Is there any difference between the 2 different Apple USB cords?

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  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

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    I know this may be a paranoid question to ask but I just wanted to make sure.

    Is there any difference between the newer USB cords with the shorter plug (the end that goes into the iPhone) and the older ones with the bigger, square-shaped plugs?

    Like, difference in transfer speed, or reliability, or build quality?

    Just asking cuz the newer USB cord that came with my iPhone 3GS is getting frayed and so I'm using the older one instead.

    Thanks to whoever helps.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    There shouldn't be much of a difference between the two as they are both USB 2.0. and should be reasonably close in speed.
     
  3. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    There is a difference, most older ones have a slightly reduced bandwidth allowance. Other than that, the only major difference are the ones that ship with 3rd gen iPod Touches, I found out the hard way that my older cables aren't even compatible.
     
  4. XciteMe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does a bandwith allowance mean exactly???
     

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