iphone 7, MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HRNess, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. HRNess macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
    so let me get this straight. Their flagship phone and flagship MacBook will need an adaptor to sync together. iPhone 7 ships with a lighting to USB sync charge cable that will need an adaptor for the MacBook Pro thunderbolt?

    You'll also need an adaptor to use the lighting EarPods with your new MacBook Pro that apple doesn't currently even sell.

    And... they raised the price of the MacBook Pro that requires dongles and adaptors for just about everything.
  2. LilBethan macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2015
    The United Kingdom
  3. HRNess thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
    With an adaptor. iPhone 7 is USB 3, these are USB C.
  4. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    Wait, it won't be possible to use any Apple-branded headphones with the new MBP without an adapter?

    If true, looks like Apple is trying hard to push us into buying AirPods.
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    You don't need an adapter, you need a lightning to usb c cord. ;)
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
  7. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    Well, it doesn't make sense to plug headphones into a 1-meter-long cable which is then plugged into the MBP.

    At first, I thought the headphone jack head been removed from the new MBPs, but since that isn't true, it looks like this isn't as big of a deal as it first appeared.
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Technically, it's USB-A 2.0.

    - Yes, AirPods and 3.5 mm EarPods. Not Lightning EarPods, for which there currently isn't an adaptor.

    - It isn't for headphones. It's for charging and syncing stuff, like an iPhone.
  9. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The TB group is confuse a lot of people with this. USB-C is the connector type the new MacBook Pros have. Thunderbolt 3 is the designation of a USB-C connector with appropriate wiring and signal control to allow the 40 Gbps Thunderbolt communication, charging, DP 1.2, networking, daisy chaining, etc. Lots for a single connector!

    See this link for more info. It sort of makes it clear, sort of.


    BTW, anyone else wish Apple would have gone to USB-C/TB-3 on the iPhone 7?

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