- Aug 15, 2010
I can't get my cord to run behind my desk up to a doc because the cord is so darn short. Do you think that there will be longer cords in the secondary market eventually?
Man, lay off the pipe, that stuff makes you paranoid.It's rather revealing that every Android phone I've had is supplied with a power cord of very ample length. Conversely every new iPhone I've bought comes with short cords that reminds one of Apple's blatant abuse of their power over the buyers. It's the only company that can get by with this type of thing.
That said I read an article today mentioning just this. They said that because Jobs was worshipped like God, he could get away with far more than what anyone else could. Musing about the future of Apple now that God is gone. Not in the context of survival, but simply questioning how it will change.
$30+ for a 6 foot cable (whenever apple decides to ship one) or $5 for a 6 foot USB extension....easy choice...
Personally I prefer a shorter cable. Now days I generally work from a laptop sitting on my desk and the last thing I need is two meters of cable between my laptop and the iPhone that is sitting 20 cm away.It's rather revealing that every Android phone I've had is supplied with a power cord of very ample length.
I've always wondered about that. It appears to be a half-assed attempt to keep you from using the USB keyboard extension with anything other than a keyboard, but...
The way I understand it is that the USB spec does not officially allow for extension cables because at a certain length you run into problems. So Apple artificially restricted the use of theirs to "gurantee" that it would be used with their keyboard and not be too long.So I'm not sure what Apple was thinking here.
If someone is gold plating their connector they are generally high quality.Thewitt,
If I order a couple from monoprice that are:
- Standard USB Extension Cable
- USB 2.0 Compliant
- Gold Plated Connector
- Backward Compatible with USB 1.0 Standards
- 3 Feet Long
- A to A type - Male to Female Connector
Should those be ok?