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This is no pie-in-the-sky wishlist: Just a few improvements I'd like Apple to put into the iPad 3.
We're not sure why after five successive iPhone and two iPad releases that Apple hasn't been able to figure out how to integrate wireless induction charging into their devices.
After all, this is something that even Palm was able to do with their Touchstone technology in the original Palm Pre, and HP was able to do with the TouchPad.
Pulling that awful proprietary 30-pin connector in and out of the slim and slanted iPad case is utterly nerve-wracking and has so much potential for damaging the device. Why not just lay the iPad/iPhone on an induction charging mat or a stand after using it?
Look, how many of us have to travel with our iPads and other electronic items, except they all use different charger connectors? Short of magnetic induction, isn't it time to ditch the horrid 30-pin connector for good, especially since iCloud has now been introduced?
Apple has recently filed a patent for a magnetic quick-disconnect charger connector. While this would be a vast improvement over what exists today on both the iPhone and the iPad, wouldn't a standard Micro-USB connector for 2 watt chargers be sufficient?