30 pin connector on ipad2 little harder to connect than ipad1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tekniklyrawly, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. tekniklyrawly macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    Is it me or does it seem that the ipad2 30 pin connector is harder to connect to than ipad1.?
    It seems as if though they angled it in away so as to not loose any height,
    In there ability to make it thinner, if they had placed the 30 pin connector straight in a 90° angle I don't think they would have achieved the thinness they wanted. On the ipad 1 the connector is in 90° and it has Millimeters to spare on it's top and bottom sides
    but the ipad2 is in what seems a 45°, with zero to spare.
    I don't really know, but the 1st time I attempted to connect it, I had serious trouble, I feel like I might bend one of the pins
    Anybody have similar experiences?
  2. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
    Totally agree

    The 30 pin connector does not go into the ipad 2 smoothly. Not sure what is up with that.
  3. CBlake82 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Seattle, WA

    I hate how it doesn't sit flush with the bottom either. I know, I know, minor gripe but it just seems weird to see part of the metal sticking out.
  4. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    When they were activating mine in store during the chaos that was launch night, the Apple Store employee slipped with the dock connector and scraped it along the back a bit as he was trying to insert it to activate it. I almost freaked and had to get a close look to make sure he didn't scratch it.
  5. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    At first, I thought the same thing, but it's really no difference.
  6. tekniklyrawly thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    NO BS We literally have like this procedure when conecting it to recharge or sync
    It goes like this seriously Ok insert it very very carefully
    Besides that We love our new iPad2, Actually it really belongs to my daughter age 3...but for now it is all hands off at least for another couple of days
  7. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2010
    Mine has loosened up a little since I first tried to disconnect it. It was definitely a tight fit the first few times.
  8. npinchot macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    Your iPad has trunk butt.
  9. chadamorrill macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    We all know the port is angled, so all you have to do is mimic the angle. I exaggerate it even more; inserting it "up" into the port at almost a 45 degree angle. I'm not sure how else to describe it, but I've had no issues with the connector since changing to this strategy.
  10. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    +1 I had a problem disconnecting it at first. It has since loosened up. It was pretty tight kind of like a virg.. never mind. :cool:
  11. twentytwo22 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    Apple really needs to go to mini-micro-whatever-USB. Yeah, it's tight, and it isn't flush either. I also hate that wide gaping opening on the bottom of the devices.
  12. ironscabula macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Hard to plug in

    I too am having some serious problems plugging into the connector. It got better after the first few, but seems to be acting up again. It seems you need perfect accuracy to get it in, and I feel that when I don't it will break the port
  13. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
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    Same here; was harder the first times; get smooth now. Liked the connector from iPad1 also more; looks a bit over-designed but under-engineered to me. But functionality is ok.
  14. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    Yea it losens after a while, but one thing i miss is being able to plug it in in the dark. I cant do that now without fear of scratching the area around the port. Its almost like surgery.
  15. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I agree it is difficult to connect and not as straight forward as the original iPad. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to end up scratching the iPad.

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