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Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« on: March 06, 2024, 03:46:16 PM »
Apple's $130 USB C Cable.  Yep, $130 for 2 meters, as opposed to $12 for a similar Amazon Basic's cable or $3 for a budget cable

Interesting review:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD5aAd8Oy84

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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2024, 05:05:39 PM »
a thunderbolt cable isn’t a usb c cable, for one
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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2024, 05:45:13 PM »
It can be.  Depends on what its connected to on the other end.  My iPhones all have thunderbolt cables, but with a USB C going into the computer or charger. 
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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2024, 06:14:17 PM »
Not unless Steve Jobs used it.

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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2024, 06:38:12 PM »
It can be.  Depends on what its connected to on the other end.  My iPhones all have thunderbolt cables, but with a USB C going into the computer or charger.
Sounds like you are confusing Thunderbolt and Lightning ("very very frightening") connectors. No iPhone has a Thunderbolt connector, iPhones 5 through 14 have a Lightning connector, iPhone 15 has a USB-C.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_(interface)


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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2024, 07:10:59 PM »
It can be.  Depends on what its connected to on the other end.  My iPhones all have thunderbolt cables, but with a USB C going into the computer or charger.

no that’s lightning. thunderbolt is usbc+a much more complex interface that extends the pci bus
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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2024, 07:17:55 PM »
Ah, I stand corrected.  I guess I have a lightening. 

Which makes me wonder whether Apple has a $138 USB C to lightening connector. 
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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2024, 07:24:56 PM »
Ah, I stand corrected.  I guess I have a lightening. 

Which makes me wonder whether Apple has a $138 USB C to lightening connector.

no it’s $30
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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2024, 12:16:06 PM »
I don't cheap out on charging cables anymore. There was a time I would buy these knock off cables and some would work, others not. In the end I was paying as much as if I were to buy from Apple or someone else. At least I know they would work with my devices.
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Re: Apple's $130 USB Cable--Is It Worth It?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2024, 08:02:32 AM »
But it sounds way better than your average cable off Amazon!

 

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