When iPhone with Thunderbolt 3

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CTHarrryH, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Since the new Macs have only Thunderbolt 3 - you will need a adapter to connect the USB from a phone to the Mac for iTunes and other uses like charging, transfers etc. I would assume at some point the iPhone will no longer come with a lighting to USB cable but a lightning to Thunderbolt 3 (and the actual charger change also).
    I wonder when this will happen.

    Once again Apple is making all the cables and chargers etc. that you have junk. At some point they will just turn off users. At least, at the prices they charge, they could include a bunch of new cables with the equipment.
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    i-devices went from firewire to 30-pin to lightning and sales just kept skyrocketing. changing connector types won't do anything to affect number of users significantly. if anything, it would be lack of innovation in the device itself that would turn off users.
  3. CTHarrryH thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    Yes but firewire, 30 pin to lightning were really only Apple connectors. I understand all the need for connectors but it is getting strange. One of the points of this post was when does Apple change what is in the iPhone box to get rid of USB a and move to the new standard for Apple. Personally, I think Apple is a little hung up on smaller and thinner and to keep moving that bar rather than making it easier for users. Forget a charger - go into any convenience store today and buy a new one - makes it easy when you travel.
    Time will tell but they have to switch what they ship in iPhone to match their other prime products.
  4. benzslrpee macrumors 6502


    Jan 1, 2007
    people will just migrate their devices and cables as they update their devices. same as when apple moved from 30 pin to lightning. same as Android OEMs currently moving to usb c.

  5. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2015
    90% or more of iPhone users are not buying new computers right now nor are they going to do it real soon so there's still a huge benefit to a type A end.

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