iPhone 8 to include lighting to USB C or lightning to USB A cable in box?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ashton Cofer, Aug 16, 2017.

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Should Apple include a lightning to USB C or lightning to USB A cable with the iPhone 8?

  1. Lightning to USB C

  2. Lightning to USB A

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  1. Ashton Cofer, Aug 16, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2017

    Ashton Cofer macrumors member

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    We already know that the iPhone 8 is going to charge via the lightning connecter and not USB C but we do not know whether Apple will include a lighting to USB C cable or lightning to USB A cable in the box. A lightning to USB C cable would allow for fast charging and direct connection to the newest MacBooks but there have been conflicting reports on which cable Apple will include in the box.

    Sticking with the old lightning to USB A cable would make it so that people could continue to use current accessories (such as power banks) and connect it to older laptops that don't have USB C (most people don't do this anymore though). However, a lightning to USB C cable would allow for fast charging and compatibility in the future. Even though there are benefits to including a lightning to USB C cable with the iPhone 8, it might provoke backlash. People would say that Apple is forcing them to buy new accessories.

    Personally, I'm hoping that a lightning to USB C cable will be included with the iPhone 8 but it is not yet clear what Apple will choose to do. What do you guys think Apple should do about this and what do you think they will actually end up doing?
     
  2. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    Oh, no. Apple still only includes the standard lightning to USB A cable with the iPads Pro. Many people including me wish they included the USB C cable to allow for faster charging out of the box but they did not.
     
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  4. deuxani macrumors 6502

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    I am really curious about this too. As this seems to become the expensive experiment type of product, it would make sense that it would be the first iDevice to come with USB-C to Lightning. Let's hope so.
     

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