Reversible USB coming with 6S ?

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Reversible USB coming with 6S ?

  1. No, I don't think it ever happens

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  2. Yes, I think 6S and 6S Plus coming with a reversible USB connector

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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  2. Menel macrumors 603

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  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    It was probably too late for those connectors, considering that USB-C will start to be adopted this year and probably widely-adpoted in 2016.
     
  4. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Since your poll was an either/or, you didn't give an option that allows for perhaps a subsequent iPhone to have this. I voted "yes" only for that reason.

    I don't think it will be "never"; If not the 6S (more unlikely than not) then perhaps iPhone 7 or iPhone 7S at latest. It's the new standard for USB as Apple pointed out in their MacBook Retina presentation.
     
  5. Ninerboy81 macrumors regular

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    Does not look like it. This is the pre order page. It says what's coming in the box. Looks like a regular usb adapter.
     

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  6. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about USB-C or the standard USB connector that was made reversible like in the video posted above? I think you are referring to the type C connector, which is different from the one referenced in the OP.
     
  7. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    He was talking about the connector, not the adapter.
     
  8. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't seem like it will - also, it doesn't look like us in the UK will get the folding power adapter which I had expected to see.
     
  9. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I voted "no" because I'm assuming you implied USB type-A.

    USB type-C is reversible and I do expect it to come out with the iPhone 7 perhaps. Anyone notice the USB type-C connector on the back of the new Apple TV?
     
  10. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    I hadn't noticed that actually!

    http://www.apple.com/uk/tv/specs/
    According to this page, it's 'for service and support'
     
  11. Menel macrumors 603

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    Diagnostic/dev use only. A service port.

    I realize the Macbook has USBC, and now the new aTV has for diagnostic. And I too expected a switch for the iPhone7...

    But they just launched a Siri remote that charges from Lightning, and Apple Pencil that charges from Lightning. Apple seems committed to Lightning for quite awhile longer.

    So having my doubts.
     
  12. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Your post has me confused (doesnt take much! :p )!

    I don't think anyone is asking about the Lightning end of the cable changing, just whether the opposite end will be a newer (reversible) type of USB.

    Or have I completely got that arse about face!? :D
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    You are correct. I responded on that early up the page, durability is my guess.

    I was responding to the 2nd half of the guy's post I quoted, going a bit off topic.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I really am surprised it is not a USB-C to lightning connector. Also, the lightning cable is smaller than usb C, so it makes sense to keep using lightning for the iPhones.
     
  15. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I don't doubt they will keep lightning for a while. Lightning and USB-C have different purposes really. uSB-c is more versatile (speed and data transfer types) while lightning requires a smaller female receptacle and is ideal for charging or light data transfers of smaller electronic items.

    I think apple will move quickly to adopt USB-c For their larger electronics while keeping lightning as a charging port for peripherals.
     

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