Size of the power adapter

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  1. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    We discussed this in another thread, but I can't find it. So for those of you who are still waiting and wondering just how small the power adapter is, here's a pic between my (very dirty) 11" MBA's adapter and the iPad mini's.

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  2. robert109 macrumors member

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    Can the new adapter charge iPad or iPhone also?
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    how... it uses usb C
     
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  5. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's USB-C.
     
  6. GiantCow macrumors member

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    Looks quite a bit smaller. I hope the next iteration of iphones come with usb c cables.
     
  7. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In real life, it's juuust a bit bigger than the iPad's, but not that much. Add to that the fact that the cable is removable, and oh, joy, no more brick with badly wrapped cord taking all the place in your bag and getting unwrapped if you just look at it.
     
  8. robert109 macrumors member

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    So the dock on the adapter is also the usb c?
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    How much shorter is the cable that comes with the adapter versus what is offered on the MagSafe power adapters? I wonder how many people will have to buy the extension cord or if the length will be adequate depending on how close you are sitting to the outlet.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    The power adapter is just usb C (which is the charger). The old ones were magsafe 2, and the new ones are usb C. What do you mean?

    I would not be surprised if the new iPhones, yet again, adopt a new charger (usb C)
     
  11. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

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    It's 2m (6'7" ??? damn imperial system). It's actually longer than the magsafe one + brick on the 11" MBA, by.... say...... 3 inches. Give or take a few inches lol.
     
  12. robert109 macrumors member

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    Got it, thank you.
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Huh...then why were so many people complaining about that.
     
  14. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because people love to complain ?

    On the other hand, it's still MUCH shorter than the MBA's with the extension cord. Won't be enough for me on my balcony, but it'll be enough on the couch, which is an improvement :)
     
  15. newellj macrumors 601

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    They may - at both ends, perhaps!
     
  16. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Can you plug in the MBA's extension cord to the MB's power brick?

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    You think Apple are going to switch from Lightning to USB-C on iOS devices?
     
  17. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. In my case, I plan to sell the MBA so I'll probably sell the extension cord too, since it came with it. But it's only $19, eh.
     
  18. 3bs macrumors 603

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    That's great to hear, thanks. I have a bunch laying around.
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    I think they were complaining about not getting the mains extension cable.
     
  20. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    USB-C -> USB-A adapter from Apple, $20.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    correct. The charger has nothing to do with changing an iPhone though.
     
  22. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Charger -> USB-C -> USB-A -> Lightning -> iPhone... sure will charge one. Better?

    Just to be clear, you asked how and that's specifically what I was answering.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    blah. The robert109 was asking if the stock charger could charge an iPhone. I think he thought the USB C cable was a lightning cable, which it does look like.

    considering this is a power adapter thread.
     
  24. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh, ok. My mistake.
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    :), I could tell we were thinking about different things.
     

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