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It depends if you have a CC account.
I am only have an iPhone 6, but I think the way that LRM works is that, if you take a photo within the app it uploads to high res the 'cloud' (it doesn't take up space in the 20GB CC storage) and then syncs the high res back to the 'From LR Mobile' folder in LR Desktop. I guess the original on the phone app then becomes optimised?
Haven't tried it without CC but guess you would have to save to camera roll then airdrop or use OSX camera tool. Unless you had ICPL, then if you save to that, it would upload wouldn't it and you can download on the Mac?
Hope this helps but bit confused about ICPL myself.
Thanks. I do have a CC account.
I did some testing and I believe you're correct: if I take a photo in the LR Mobile app, it downloads to my desktop and shows up in a "Lightroom Mobile" folder that LR put on my computer.
After doing more research, however, I've determined that I will most likely want to shoot JPG with the iPhone 7+. Check out this thread on Dpreview for an explanation of why. Seems the built-in camera has some magic it applies to JPGs that isn't available with RAW capture.
So I think I'll stick with JPG unless there is a compelling reason to use RAW (maybe very high dynamic range scene).