You made a fair analogy, but did not prove how Apple's altering the design fits your analogy. How does the new cable run so much faster, as opposed to a 300 baud modem versus an 80 baud one?
What, apart from squeezing out 3rd party cable manufacturers, and customers who don't want to replace expensive cables with far more expensive ones because that's also wasteful to the environment (and noting who is on Apple's board of directors, but I digress), rendered the need to "improve" the cable design? Please tell us, especially as you made the analogy so you must have the relevant documentation to give weight to it.
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