Here's is an idea make a flap for the dock connector port

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kristoffer4, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

    kristoffer4

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    A small flap that moved aside when inserting a cable would solve the problem with dust in the port. I am actually surprised the dock connector doesn't have this.
     
  2. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    Because that wouldn't be apples style. There are 3 party caps that do cover it.
     
  3. aibo82 macrumors 6502

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  4. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    It would probably eventually wear out and quit working anyway. Just buy an aftermarket plug.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    A flap is just something to break and a plug will always get lost. Apple will never do that. Maybe when they add a slide out keyboard.... :eek:
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I remember when they first introduced the dock connector with the 3rd Gen iPod and the iPods came with an insert for the dock connector when you weren't using it.

    Those were the days.
     
  7. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

    DDustiNN

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    Have you ever had the flap break on a 3.5" disk drive?

    I like the OP's idea, and I think a metal flap on the inside that goes up when you push it in would be perfect.
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    And also take up space. There's no way it's being added.
     
  9. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Until dirt gets up in there and prevents it from opening. The only real way to do it would be to cover from the outside, and that would stink. Maybe a plug you can put in there; a DockPlug.
     
  10. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    I had a Samsung phone that had one for the power port. Broke about two months after I bought it, never cared. Buy a paperclip every 3 months, it's not that hard and looks much better.
     

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