfers over Lightning have been a far rumored topic, said to be coming to Apple devices for several years now, but have thus far not materialized.
Both the persons pointed towards the upcoming release of new adapters that will enable the faster file transfers. No release time frame is certified as yet. It is also unknown whether Apple is planning on introducing new Lightning cables that will enable USB 3.0 speeds when transferring files from a computer to an iPad Pro.
Tests conducted by other sources with existing Lightning cables and accessories are only transferring files to iPad Pro at USB 2.0 speeds, indicating new hardware is definitely required to take full advantage of the all-new iPad Pro’s updated Lightning port.
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