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Is Apple losing touch with user friendly?

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Zorro21c Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jan 17, 2013 10:10 AM

We have ipod, ipod touch, iPads 1,2,3, iPhones and we went on holiday recently, we had to pack different chargers for each of these items.  many years agao, Windows fans swithed to Mac because of its user friendly but I think Apple is losing out on this.  Maybe the CEO doesn't use Apple products that much or he would know the frustration.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,980 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    Zorro21c wrote:

     

    We have ipod, ipod touch, iPads 1,2,3, iPhones and we went on holiday recently, we had to pack different chargers for each of these items. 

    Why? The iPad charger is perfectly capable of charging all iDevices.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    Zorro21c wrote:

     

    We have ipod, ipod touch, iPads 1,2,3, iPhones and we went on holiday recently, we had to pack different chargers for each of these items.  many years agao, Windows fans swithed to Mac because of its user friendly but I think Apple is losing out on this.  Maybe the CEO doesn't use Apple products that much or he would know the frustration.

    Considering the diversity of the current product mix, as well as the need to keep each of the prodcut lines moving forward, expecting the same charging requirements and chargers for all products is not even remotely realistic.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:29 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    iPad chargers would work for all of those items. That's what I do when I travel with my iPad an my iPhone.

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Just to clarify, Meg ... as long as you use the "more capable" charger instead of using an iPhone charger for the iPad?

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    As others have mentioned, the big 10W or 12W iPad chargers are safe to use on all the other devices as well (that is, they won't over power them, even if the device draws far less than an iPad).

     

    Maybe that is not made as well known as it should be, but at least you'll know now for the next trip.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to steve359)

    Yup, I just use the charging blocks for the iPad for everything.

  • caspar35 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    So, Zorro, now you have hear the answer to your problem, what would say is the answer to the headline question?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Zorro21c)

    Zorro21c wrote:

     

    Well, the old ipod charger won't charge iPod touch classic, iPhone or iPad and vice versa, eventhough, they look identical in size and color and I had to put labels on them. Just bought an iPad 3 it uses different charger.

     

    Incorrect. The iPad 3 uses exactly the same charger as iPads 1 and 2. Said charger can be used to charge pretty much any iPod or iPhone. I have too older Touches and a Nano. I use my iPad chargers interchangably on all of them.

     

    The cables are all the same unless you have some very, very old iPods that use FireWire or you have an iPad 4, iPhone 5 or iPad Mini which use a lightning cable. The charger is still the same.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    All of the above will use the same iPad charger. If they don't there's something defective with your equipment. The newest iPad uses a different cable but the charger is the same. Don't recall if the iPod 2 uses a Firewire cable or not. But, the charger will work. I speak from personal experience, having owned iPods since they were introduced, on my second iPhone and have iPads 1, 2 and 3. Get rid of the defective chargers. Get ones that work and they'll all use the same ones.

  • MarkPek Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Sorry to interrupt, but I think you might be talking past each other.  It's true that one charger will work for all of these devices.  It's also true that some require a different cable.  Same charger, different cables.  We all face that problem.  Check out the Grid-It! 

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to MarkPek)

    MarkPek wrote:

     

    Sorry to interrupt, but I think you might be talking past each other.  It's true that one charger will work for all of these devices.  It's also true that some require a different cable.  Same charger, different cables.  We all face that problem.  Check out the Grid-It! 

    Yup, repeatedly explained that the chargers are the same and the cables may be different.

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