iPad Pro The charging cable.....

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  1. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    is amazing on the iPad Pro I wish all the Apple products have the same cable it's much thicker and better made anybody else notice this
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    It is the standard 2m metre Lightning cable that has been around for years.

    Yes, it is slightly thicker but I've had two fray so bad they don't work any more.
     
  3. Hello... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems much thicker much better made than my iPhone cable
     
  4. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    I noticed this and thought Apple might be coming around with a better quality cable. It certainly is better than any lightning cables they had in the past. I hope all the other devices gets the iPad Pro cable.

     
  5. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Come on people, it's the bog standard 2m cable that Apple has sold since 2012.

    The 2m cable has always been thicker than the 1m cable.

    This is not a new Lightning cable.

    I have a 2m cable bought from the Apple Store on its own a few months ago and it's identical to the iPad Pro cable.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It is nice that Apple includes the longer cable.
     
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I would have been highly disappointed if they didn't include a long cable for charging. If this is actually supposed to be a pro level machine I shouldn't have to be sitting on the floor next to the outlet to charge while using it :X
     
  8. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    So, to be clear, it's thicker because you need heavier gauge wire to transmit power over a longer cable distance. It's not that it's specially made nice.
     
  9. MadeByApple macrumors member

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    I think Apple quietly improved the cable quality. I first noticed the thicker cable with my Apple Watch.
     
  10. Billy95Tech Suspended

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    Really hope they includes a longer charging cables for the 9.7 inch IPads in the future like the Air 3 when it comes out!

    I don't see a reason why Apple should not put a longer charging cable for the 9.7 inch iPads(and the Mini models)!!!
     
  11. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    The cable with the watch is also 2m in length, so the 'longer cable need thicker wire' concept still holds there, too.
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Actually the Apple Watch charger is the same thickness/gauge as the 1m Lightning cable, because the Watch uses a much lower current.

    The concept should be "longer cable with relatively high power needs thicker wire". :p
     
  13. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    So you're saying @MadeByApple was mistaken, then?

    I will check...
     
  14. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, just been through my 'big bag o'cables" which lives in my overnight bag. Every cable (including 1m and 2m watch chargers) is the same diameter cable except for two: the 2m lightning cable and the original, 1m 30-pin charging cable.
     
  15. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    So what I've said above is correct.
     

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