A few weeks ago I bought an unofficial AV cable for my iPod Touch (2g) on Ebay. I used the cable several times and it worked out just fine.
Now I find that – since the update to os3.0 (WHICH I PAID FOR – don’t get me started) – the cable doesn’t work any more. The video cuts out after a few seconds (the audio continues) but a warning pops up on my iPod saying that it’s not supported.
I suppose there are 2 options
- This was broken accidentally, in which case there might be a fix in the upcoming 3.1 release
- This was broken accidentally, in which case it’s another step on Apple’s campaign to shut out third party accessory manufacturers, as seen with the recent iPod Nano headphone debacle
As a reluctant iPod convert I’m trying to love the big Apple, but incidents like this make it much harder. I’ve considered buying an “official cable” but at over 4 times the price I feel that i’m being forced to buy something I don’t need.
And I’ll be clear that I blame Apple for this, not the guys who sold it to me on ebay.