: iPad2 USB cable - too short?


tilt
Dec 12th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Has Apple reduced the length of the USB cable for the iPad2? The iPhone 3Gs cable is much longer.

That brings me to a question - can I use the iPhone 3GS cable for the iPad2 or are they not compatible?

Thanks and cheers

SINC
Dec 12th, 2011, 05:29 PM
I had a spare for my iPhone 3GS and now use it daily for either my iPad 2 or my iPhone 4. Same thing exactly. I keep one in the motor home and one in the house in the summer. Don't even know which one is which anymore. ;)

John Clay
Dec 12th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Has Apple reduced the length of the USB cable for the iPad2? The iPhone 3Gs cable is much longer.

That brings me to a question - can I use the iPhone 3GS cable for the iPad2 or are they not compatible?

Thanks and cheers

3GS cable will work fine.

Jason H
Dec 12th, 2011, 05:45 PM
I don't know about the 3gs cable, but the iPad 2 cable is considerably shorter than my iPod 5th gen usb cable, about 5 inches shorter. And a lot thinner, and flimsier, and overall lower quality. The one that came with my iPod touch 3rd gen is already broken, but the iPod 4th gen and 5th gen is still going strong.



http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/2894/dockcable.jpg

Z06jerry
Dec 14th, 2011, 06:31 PM
I have ordered several of these in the past and they're almost identical to the genuine iPad/iPhone cables that I have. It even fits the iPhone 4 bumper case whereas most of the cheap knockoffs are too big to fit in the recessed opening.

Genuine USB Data & Charging Cable for iPhone 4 - White (100cm-Length) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme (http://www.dealextreme.com/p/genuine-usb-data-charging-cable-for-iphone-4-white-100cm-length-56081)

Jason H
Dec 14th, 2011, 06:53 PM
I have ordered several of these in the past and they're almost identical to the genuine iPad/iPhone cables that I have. It even fits the iPhone 4 bumper case whereas most of the cheap knockoffs are too big to fit in the recessed opening.

Genuine USB Data & Charging Cable for iPhone 4 - White (100cm-Length) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme (http://www.dealextreme.com/p/genuine-usb-data-charging-cable-for-iphone-4-white-100cm-length-56081)

I like how its a genuine usb cable, you wouldn't want one of those phoney usb cables! :D

tilt
Dec 15th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Thank you all. Now that I know that the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad use the exact same cable, I do not need to use the short cable any more.

Cheers