Hey, I've been having this issue for a long time and I thought it was due to a malfunctioning cable, but I tried with several new ones and the issue persisted. What's the issue? If I plug my iPad 3 to my laptop (MBA), the connection between them keeps going on and off intermittently. Something like syncing with iTunes isn't possible at all. I think that the problem is somewhat related to USB 3.0 because if I tried to connect to another laptop through a 2.0 USB input, everything goes smooth. Cleaned up the iPad connector? Checked. Did I wipe the iPad down and install iOS again? Checked Did this happen to someone else? Any clues about what could be wrong?