Why no USB C to Lightning cable yet?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Robbenisland, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Robbenisland macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2015
    That would be the obvious one to have when traveling with the Macbook. Have not even heard of a 3rd party working on one.
  2. troubleonline macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Because you can sync phone wirelessly? And charge using adapter cable.
  3. Robbenisland thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2015
    true. but wireless does not work as well as cable - much slower and I do not know if it also works for being your iPhone in Photos (need to try). In any case a simple USB C to Lightning would be a good cable to have, not the least for the people who do not have the AV adapter and can never connect the iPhone with the Macbook to start with. No wireless sync unless you connect over cable first.
  4. R4ng3r macrumors member


    May 18, 2015
    Saw some websites selling 3rd party USB-C to lighting cable though.
  5. SamR123 macrumors member


    Mar 26, 2012
    I'm not sure why Apple hasn't released one. Wireless sync is cool but since it doesn't include Health Data it isn't a real options for me, especially since the iPhone is the hub in the gathering of health things (like BP, saturation, ect.) I really need it to be backed up reliably.
  6. Szymon Sikora macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I guess Apple is trying to push a "wire-less world" with the new MacBook, so they're heavily advertising the MacBook as a device which you can use iCloud, AirPrint, AirDrop, etc. on. I actually own the new MacBook, and can personally attest to the fact that you still need cables no matter what, but I don't see Apple coming out with a USB-C to Lightning cable anytime soon.
  7. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2015
    I hope the next iPhone has a USB-C connector. Still using iPhone 5. Waiting for update.
  8. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2014
    Yep. iPhone 6S will have USB-C to lightning cable out of the box. 99.9% guaranteed.
  9. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    I think you might be 99.9% wrong then :p
    The majority of people are still using USB and doesn't have USB-C port on their computer.

    I think USB-C Lighting cable will be sold separately. Unless it comes with a USB-C to USB adapter in the box which I'm fine with that :)
  10. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Maybe because the next ios devices will be USB C instead of lightning?
  11. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2014
    Big deal? I'm 99.9% sure that next gen rMBP's, Mac Pro, iMac's etc. will have USB-C. Next gen iPhone's and iPad's will have USB-C to lightning.

    Apple started transition to USB-C with this new MacBook and we will see it in every single device very soon. Most likely in next update cycle.
  12. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2011
    Trollhättan, Sweden
    Yeah, I think it will happen in 2016 for the iDevices. I think the MBP line will have to lead the way here - once the new redesigned MBP line releases with TB3/USB-C only in Q1/Q2 2016, then the iDevice releases in Q3/Q4 2016 may follow suit.

    I say may follow suit because I think a lot will depend on USB-C's adoption in the industry as a whole during this period, not just inside Apple's ecosystem. If Lenovo, Dell, HP, Samsung, and to a lesser extent the Asus's and Toshiba's types of companies, include USB-C in their new offerings during the second half of 2015 or first half of 2016, then it would be green light for iDevices to release with USB-C too as the standard cable.

    However, for the upcoming 2015 iPhone and iPad releases, I highly doubt we will see anything other than the current USB-A to Lightning, there are only two computers out there in the entire industry as of today with USB-C - the rMB and the new Google's new Chrome Pixel.

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