Lightning Cord

kannesss

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Did apple make the cord specifically a weird certain way so companies wouldnt know how to remake it the correct ways???:eek:
 

MrGimper

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Did apple make the cord specifically a weird certain way so companies wouldnt know how to remake it the correct ways???:eek:
They put a chip in the cable to allow the cable to do a multitude of things, and be more flexible. Although no doubt it will make clones harder, I doubt it was a major design goal.
 

thewitt

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Apple does things that make sense from an engineering standpoint. The adaptive cable takes up less space in the phone, allows the cable to be plugged in from both orientations - responding to a common complaint - and maintains nearly the same functionality as the 30 pin behemoth.

No, they did not change the cable to thwart third party cable makers.
 

HowardSmith

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Good news is that they are shipping them. I ordered two more from Apple a few days ago and they shipped today.
 

needfx

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Apple does things that make sense from an engineering standpoint. The adaptive cable takes up less space in the phone, allows the cable to be plugged in from both orientations - responding to a common complaint - and maintains nearly the same functionality as the 30 pin behemoth.

No, they did not change the cable to thwart third party cable makers.
I suppose it served both purposes
 

boomhower

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No, they didn't. They made a compact bi-directional plug. It's more complicated than the old plug but making knock-offs more difficult wasn't a design decision I would imagine.