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Why is the charger cord so short?

19099 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2008 10:12 AM by M.A RSS
M.A Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
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Nov 20, 2008 6:43 AM
Besides cutting costs is there a logical reason behind a cord so short that I cannot set the phone on my desk which is directly next to the wall outlet.

Is there another option so I may use my iPhone at my desk or standing up while it is charging?

Thanks
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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Nov 20, 2008 6:48 AM (in response to M.A)
    I find the length convenient, personally. You can always use a USB extension cord, like this 10 foot cable from Amazon.
    17" CD MBP, iPhone 3G, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.4.11),  since the ][e
  • Bryan Mick Level 6 Level 6 (13,020 points)
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    Nov 20, 2008 7:25 AM (in response to M.A)
    You would plug your current cord into the extention - the extention wouldn't connect directly to the phone.

    Wall > Extention > iPhone cable > iPhone

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    -Bryan
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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Nov 20, 2008 7:30 AM (in response to M.A)
    As I stated above, it's an EXTENSION cord, not a longer dock cable (there is no longer dock cable available). You connect the male end of the USB extension cord to the AC adapter, and connect the male end of your 3' dock cable to the female end of the USB extension cord.

    Or, just get an AC extension cord. Or a powered USB hub for your desk. Or, just unplug the iPhone - it has a battery. Or, use a Bluetooth headset (which is what I do) - then you can get up and walk around.

    So many options...
    17" CD MBP, iPhone 3G, iPodTouch, Mac OS X (10.4.11),  since the ][e
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
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    Nov 20, 2008 9:46 AM (in response to M.A)
    It is probably that length because a major use of the cord is to plug it into the USB port of your computer and then into the iphone. A long cord would be a royal pain.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch

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