When will apple move to USB type C?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    It seems most seem to be heading into this direction now. HTC M10 has moved to USB type C and now the note 7 will come with it and i imagine the S8/S8 edge will be as well. When do you think apple will jump on this?
     
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    It will not be this year and I hope not the next. What is the rush to go to USB-C? Do not see any big advantages at this point. I deliberately bought an older new MacBook Pro so that I could still have ports and multiple USB ports that I need.
     
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    Apple's ego, narcissistic ways and greed dictate proprietary cables and connectors. They've made billions of dollars off customers by locking them into the Apple ecosystem. It's just a fact.
     
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    Sorry but I have no problem with Apple being smart and making money. Everyone has a choice to buy or not. Seems making money is "looked down on" these days. Being a business person, profit is why we have everything we have now.

    Schools no longer teach this anymore.
     
  5. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see them moving over for a while. Theres really no real reason to. They proved that you can carry USB 3 data over the connector and they have made USB C to Lightning cables now. I have no complaints with Lightning.
     
  6. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Apple did not move to micro-USB, so I see no path in which they move to USB-C, not for their iOS devices, at least.
     
  7. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is saving the lightning to USB-C adoption until sales are really poor to introduce it! Apple does not give you state of art unless it to their benefit! Maybe when every other smartphone it, Apple will say the they have a "brand new technology that is 3X faster then the existing lightning port" and sales will take off!
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    Apple for now will continue with the Lightning on their mobile devices but at the other end of the cable is what is being discussed here I think?
     
  8. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I think what is being discussed here is USB C on the iPhone itself, and a cable to match. They already make a USB C to lightning cable.
     
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    I don't think so give it s coiled of years maybe iPhone 10 will have usb type C
     
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Oh, if that's the case, not until the majority of their Macs move to it. Probably late 2017, early 2018.
     
  12. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    If the rumours are correct and they will ship the new phones with lightning earpods then they won't be moving to USB C anytime soon.
     
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    When will the company known for ditching legacy IO abandon their proprietary hardware? Never, most likely. (Especially when everything seems to be going wireless.)
     
  14. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    USB c will not be universal until every pc out there has a USB c port. Give it 10 years or more. Nobody is buying pcs or laptops anymore. At least not enough of the, to make A difference.
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    There really is no advantage for Apple in using it. Most data goes through wireless and Apple has never supported fast charge. No real reason for them to do it until it's in their best interest.
     
  15. tdale macrumors 65816

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    He meant ripping customers off with highly excessive prices, such as a boring short cable, as you know.
     
  16. Osamede, Aug 7, 2016
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    Apple is now firmly on the money chasing train, despite being not short it, and we can rest assured that the introduction of USB-C will be designed to squeeze the blood out of you. For example, I can already see they keep waiting on introducing a higher res cinema display. For that you'll probably need to buy their upcoming macbooks no doubt. And so on....
     
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    Precisely!
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Vote with your dollars. Get it or get over it.
     
  19. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    They won't on iOS devices it's as simple as the. The other end of the cable though that's a different matter
     
  20. Superrjamz54, Aug 7, 2016
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    You do realize that their are 3rd party manufacturers for cables right at least the ones that uses lightning pros
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    They already switched to type C on the MacBooks. Funny thing is they were criticized for doing that also.
     
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    Whole lot of things schools no longer teach. But at least we all (supposedly) know enough math by the time we graduate high school to launch s rocket into space. Priorities.

    As far as USB c goes I'd just like to have a standard. What a beautiful world it would be if my phone and laptop and everything all charged off the same port. Beyond that, we could replace video cables and everything. We have the technology to replace cable clutter (spent hit Apple has frequently touted) and just simplify things (another thing Apple seems to be proud of). For s company that constnstly mentions that they're wanting to enrich people's lives (not a criticism on my end), moving to a single standard would seem to be in line with that. Of course I recognize that might eat into profit margins.
     
  22. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The lightning port on the iOS devices locks you in an generated money why do you think Apple would change that. A computing device is a whole other ball game.
     
  23. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    There is no actual benefit for Apple to switch to Type C ports except to get more people to buy the cables. The ports do the same exact things. Micro USB on the other hand had huge limitations on it.
     
  24. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Explain the ports do the same comment please. USB c is vastly different
     
  25. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    They have no reason to move to Type-C over the already established Lightning on iOS devices. On PCs, it is the replacement for USB-A, while on mobile devices, it is the replacement for micro-B. They didn't switch to Micro USB and I don't think they'll switch to Type-C
     

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