iPad usb cable scratches ipad dock connector?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by wesley38, May 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Do you all have the same issue? I found out that the usb cable the came with the iPad scratches the aluminum at the dock connector. those 2 little hooks on the cable that locks the connector in place actually scratches the aluminum on the dock connector.
     
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    jlocalled

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    It's the same on my iPad and all three of my iPods.
     
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    Karnivore

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    Yeah, happens to pretty much all devices that use dock connector cable. I am hoping that next-gen iPhone will do away with chrome trim.
     
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    saving107

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    Either never plug it in or never unplug it, that would avoid the wear and tear problem that your getting from the USB cable.
     
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  6. macrumors 6502

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    I use one of the older iPhone USB cables which has a lager shroud and allows you to depress the two metal hooks when inserting or removing. This prevents any scratching.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i used that too at first but after i read the battery charging support tips from Apple they say its better to charge through the orginal usb so I changed it back
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Where did you read that? I thought it was the same cable...?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its from the apple support website, google search iPad battery charging, I dont know if it's the same cable but they specifically say use the original cable so I did
     
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    mcdj

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    I see no scratches on mine. I'm using the Apple case if that matters.
     
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    omgitscro

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    It's the exact same cable. The disclaimer is there to prevent complaints to Apple about 3rd-party cables.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Lol yeah I noticed this, don't think it matters really. Not like I spend my time staring at the connector
     

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