Odd Tablet Question: Charger?

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  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    So I was randomly thinking about this yesterday, how do you think this device is going to charge? Via a 30 pin connector - that might look a tad bit awkward (like the iPod and the Wall of Sound.) The only other alternative would be a Magsafe, Apple could use something more standard, but when's the last time a portable device didn't use a 30 pin connector or a Magsafe (or the older power adaptors and their unique design.) Anyone's guesses?

    A docking station seems logical, but I have to imagine that you'd be able to charge it without the docking station.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    I think it will use the same connector as the iPhone via USB and the USB adapter that charges the iPhone/iPod Touch will charge the thingy.

    This will be due to synching with your computer library.
     
  3. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will look like a gigantic version of the iPhone, iPod charger. J/K
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Everything will be wireless, including the charger.
     
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible it could be charged via mini-usb?

    I remember vaguely a while back something about a new standard of chargers (phone chargers (?), in europe (??)).
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    If dock connector, then that. If not, then a charger like MacBooks. LightPeak might do charging come 2011.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid thread starter macrumors 604

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    This makes the most sense by far. (No Sarcasm) It would look really weird see a connector of any sort IMO.
     

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