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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:23 PM   #1
applefiend95
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USB 3.0 charge too?

does anyone know if the USB 3.0 on the new iMac will also serve as a charging port for the iPad...?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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i dont think so, as far as im aware the new lightning connector is still based on usb 2.0 tech.
so it only provides 5 watts/volts w/e
You'd think with a name like lightning it would have been for the thunderbolt port but hey.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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does anyone know if the USB 3.0 on the new iMac will also serve as a charging port for the iPad...?
I am sure it will. I can charge my iPad 4 with the Lightning cable on the USB 2 port on my Thunderbolt display, and also on the USB 3 port on my 2012 Macbook Air. I see no reason the new iMac would not work also.

It will not charge as fast as the iPad wall charger, but it will charge.
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