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Topic: USB-C

iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if Apple allows USB 3 Lightning cables

02/12/2016, 11:02 am

The USB 3 capable Lightning port on Apple's iPad Pro could use an incoming charge of up to 29 watts, matching the abilities of Apple's 12-inch MacBook. But without any USB 3 Lightning cables yet available on the market, this power remains untapped for now.

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PSA: If you don't want to fry your new MacBook, pay attention to the quality of your USB cables

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Apple's decision to include a single, all-new USB-C port on the reinvented MacBook has sent buyers of the ultraportable scrambling for adapters and conversion cables to connect legacy devices -- but be mindful of what you plug in.

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Griffin preps MagSafe-like USB-C power adapter, Acer & Lenovo unveil USB-C monitors

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

On Monday, a trio of companies announced new gear suited to the USB-C port on the 12-inch Retina MacBook. Griffin revealed a MagSafe-like power adapter, while Acer and Lenovo teased compatible monitors.

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

09/11/2015, 12:09 pm

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV's Siri Remote.

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Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

07/30/2015, 10:07 am

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple's early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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Thunderbolt 3 spec announced with support for USB-C connector, transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps

06/02/2015, 08:06 am

The next generation of the high-speed Thunderbolt specification was announced on Tuesday, ditching the legacy Mini DisplayPort connector for the new smaller, reversible USB-C standard, and offering transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps with high-end cables.

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Why Apple is banking on USB-C for its all-new 12-inch MacBook and beyond

03/25/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple recently made a splash by announcing a new 12-inch MacBook that features a single port for both power and data transfers: USB-C, a new connector spec that may sweep away not just USB 2.0, but also Thunderbolt -- and possibly even Apple's Lightning.

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