MagSafe for iPad?

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

  1. HunterG macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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