iPod to TV with Conventional A/V Cable

According to a piece on MacDevCenter.com, it’s actually possible to connect a video iPod to an A/V TV input with a conventional A/V Red/White/Yellow cable. All you need is such a cable with a 1/8″ plug on the other side . The trick is that you need to switch the Yellow plug (normally video) with the Red plug (normally audio-right). Did Apple switch these connections just so you’d think you had to buy their special proprietary cable? Bad Apple!