Can the iPhone charge the AirPods ?

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  1. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    since the iPad can change the Apple Pencil, what are the chances the iPhone could charge the AirPods in their case using a lightning<->lightning cable?
     
  2. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Does a Lightning to Lightning connector even exist?
     
  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    the description on apple.com says it comes with the normal lightning to usb cable.
     
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    No. But you can try with a lightning to USB then to a regular lightning cable.
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    If you can find a lighting to lighting I see no reason why this wouldn't work. I don't know how many mAh the case is but it'd probably take a pretty decent hit on your phones battery.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Which would charge which though?
     
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Logic tells me it should be the one with the larger battery, but reality and logic are sometimes different things.
     
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  9. ip67 macrumors regular

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    How do you know? 3 minutes 24 seconds in:

     
  10. goudok macrumors member

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  11. foxconn Suspended

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    The iPhone is most likely programmed to charge only and not to be a charger.
     
  12. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Is the battery so crappy that it will not make it though a typical day?

    Shame on Apple if they will not.
     
  13. Channan macrumors 68030

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    On what? The AirPods are rated for 5 hours on their own and 24 hours with the charging case.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Five hours is impressive for a first Gen device. Way more than I would need in a duration. And 15 minutes of charging equals to three hours of listening.
     
  15. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. My LG Tones last like 12-15 hours and I never even came close to using half the battery before plugging them in again, and the fact that the carrying case charges the AirPods means I'll never run out of power.

    I've never listened to music for 5 straight hours except when I fall asleep, in which case I don't need them to play music the entire night anyway.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I sold my LG Tones last year. Those were truly a great device. Just enjoy using the charging case and Airpods for travel. Very convenient.
     
  17. ip67 macrumors regular

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    Your point? If you paid attention to where I said to fast forward to in the video, the iPhone can charge the Apple pencil.
     
  18. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    The real question is: can the pencil charge the Airpod Case? Or does the Airpod Case charge the pencil????!?
     
  19. ip67 macrumors regular

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    I think a black hole would open.
     
  20. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    I personally don't own AirPods, but I know the little dental floss box where they go get charged via lighting cable so why not just charge the box while the AirPods are in use.

    I personally carry outside my home in car lighting charger, then at work I have another pair of MFI certified charging lighting cable ...

    so there shouldn't be a reason why to attempt to charge them via the iPhone unless you plan to leave the box behind which it wouldn't be recommendable.
     
  21. addamas macrumors 6502

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  22. ip67 macrumors regular

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    I can confirm that the iPhone won't charge the AirPods case. I tried using a USB A female to USB A female coupler and two Lightning cables. The Apple Pencil can charge because it has a certain authentication scheme that tells the iPad/iPhone to output its power over Lightning.
     
  23. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    You just need to connect Apple Camera Connection Kit and the USB to lightning cable and Voila (lightning to lightning)
     
  24. noobinator macrumors 601

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    And then nothing happens. Voila!

    :D
     

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