Apple watch edition charging cases use USB-C

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  1. JayHova macrumors member

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    just saw this on a youtube video and thought it was pretty interesting. I wonder if Apple plans to use the new USB-C for all its product lines this year (iPhone, iPad, etc.)

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUz0eeSUuUw
     
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  3. JayHova thread starter macrumors member

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    This is definitely USB-C... http://tinypic.com/r/2q3sr45/8

    The apple employee even mentions it in the video.
     
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    It must be a special one off then as the retail version is definitely Lightning.

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  5. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    If it's USB C, why does the edition come with a lightening cable, but not a USB C, who has one of them lying around?
     

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    Check apples tech specs for the edition model. They include the apple watch charging cable, a charging box and a lightning to usb cable. No usb c cable.
     
  7. Daku93 macrumors regular

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    Apple watch edition charging cases use USB-C

    It's 100% Lightning. Why else would the Apple Store page for the Edition list a Lightning Cable as an included item? The employee just made a mistake.

    Edit: whoops, too slow
     
  8. JayHova thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess the apple employee in the video was an idiot and I was gullible for believing haha.

    I should know by now to never trust apple retail employees as a source. lol
     
  9. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, he probably got confused between the new MacBook and this.
     
  10. lunaumbrax, Apr 18, 2015
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    What if...

    USB C is backwards compatible with Lightning by Apple design?

    As far as I can observe, they're close if not the same size, maybe someone that can go to an Apple Store can try plugging -- not all the way in-- in the new MacBook's power cable into their iPhone or iPad. They also are the only two established ports that come to mind that are fully reversible. And both were heavily developed by Apples hand.

    Er, on second look, probably not at all. The receiver end of the USBC on MacBook seems to have a male piece inside it, whereas the receivers on all iPhones and iPads are completely female.
     
  11. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

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    What did I miss? Why does it have a lightning port? Faster charging?
     
  12. swordfish5736, Apr 18, 2015
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    swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    no its not, USB-C has a male connector inside the port itself.

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    I'd guess they wanted to make the cable inside the case permanent, and a lightning port made sense since you will already have this cable for your phone.

    but this means apple is making a magnetic charging cable with a lightning port on the other end instead of a USB connector, maybe they'll sell us the cable separately down the road.
     
  13. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    It's a lightning port. I held one in my hand day before yesterday.
     
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    Do we think Apple will offer these charging cases for sale to the rest of us? I'm surprised they aren't already offered for sale in the Apple Store.
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    Yes, and you even get a free Edition if you buy one.:D
     
  17. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    "That box was a designer achievement as well..."

    how can Apple employee say those things without bursting into tear laughing.

    ridiculous.
     
  18. TwanJaarsveld macrumors newbie

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    no its not i own both usb type c and lichtning devices and its so lichtning
     
  19. Julien, Oct 21, 2015
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    So you dig up a thread from the basement to correct someone who was speculating before the :apple:Watch was even released?:oops:

    Also it is a Lightning connection and not a lichtning connection.;)
     

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