iPhone 5 Lightning Connector Touchy

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hotsauce, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    While syncing to my Mac, I nudged the table a little and it disconnected and beeped as if it was just reconnected. I thought that was strange so I wiggled the connector a little bit and that was enough to disrupt the connection. Anybody else experience this? The smaller lightning connector appears to be very sensitive to movement. With the old dock connector, I could just about swing the device like a hammer throw without it ever losing connection.
     
  2. jourabchid macrumors newbie

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    i had a simliar issues but it was the usb port and not the actual lightning connector, if i even typed on my mbp it would disrupt the syncing or charge.
     
  3. goodmove macrumors member

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    Same happened to me, until I noticed I had not pushed the connector all the way in. Once properly connected, no problems. I prefer this over the old connector.
     
  4. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

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    Does it use magnets? Like the magsafe just curious?
     
  5. tokiidokii macrumors regular

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    i love the new connector. the reversible aspect is something that should have been done A LONG time ago (looking at you mini/micro usb). but yea the connector is super small. i didn't think how small it was going by the pictures but when i finally saw it, i was very surprised.

    feels very sturdy too. plugged in. unlike micro usb. i always feel like those usb connectors will just break by themselves lol.
     
  6. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

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    will have to check that. Still have yet to plug my phone in. On since 10am and still kicking at 21% (been on computer since 3 though)
     
  7. goodmove macrumors member

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    Don't think so. You actually need to push it in to connect, unlike magsafe where it practically connects itself.
     
  8. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    No problem with either my 2008 Mac Pro or 2012 MacBook Air
     
  9. hotsauce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's a very sleek connector no doubt but very sensitive. Maybe I've been spoiled by the robust dock connectors of the past. I do see this as a potential problem for connections in automobiles, or maybe not...
     
  10. Gregg10 macrumors newbie

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    Me Too

    I was just thinking the same thing, it is the usb side that is very sensitive. I love the lightning connector though. Very solid feeling, and I can plug it in in the dark without worrying which side is up!
    I will play around with the usb plug in a bit, it is charging right now and if I even barely move it it disconnects and reconnects to I tunes. better leave it alone so I can have enough battery left for the evening!!!!
     
  11. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    Same, but with the USB end, originally it wouldn't pick it up until I wiggled the USB end in the iMac. Been fine since though!

    I love the connector though, so much better than the older one!
     

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