The new lightning connector

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PedroDias, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. PedroDias macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2012
    is it only smaller or does it add some other feature to the iPhone, such as faster charging/ faster connection with the computer?
  2. Iphone 2.2 macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Just smaller, and for them to make more money, so we have to buy extra cables.
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    We don't know yet if it allows faster data transfer, as currently there is no point in making a Lightning to USB 3 cable as the NAND inside iPhones isn't fast enough to saturate even a USB 2 connection.

    I don't know about charging time but I hope so seeing how the latest iPad takes ages to charge with the 30 pin connector.
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    It's reversible, you can plug it in either way.
  5. PedroDias thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2012
    and do you guys know wen we'll find out if there is another advantage apart the ones you guys listed?
  6. ejisfun macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2011
    It allows the phone to be thinner and smaller, since the receiver for the connector takes up a lot less space.
  7. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    In Apples favorite terms:

    It's Magical & Revolutionary

    And how do you know if it's genuine?

    It's bloody expensive :)

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