Lighting will eventually be USB-C

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by BluAffiliate, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. BluAffiliate macrumors regular

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  2. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Which conspiracy?

    Apple will might move to USB-C for their iOS devices one day, even though with Lightning they have certain advantages with licenses and such and can control the chips inside the cables/adapters. With USB-C there is no "need" for Apple certified USB-C cables.
     
  3. Justin_Kemp macrumors newbie

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    Both of them are totally different, so i did not find any conspiracy here.
     
  4. throAU macrumors 601

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    I suspect you'll still end up with a USB-C to lightning cable (at least for some time yet), as lightning peripherals are everywhere.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wind back the clock and the same stuff was said about the old iPod connector. Thing is.... it never happened!
     
  6. throAU macrumors 601

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    True, however lightning (its replacement) still enabled apple to do license checking on third party peripherals. USB-C i do not believe has the DRM in it.

    We'll see soon enough i guess.
     

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