iPad Pro 29W + USB-C to Lightning = AWESOME! But have a question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Maleption, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Maleption macrumors member

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    I don't have 12 MacBook, so I got the combo from Apple. Yeah, cost me another $49+$35...
    But after I plugged in, I could say that this is a no-brainer purchase if you own 12.9 iPP.
    I can, literally, see the battery level increasing 1% every 1 to 1.5 min while I am still using it.
    Awesome, awesome and awesome. I strongly recommend you to buy them.

    Now, I have a question. If any one has a 12 Macbook and 12.9 iPP, can you test the transfer speed between these two devices with a USB-C to Lightning cable?

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  2. masotime macrumors 68000

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    I did a test by transferring a random file via iTunes, but there didn't seem to be any appreciable increase in transfer speeds; I was actually quite disappointed and a little puzzled....
     
  3. Ohmm macrumors newbie

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  4. Maleption thread starter macrumors member

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    Dxxm, I want usb 3 speed so badly! But the lightning to usb 3 camera reader is usb 3 speed. I hope they will have some new usb 3 cable accessories coming out soon.
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    Battery Health, which has already been remove from the app store.
    But you can use another one called Battery Life if you don't care about the advertise in it.
    Here is the link:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battery-life-check-internal/id1080930585?mt=8
     
  5. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it seems to only support USB 2 speeds which is extremely disappointing.
     
  6. AlexJoda macrumors regular

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    I am normally not able to use up a whole nightly charge at the daytime no I never needed to charge the iPP 12.9 in between. So you must really work a lot with the iPP.....
     
  7. Maleption thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly. Daytime Mac Mac Mac, Back home from office iPP iPP iPP.
    I live by myself and my gf is 700mi away from me. Unfortunately, we meet once every month(me work, she college). In order to spend the spare time, I thought I could develop some hobby, like drawing. And I am a huge fan of Apple. There we go..... OK...no excuse...I just wanna buy the dxxm iPP.
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    I believe that the new accessories from Apple will support the USB 3 speed, a cable being one of them.
     
  8. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    The new Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter and Lightning to SD Card Readers support USB 3 (on the 12.9" Pro) but the USB-C to Lightning cable appears not to, at least today.
     
  9. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Working outdoors, on 4G, with maximal brightness and with the Pencil? Together with a PIP video and I'm able to reduce a full battery in 6 hours back to empty. So I was really happy to spend the extra money on a 29W!
     
  10. AlexJoda macrumors regular

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    Today I also made the experience of an empty iPP at about 6 pm which was indeed not so nice. But only because I tried to use it for two days without recharging....
     
  11. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Update: an Apple support document has been updated to say:
    I don't know why the 12.9" Pro doesn't seem to transfer at USB 3 speeds while connected via that cable to a MacBook, though... :confused:
     
  12. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Future update perhaps? Or the new MacBook 12"?
     
  13. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Still only showing as "Up to 480 Mb/sec" in System Profiler on my 2016 rMB.
     
  14. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any issues with using 29W+USB C to lightning cable to charge an iPhone 6S+ and a 9.7?
     
  15. thadoggfather Suspended

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    i wouldnt think so, but more curious, are there any benefits?
     
  16. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    Being able to use one charger for all of these devices...
     
  17. thadoggfather Suspended

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    true,

    i more meant from a speed perspective to fully charge,

    i know iPhone benefits greatly from the regular iPad chargers but not sure about 29w, same with 9.7

    (I just dont know)
     
  18. jmeas macrumors regular

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    It seems to be a bug, or maybe an issue with software (either on iOS or OS X); I haven't heard of anyone getting USB-3 transfer speeds with that cable.
     
  19. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it safe for the battery to charge IPad Pro 12.9" with 29w USB-C charger?

    I ask an Apple Rep today and he was against me buying it. Said it will hurt the battery and to stick with 12W charger.
     
  20. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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  21. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to the Apple Store again today. I had to buy the Osmo game for my 5 year old daughter.

    I asked the Apple Rep again regarding the 29W charger and they said that if I use the charger it may hurt the battery in the iPad Pro.

    They said the the charger will work for the iPad Pro but it is not recommended.

    I am in Hong Kong. Is this what the Apple Reps inform in the US, too?

    I do want to get the charger but if the Apple Rep suggests me not to use the 29W charger and to only use the 12W charger, I am wondering if Apple has had issues with clients returning their iPad Pro for battery issues.
     
  22. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    It is absolute and total BS. I charge my iPhone with the 29W as well when I'm a few nights on the road. Works perfect.
    Look at it this way: the chips that regulate charging inside your phone/iPad/laptop decide how much power can be applied to the battery for safe and fast charging. If you have a 5V, 1000A (=5000W) charger, your iPad Pro 12.9" won't charge any faster then with the 29W charger. In fact it will charge a lot slower because the 29W charger and cable do a "secret handshake" with the iPad before determining that it can charge faster. That is why not any charger/cable will make the iPad charge faster, just the expensive Apple 29W charger and the expensive Apple USB-c to lightning cable.
    And if it could damage your ipad, why would apple sell these? They are known for some of the cleanest output in USB-chargers. Just buy the Apple 29W charger and Apple USB-c to lightning cable and enjoy the much faster charging. Certainly when on the go, it's really nice (and some times a must) have.
     
  23. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the feedback. Makes me more confident to buy it without worries.

    So along with my iPad Pro 12.9", I can use the charger to charge my other devices at home? IPad Pro 9.7", IPhone 7 Plus and IPhone 6s?
     
  24. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    Went ahead and bought the USB-C Charger.

    I did notice that the iPad gets charged quicker. Nice. Glad I got it. My other devices also get charged but more or less same as what the 10W charger could do.
     

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  25. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, they seem to see it the same as the charger cable they include with MacBooks / MBPs. Just a power cable with the minimum spec transfer speeds.
     

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