Fragile Lightning Dock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by justin17, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. justin17 macrumors newbie

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    Putting your phone in a 30 pin dock felt like the connector could easily snap off. Does anyone else think we will see a lot of these lightning docks breaking since the 8 pin connector is so much smaller?
     
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  3. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    I dont have the 5, but I was looking at my friends lightning cord the other day, and it seemed pretty solid.

    I dont think you'll have to worry. But I do think that the 30 pin connector feels more solid plugged in.
     
  4. justin17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They'll be coming. I'm talking about either stand alone docks, alarm clocks with docks, stereos with docks, etc.
     
  5. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I was just saying the same thing to my friend today.

    He linked THIS to me.

    I told him there's no way the iPhone 5 would work with something like that. The connector is so tiny.. I'd be afraid to support the phone's weight with it (although the phone is so light.)
     
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    Oops, thought you were talking about the connector itself.
     
  8. 840quadra Moderator

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    I thought they were talking about one for Apple too :)

    If they create a dock that has some type of support and guide (other than just the port). It should work fine, if you rest all of the weight just on that connector I feel it may possibly be fragile too.
     
  9. B's iPhone macrumors member

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    A dock with a dummy plug for the headphone jack would make things plenty strong.
     
  10. Ent macrumors regular

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    hell, make a port with an integrated speaker line-out.
     

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