MagSafe charger for future iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Bchagey, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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    Yumunum

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    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     
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    No. The dock is used for more than just power
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    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
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    It's also very easy to scratch your charging port with the cable.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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

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    wireless inductive (?) charging combined with solar trickle charging is what I'd like to see.
     
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    No. I don't think that would be the case

    No. I don't think that would be the case
     
  13. macrumors regular

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

    Glenn
     

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