Authenitc Apple cables?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by PixieGirl, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. PixieGirl macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a gentlemen on here selling them in the marketplace.
     
  3. zamudiovsky macrumors regular

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    Brookstone sells them for the same price as Apple Stores
     
  4. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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    you can just buy anything and everything you need on amazon. Just type in
    "apple" before whatever you're looking for.
     
  5. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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  6. PixieGirl thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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

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    There's a marketplace section?
     
  9. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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    I think you were being fooled.... There is no marketplace here
     
  10. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Yes, after a certain amount of time (3months) and after a certain amount of posts (I think 300, not sure though), the marketplace becomes available
     
  11. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    In order to see it, you need to have 250 posts and be a member for at least 6 months, something along that line.
     
  12. dianestory2 macrumors 6502

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    I suppose that is why I can't see it :p
     
  13. Dundonik macrumors regular

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    That makes a lot more sense, thanks!
     
  14. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  15. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Monoprice also sells certified lightning cables. Come in black and maybe other colors. Work perfectly.
     
  16. maliu macrumors 6502a

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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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    I did not know about the 250 posts

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    I've been getting better with time, but I think they could do something easier.
     
  19. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  20. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  21. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  22. jsf721 macrumors 6502

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    How can you tell by looking at it if its real or fake?
     
  23. Maetzle macrumors regular

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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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