Apple vs third party cables

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    The non-braided Amazon Basics cables have worked for me as well.

    The Apple cables always seemed to fray on me, and they were not going through any rough treatment (eg. Plugged into computer's USB port for wired synching and charging).
     
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    As others have indicated, Anker is great. I purchased an Amazon basics iPhone cable not that long ago, and I have been also pleased with the price point. Whatever somebody purchases for a third-party cable, just make sure it's "Made for iPhone" or "MFI".
     
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    I haven't had any issues with Apple cables to be honest. I'm just looking for some extra ones at a decent price. $25 for one cable seems a lot.
     
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    I got 4 cables... 2 @ 3ft and 2 @ 6 ft in the package I linked.

    $14
     
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    Another vote for Anker. Amazing quality and great customer service for warranty claims.
     
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    I’ve had some amazon brand lightning cables for a very long time and they still look and function like new. Compared to Apple brand cables from a year ago.
     
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    Tend to stay away from any cable outside of actual Apple cables

    They all cost money, just spend a little more for the real thing
     
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    Braided or non braided Anker and Amazon Basics cables are very good quality. You cannot go wrong with either brand.
     
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    will the anker cables support fast charging with 29w adapter?
     
  17. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    I actually prefer Anker cables. They are not only cheaper, but beefier, higher quality and great company to work with.
    I also have a battery backup from them that I lost the case and they sent me another one free.
     
  18. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Apple's cables are better than poorly made 3rd party cables but Anker's cables are better than Apple's IMO. Check out the Anker's Powerline II. It's a beefy cable but if anything does happen to it, it has a lifetime warranty.
     
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    I totally agree.
     

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