Why are Apple cables soo short? It seems their the only company in the industry that forces their customers to buy USB extention cables. Sometime, a user needs to plug in where AC is not close. One might come up with an extention lead, which works, but not for devices like the I.devices, where they connect via the 30-pin dock connector. would a USB extention work this case? There are plenty of companies around which sell eithernet canes which are 2M, usb cabes too, so noise is not an issue here.