Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango
Its literally the first idiot proof cable. Guaranteed to work the first plug in attempt. Also I found the info from ChineseKiwi very useful...
If you can't put the diamond in the square hole...well, charging your smart phone is probably the least of your worries.
...and ChineseKiwi's post was pretty good, but it did the opposite of what they were trying to do. That was the post that made me realize how idiotic Apple was for not using USB. There is no reason for it. Every single capability it has I can find in USB save for the reversible thing which I think is so stupid that I am sickened that Apple even spent R&D on it. Do that many users actually have issues with plugging in their phones? There dos seem to be some issue with charging the new IPad, but I think it would have been easier to make USB work than to actually invent a whole new plug. They even have the standard ready to go for more power over USB, but since it isn't needed for anything they haven't started using it yet.
Well, I think there is a reason...and it isn't money, (though they do make a tiny profit of it, but nothing compared to the price of actual devices). I think Apple is just using the cable/connector to say, "hey, we're different." Which is a large part of their marketing strategy.
LOL Steelbom...you do realize you are very wrong about USB is only for charging and syncing...there is HDMI output on it...my nephew has an airhog remote controller attachment for his phone that is actually pretty cool...there are base stations with speakers built in...any example found on a iPhone has the same thing on USB. Plus the number one benefit. I can unplug the the little USB hub on my desk and use the cable to plug into my phone. Can your iPhone do that?