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Ex-Apple executive joins startup aimed at banishing smartphone cables

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It hard to find Female to Female USB cable, and if you do you will pay a high price, the Female to Female let you make a universal cable connection

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@Yrr

Most people will not understand you.

I will explain to them. The male cable end is like the plug you put into the wall socket. The female end is the wall socket itself.

This is not sexist nor a politically correct point to make. The terms are used in plumbing, cement work etc.

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For such basic things as recharging and data transfer, redundancy is a very, very, very good thing. I am perpetually amazed by Apple's drive to eliminate the redundancy that solves emergencies and the consumers who purchase stripped down disasters waiting to happen.

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A female-to-female USB is just a coupler

But be warned, just because ya can connect things together doesn't mean it'll work. There's more to technology than being able to physically connect things

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Breaking Apple News Google Apple November 3

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Maybe I'm just old, but I like the option to use cables. Something about being able to see what's connecting to what.

But I take lostrune2's point.

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This is not sexist nor a politically correct point to make.

Absolutely sexist. What about differently gendered plugs and sockets?

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Probably the reason Apple fired him. Chargers, cables and peripherals are 17% of their revenue stream, more than computers. They are an entertainment company, computers are a sideline these days.

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This is not sexist nor a politically correct point to make.

Absolutely sexist. What about differently gendered plugs and sockets?

What about bidirectional cables

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Today, my non Apple wifi charger stopped working after just 11 months. Better than cables but charges slower than cable.

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Today, my non Apple wifi charger stopped working after just 11 months.

Still under the 1-year warranty

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