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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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How many Apple Brand lightning cables have you bought since you got your iPhone 5

Just curious here, how many extra APPLE BRAND lightning cables did you purchase ( regular lighting cable, 30 pin to lightning cable ect..... ).

I personally bought 2 extra cables, one for me and one for my wife ( wife got an iphone 5 and so did I ).

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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1. I also bought a adapter.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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I'm so pissed at the cost of the cables I only bought 1 cable. Waiting for Amazon to come out with their cables/converters. My 4s had about 8 Amazon iPhone cables.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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Just curious here, how many extra APPLE BRAND lightning cables did you purchase ( regular lighting cable, 30 pin to lightning cable ect..... ).

I personally bought 2 extra cables, one for me and one for my wife ( wife got an iphone 5 and so did I ).
Just one for now, possibly i'll pick up another one sometime down the line but the one seems fine for now.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Zero - I don't have an iP5, though, I have an iPad 4.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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i bought two cables and 2 micro usb to lighting....
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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none. i just bring my one wherever i need it. plus, im getting an ipad mini so ill have two anyways. the only thing i did get was a $5, 10 ft amazon usb cable extension for my bedroom since the wall adapter is on the other side of my bed.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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One at work, one in the car, 1 at home, 1 for my external battery, 1 bundled.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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I had an extra power adapter and I bought one extra lightning cable to coincide with that.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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I bought 3 generic ones off of eBay for $15 total. They look identical to Apple's.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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Pfft I'm not gonna stock up on lightning accessories, I'm waiting until iPhone 8 when they have the new sunflare connectors
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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I bought one to charge phone in my car.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:32 PM   #13
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Six. I actively use 4 (plus the one that came with the phone). Two were extras I bought from the Apple store online when I thought it was a 2 week wait. I then bought 4 in person, but my two had shipped before I canceled. I just decided to keep them as spares/to give my wife when she gets my 5 and I get the 5S.

(For those interested, the 5 cables are for the following places):

1. Bedside table
2. Home computer
3. First floor bookcase (for charging during the day if needed)
4. Work computer
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:33 PM   #14
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Well technically "I" didn't buy them both but I put down 2.

- Work bought me one to keep at the office
- I bought one to keep at my girlfriend's place.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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1) Came with iPhone 5
2) Purchased extra to use in car with charger
3) Purchased extra to use in house in a second location for charging when necessary
4) Came with iPad Mini
5) Purchased extra to use at computer for syncing both iPhone 5 and iPad Mini when necessary (yes, most of the time I use OTA but once in a while I have needed to use a direct connection)
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:02 PM   #16
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Knowing I was going to buy an iPad mini as well, I bought two for the office, two for my briefcase, and one extra!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:02 PM   #17
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I bought 3 for my wife's iPhone 5. One for each car, one for the office, and use the one that came with the phone at home.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:09 PM   #18
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Bought an extra cable to use in the car. Also have another one that came with my 4th gen iPad.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:23 PM   #19
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Those that bought extra cables did it for convenience. Most people also bought the 30 pin connectors years ago for convenience. The key is that most people did not buy them out of necessity.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:23 PM   #20
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In addition to the one that came with my iPhone 5 (that stays on my desktop for syncing), I bought three more:

1. For my car (USB hookup for charging and audio interface)
2. With my laptop for when I need to tether
3. Stashed with my ZAGG charger so I have extra power when I need it.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:53 PM   #21
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I'm on my 2nd one

There's no need to buy one, you have a 1 year warranty on your cable & accesories(2 if you have AppleCare). Apple will exchange it out with a new one at one of their stores.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:46 AM   #22
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0- bought an amazing lightning adapter for my car. $4 shipped! Bought 2
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:18 AM   #23
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I bought one for the car at the same time that I purchased my iPhone 5. I now have another that I haven't used yet that came with my ipad 4
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:07 AM   #24
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Just one

And I have another that came with the ipad mini , is still in the box
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:51 AM   #25
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Just one. For permanent connection to my iMac and to the wall charger.
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