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OhioLefty
Jan 9, 2013, 11:23 AM
Where can I purchase a longer length working Lightning cable (if it exists)? The cable that came with my iPad 4 is just not long enough for me. Are there any reputable (working) 3rd party vendors selling 6ft or 10ft cables with the authentication chip?

Thanks in advance...



HazyCloud
Jan 9, 2013, 11:30 AM
Belkin has an official one that's 4 feet, but it comes with a car charger. I don't see it listed by itself.

http://www.belkin.com/us/F8J090-Belkin/p/P-F8J090?q=::categoryPath:/Web/WSLT

TJ61
Jan 9, 2013, 01:56 PM
Have you ruled out a simpler, cheaper, USB extension cable?

Regards,
Tom

takeshi74
Jan 9, 2013, 09:28 PM
Griffin has some longer ones as well.
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/29/griffin-launching-official-lightning-connector-cables-next-week/

HazyCloud
Jan 9, 2013, 09:46 PM
Griffin has some longer ones as well.
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/29/griffin-launching-official-lightning-connector-cables-next-week/

Yeah, I checked earlier today but for some reason they don't list the 9ft cable on their site. It's not one of the options. They do however have a 4ft for 24.99 while Belkin only has it with a charger.

http://store.griffintechnology.com/lightning-connector-cables

Kisey
Jan 10, 2013, 12:58 PM
Cheaper to just buy a USB extension cord: http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-A-Male-A-Female-Extension-Meters/dp/B001TH7GUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357844206&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+extension+cable.

itjw
Jan 10, 2013, 04:13 PM
I'm absolutely convinced people in this situation just don't know about USB extension cords or how they work.

They also cost 2-3 bucks and can turn it into a 10ft cable when NEEDED and revert back to short when not.

It's actually BETTER in almost every respect (you can even buy a white one lol...).

brand
Jan 10, 2013, 04:44 PM
I'm absolutely convinced people in this situation just don't know about USB extension cords or how they work.

They also cost 2-3 bucks and can turn it into a 10ft cable when NEEDED and revert back to short when not.


Beware that I have came across a few USB extension cables that would work fine for everything else but the iPad would say not charging even when using the 10W adapter. I am aware that the iPad was still charging but at a lower rate. I never felt like investigating why it was happening.

It's actually BETTER in almost every respect
That is an opinion. I would much prefer a singe cable than two cables as would many others.

itjw
Jan 10, 2013, 07:20 PM
Beware that I have came across a few USB extension cables that would work fine for everything else but the iPad would say not charging even when using the 10W adapter. I am aware that the iPad was still charging but at a lower rate. I never felt like investigating why it was happening.


That is an opinion. I would much prefer a singe cable than two cables as would many others.

I have never experienced an issue with charging (using an official Apple brick, Apple cable, and extension...). Not saying it can't happen, but I've never seen it. I HAVE had issues charging with aftermarket "long" dock/sync cables (as many have).

And no, it's not "two cables" if you connect them... the fact that you can seperate them doesn't make it worse. By that logic, since I can take scissors to my one cable and cut it in 2, it's somehow "not as good".

You aren't toting 2 cables, you are toting one. It just happens to be joined at the usb port. Not sure why that's such an issue...

And the advantage is, if I DO want a shorter cable (and have one connected to an extension for example) I don't have to go running for a new cable from somewhere, I simply DISCONNECT it and VOILA, shorter cable.

It's better in almost every respect.

Until Apple releases an "official" longer cable, a longer "aftermarket" cable isn't any better than an extension. Many would argue it's worse (and less functional).

brand
Jan 10, 2013, 09:42 PM
And no, it's not "two cables" if you connect them

It is two cables that are connected. Myself as well as many others would rather have a single cable rather than two cables that are joined together with a USB type-A plug. You may not care but lots of people do. I do not consider a USB extension cable to be a better option.

Che Castro
Jan 11, 2013, 12:00 AM
Cheaper to just buy a USB extension cord: http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-A-Male-A-Female-Extension-Meters/dp/B001TH7GUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357844206&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+extension+cable.

When I had the ipad 3 USB extensions did not work

They work ok on the mini , but it chargers slower

adam044
Jan 11, 2013, 12:53 AM
Problem solved http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-A-Male-A-Female-Extension-Meters/dp/B001TH7GUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357887169&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+extension+cable

HazyCloud
Jan 11, 2013, 02:55 AM
Problem solved http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-A-Male-A-Female-Extension-Meters/dp/B001TH7GUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357887169&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+extension+cable

A USB extension? Thanks, I don't think that's been mentioned.

adam044
Jan 11, 2013, 10:44 AM
No problem.

TJ61
Jan 11, 2013, 04:20 PM
MOMN


Regards,
Tom

HazyCloud
Jan 11, 2013, 05:31 PM
MOMN


Regards,
Tom

What?

TJ61
Jan 12, 2013, 08:59 AM
What?

MOMN = milk out my nose (as in "laughed so hard...").
That last exchange deserved more than an LOL.


Regards,
Tom

HazyCloud
Jan 12, 2013, 02:43 PM
MOMN = milk out my nose (as in "laughed so hard...").
That last exchange deserved more than an LOL.


Regards,
Tom

Ahh, I see. :D