Brand new 2017 MacBook Pro, and Brand New iPhone X but......


flat five

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...... you need to buy an adapter to connect them together???? How rediculous is that? 2 brand new Apple products should never need an adapter to connect!! So I’ve had to buy a multi adapter for £69
connect them wirelessly.. not really sure why you need a wired connection these days but assuming you do:

a usb-c to lightning cable is $25 from Apple.. cheaper elsewhere.. not sure what you've spent £69 on but it seems high.



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johannnn

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Downside is that they indeed can't be connected together. Really crazy.
Upside is that you nowadays don't really need to ever connect them. I have the 2015 iMac with normal USB, and I haven't even connected them once.
 

Kroxx

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connect them wirelessly.. not really sure why you need a wired connection these days but assuming you do:

a usb-c to lightning cable is $25 from Apple.. cheaper elsewhere.. not sure what you've spent £69 on but it seems high.



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Well, I needed to connect to my 4K TV anyway so decided to get that adapter, I always connect using USB to back my phone up to it and to transfer photos. Might just back up using WiFi from now on
 
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whohasaquestion

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Transferring slow-mo video using Airdrop loses a feature to adjust the slow motion portion. I don't think Airdrop works with Live Photo either.

So yes, you do need to connect with wire unless you don't care what you miss.
 

Brookzy

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*Alternate universe*

"I've just opened my iPhone X and it comes with a USB-C cable, so now I have to buy another Lightning cable to use it with my chargers, computer, car?! Thanks for the $1018 iPhone, Apple!"

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There are a lot more people with USB devices. I would agree that Apple should have put a USB-C to USB adapter in the MacBook Pro's box, but including a standard USB cable with the iPhone is what is more appropriate for most customers.
 
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flat five

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Transferring slow-mo video using Airdrop loses a feature to adjust the slow motion portion. I don't think Airdrop works with Live Photo either.

So yes, you do need to connect with wire unless you don't care what you miss.
hmm.. not talking about Airdrop.

if your photos/videos are set up to sync with a mac, SloMo & LivePhoto are editable in the same way they are on your phone.

and further, you don't have to plug in or even initiate a transfer.. it's all happening automatically.. like- if i just went out and shot a bunch of photos with my iPhone then came back to my Macs, all the photos would already be on my computers.
 
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lordhamster

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I have an all usb c macbook pro, and have loved using it with my Pixel XL all year. However, I bought the USB-C to lightnig adapter ages ago to fast charge my iPad... and so I don’t need to schlep multiple power bricks. The USB-Lightning cable is worth it... and I’m sure there will be tons of 3rd party ones out shortly.
[doublepost=1509214514][/doublepost]I have an all usb c macbook pro, and have loved using it with my Pixel XL all year. However, I bought the USB-C to lightnig adapter ages ago to fast charge my iPad... and so I don’t need to schlep multiple power bricks. The USB-Lightning cable is worth it... and I’m sure there will be tons of 3rd party ones out shortly.
 

TravisPNW

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LOL... and why does Apple have a gibzillion dollar cash hoard?

By making you buy a $50+ accessory if you want quick charging on your $1000 phone while everyone else includes it with their phones.

Milkin' that cash cow, eh, their loyal fanbase for all it's worth!
 
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eyoungren

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...... you need to buy an adapter to connect them together???? How rediculous is that? 2 brand new Apple products should never need an adapter to connect!! So I’ve had to buy a multi adapter for £69
You sound a lot like the people in 2012 holding their 30-pin cables and docks when Apple changed to the lightning cable.

You also sound a lot like the people with PowerPC Macs when Apple launched iOS 7 and they discovered their 30-pin devices no longer synced with iTunes.

Interested to hear what you have to say about the phone not having a headphone jack.
 

Kroxx

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You sound a lot like the people in 2012 holding their 30-pin cables and docks when Apple changed to the lightning cable.

You also sound a lot like the people with PowerPC Macs when Apple launched iOS 7 and they discovered their 30-pin devices no longer synced with iTunes.

Interested to hear what you have to say about the phone not having a headphone jack.
But the phone comes with a headphone jack adapter?
 

CTHarrryH

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Connection needed if you want to do iTunes backup.
Apple is all screwed up with connectors and lack of them. They should use the same at this point with new equipment
 

Kulfon

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I have a very expensive and top notch headphones. And because of them, I am keeping 6s.

You sound a lot like the people in 2012 holding their 30-pin cables and docks when Apple changed to the lightning cable.

You also sound a lot like the people with PowerPC Macs when Apple launched iOS 7 and they discovered their 30-pin devices no longer synced with iTunes.

Interested to hear what you have to say about the phone not having a headphone jack.
 
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tromboneaholic

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I have a very expensive and top notch headphones. And because of them, I am keeping 6s.
There is an adapter that plugs into to lightning port with a headphone jack on it, included with new iPhones. Also, you can buy better DACs that do the same on the iPhone 6s if you want great audio. The built in DACs are fine, but not if you have top notch headphones (insert top notch iPhone X joke here).
 

Kulfon

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I am aware about the adaptor. Not a fan. 6s good enough.

There is an adapter that plugs into to lightning port with a headphone jack on it, included with new iPhones. Also, you can buy better DACs that do the same on the iPhone 6 if you want great audio.
 

Hoosier317

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...... you need to buy an adapter to connect them together???? How rediculous is that? 2 brand new Apple products should never need an adapter to connect!! So I’ve had to buy a multi adapter for £69
...why do you need to connect them to each other?
 

Djentleman

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That is kinda weak. The whole reason we go for an Apple eco-system isn't just for software uniformity, but hardware, too. And as far as my experiences go, wired transfer has always been preferred because of the speed benefit.
 

nia820

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...... you need to buy an adapter to connect them together???? How rediculous is that? 2 brand new Apple products should never need an adapter to connect!! So I’ve had to buy a multi adapter for £69
I agree it is ridiculous. The lack of usb a on the 2017 mbp really bugs me sometimes. I did to grab an adapter each time I want to use a usb a device.

Its even more frustrating you can't connect an iPhone or iPad to the 2017 mbp without an adpater.
 

Hoosier317

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Well, I needed to connect to my 4K TV anyway so decided to get that adapter, I always connect using USB to back my phone up to it and to transfer photos. Might just back up using WiFi from now on
New at: why do you need it for your tv?
 

mattopotamus

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hmm.. not talking about Airdrop.

if your photos/videos are set up to sync with a mac, SloMo & LivePhoto are editable in the same way they are on your phone.

and further, you don't have to plug in or even initiate a transfer.. it's all happening automatically.. like- if i just went out and shot a bunch of photos with my iPhone then came back to my Macs, all the photos would already be on my computers.
This. Why not use iCloud photos? The Mac photo app is identical to your phone.