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PDFierro

macrumors 68040
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Sep 8, 2009
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They want you to use the already-released USB-C to USB adapter, which is a shame. At least Android users are covered with Belkin's microUSB to USB-C cable.
 

sdugoten

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Jul 23, 2010
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Get one of this

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/668098663/infiniteusb-one-usb-port-unlimited-devices


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newellj

macrumors G3
Oct 15, 2014
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East of Eden
They want you to use the already-released USB-C to USB adapter, which is a shame. At least Android users are covered with Belkin's microUSB to USB-C cable.

Am I missing something or is that just plain strange?

I wondered out loud a couple of weeks ago about voltage incompatibility with the rMB power adapter but according to the specs in the manual it's compatible with 5.2v at 12.5w, so that doesn't seem like the reason.

I'm baffled and would love some guesses on t his.
 

pasadena

macrumors 6502a
Sep 12, 2012
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I'm baffled and would love some guesses on t his.

How about the iPhone 6S/7 and iPad Air 3 with USB-C instead of Lightning ? Though it seems that the USB-C port is a tad too big for that.

Why wouldn't they release a USB-C to Lightning port ? I don't see any evidence that they won't - or any evidence that they will either. It's pure speculation. But it would make sense.
 

newellj

macrumors G3
Oct 15, 2014
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How about the iPhone 6S/7 and iPad Air 3 with USB-C instead of Lightning ? Though it seems that the USB-C port is a tad too big for that.

Why wouldn't they release a USB-C to Lightning port ? I don't see any evidence that they won't - or any evidence that they will either. It's pure speculation. But it would make sense.

Moving the iDevices to USB C is probably inevitable but doesn't help everyone with a Lightning connector (you knew that!) ;)

I agree that there's no evidence that Apple won't release a USB C -> Lightning cable, but there are already several USB C accessories in the Apple accessory listing and you would have thought that might have been #3 priority, immediately following the power adapter and power cable?

Alternatively, maybe they think (or know) that most people only use the cables for charging and won't be annoyed by carrying the little charging adapter for the iPhone. In my family of four, I am the only person who every syncs or backs up their devices on a wire. :eek:
 

xPad

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Dec 15, 2013
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I think it's obvious Apple is not going to release a Lightning to USB-C cable

I don't. This seems inevitable, in fact. I'd expect them by the fall, coinciding with the launch of new iOS devices, at the latest.

The only way I see this not happening is if Apple switches from Lightning to USB-C for iOS devices.
 

mutsaers-vr.nl

macrumors 6502
Jan 10, 2008
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The Netherlands
I asked this already a few times in other threads (so I feel stupid) but nobody seems to be able to explain me what does "lightning cable" mean ?? It is just a cable with a connector or what ?
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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I asked this already a few times in other threads (so I feel stupid) but nobody seems to be able to explain me what does "lightning cable" mean ?? It is just a cable with a connector or what ?

it's a charging cable. What the iPhone, iPad, etc use.
 

Mattymoocow

macrumors member
Jun 27, 2010
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Good gawd that USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is huge and awkward looking!!

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they should have designed the power adaptor with built in AV hub inc Thunderbolt & ethernet port.

then run USB-c to USB-c from power adaptor/hub to rMB.

That would have been awesome!
 

melb00m

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Feb 4, 2011
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sdugoten

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Jul 23, 2010
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