Problem With iPhone 5 Lightning Stuck. Find Out the Reason
Oh my god! My iPhone 5 Lightning stuck in USB port. What should I do? Approximately soon Apple clients will contact a technical service support with the following words to complain about the fact that the USB connector stuck in port of the computer when you try to link your device with Mac or PC.
Almost since the appearance iPhone 5 on sale many people reported that after using Lightning cable to connect iPhone 5 to the computer they couldn’t retrieve it back, without applying too much forces. In some cases, the “happy” owners of iPhone 5 even had to connect with Apple service center. Lightning cables are not only stuck in the USB port of a computer, but in the connectors which are located in cars, as well as in network chargers.
The site of Apple service support opened a special section where were placed about fifty calls, and the number of his views almost passed for 5000.
Apparently, the source of the problem – in the design of the Lightning connector for iPhone 5 (right). As clearly seen in the photo , the notches on it, designed for a secure fit inside the USB port of a computer or other device that is much deeper than the standard connectors of this type. Contact slot just get stuck in it. The presence of the grooves on the connector provides a standard USB. Its purpose – to secure the connector from accidental loss of its data transmission.
Typically, when you use the standard connector with small grooves it is much easier to connect and disconnect iPhone 5 Lightning and it doesn’t stuck. However, if the “holes” on the connector will be a little deeper – as was the case with Lightning cable – the contacts just get stuck in them, not giving chance to pull it back. So if you are owner of non-iPhone 5 device think twice to buy Lightning 30-pin adapter for your device.
Apple has not yet made a final verdict regarding the above problem with iPhone 5 Lightning stuck, but increased grooves on the connector seem to be the main reason for it – other significant changes in the connector is not seen. All we can say is almost certain that all lodged complaints simply replace a damaged accessory.