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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:40 PM   #26
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Why not just use Thunderbolt for everything now?
For the same reason apple dumped FireWire in favor of USB 2. Thunderbolt is still in its infancy USB 2/3 is more common among macs and pc's
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:41 PM   #27
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If Apple's version of secrecy were a safe, it would be locked with a piece of duct tape.
As long as parts are being made in a factory that they don't have 100% control over, things can and will leak.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:41 PM   #28
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Hopefully there will be options to connect with either.
I'm hoping for SCSI connector myself, that one fricken rocked!
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:41 PM   #29
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man, Apple parts are leaking left and right. what's up with that? I want to keep the element of the surprise!
I don't even think I have to hand you the solution.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:42 PM   #30
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So, can we expect a USB 3.0 connection or a Thunderbolt one?
I'd love to connect my iPhone 5 via Thunderbolt and have almost instant backups and syncs.
Thunderbolt wouldn't be that good as the speed of syncing is limited by the read/write speed of the SSD used by Apple in the iOS devices
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:42 PM   #31
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Very cute.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:43 PM   #32
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As long as parts are being made in a factory that they don't have 100% control over, things can and will leak.
Oh, no question about it, but maybe Tim shouldn't open up his mouth and say “We’re going to double down on secrecy on products.”
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:43 PM   #33
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it happens ever year tho..
yeah but it seems a bit more leaks this time around. and more consistent leaks. but we will see if it is all for real.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:43 PM   #34
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no way... i know 100% this is false
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:44 PM   #35
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That looks like an active cable. I hope that means thunderbolt compatible! It would help explain Apple's decision to include two TB ports on the MBP-R (not that I was ever complaining about it). One for chain-able devices that are always plugged in and one for portable devices.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:44 PM   #36
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doubling up on security, lol pathetic
The saying is "doubling down on secrecy"

Why do you guys keep getting this wrong? LOL
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:44 PM   #37
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I don't even think I have to hand you the solution.
believe me i saw it coming
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:44 PM   #38
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Now what am I going to do with my collection of old USB-cables?
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:45 PM   #39
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looks pretty sturdy to me. The current dock connector isnt bad but this looks much more durable and unbreakable. micro usb is terrible between me and my gf we've broken like 3 juice pack airs. 1 came broken direct from mophie. the micro usb port is junk. maybe mophie will make a juice pack air with this same connector for charging....altho i doubt it im sure apple wont license it.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:46 PM   #40
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Very cute.
I know, right? Simply the most adorable little connector I've ever seen!

Even though it maybe doesn't look to be magsafe, just being reversible will make it a lot easier to insert.

8 gold pins + the outer metal surface will form a 9th ground pin. So it's a 9-pin connector.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:47 PM   #41
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doubling up on security, lol pathetic
doubling up on security is not necessarily, NO "LEAKS" AT ALL, maybe these leaks coming from Apple itself, Why not to give one of the unsuccessful iPhone models, and you can steer people any other direction.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:47 PM   #42
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So this site has a poor track record of leaks but we'll put their stuff on the front page cuz we know it will generate clicks.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:47 PM   #43
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no way... i know 100% this is false
Cool story bro. Care to share more of your insider info?
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:49 PM   #44
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Well at least this shouldn't get the taller vs. wider brawl going.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:50 PM   #45
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Not complete

Definitely not complete, or just wrong. Modern connector design doesn't use exposed contacts, particularly with gold plating. Keep in mind the connector has a 5V 1A charging current.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:50 PM   #46
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I was hoping for a MagSafe style connector, though I guess people don't lay their phones charging around like they do laptops.
This has been pointed out before, but just to be safe, there is no point in a MagSafe connector on a device like a mobile phone. The purpose of the MagSafe was to avoid tripping over the cable and pulling the large expensive device along for the ride to the ground. The reason it won't work is that mobile phones aren't heavy enough to disconnect if you trip over the cable (and the cables are shorter anyway).

There is also the concern of interrupted data transfers, but personally that seems like a ridiculous reason to me as my phone (or even my flash drives) don't go too crazy if I unplug them mid transfer.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:50 PM   #47
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So once they get the LCD and logic board, they can have the first iPhone 5. Sell it on ebay for $100,000.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:50 PM   #48
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i called the apple support, they said they are legit.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:51 PM   #49
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isnt this magsafe?
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 01:51 PM   #50
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My observation

Well, it sure as hell isn't a Samsung cable.
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