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Bchagey
Oct 30, 2011, 11:28 PM
Do you think in the future iPads maybe switch to the MagSafe power supply like current MacBooks instead of the 30 pin USB dock connectors that exist now?



kvizzel
Oct 30, 2011, 11:35 PM
how would it sync? :confused:

Yumunum
Oct 30, 2011, 11:37 PM
It'd need to be completely wireless and/or independent of the need to transfer data over cable, wouldn't it? Apple wouldn't want multiple ports. Well, maybe they'd have to if (eventually) an iPad is a full-blown computer.

Bchagey
Oct 30, 2011, 11:38 PM
Wirelessly. If you need to sync to your Mac, but don't have wifi because the Mac is connected via Ethernet cable, maybe it could send out a signal to the iPad or search for it as long as the iPad wifi is set to on. I dunno, just a thought

thewitt
Oct 30, 2011, 11:44 PM
No. The dock is used for more than just power

tbear1
Nov 3, 2011, 07:47 PM
Do you think in the future iPads maybe switch to the MagSafe power supply like current MacBooks instead of the 30 pin USB dock connectors that exist now?
I think this is a good idea for functionality. I don't like how the 30 pin connects on the iPad2. I don't think Apple will put on two connectors because they are more concerned about clean lines.

Glenn

kage207
Nov 3, 2011, 07:55 PM
Just give me induction charge or wireless charging via magnetics to my whole house so all my electronics have power / gain power! :D
Yes, it has been an article on here.

Yr Blues
Nov 3, 2011, 11:50 PM
In a few years there will be no wires for anything. Mark my words. Also, batteries will be way better. :p

Sounds sarcastic, but I hope not.

Jmouse
Nov 4, 2011, 12:13 AM
It's also very easy to scratch your charging port with the cable.

HotRodGuy
Nov 4, 2011, 10:05 AM
It's also very easy to scratch your charging port with the cable.

It's also easy to ding the guy I park next to door if I'm not careful

madat42
Nov 4, 2011, 10:34 AM
wireless inductive (?) charging combined with solar trickle charging is what I'd like to see.

lowrenced
Nov 4, 2011, 11:08 PM
No. I don't think that would be the case

tbear1
Nov 5, 2011, 07:54 AM
In a few years there will be no wires for anything. Mark my words. Also, batteries will be way better. :p

Sounds sarcastic, but I hope not.

I agree. I think wired devices are on the way out.

Glenn