1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 1, 2010 10:36 AM by crh24
David_o99 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
Just a note to be careful with 3rd party USB cables and the iPad. I have one that works fine with an older iPod, but causes serious issues when used with my iPad. It causes disconnects during syncing and even causes several restarts of my iPad.

Definitely stick with the original cable.

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  • crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)
    David_o99 wrote:
    Just a note to be careful with 3rd party USB cables and the iPad. I have one that works fine with an older iPod, but causes serious issues when used with my iPad. It causes disconnects during syncing and even causes several restarts of my iPad.

    Not surprising as the dock connector changed after the early iPods. Your iPod could easily be one from the older dock pinout. If it isn't then something strange is going on.
    Definitely stick with the original cable.

    While it is always good to be careful it is likely not really necessary if your cable is relatively new. I have a mix of cables from by 3G, 3GS, iP4, iPad, and various 3rd party cables. All work interchangeably.