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chefwong

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When I'm running around all day, some areas with weak signals which makes the battery drain faster, when I jump in the car, I charge, etc, etc. IMO, the lighting port is easier on the -insertion- than a USB C and now that as I'm typing this and giving it some thought, the same with removing the cable as well.
 

Velin

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Totally agree. Lightning is a great port/connector. Strong and robust, reversible, and the "pins" are on the male portion of the connector, protected because they're sunk in. If you mess up the metal "pins," which is really hard to do on Lightning, no big deal, just get a new relatively cheap cable.

Lightning is what USB-C should have been. I hope Apple never abandons Lightning, it's great.
 
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Closingracer

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Totally agree. Lightning is a great port/connector. Strong and robust, reversible, and the "pins" are on the male portion of the connector, protected because they're sunk in. If you mess up the metal "pins," which is really hard to do on Lightning, no big deal, just get a new relatively cheap cable.

Lightning is what USB-C should have been. I hope Apple never abandons Lightning, it's great.

Umm i have had my lightning cables fail more often then my USB C ones.... lightning is fine but USB does way more then lightning
 
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Elitegate

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It’s not tho.... USB C is superior in every way. That being said I prefer lightning because of all of the cables I have

The only thing that USB-C has that Lightning doesn't have is a Faster File / Data Transfer. What else does USB-C offer over Lightning?
 
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Camarillo Brillo

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Lol what is with all these posts about the lightning cable? I swear there have been a bunch...

This seems like it’s written by a bot

Why start a new thread just to say you like the lightning cable?
 
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eyoungren

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Lol what is with all these posts about the lightning cable? I swear there have been a bunch...

This seems like it’s written by a bot

Why start a new thread just to say you like the lightning cable?
You should have been here when Apple switched from 30-pin to lightning. Oh, the outcry was huge. Now, rarely anyone cares about 30-pin anymore. :D
 
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steelhauler34

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Only thing I dislike about them is +5 bucks just because a cable has a lightning connector on the end.
 
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Strelok

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Umm i have had my lightning cables fail more often then my USB C ones.... lightning is fine but USB does way more then lightning

I've had 1 lightning cable fail in the past ~7 years, and that was because part of the cable frayed, not the actual connector itself. I have 4 USB-C cables, none of which have failed but they also don't see much use. Cleaning the USB-C port on my Note 9 was much more annoying than cleaning the lightning port though. I prefer the concept of the lightning cable since it's much simpler than USB-C.
 
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Shanghaichica

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I don’t mind it because both of my iPad have a lightning connector, so do my AirPods, Apple TV remote and even my nimbus steel remote. So I have so many lightning cables around the house. I’m not in any rush to change to usb C. My MacBook still uses the mag safe connector.
 
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Camarillo Brillo

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I have to agree. Been using the same lightning cable that came with my iPhone 7 for 3 years, the jack is very secure, cable end doesn’t get stuffed with debris, very solid connection, it works. USB-C is fine but lightning seems more durable for a phone. I’ve got one in my car that always winds up on the passenger floor under somebody’s wet dirty shoes. I wipe it off and it’s always fine.


Now we can stop making new threads about it until Apple actually changes it.
 
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Closingracer

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I've had 1 lightning cable fail in the past ~7 years, and that was because part of the cable frayed, not the actual connector itself. I have 4 USB-C cables, none of which have failed but they also don't see much use. Cleaning the USB-C port on my Note 9 was much more annoying than cleaning the lightning port though. I prefer the concept of the lightning cable since it's much simpler than USB-C.

It’s the same thing... you plug them in either way and it works. I can show you pictures of my lightning cable that’s works only one way because it has burnt marks or whatever on the pins.
 
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