Lightning Port and Pencil

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sacha_g88, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. sacha_g88 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2017
    Hey everyone,

    So I got the Pencil the other day for my 10.5 and when I paired it for the first time I thought that the lightning connector on the Pencil was supposed to go a bit farther into the port on the iPad then it really does. So I gave it a bit of an extra push the first time plugging it in before I realized it is not supposed to go in any farther.

    I was just wondering, in your experience, how durable the lightning port is? Everything is working fine at the moment and I don’t see any damage, but I’m still a bit paranoid that the port may have been moved or weakened. I may hand over the iPad and pencil to my daughter to draw every now and then and don’t want her to push the pencil in harder than need be by accident if the port isn’t that durable.

    Has anyone had a similar experience/knowledge of the port’s durability especially in conjunction with the Pencil?

    Sorry if this is a very nerdy/neurotic question.
  2. Pete Rodgers macrumors member

    Pete Rodgers

    Jun 18, 2017
    Bethesda, Uk
    I've been using the Apple Pencil with a first gen 12.9 consistently since I bought it a year and a half ago and it's been fine up to now. I've got a charging cable for the Pencil though. I don't like having the Pencil sticking out of the iPad - it's an accident waiting to happen.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have never like charging my pencil with the iPad as it seems like something could get stressed or broken. I charge with the adapter most the time.
  4. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    I use the iPad charging sporadically. It's an emergency charge.
  5. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    I almost learned this the hard way. I was charging my pencil in the iPad when my 18 month old accidentally tripped and almost grabbed the pencil. It would have most likely broken the lighting charging part off the pencil inside the iPad. What a hard choice. Save the iPad or catch the baby... Joking..
  6. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    iPad obviously.

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