Best iPhone (30pin) charger cable for the money.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Qwerty11, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Qwerty11 macrumors regular

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    Is the OEM Apple charge cable still the best, or is there something better? Where is the best place to buy?
     
  2. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    Since 30 pins connectors will only be used for legacy devices, a lot of authorized retailers are trying to get rid of them. You can probably get one original Apple connector cheap online.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    THE BEST?

    Depends what you think the Best is. Gold plated? Oxygen Free? Silver Strands?

    I believe I got an Apple Genuine and feels rubbery, me no like. I got me another $5 Amazon generic, pretty color, soft plastic, works fine. That's what am buying.
     
  4. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    Can get loads on eBay/Amazon for really cheap. All the ones I've tried do the job, unlike third party Lightning cables.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    I've been using cheap cables from Amazon without problem for years. The 30 pin cable isn't really that hard to make a quality knock off. The lightning cable on the other hand, best sticking with OEM or brand name.
     
  7. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    The AmazonBasics cable is of fairly high quality and only like $8.
     
  8. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    I only have third party lightning cables (lost the original) and have had no issues :)
     
  9. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    I know. I shudder when ever I see someone on this forum use the dreaded "the best" phrase.

    Rather than "the best", probably a search for a cable of high quality is what the OP really needs.

    FWIW, the original 30 pin -> firewire 400 cable that came with my 3rd gen iPod is possibly the highest quality cable, of this type I have seen to date. This device, and the cable that shipped with it were of high quality and have lasted well beyond their life expectancy.

    I know that I would have no problems paying significantly extra for a cable, shipped with whatever my next iDevice might be, built of enough quality to at least last the expected lifespan of the device it ships with.

     
  10. remo72tg macrumors member

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    This..
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    These are a very good buy:
    Certified By Apple - Lifetime Warranty - Bundle of 3 Extra Long 6.5 Feet MFi USB Charger Cables for Apple iPhone 4, 4s, 3gs, 3g iPod touch 1, 2, 3, 4, iPad 1, 2, 3 - for Sync and Charging - Premium MFi Quality (Red + Black + White)
    http://amzn.com/B00FZHCW1I
     

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