Could Apple be Working on a USB 3.0 to Lightning Cable?
Even though Apple’s new lightning connector is fast, small, and reversible, is isn’t USB 3.0. USB 3.0 was first added to Macs at WWDC in mid 2012. USB 3.0 is pretty much a faster version of USB 2.0. So while the lightning cable is great, it is USB 2.0.
New Jobs at Apple could suggest a USB 3.0 to lightning cable in the future. The recent job listing calls for a Senior Software Quality Engineer to join the USB team. Qualified people are expected to have knowledge of high-speed bus device testing for both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, along with knowledge of USB triggering and other Electrical Engineering and Computer Science skills.
Since Apple added USB 3.0 to the Macs, it’s a good possibility that they will add USB 3.0 to the sync cables.
Source: Cult of Mac