30 pin to lightning adapter for 5s?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by patrickowtf, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. patrickowtf macrumors member

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    i just got a 5s and i would probably like to get a 30 pin adapter. the one from apple is $40! i can't afford that. does anyone know any quality alternatives that would work with the 5s?
     
  2. patrickowtf thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm wondering if they did something to make the 5s not work with 3rd party adapters that previously worked on iphone 5...

    does anyone have a cheap third party and an iphone 5s to test it out?
     
  3. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    There isn't anythin apple can do to prevent it from working, only thing is it might display a message saying its not an apple product same as using a fake charger.
     
  4. patrickowtf thread starter macrumors member

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    but it will still charge?
     
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I have a few non apple cables/ non certified cables. I get the error but it still charges.
     
  6. patrickowtf thread starter macrumors member

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    5s?
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    iPhone 5
     
  8. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    The same adapter is $33 on Amazon. Just go genuine.
     
  9. gr8fl4295 macrumors member

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  10. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    5s or 6 or 6s doesn't matter, it just gives a warning but still works. But i can't find a good cheap adapter, they all have 2-3 stars on amazon that are around 40% cheaper
     
  11. nathanmiller99 macrumors member

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    You can use alternatives and Apple just show some warnings but still they can work for your phone.
     
  12. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Here is a great one for $12 4.5/5 stars of 1200 reviews.
    iSmooth Cables (Lightning to 30-pin Adapter)
    http://amzn.com/B00E5ON8ME
     
  13. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    apple can program the phone to refuse any cable that does not pass authentication protocols in the lightning adapter. obviously knockoffs wont be able to pass.

    There have been reports of 5S not working with unapproved cables.
     
  14. darkgoob macrumors 6502

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    Even the Apple one doesn't work with the 5S, if you bought the official Apple Leather Case. The end is too big to fit through the hole in the case.
     

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