Just realised, how do we hook up our iPhones with USB Type C?

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  1. daijholt macrumors 6502a

    daijholt

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    I understand there are adapters, but am i correct to assume that out of the box, there is no way to connect an iPhone to this new MacBook besides Wireless Sync (which, if I remember, requires a physical connection to activate in the first place).

    Can anyone confirm/correct my assertion?
     
  2. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    No physical connection is required to activate an iphone.

    Also, you can use a USBA to USBC to attach your current lightning connector to the rMB until they come out with a USBC to lightning cable.
     
  3. daijholt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My bad, I meant syncing with the Mac to transfer content or to backup via iTunes, not activating an iOS device at setup.

    But that aside, does the adapter required come in the box with the macbook, or do have you no choice but to purchase separately?
     
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    You will need to purchase adapter if that is what you are looking to do.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    The $19 Apple USB C to USB A adapter is pretty widely available in Apple stores, including online.
     
  6. daijholt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I wondered. Thank you.
     
  7. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a USB-C to Mini USB cable and that works perfectly with the mini usb to lightning adapter from Apple. But on Ebay I've also seen a couple of USB-C to lightning cables.
     
  8. newellj macrumors 601

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    There have been some confirmed reports of off-brand Lightning connectors damaging iPhone and iPad ports. I know it's unpopular advice but I'd stick with Apple-brand cables. :eek:
     
  9. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I use the adapter from Apple:

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    :)
     
  10. newellj macrumors 601

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    That's the micro USB to Lightning adapter, correct? The picture makes it look almost like USB C. Did I miss a Lightning to USB C adapter? I should revise my earlier statement too say that I'd be comfortable using any Lightning product Apple sells in their store. If it trashes the port, at least I can tell them it's their problem. ;)
     
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