Any safe black lightning cables out there?

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  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I've had bad luck with aftermarket cables. Even had some Apple certified ones burn out. For the life of me I have no idea why Apple doesn't just release some black cables. Anyway what's a good trusted black cable out there? I don't care about the cost as long as they are safe.
     
  2. rKunda macrumors 65816

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  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Here's a review I did a little bit back. I still use this cable daily and it still looks brand new.

    CHOETECH Braided Nylon MFi Lightning Cable

    Anker is top notch too.
     
  4. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    Anker Powerline Cables from Amazon.

    3ft = $10
    6ft = $13
    10ft = $14

    I have Anker cables at home and at work. Very durable and reliable.
     
  5. walds11, Sep 18, 2016
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    walds11 macrumors 6502a

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    AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cables.

    3ft = $5.99
    6ft = $7.99

    They also sell 2-packs which are a great buy.

    Not to change the subject, but a pair of black earbuds would look bad a** with the black iPhone 7!
     
  6. iregret macrumors 6502

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    This is what I use. The only potential hangup is the fact that the connector is rather bulky. No problem for me, but if you have a tight fitting case with little room around the lightening connector, it may be an issue.
     
  7. YouGoGlenCocoa macrumors member

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    Insignia cables at best buy. Ive got a black 10ft one ive been using for over a yr. charges super fast with my ipad block. It has like 3,000 5 stars reviews or something
     
  8. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    I use Monoprice Select Series. They're Apple MFI Certified and work great!
     
  9. chriscrowlee Suspended

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    I was counting down as I scrolled waiting for that comment.

    We all said the same thing about the lightning cables and apple earbuds that have come since the inception of the iPhone 3G, and Apple has ignored... so expect them to continue to ignore this time around. Sad, they're so out of touch with their customers.
     
  10. playaproved macrumors 6502

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    I use these cables in my vehicles and they work well. Lifetime warranty too.
     
  11. kisforstrikeout macrumors newbie

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    I use my Rokform cable everyday and have never had a problem!
     
  12. SDM44 macrumors newbie

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    I use both Monoprice and Amazon Basics black USB Lightning cables for both charging and data transfer. Haven't had any issues with them in the past year, and I have multiple Lightning devices being used constantly between iPhones and iPads in my house.

    The only one I found to have a problem with was the 6" (not 6ft) Monoprice Lightning cable, where I couldn't transfer data through iTunes. But just copying files/pictures out from the phone to my computer, and also charging worked fine with the 6" cable.
     
  13. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I would have to recommend Anker & Tech Armor & Aukey lighting cables.
     
  14. NicoPantaloons macrumors newbie

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    Another vote for Anker. I love their Poweline+ series
     
  15. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Insignia 10ft lightening cable - comes in black - I have 3 of them in my family room for all my guest and family
     
  17. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Plus one for Anker. Either flavor, woven or the plastic.
     

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