HomePod plug connector

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Norwegian_Imposter, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Norwegian_Imposter macrumors regular

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    As I am buying it in the uk but using it in Norway. Anyone know what the connector to the plug looks like? so I can buy the EU plug
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I would assume, its a standard power connector, such as what Apple uses on all of its products, so you should be able to use an existing one (if you have it lying around) or buy one
     
  3. Norwegian_Imposter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I was just wondering if it’s lighting usb type c etc
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I was thinking more along the lines of Apple's full power connectors like what we see on the back of the iMac.

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    But a a quick google seems to show a proprietary connection that is neither USB or what apple used before
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  5. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

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    Unboxing videos have started appearing on YouTube and a number of them have noted that the power cable is fixed (see iJustine's video).
     
  6. Pupi macrumors 6502

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    Wait for the German/French launch if you don't want to have an ugly adapter permanently on your plug.
     
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  8. BMcCoy macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it seems the power cord is permanently fixed into th unit.

    I’m sure there was a report on here a few weeks ago implying the cord was separate and removable... I guess it was wrong.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, one review I saw mentioned it was the same material on the HomePod and felt that was a nice touch by apple and shows apple's incredible attention to detail.
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    The UK model comes fitted with a UK 3 prong plug.

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  11. MiamiC70 macrumors 6502

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    WTF, would they make the plug not removable?
     
  12. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

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    Too late to cancel my order now, unfortunately. But it'll be going back based on this. Unless I can somehow get the other end at the plug off to thread the wire through the wall...
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    It's probably going to be moulded onto the lead. You can chop the plug off and use a standard plug but that could render the warranty invalid.
     
  14. iChrila macrumors newbie

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    9to5mac has an article about this that says the power cord is removable. the article is from 26. January though

     
  15. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

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    Such a shame. Who in their right mind wants an ugly lead traipsing down the front of a counter/shelf to the plug socket!?
     
  16. LordCoe13 macrumors regular

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    From the article:
    "Update: The HomePod cable is fixed in and not removable. The Apple Store was sadly mistaken when we asked them. Original story preserved below."
     
  17. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Just curious, what is it you want to do?
     
  18. OllyW Moderator

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    The user guide also confirms it's not user replaceable.

     
  19. macnerd77 macrumors 6502

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    From 9to5
    Update: The HomePod cable is fixed in and not removable. The Apple Store was sadly mistaken when we asked them. Original story preserved below.
     
  20. lf90429 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I‘m considering buying a HomePod now, even though I live in Europe (non UK). The only thing that keeps me off is that there is barely any infomation about the cable of the HomePod being detachable or not. If it is (as this Article of Forbes is stating https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidp...acular-but-is-that-enough-price-release-date/), I could maybe plug in another cable, that fits in my socket directly without a bulky adapter.
    I tried hard to find any information about the plug that goes into the HomePod. Anyone that already got one could have a look if it is maybe a „figure 8“ like in the Apple TV?

    Thanks in advance for any information about that!
     
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  22. maflynn Moderator

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    Its attached, non-removable.
     
  23. lf90429 macrumors newbie

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    How comes the forbes journalist successfully managed to detach and re-attach it?
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    Of the reviews and unboxing videos I've seen, they stated its non-removable. I just finished watching macbreak weekly yesterday and Renee Richie also stated its non-removable. It comes attached in the box, which imo, provides more evidence its non-removable.
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    Let me just add, I don't own one, and I could be wrong, but I am basing my opinion on this from what I've seen on the inter web.
     
  25. BlankStar macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to use a cheap UK-to-EU plug, won't see it behind the furniture so I don't really care...
     

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