repositioning iPad Pro 11 smart connector pins

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kaly J., Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Kaly J. macrumors newbie

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    The current lack of good keyboards for the new iPad got me thinking: I have an iPad Pro 2 10.5 and a Logitech CREATE smart keyboard - could I connect the new iPad to this old keyboard with 3 wires glued to the ipad, running from the new smart connector position on the ipad's back to the old position on the side that would allow me to connect the keyboard as usual ? Did Apple upgrade/change the smart connector so as to prevent this hack ? I write daily on my iPad...
     
  2. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Please don't do this.
     
  3. Kaly J. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't actually use glue, more like duct tape... but still, would it work ?
     
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    What does any of this have to do with jailbreaking?
     
  5. Kaly J. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, I figured this kind of question would be more suited in this section - the other sections seem to deal only with non-hacky issues - also there is this thread that got me panicked https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...se-the-appropriate-forum-or-subforum.1022800/

    do you have a suggestion where should I better post this question ?
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    No worries.

    Probably better in the main iPad forum. I get the "hacks" part, but what that really means is software hacks. You are unlikely to get any real responses here.

    @maflynn @Weaselboy
    Maybe this can be moved?
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I moved it to the iPad forum for maximum visibility.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Thanks Mike!
     
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  12. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Nobody's got any answers on this, so rather than bump it, you'll need to give your idea a try. I would not expect it to work, and I would not be surprised when you damage something.
     
  13. alex00100 macrumors 6502

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    This sounds very interesting, you should absolutely give this a try. I don't see why it wouldn't work?
     
  14. chrfr macrumors 604

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    There's no documentation on what any of the pins do. It may be that the 10.5 uses an entirely different signal and power input/output.
     
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  16. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, it’ll probably just have a small spark
     
  17. Awfisch macrumors regular

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    Any luck with this?
     

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