iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro’s USB 2.0 Lightning port may prevent the transfer of ProRAW photos

The recently launched iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer an improved camera setup with the primary sensor increased from 12 MP to 48 MP, allowing the iPhone 14 Pro series phones to capture more detail. The tech giant has also developed a new image processing algorithm known as the ‘Photonic Engine’.

Users can also take 48MP ProRAW photos, which is especially useful when you want to edit photos. But according to Apple’s support page, ProRAW photos are somewhere around 75MB.

However, a recent report from MacRumors suggests that Apple has limited the Lightning connector on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to USB 2.0 speeds, which offer a maximum transfer rate of 480 Mbps.

This means that it can take hours to transfer multiple ProRAW photos to other devices. Since the Lightning connector is a bottleneck, Apple recommends that users either use iCloud Photos to transfer ProRAW photos between different devices or send them wirelessly using AirDrop.

Interestingly, the original iPad Pro, which was released in 2015, had support for USB 3.0 and offered speeds of up to 5 Gbps. However, it is still unknown why Apple decided to drop USB 3.0 support and limit the Lightning connector to USB 2.0 on newer devices.

Earlier this year, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the iPhone 15 series will switch from the Lightning port to USB Type-C, which should theoretically offer faster speeds of up to 10 Gbps or 40 Gpbs with Thunderbolt 3 support.


I am Sanjit Gupta. I have completed my BMS then MMS both in marketing. I even did a diploma in computer software and Digital Marketing.

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