Third party lightning data cable

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by justjax, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2011
    I bought a data cable (USB to lightning) on amazon last week and when I connected it to my phone iOS 7 came up with a warning that third party cable my not work, etc. anyway it's seems to charge fine but I recall the other day about 3rd chargers catching fire? If it's just a
    Data cable is it safe? I'm plugging it into one of the old style official apple charger plugs.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    Most likely will be fine. Thousands upon thousands use third party cables and there was one story of a person using a third party thirty pin charger that exploded. A few more here and there. Chances of something happening are very very slim, particularly if the cable had a good rating on amazon.

    I use third party cables at home, office and in my car daily and have never had a problem. If anyone is interested the brand I use is iSound.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2011
    Okay thanks, sounds like its the charger pin/plug that's more of the concern then.

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