Thread: iPhone/iTouch video cable
August 30th, 2010, 07:51 AM #1
iPhone/iTouch video cable
The cable to connect an iPhone/iTouch/iPod to a TV or monitor is now proprietary Apple. Previously any number of third party cables would work and at a fraction of the Apple price. Beginning with OS3, Apple added to the firmware a requirement that such cables be authorized. Apple proprietary cables have a proprietary chip and are therefore, the only authorized cables.
August 30th, 2010, 08:15 AM #2
August 31st, 2010, 07:21 PM #3
The work around is now with the legal "jail break" system.
August 31st, 2010, 11:06 PM #4
Are they REALLY hurting that bad for profits that they have to stoop to this level for such a simple accessory?i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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August 31st, 2010, 11:38 PM #5
Apple has always done things like that! In the old 1200 BAUD modem days, Apple's modem connector had two pins reversed from the "normal" pin. Either had to buy an Apple modem or Apple adapter, which cost 3x normal. The Apple IIc used a serial printer when everyone else used a parallel printer.
Last edited by RayH; August 31st, 2010 at 11:42 PM.
September 1st, 2010, 12:34 AM #6
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In their defense, it makes diagnostic / troubleshooting a breeze when the Mac-head calls tech support, since there is only one plug A that fits into socket B.
still BS, though, I know.Good job, friend-of-friends!
September 2nd, 2010, 12:02 AM #7
What can we expect from a guy who started his electronics career selling equipment to circumvent long distance charges?
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