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Topic: USB-C

Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

12/12/2018, 02:12 pm

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

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PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

12/11/2018, 02:12 pm

Instead of spending a pile of cash on a new USB-C hub for your new iPad Pro, give your existing one a try first, as most will work just fine.

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Apple's USB-C charger and third-party USB-C Lightning cables are good signs for future iPhones

12/06/2018, 11:12 am

Apple is now selling its own 18W USB-C charger and is now allowing third-party MFi certified Lightning to USB-C cables. AppleInsider discusses why this is a good sign for future USB-C parity in all of Apple's chargers.

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Apple begins selling 18W USB-C power adapter separately for iPhones & iPads

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday launched a standalone option for its 18-watt USB-C power adapter, enabling fast charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS.

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Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

12/04/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

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Just in: $200 off 12" MacBooks & 13" Airs; Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 cellular for $264; Sanho USB-C Hub $69

11/26/2018, 05:11 pm

B&H has issued several new Cyber Monday price drops knocking up to 30% off Apple hardware and accessories. Snap up the savings soon, as these deals end in less than seven hours.

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Review: Mophie's Powerstation USB-C 3XL is the perfect companion for the latest Apple gear

11/18/2018, 04:11 pm

Mophie's latest battery pack is the Powerstation USB-C 3XL which has timed its release perfectly with that of the latest MacBook Air and iPad Pro. With a massive capacity and versatile outputs, this battery can easily power all your gear.

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Apple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die

11/16/2018, 03:11 pm

USB-C is slowly, but surely, replacing all the cables in our lives and is trying to be the ubiquitous solution to power all our gadgets. The one holdback before the format can accomplish this task, is insistence on maintaining the USB-A connector, and our old friend, Apple's Lightning cable. One of them has to go, and it isn't Lightning.

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iPad USB-C, AAPL price, Apple poaching from Qualcomm and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

11/16/2018, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger, Victor, and William mark the 200th episode talking stocks, iPad USB-C, Qualcomm engineers, Neil stops by, and we even give away some software.

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USB-C cable shopping for an iPad or Thunderbolt 3 Mac is still a nightmare for consumers

11/15/2018, 02:11 pm

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but in the two years we've been using it there remains a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down again, makes some specific cable recommendations, and talks about why we think it isn't the last time we're going to have this conversation.

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Here are the best external drive enclosures for your new MacBook Air or Mac mini

11/08/2018, 01:11 pm

Whether or not Apple's flash storage pricing on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini is worth it, is an exercise for the reader. But, given the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface on both of the new machines, as well as on the MacBook Pro and iMac, there are a variety of avenues to choose from to add storage to a Mac, quickly - and we have some that we've used and can recommend.

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Satechi USB-C hub adds HDMI, 3.5mm jack & more to Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

11/08/2018, 12:11 pm

Satechi on Thursday announced the Type-C Mobile Pro Hub, specifically intended for Apple's new iPad Pros with USB-C in place of Lightning.

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Apple, please move us all to USB-C across the board with the 2019 iPhone

11/01/2018, 08:11 am

Specifically, Apple should adopt USB 3.1 type C or Thunderbolt 3 on every device it sells and let us put this mess behind us. AppleInsider examines just how it could be down to Apple to make this a success for everyone.

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Apple highlights iPad Pro's USB-C connectivity to an external 4K or 5K display

10/30/2018, 02:10 pm

The change to new connector means you can connect an 5K high resolution monitor directly to your iPad alongside cameras, musical instruments and other peripherals.

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Apple intros new USB-C accessories to support 2018 iPad Pros

10/30/2018, 12:10 pm

Reflecting the switch to USB-C on its new iPad Pros, Apple has released a pair of USB-C adapters to ensure people can keep using key features.

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Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

10/19/2018, 06:10 am

As the new iPhone XR comes out, so does a single accessory -- but it's not for the phone. Instead, it's for connecting your Watch to a USB-C port instead of the regular USB-A one.

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Weekend accessory deals: Save up to 96% on USB-C adapters, HomeKit switches, Apple parts & accessories

09/29/2018, 01:09 pm

Accessories to enhance your MacBook Pro or iMac setup are on sale now, with discounts of up to 96% off. Pick up a USB-C adapter for $5.49 or a HomeKit light switch for $19.99. Parts and accessories are also as low as $1.75.

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iPhone XS & Apple Watch reviews, Marzipan, Salesforce, and much more on the AppleInsider Podcast

09/28/2018, 08:09 am

The AppleInsider Podcast discusses our iPhone XS review, the state of the iPad and Mojave's Marzipan apps, and Apple Watch Series 4.

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USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

09/20/2018, 03:09 pm

Philips has launched a new 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor aimed at creative professionals, one that acts as a USB-C docking station for a MacBook or MacBook Pro, as well as display features like HDR support and a mode that reduces blue light.

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Apple drops bundled 3.5mm adapters from all new iPhones, sticks with 5W USB-A power

09/12/2018, 04:09 pm

In a potential disappointment to some buyers, iPhones are no longer shipping with 3.5mm headphone adapters in the box, and still come with 5-watt power adapters that forego USB-C.

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