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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Generic Lightning cables hitting retailers...

I was just at Circle K (convenience store in AZ) and I was browsing their generic phone accessories and I saw a generic lightning cable in fairly nice blister packaging. Looks like it is better quality than the eBay junk. Only $14.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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They are like $4 on amazon.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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It's a pretty big market that hasn't been tapped out, yet, in terms of cheap lighting connector equipment. It won't be for the next product cycle or two, either. We're still at the first cycle of lighting connector devices after all.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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I was just at Circle K (convenience store in AZ) and I was browsing their generic phone accessories and I saw a generic lightning cable in fairly nice blister packaging. Looks like it is better quality than the eBay junk. Only $14.
Apple brand ones are only $19 so your saving $6.... Wooo...
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Apple brand ones are only $19 so your saving $6.... Wooo...
LOL seriously... Chances are OP spent more than $6 in the convenience store anyway. Coulda put back the chips, candy bar, soda AND the cable and just bought one from Apple. (and scored some anti-dibeetus points)
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:24 PM   #6
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I didn't say I bought it. I just snapped a pic of it. I am not in the market for more lightning cables anyway. My iPhone 5 just sold on eBay and my Note 2 is in the mail.
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I didn't say I bought it. I just snapped a pic of it. I am not in the market for more lightning cables anyway. My iPhone 5 just sold on eBay and my Note 2 is in the mail.
well then, thanks for the heads up.
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I didn't say I bought it. I just snapped a pic of it. I am not in the market for more lightning cables anyway. My iPhone 5 just sold on eBay and my Note 2 is in the mail.
That's alright - I just traded my Note 2 for an iPhone 5 over the weekend, so it all evened out.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:38 PM   #9
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My iPhone 5 just sold on eBay and my Note 2 is in the mail.
Congratulations, you are really going to enjoy your Note II.

You'll find it to be so much fun, offering more great features than you ever imagined. It's all the little things as well as the more substantial features that will surprise you.

Mines most certainly one of my all time favorites.

The more you use it the better it gets



(For the record I'm _ not_ bashing my iPhone 5)
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:42 PM   #10
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Isn't the note 2... big? really big... ?
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They are like $4 on amazon.
I'm not being critical of your post, but the iPhone cables I've bought from Amazon in the past have been of inferior quality. Out of the package they looked great. But the wire quality was poor, they were stiff and failed where the wire joined the connector.
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I'm not being critical of your post, but the iPhone cables I've bought from Amazon in the past have been of inferior quality. Out of the package they looked great. But the wire quality was poor, they were stiff and failed where the wire joined the connector.
I had mine for over a few months now and they been looking and charging fine.
Not every generic cable is the same but these seem to be pretty good so far.
They were 2 lightning cables for $7.99
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I had mine for over a few months now and they been looking and charging fine.
Not every generic cable is the same but these seem to be pretty good so far.
They were 2 lightning cables for $7.99
That sounds great, do you remember the brand name?
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That sounds great, do you remember the brand name?
Here's the link if anyone else is looking for some decent priced cables.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o06_s00_i00
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:14 AM   #15
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i recently bought a couple extra cases from amazon and other sites online and they all feel weird...they dont snap into the phone the same way and i left my phone charging from 1% for an hour and it only got to 36% ...my bet is to get a new apple cord or one from iphone5mod.com they work great
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Here's the link if anyone else is looking for some decent priced cables.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o06_s00_i00
Thanks
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Isn't the note 2... big? really big... ?
Not really. I own both. IPhone feels like a toy now
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 04:32 PM   #18
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Not really. I own both. IPhone feels like a toy now
Aren't toys usually made of plastic though?
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