Curious, breaking USB-C port with lightning?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ToomeyND, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    One major disappointment I have with the new phone is the continuation of lightning when USB-C is available. On top of that, now we will have cords that are Lightning on one end and USB-C on the other, which look nearly identical. However, plugging the lightning side into a USB-C port on accident could break the connector inside.

    Has anyone here had that issue? It seems like just a matter of time before people start putting the wrong end into their MacBooks, but maybe i'm way off. Has anyone here done it?
     
  2. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Don't see how anyone could confuse the two ends, but maybe that's just me.
     
  3. carestudio macrumors 6502

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  4. ToomeyND thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not that you break an end of the cable. It's that the lightning male end will fit in the female USB-C where that little circuit board is vulnerable. So if you grabbed the wrong end of the cable, you could theoretically shove the lightning into the USB-C port and damage the internals of the USB-C port. That was my Q.

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  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Who is jamming cables into ports hard enough that this is a concern?
     
  6. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Look before you put it in?

    Not sure how this is a real issue.
     
  7. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Mark the cable ends with marks you can easily, quickly identify.
     
  8. SigEp265 macrumors 6502

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    there is a joke here i know it ... lol
     

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