Why don't they give you a real home charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BGTHEMOGUL, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. BGTHEMOGUL macrumors 6502

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    Why does Apple give you this tiny little USB cable with a wall adapter instead of a real charger? Preferably one longer than 2-3 feet also? :confused:
     
  2. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    It charges, what's so fake about it? Do you also want your iPhone to be the size of Zach Morris's phone for it to be a real phone? Shucks, you probably don't know who he is anyway.
     
  3. BGTHEMOGUL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not asking for a BIGGER device like a ancient Saved By The Bell phone so you must not understand a very simple question. It's just stupid not to give us a regular charger than can reach further than 2 feet. :D
     
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Nothing wrong with the charger or cable. Apple can not make everyone happy.

    It is not Apple that is stupid!
     
  5. BGTHEMOGUL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They should sell an extension then to make everyone happy.
     
  6. NoHo macrumors 6502

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    Don't be a jerk. The charger that comes with the phone is one short USB cable and an adapter. 2 pieces. What the TS is saying is it would be nice to have a charger that was just a single item that had a longer cord. Not everyone lives in a studio/efficiency apartment where the electrical outlet is within 12 inches of you.
     
  7. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, a real one. Big is real and small and innovative is ... fake ?

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    Just order an extension from amazon
     
  8. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    They do have longer cords. Have you looked?
     
  9. drb1992 macrumors 6502

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    I found this annoying to. The short cable is nice when I am charging the phone with my computer (a longer cable might get in the way), but when I want to charge it with the wall charger, it barely reaches my desk.
     
  10. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

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    It plugs into the wall and charges your phone.

    It works both in your home and anywhere else you happen to be with a wall outlet.

    On what planet is that not a "real home charger?"
     
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Get an extension cord!:p
     
  12. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    I think he meant like a dock that came with the iPhone 2G.
     
  13. Baggy Spandex macrumors 6502

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    In the retail world, you are what they call a 'nitpicker'.
     
  14. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    They would include a longer cord, but they would have to make the box bigger. And who wants a bigger box?

    Luckily, they do sell longer cords. So we get our small boxes and you get variety.
     
  15. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd wager that the overwhelming majority of people charge their phones on a nightstand, for which the cable is more than sufficient.

    If you have a special need for a longer cable, a USB extension cable is $5 online.
     
  16. NoHo macrumors 6502

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    So instead of it being 2 pieces, which is the main complaint, it's now 3 pieces? :confused:
     
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  19. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

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    The horror.

    I'm happy it's a short cable -- nothing to get tangled, no need to wind, very easy to throw in your pocket or a suitcase when heading out on a trip, and the perfect length to connect to your laptop when it's time to sync.
     
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    I never wanted a longer iPhone cable. It's perfect for travel and fits in any USB port even if you don't have the wall charger around.

    If you want a longer cable then eBay is your friend.
     
  22. oshia86 macrumors regular

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    I too wish the cable was longer. I wish the cables were a little better built as well. I've never had an Apple one last the life of a phone. The current aftermarket one I use nightly, has lasted since the purchase of my 3gs during the week of its release.

    The short ones are great for just connecting to the computer though, or for using in the car.
     
  23. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    Your iPhone's cord a little on the short side? Us Android users have longer cords :) Size does matter
     
  24. oshia86 macrumors regular

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    Meh, while USB extensions get the job done, I'd rather have a single cable. Multi cable hack jobs are for Android phones. :D Just kidding.
     

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