Apple, I hope you fixed this
Since they signed on to be a part of that euro green deal "one charger fits all" we have yet to see a change
I personally don't think apple will replace the 30 pin with a micro USB because that would be stupid with every dock made for the 30 pin but maybe a new charger with both kinda like an adapter
So hopefully they redesigned it with the weak spots in mind
- 09-30-2011, 08:24 AM #2
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- 09-30-2011, 10:13 AM #10
I've been using Apple's iPods, iPhones and iPads for years (all the way back to the first 5GB iPod) and never had that issue. I never pull any cord out by the cord - always by the plug. And when I wind up the cords for storage, I pay attention to where the ends end up - never cause a sharp bend at the connection point.
In the other hand, I have seen Sony laptop power supplies do the same thing where the cable joint the power brick on the laptop side of things.
I guess this is a YMMV issue.
- 09-30-2011, 10:17 AM #11
- 09-30-2011, 10:17 AM #12iPhone Nanite
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I still use the cable from my iPhone 3G and it's still going strong although it does have that one flaw. I use to travel a lot so it seperating like that was contributed from coiling it up to travel. Still works though. I have an iPhone 4 now that I purchased back in July 2010 and didn't start using the accessories until 2 months ago. haha
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- 09-30-2011, 11:43 AM #15
I also do that with car rental places and car chargers. It is the first thing I ask when I get the rental. You would be surprised on the numbers of things left behind.
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- 09-30-2011, 03:39 PM #18
I don't see Apple doing anything to actually get rid of their stupid 30 pin proprietary connector. As suggested elsewhere they will likely make a micro-USB to Apple 30 Pin connector cable and give you the standard micro-usb. Sadly Apple will never go away from their proprietary connector since it is a way of CONTROLLING accessories.
- 09-30-2011, 03:46 PM #19
- 09-30-2011, 03:53 PM #20
What's the functional difference if you run the signal down a USB cable from a 4-pin USB-A cable to a 4-pin Micro-USB cable and then connect it to a 30-pin Apple connector? The signal still has to be converted somewhere - does it really matter where it's converted?
The only possible consideration would be cost - as the current conversion is done on the cable itself. Apple could be compliant by providing a USB-A > MicroUSB cable, and adding a separate connector/dongle to do the conversion at the iDevice.
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- 10-01-2011, 03:16 AM #23
I've probably had 12-15 cables since owning iPhones because mine always break. I actually use an old iPod cable now that's a little thicker than the ones they've used for the last few years. I've always pulled mine from the plug, not the wire, and been careful with them. I think they're just poorly made honestly.
- 10-01-2011, 03:21 AM #24
- 10-01-2011, 04:38 AM #25
You need to make an appointment and actually ask for the replacement as per your warranty. If you just walk in there and show them a busted cord, they can't suggest that you get a replacement under warranty because you may not be eligible. I've had my headphones and power cords replaced many times.