PixieGirl

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Anywhere else to get lightning cables that are authentic Apple other than Apple? First time buying Apple stuff so I'm a bit lost.
 

mr99

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There is a gentlemen on here selling them in the marketplace.
 
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PixieGirl

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Thanks..Wasn't sure about Amazon after I had bought what was suppose to be an authentic Samsung cable for my note. Definitely wasn't authentic.
 
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dianestory2

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Thanks..Wasn't sure about Amazon after I had bought what was suppose to be an authentic Samsung cable for my note. Definitely wasn't authentic.

Just make sure the vendor is reliable. If it's fulfilled by amazon, you are pretty safe. (for example)
 
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bozzykid

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You just need to look for Apple certified cables. They don't have to be from Apple. Just be aware most certified lightning cables aren't a great deal cheaper. I suspect the license to get the certification is not cheap.
 
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maliu

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I JUST got that same cable from Amazon. It's the real deal. Comes in the Apple box with the impossible to open seal. I can't bring myself to try and pry it open yet. Why do they do that?
 
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Trebuin

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I did not know about the 250 posts

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I JUST got that same cable from Amazon. It's the real deal. Comes in the Apple box with the impossible to open seal. I can't bring myself to try and pry it open yet. Why do they do that?

I've been getting better with time, but I think they could do something easier.
 
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Rajani Isa

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If you're in the Northwest, it's not infrequent to find Fred Meyers to have 20-30% off or so on cellphone accessories.

And the Belkin cable is also pretty good. As I recall, the lightning connector is even about the same size. (The size of the covering on the cable end is generally the big worry point on Apple Certified cables, as some of them are bigger and don't fit through case openings.
 
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Outrun1986

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I got the Belkin cable for $10 at OfficeMax since it was on sale, even the cheap cables sold at TJ Maxx are 14.99. The Belkin cable does have a larger connector so it might be an issue with some cases. Reviews are not positive for the Belkin cable, but I've had mine for a month or 2 and it works great. I suspect the negative reviews are for fakes.
 
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mr99

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Yes there is a marketplace section on this forum, it is not trickery. Be careful with Amazon purchases, looks like most of them are fake and same goes for eBay. You have to get lucky and find someone who has spares from many iPad/iPhone/iPod purchases or purchase aftermarket.
 
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Maetzle

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The Amazon Basic Lightning cables are supposedly pretty good and cheaper than the original cables. Just a bit thicker and therefor don't fit with all cases.

Edit.: Wen i click on the Amazon link above it takes me to the german Amazon site where it says cable by Apple and original bla bla - but looking at the ratings these are fake as well.
 
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yanki01

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