MagSafe for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HunterG, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. HunterG macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    Do you think that Apple will include the MagSafe adapter in the iPad 3 when it does come out? I'm surprised they didn't include it in the iPad 2.
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    No. The magsafe on the macbooks is only for power, and every macbook has a battery, so if the cord get yanked out it isn't a big deal. But the ipad cable is sync and power. If it got knocked loose during a sync, data loss could occur. Plus, a magnet alone is not enough of a connection for third party accessories that use the dock connector to attach to the ipad/ipod.
  3. chriszzz macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2008
    The iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone have always supported disconnecting the USB cable without ejecting.
  4. HunterG thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    I guess I never really thought about that. Thanks for the quick reply.
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    When it's just charging sure, but it's when it's transferring data that there would be issues. Same reason why I'd never want a magnetic/easy-to-pop USB connection.
  6. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Mine would never stay connected. Plus, Apple is hellbent on keeping this damned 30 pin port.

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