Will the iPhone 7 use USB-C?

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  1. Macbook14in macrumors regular

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    In the future, will I be able to charge my iPhone directly to the USB-C port on my 12" Macbook?
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    No...... Apple will lose money they would of otherwise gotten with lightning cable licences fees
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    You can charge your iPhone from the USB-C port right now, with either the USB-C to Lightning cable, or with the USB-C to USB adapter and the USB to Lightning cable that comes with the iPhone.

    So, do you mean that you would prefer to use a USB-C to USB-C cable, instead of a USB-C to Lightning cable? Are you hoping that iPhones will come with USB-C to USB-C cables as standard equipment, rather than having to buy a separate cable? Well, considering how few computers have USB-C ports currently, chances are that a USB-C-equipped iPhone 7, 7s, and even 8 would come with a USB-C to USB cable, to be compatible with the vast majority of computers that will still be in service.
     
  4. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    it's possible.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So not the phone using USB-C but just the charging cable?
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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  7. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    The title and body of the thread are asking two different questions. You can already use a Type C port to charge your iPhone, but that's different than the iPhone having Type C.

    I'd love for the iPhone to go with Type C, but they just recently switched to lightning so I don't see it happening anytime soon.
     
  8. Macbook14in thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is what I mean...
     
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    usb c is nearly thunderbolt speeds @ 100 watts. they haven't installed thunderbolt or firewire ports on the iPhone , despite these ports are superior. so i don't see them including usb c

    i would die if apple came back and put firewire back in the iPhone. screw all this client server crap, with peer to peer your iPhone could not only charge your iPad but your iPad and iPhone would sync off each other, and you wouldn't even need iTunes at all

    an iPhone 6s ( el capitan required ) or an iPhone 6 has a maximum charging current of 5v @ 2100 ma. this is " ipad current " . if the iPhone 7 was usb c, then it would have to use the full ipad pro charging profile

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    could someone please please please post a screen grab of an ipad pro 13" connected using the usb to lightning adapter and conected to a usb c based mac of "system report" ? so i can see the charging profiles?

    connect ipad pro to macbook with usb c
    go to about this mac
    go to system report
    on the left you will see USB
    you click on the ipad

    it will display the power given to the ipad like this example

    the logic is if the macbook can't charge past 2100 ma then a 25w usb c charger can't do it either
    iphone 6+s charging 2.jpg
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    people have said that the ipad pro should of came with the macbook charger because it "charges faster" but system report is the only way i know how to measure charging currents of iOS devices. a lot of apple blogs still believe it is not possible to measure how much charging current an iPhone has despite the fact that os x tells you point blank. heck this is how i learned you MUST upgrade to El Capitan if you want to charge your 6s/6s+ at 2100 ma. if you run Yosemite or older, your iPhone is only getting 1000 ma from your mac's usb port
     
  11. Macbook14in thread starter macrumors regular

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    It seems unlikely at this point...
    http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/ipho...ew-features-patents-schematics-apple-3630720/
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I'd be extricated to dump lightning for an actual USB c port. I'd even immediately get over my word about the 3.5mm supposedly getting the ax.
     
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  14. Lawney macrumors newbie

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    I'm really really confused about Apple's I/O choices right now. Lightning has essentially no business being in their Magic Keyboard and Mouse. Why double down like that?

    And I see no reason for it even existing at this point when they could populate all of their laptops, tablets, and phones with USB-C ports (USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3). Even their highest end MacBook Pro could utilize it for power (I believe it is specced to supply a maximum of 100 watts, far more than what a modern workstation laptop requires). I love MagSafe, but I'd love a single port for everything (including headphones) far more.

    I want to purchase a 2016 iPhone and a 2016 Macbook of some sort, but the I/Os requiring adapters or asymmetrical cables is completely bonkers at this point. Jobs would aim for elegance, not this confused hodgepodge that is Apple in 2016.

    At some point Android and Windows are going to have a single port for everything, and using Apple is going to seem like a hassle.
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I would bet no, since USB-C still has one of the same problems as USB-A: when the connector inside the device breaks, you're out of luck, whereas if the lightning cable suffers damage, you could just buy a new lightning cable.
     
  16. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    The history of standards, interfaces, and connectors says otherwise. There has never been one standard cable for "everything" - there will always be new capabilities not anticipated by/practical to add to existing standards, there will always be older hardware. A particular maker will want to add a distinctive feature to their devices that other members of the standards-setting group do not want to add to the existing standard, or don't want to add "quite yet."

    USB-C allows for a variety of optional capabilities. You will undoubtedly encounter lower-priced cables that will not support all those capabilities. You will find ports that do not support all the possible capabilities, just as today you can find USB 2.0 ports in cars that are charge-only ("What do you mean, it doesn't connect to the car stereo??"). USB-C ports will be marked with a variety of icons, to indicate just which capabilities that "standard" port supports. It's not a universal solution, it's a near-perfect example of a horse designed by committee.
     
  17. Macbook14in thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't be great if you can just bring one charging cable to power up all of your iOS and Mac devices?
     
  18. Gadge Goblin macrumors regular

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    I totally agree, since jobs has passed Apple almost seem lost
     
  19. Cassie2015 macrumors member

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    I don't think so, Apple always keep its feature from other
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    And android and PC and and and....
    Yes. I would love that. But I think it's a pipe dream. I simply don't see Apple dumping lightning.
     
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  22. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    I highly doubt it. They won't go usb c for the same reason they didn't go micro usb. They can't make money off it. With lightning they are able to make money on licensing fees and exclusive accessories.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They did it for MacBooks instead of staying with a more proprietary connector.
     

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