iPad ( AIR / Mini Retina ) 3rd party lightning cable that works ??

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  1. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys, just wondering have anybody succeeded in obtaining 3rd party lightning cable that able to charge & sync data ?

    bought a cable but it doesn't work. :(

    ( I'd like to spend less than $6 for the cable, because I need to purchase a few instead of one )
     
  2. hxlover904 macrumors regular

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    try amazon's brand of cables. Use them all the time and haven't had any issues with them.
     
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Amazon, Belkin, Rocketfish, Monoprice. They'll all work as they're all certified, but none of them can be had for your $6 or less budget.

    They'll run you $10-25 depending on size you want.
     
  4. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    ( AIR / Mini Retina ) 3rd party lightning cable that works ??

    If you want to pay $6 or less, then you bought the wrong tablet.
     
  5. devilcm3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    30-pin 1m cables used to be sold at $0.99 a piece, i don't see the impossible in here.
    As i have mentioned, I'm purchasing a few spare cables hence savings are much appreciated here.

    Sorry for not mentioning earlier, but i'm not residing in US hence my options are limited.

    Will look at the monoprice cables, they seem to be cheap enough :)
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2, Dec 30, 2013
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    Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    ( AIR / Mini Retina ) 3rd party lightning cable that works ??

    Here are the cheapest cables I can find:
    AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable - Black (3 Feet/0.9 Meter)
    http://amzn.com/B009SYZ8OC
    OPSO Apple Authorized MFi Certified 8 Pin Charger Lightning to USB Sync Charge Cable for iPhone 5 5S 5C, iPad 4th Generation,iPad Air, iPad mini,iPad mini Retina , iPod touch 5th Generation and iPod nano 7th Generation,3.3 Feet White
    http://amzn.com/B00F9TA4MQ
    Monoprice 110375 3-Feet MFi Certified Lightning to USB Charge/Sync Cable for iPad/iPhone and iPod (White)
    http://amzn.com/B00CIYJV1A


    ACEPower® APPLE CERTIFIED 3.3ft 8 Pin Lightning to USB Sync Cable made for iPhone 5 5S 5C, iPad 4 4th Generation,iPad Air, iPad mini,iPad mini Retina , iPod touch 5 5th and iPod nano 7 7th Generation, Premium Quality with Lifetime Warranty
    http://amzn.com/B00GV0RIDU
    This one seems to be very cheap but is not apple certified. It got 44 reviews and it is 4 stars:
    dCables Apple iPod Nano USB Cable - 8 Pin USB Cable for the iPod Nano (7th generation)
    http://amzn.com/B00AOWUXAQ
     
  7. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    The new lightning cables are much more complex than the old 30 pin style, and include electronic chips. They cost more to manufacture. Apple sells their cable from $19USD. You might be able to find it elsewhere for less, but it may not be "certified" to work with Apple devices (many uncertified third party cables don't work with iOS 7). That's your choice, of course.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5609
     

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