Lightning Cord

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kannesss, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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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:
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  3. thewitt macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  4. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. needfx macrumors 68040

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    I suppose it served both purposes
     
  6. boomhower macrumors 68000

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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.
     

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