Incompatible with iPhones?

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  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Since the new MacBook does not have an old USB port, it is impossible to charge an iPhone with it currently, correct?
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Without an adapter, yes. Or you could just charge it through the wall outlet. This is honestly the only issue I have with the one port, as I like to charge my phone via USB and not through the wall.
     
  3. MH01 macrumors G4

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  4. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    It is impossible to use anything but the charging cable unless you have an adaptor for it.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You would need this adaptor Apple just released for the new MacBook.
     
  6. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    This is ridiculous! How the heck are you supposed to sync your other idevices?

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    This is ridiculous! How the heck are you supposed to sync your other idevices with iTunes without wireless syncing?
     
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    And you can't enable wireless syncing without plugging it in first and doing a wired sync. So you'd have to buy an adapter just to set up syncing!
     
  8. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Wow that sucks!
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i'm wondering about this as well. but i don't believe apple hasn't considered this. so i expect either a software solution, or an adapter (for JUST usb-c to iphone, or usb-c to usb 30.

    there HAS TO be something; will ask about it when the new mb hits the stores (assuming we don't know more before then).

    EDIT: LOL, just found this: usb-c to usb
     
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    There is an adapter. It's on Apple's website, although you can't buy it yet obviously. But I'd love a more direct USB-C to Lightning cable.
     
  11. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I’m guessing we’ll see exactly that before or on April 10. Probably a few other adapters too.
     
  12. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    This makes no sense to me...

    So to sync my new Apple iPhone with my new 12" Apple MacBook... I have to buy a $19 adapter to make that connection happen?

    That sounds ridiculous to me. Apple should include one of those adapters in the MacBook box tbh.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    That's the apple world, they change things when they see an advantage. USB-C is a brand new port and thus embracing it fully will take time. In the mean time adapters will be needed
     
  14. neile45 macrumors regular

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    I've been able to sync several items via bluetooth with my MBA with no issues, and not having to plug it in first, if you can't live with the new MB, live without it.....
     
  15. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    I miss SCSI...
     
  16. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    There obviously wil be a USB-C-to-Lightening cable. People worry about the strangest things.
     
  17. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    The total cost of ownership for the rMB includes the tangle of dongles converting USB-C to lightning/ USB/ HDMI/ Displayport/ Thunderbolt...
     
  18. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    They do not WANT you to buy dongles. They want you to go wifi 100%.
     
  19. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    That's great, I can support that 100%, HOWEVER, to set up my iPhone with my new MacBook it needs to be plugged in first. That's the disconnect.
     
  20. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    I have not plugged any of my last three iPhones into my laptop. Honestly not sure why I would ever need to. I back up to iCloud and that has always managed to capture all my data--pictures, texts, emails, music, etc--and have it available for the next new iPhone simply by signing in with my Apple ID.

    Do you guys do this just to charge it? I guess if I need a charge mid-day, I use my car charger--I'm a computer consultant and am on the road a lot. Though if I am at my desk the whole day, I do have a separate wall-wart type charger and cable that I can plug in with. Anyway, just curious why this really matters to people?
     
  21. Serban Suspended

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    Wait for WWDC, you will be able to sync your phone to mac wireless without any connections with the new OS
    So 1 problem solved
    Next?
     
  22. lchlch, Mar 12, 2015
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    apple would probably release a usb-c to lightning connector in the near future. Allowing you to charge your iPad, iPhone and macbook with the same power brick.
     
  23. radioking macrumors regular

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    I thought for sure the power adapter was going to be a hub too giving you at least a couple USB ports. It seems like such an obvious and convenient solution.
     
  24. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    If that is a good idea, you can bet that a 3rd party manufacturer will manufacture it.
     
  25. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    This whole design is a disconnect. I just don't know if it is from the Jobs past and things like Mag Safe and Thunderbolt or a mental disconnect from the rest of the Apple line up. Time will tell. But you are correct when you call it a disconnect. All I hear is the beep beep beep busy tone.
     

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