Wow the new lightning cable is small (3 pics)

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  1. TSX, Sep 19, 2012
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    After using that humongous 30-pin connector for years, this lightning cable is tiny, here is a pic I took next to a dime.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. shawnwich macrumors 6502

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    wow. i was not expecting that. i was expecting USB sized
     
  3. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    That's not an actual dime, or not an actual lightning connector.
     
  4. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Think about it...the lightning connector has about 1/4 of the pins and less plastic overhang on the sides. I believe that is a real picture...
     
  5. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

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    Is real
     
  6. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just took that pic lol. Ive seen them online and stuff and knew they were smaller, but when I opened the package I was surprised.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It's about the size of a micro USB male cable.
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    thats what she said..


    sorry i had to

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    yeah.. but its called LIGHTNING!!! omg
     
  9. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Half as thick though.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I like it! :D

    I also like not having to figure out which way it needs to go in. ANYWAY! :D
     
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  12. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Faster to plug in? idk
     
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Thanks for the pic. :)

    I was actually trying to look for one to see how close I can since I hadn't physically compared the two. For those used to the old cable it's incredibly tiny. For those used to micro USB, I bet they will hardly notice. It is nice that it can be plugged in in any direction though.

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    Likely because of their thunderbolt naming in their PCs. I suspect we will get faster data transfer rates at some point with an updated cable. If the standard lasts as long as the 30-pin did we are sure to see improvements.
     
  14. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Your right, I forgot these have chips in them which im guessing can be updated?
     
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    I just got three of these cables in the mail today. I ordered them as soon as they became available last week. . I logged on here to post the same observation. They are really small- which is great.

    Based on all the picture id been seeing online, I guess I was expecting a much larger connector. Must have just been the out of context

    The construction and materials seems very good/solid. Hope they remain this way. I know my much older 30pins from the early years are much better quality than the current versions.
     
  17. burnside macrumors 6502

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    I know! This changes everything! Again!
     
  18. Flash69 macrumors regular

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    Obvious question, did you only get the cable or do you have an iPhone 5?

    I had to ask.
     
  19. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I got mine today too and was shocked at how tiny it is. I don't know what I was expecting, but definitely nothing that small (twss). Made me that much more excited to actually get hold of the phone!
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I doubt the actual cable can be updated, but you never know. I am pretty sure they are USB 2.0, which is quite disappointing, especially considering how expensive they are...
     
  21. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Several people who ordered extra cables with their iPhone have already gotten the cables early.
     
  23. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Nor is that a "real" shadow :)
     
  24. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    WOW. I've seen it compared to coins in the past few days but that thing is TINY.

    Good work Apple!
     
  25. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I just got my cables today too. I was also surprised how small they were. It's roughly the size of the speaker opening on an iPhone 4.
     

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