2019 iPhones Said to Keep Lightning Connector With Same Old 5W Charger and EarPods in Box

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  1. ROGmaster, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    ROGmaster macrumors 6502a

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    Well with batteries degrading after a year and dongles galore strategy, their computer repair strategy(and soled RAM, Storage, sealed computers..) etc. Apple's doesn't seem to care that much about waste.
    You keep mentioning things that don't add up. Funny.
    Their top phone should include a 35-40W charger.
     
  2. AussieAdam26 macrumors newbie

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    True. But on the other hand, who plugs their phone into their Mac these days?? I haven’t for about 5 years.
     
  3. ROGmaster macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the setting is still buried in a place that doesn't make sense.
     
  4. profets macrumors 601

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    And you managed to ignore a simple question 3 times now: What rate charger do you think should be bundled with iPhones?

    I’m sure you’ll ignore it again and continue to deflect. Just shows that you truly don’t understand.
     
  5. ROGmaster macrumors 6502a

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    You're funny.
     
  6. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Makes sense to me where it is. Display is part of accessibility. Hence the setting is under accessibility.
     
  7. ROGmaster macrumors 6502a

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    That 200 figure includes every single iphone they sell in a year not just the newer models.
    So yes it doesn't make sense to mention that figure.
     
  8. rom3o macrumors regular

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    Actually nearly four years. The 12” MacBook is USB-C-only since April 2015.
     
  9. ROGmaster, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Of course it makes sense to you, otherwise the sky would fall and the world would end.
    Nobody is overestimating you.

    The auto-brightness option should be in the Display & Brightness section. But that would probably make too much sense.
     
  10. jdclifford macrumors 6502

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    You get that with any Galaxy S7, S8, S9 etc or in 12.9" and 11" latest iPad Pros
     
  11. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    I charge overnight and am fine with slow charging speeds for that. However there are also times that I'm working from a coffee shop and my battery is getting low. I have my new MacBook Pro on a charger and I can't plug my iPhone into it to charge without buying either a $20 USB-C to Lightning cable or a USB-A adapter (which is probably the real reason they won't change - gotta sell those dongles and extra cables).

    It is crazy that for going on 3 years you still can't just plug your iPhone into your MacBook Pro without buying more cables.
     
  12. gaximus macrumors 6502a

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    So you can't think of any?
     
  13. Heineken macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t see any negative effects of charging with iPad charger. My brother on the other hand has S8 for 10 months and it already dies at 50-60% from fast charging heat. My iPhone X 14 months old 97% health and lasts me virtually as long as the day I bought it. So it’s not unreasonable to ask for at least 10-12W charger.
     
  14. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    It's not even funny anymore:

    Apple 5W charger: 25 euros
    Anker Powerport Atom PD 1: 34 euros

    For slightly more money, I get a 30W charger from Anker with USB-C, which works great and has roughly the same
    size as the 5W charger.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors P6

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    By that token of course it doesn’t make sense for you.:rolleyes:
     
  16. GoodWheaties macrumors 6502a

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    At least you can dig the lint out of a Lightning port. I think people forget the difficulties of the 30-pin connector, or micro-USB and USB-C as well. Also I’ve had to replace micro-USB ports before because of broken pins inside. It is far better to have them break on the cable end.
     
  17. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Shocker. Bigger charger, bigger packaging necessary. Higher costs. Unless US sheeps stop buying they will keep doing what they’ve been doing.
     
  18. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure of the advantage of USB C on an iPhone. Its not as robust as lightning and will be heavily neutered, so there wont be any functional advantages. For me, I wont be buying any more iPad "Pros", stick to standard ones from now on that will likely retain lighting and I will use iXpand memory devices, so I dont have to pay ridiculous prices for Apple memory (2 X iPhones, 2 X iPads).
     
  19. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine when we can finally connect the GoPro from C to C to an iPhone and offload it.
     
  20. chabig macrumors 603

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    Nah. It needs at least 100W!
     
  21. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    I hear you but some things might not be so minor to us. Whenever I use a lightning cable and plug my iPhone into any PC, charging is damn near a trickle charge. Our new PCs have a usb-c and when I plug my Pixel into it, it charges much faster.
     
  22. Nilhum macrumors regular

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    Let’s be honest. This is a smart decision because no one will choose an Android over an iPhone solely because of a fast charger. Sure it is cheap as hell for Apple to do this but from a profit margins perspective it’s a good idea. People will just mildly annoyed an buy a fast charger and thus more money to apple.
     
  23. MacLoveMacHate macrumors member

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    A rumor yes, but sadly likely true. I'm fully aligned with your calling BS on their "cost saving measures".
     
  24. zemoleman macrumors member

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    I know it is naive to ask after all these years but how about Apple doing something nice for the consumer rather than pinch every penny. 5 watt vs 18? Throw us a bone Apple, same with USB-C, time to end the convolutions in the Apple Cable World.
     

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