USB 3.0 and Dexim LED USB cable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I have a Dexim LED USB cable to sync and power the Galaxy Note. On one end, it has a micro usb and on the other end, it has a USB 2.0. Are the USB 3 ports on the retina display MBP physically compatible with usb 2.0 devices? Anybody tried to power and sync the rMBP with the Galaxy Note? Thanks.
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    All USB ports are backwards compatible with the previous generations, you won't have any problems using a USB 2 device on USB 3.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    In the past, I read that the USB 3 ports on the PC have a connector type that is not compatible with USB 2 devices. So, Apple made the USB 3 ports on the Mac that are both physically and functionally compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices? The reason I am asking is that when I asked Dexim if their cables are compatible with USB 3.0. They said no due to different connector type?!
     
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Yes apple did make connectors that are fully backwards compatible.
     
  5. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    The connector on the device end can be different with USB 3.0. The bit that goes into a USB port on the computer is the same.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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