repositioning iPad Pro 11 smart connector pins

Kaly J.

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Dec 10, 2018
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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...
 

Kaly J.

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Dec 10, 2018
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I wouldn't actually use glue, more like duct tape... but still, would it work ?
 

Kaly J.

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eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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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 ?
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?
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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This sounds very interesting, you should absolutely give this a try. I don't see why it wouldn't work?
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.
 

Awfisch

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Feb 1, 2011
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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...

Any luck with this?
 
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