Something to look out for... the aluminum casing by the connection port

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DS3, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    I noticed that between the front edge and connection port the thin strip of aluminum has bowed out a little already on my iPad 2 creating a fairly noticeable curve. Assuming thats not natural, heh.

    I dont recall doing anything that could have specifically caused that.. I think I can force it back so its not as noticeable but it makes me wonder if the design there might be prone to it.
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Can you provide pictures?

    AlphaDogg, great minds must think a like (same question, same time).
  4. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Yeh, a pic would help here. Not sure exactly where you're talking about.
  5. zaxdude macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2011
    I think the OP is talking about the aluminum that exists between the glass edge and the sync/charging port at the bottom.... My guess is that the curvature of the ipad as marries to the flat edge of the sync/charge cable can cause stress to occur around the opening.

    I think Apple should have included a cable that conforms to the shape of ipad...that way when plugged in the cable connects more securely and has something to rest against uniformly.
  6. DS3, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2011

    DS3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    Well I was already trying to fix it as I was posting and it most of the way back to normal, so I cant post a pic of what it was like when it jumped out at me.
    Not sure you will be able to tell anything by a pic now, but you can see where I mean anyway.


    The top outer edge of aluminum right there. It was significantly more bent out than it is in the pic which is after I spent a couple minutes trying to fix it.
    And I'm not trying to make a big deal out of it.. just something you might want to check after a while.
  7. Justin Luck macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I don't own an iPad yet, but thanks for the pic. Do you think it bent outward when you unplugged the 30-pin connector?

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