The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models feature an upgraded rear camera system that can capture 48MP ProRAW images, which retains more detail in the image file for more editing flexibility. 48MP ProRAW photos are very large files up to 75MB each, accordingly for AppleAnd sometimes bigger.

iPhone 14 Pro back camera
Despite these very large image sizes, we’ve confirmed that the Lightning connector on iPhone 14 Pro models remains limited to USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480Mbps like previous models, meaning that 48MP ProRAW photos are transferred at 48MP resolution to your Mac Or another device with a Lightning cable will take a long time.

Apple recommends using iCloud Photos to access ProRAW files at full resolution on your Mac or other Apple devices, or to transfer photos from your iPhone wirelessly using AirDrop, but the Lightning connector certainly remains a bottleneck.

In 2015, the iPad Pro’s original Lightning connector supported USB 3.0, which was capable of speeds of up to 5Gbps based on the specifications at the time, but Apple apparently chose not to move in that direction for the iPhone. Fortunately, rumors state that all iPhone 15 models will be equipped with a USB-C port instead of Lightning, resulting in speeds of up to 10Gbps or even 40Gbps with Thunderbolt 3 support.

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