iPhone XS Max It was a mistake to not use USB-C on the XS & XS Max

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CLS727, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. CLS727 macrumors regular

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    Love it on my new 12.9" iPad Pro.... obviously they will dump lightning and go that way eventually for the phones... they should have just done it now.

    Now I'm stuck with 2 different chargers.
     
  2. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    People with AirPods and BeatsX might disagree though.
     
  3. petsk macrumors 6502

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    Well the USB c port sucks so I hope not. Who wants to pay 1000 bucks for a phone that will have a broken connector in a couple of years. Lightning never fails.
     
  4. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    If they use those only with an iPhone then yes they would, but if they use those with an iPad then they may agree.

    Hopefully if Apple does go full USB-C they upgrade their headphones to use USB-C as well. I’d rather have one port to rule them all.
     
  5. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    What are you talking about. I've had countless lightning ports and connectors fail on me over the years. And countless more 30-pin connectors and ports before that.
     
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  7. petsk macrumors 6502

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    Then wait until you get your hands on USB C. Just do a search on ’usb c connector loose’.
     
  8. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly my point. All mechanical connectors will fail eventually. At least in my experience, I haven't found lightning to be immune to these failures, so that shouldn't be an impediment to Apple making the switch.
     
  9. CLS727 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Then why not lightning on the new iPad Pro ?
     
  10. petsk macrumors 6502

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    I’m not against USB C, it’s just the connector that has a bad design, it fails after moderate usage. Micro USB had the same problem, and the old 30 pin apple connector was also pretty bad.
     
  11. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    I'm all for USB C on all devices. Given that all connectors and plugs will fail, I'd rather see Apple standardize around one plug/connector. Since the future is clearly USB C, I'm glad they've started moving iOS devices that way.
     
  12. CLS727 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right that's my point. If USB-C is "clearly the future" ... then why not all new devices already?
     
  13. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    Who cares when you have wireless charging, i haven't plugged a cord into my phone in a long time.
     
  14. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    This makes me wonder if gen 2 AirPods will be usb-c/AirPower ready hmmmmm
     
  15. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

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    Disagree
     
  16. areyes163 macrumors 6502

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    Ive had numerous devices all with USB C. None have failed. None had had issues. Same with lightning chargers. If you Google anything "problem" you'll find people complaint about it that's life. Everything can fail.

    But when the rest of devices are using usb c and apple is the only one using a proprietary method it only makes sense to switch. Much easier for the end user to have one cable that can charge or carry data from everything. It's about ease of use.
     
  17. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Sounds logical.
     
  18. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    I’ve had Lightning ports fail in previous phones of mine though.
     
  19. torqueflight macrumors newbie

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    They have to save something back to give you a reason to upgrade next year.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe with an adapter. I foresee the AirPods retaining lightning. As for the AirPower, pure vapor at this point, which I’m thinking if the AirPower relaunches, they had to re-engineer the internals from the allegedly rumored overheating it was experiencing with the side-by-side coils. I know there were many members upset that the AirPower did not launch, but I’m glad it didn’t, because if it had experienced _any_ overheating, it would have been a complete catastrophe for Apple and not good publicity.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    When the time comes that Apple gets it all on USB-C and new "standard" will come along.

    This does not end.
     
  22. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I was reading an article by John Gruber who suggested that Apple might stick with lighting for iPhone for several reasons. He was looking forward to see what charging method the updated AirPods were going to use (if they had arrived this year) as a clue to Apple's intentions.

    One reason he thinks Apple will stick to lightning for the foreseeable future was due to battery cases. He mentioned the reason for the ugly bump on the battery case Apple made was to avoid interference to the antennas. According to Gruber, Apple has never approved a battery case under the MFi program because if the battery case interfered with reception, people would think it was a problem with the phone. With USB-C, Apple would lose this type of control.

    He also speculated that the benefits of USB-C might be something Apple keeps for the higher end iPads, and keeps the entry-level models at lightning.
     
  23. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    I consider removing the headphone jack and the lightning port at same time a mistake. Especially when releasing new phones a month earlier that still have lightning ports. At least then one could use the same wired headphones with the lightning port without the need for dongles. Perhaps they could have kept both products on the same page being that they released so close together. Just my opinion on the matter, possibly why it maybe considered a mistake by some.
     
  24. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

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    Apple genius said my iPhone can’t complete a firmware restore because the lightning port pin is corroded. I have a bricked iPhone after a failed update. Lightning port failed.
     
  25. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like there a problems with the WLAN using the USB-C to headphone adapter (see iPad Pro reports). If this happens with the iPhone I am really in trouble because I am using my wired headphones much more with my iPhone than with the iPad....
     

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