Flimsy power connector

BlindMellon

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Has anyone broke the very flimsy power connector on their iPad yet? For a $700 device, the connector on the iPad 2 is the flimsiest design I've ever seen. Fitting a connector on that small bevel is another example of design over function and it seems just a matter of time before it gets snapped off.
 

radiogoober

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Jun 7, 2011
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Has anyone broke the very flimsy power connector on their iPad yet? For a $700 device, the connector on the iPad 2 is the flimsiest design I've ever seen. Fitting a connector on that small bevel is another example of design over function and it seems just a matter of time before it gets snapped off.
I actually agree with you. I don't like the feeling of the connector sticking out of the beveled edge.
 
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CalBoy

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May 21, 2007
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Are you referring to the USB cable or the pins on the iPad itself? My USB cable has already become frayed near the dock connector end, and I know this was a defect on old iPhone cables as well (my 3GS USB cable frayed in a matter of 3 months).
 
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radiogoober

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Are you referring to the USB cable or the pins on the iPad itself? My USB cable has already become frayed near the dock connector end, and I know this was a defect on old iPhone cables as well (my 3GS USB cable frayed in a matter of 3 months).
I think he's talking about the white rectangle that sticks out of the ipad when it's plugged in. It indeed feels flimsy and I worry about breaking it off in the iPad should something stupid happen to my device.
 
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CalBoy

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I think he's talking about the white rectangle that sticks out of the ipad when it's plugged in. It indeed feels flimsy and I worry about breaking it off in the iPad should something stupid happen to my device.
This is what's happened to mine already (about 3 months of use and no accidents at all), and I'd say it's probably the precursor to breaking off down the road:
Photo on 2011-07-19 at 11.57.jpg
 
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radiogoober

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That looks really bad. I'd def. bring it to the Apple store. They'd prob switch it out on the spot.
 
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CalBoy

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That looks really bad. I'd def. bring it to the Apple store. They'd prob switch it out on the spot.
Yeah, they replaced my 3gs cord 2 years ago without trouble. But I think I know what you're talking about now: the actual steel pin breaking off in the iPad right? I think that if something could do that, it would also probably damage the iPad a lot too. My bet is that the cord would just snap where mine is fraying otherwise. :/
 
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NebulaClash

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Yes, that picture shows what just happened to mine as well, though in my case it's been well over a year of use before it happened.
 
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