Charging cord for iPhone 4S thinner ?

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  1. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone notice that iPhone 4s charging cable is thinner for some reason? I didn't notice till today cause I was using my iPhone 4 charger during the weekend , any ideas of why? Does it charged the same for you guys ?

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  2. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    Because they wanted it that way? Charge is exactly the same. Who cares.
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    That cable you have pictured with your 4s cable is not an iPhone 4 cable. It is likely a 3gs cable or older. Apple redesigned there cables to make the connectors more square, they also may have changed the thickness. although i checked and they looked the same. Allthough your old cable may have been stretched from lots of use.
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

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    It's thinner than the cable that came with my iPad 2, but both work fine.
     
  5. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    correct me if I am wrong but the iPad 2 cable carries a heavier amount of electricity so the cable is a tiny thicker gauge?
     
  6. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Yep!
     
  7. Vundu, Oct 18, 2011
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    Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Not took mine out of the box yet :)
     
  8. jgalan14 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah lol actually is my iPhone 3GS ha ha , idk what to do with so many of them I have them all over the house just in case tho ha ha
     
  9. Jbaffoh macrumors member

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    More importantly, the strain relief is longer! Hopefully no more exposed shield wires that freak out my kids.
     
  10. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yeesh, people, pull on the head of the wire, not on the wire itself. You'd think we'd learn that much by now :confused:
     
  11. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    I have never pulled the cable but mine has done the same. It has perished and split rather than been pulled out.
     
  12. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    They're all thinner (and poorer quality) than the cables they used to throw in with the iPods before the iPhone came out. The cable from my 2g nano is still in mint condition (even though I've subjected it to quite a bit of abuse). The one from my iPhone 4 started losing its jacket even though it's been permanently hooked up to my wall since I bought it (never moved)
     
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  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    What to you do to those poor things? I've never had one fail on me.
     
  15. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    My girfriends iPhone 4 cable and my 4S cable are exactly the same thickness.:rolleyes:

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    I have also NEVER had one fail on me.
     

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