airpower usb-c or lightning

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  1. 537635 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been searching for a while, but haven't found any mention of this.

    Has there been any indication, what kind of connection will be on the back of the charger?
     
  2. hesatter macrumors newbie

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    Looking at AirPower, I think it will connect with USB-C but I can't confirm this right now.
     
  3. 537635 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is USB-C to Lightning. It is really difficult to say... they do look very similar.

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  4. hesatter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, almost all of the AirPower images online show it plugged in so it's very hard to tell what port it is. But I just looked online and here is what AppleInsider says:

    "AirPower appears to be connected to its charging puck — wattage unknown — via a single Lightning cable. The pad itself is large enough to comfortably fit an iPhone X, Apple Watch and an AirPods case, but there is little room left for much else.'
    - AppleInsider

    So it could be lightning actually.
     
  5. 537635 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. So most probably USB-C to Lightning... I don't see any other way you could get enough juice for charging three devices simultaneously + some energy lost due to heat. What if you put three iPhones up there.
     
  6. hesatter macrumors newbie

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    It will probably will come with a USB C charging brick and a USB-C to Lightning cable, so it can charge it faster and also to handle all three devices. So yes I do think it's likely they will add that.
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    It could even be simply USB to Lightning and ship with a 12W adapter.

    7.5W for the iPhone leaves 4.5W to share between the AirPods Case and the Watch. That doesn't sound like much, but the AirPods Case only draws 2.5W according to my Mac, and Apple never promised anything in terms of charging speed for the Case or Watch.
     
  8. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, unfortunately this sounds like today's Apple. I was beginning to think that AirPower's steep price would "at least" come with a USB-C to Lightning cable/USB-C power adapter bundle, but alas...
     
  9. peroddmund macrumors member

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    Im hoping for USB-C! That way I can travel with my MacBook charger, USB C cable and Airpower, which will charge all my stuff (not at the same time tho).

    Today when I travel I need a separate suitcase for all the cables and bricks for me and my wife.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Would need it would need to be USB type C to lightening as will need it to be able to charge fast
     

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