Terrible Connectors

Posted in Hardware on December 9th, 2013 by Michael

 

5pin180dinplugAm I the only one who hates those new Lightning iPhone/iPad connectors?

Yeah, I know they’re way better than the old 30-pin connectors. They can be plugged in either way, they’re small, they’re new, they have special Apple-y goodness, etc.

But there’s a problem anyway. The socket is absolutely impossible to find on my iPad without holding the thing edgewise and finding it. ¬†With the old 30-pins, you could just feel your way to it and then plug it in. If you had the plug upside down, that was readily apparent and you simply turned it over.

Dare I say . . . it just worked?