Bought cables on eBay - counterfeit?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by adam9c1, Dec 9, 2015.

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Are these fake cables

  1. Yes

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  3. Don't know

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  1. adam9c1, Dec 9, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2015

    adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    #1
    I bought several cables via eBay.
    On the cables states Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China. Do you see that on your cables?
    They came bulk packaged (only the clear sleeve, no box)

    When the cables arrived they do not show this.

    I plugged one in and see message:
    This accessory may not be supported.


    I have iPhone 5s running 8.4.1


    The eBay listing stated in title:
    New OEM Authentic Original Apple iPhone 5 6 6s 6plus Lightning USB Cable Charger


    I liked the words authentic original and thought I got the real deal. Have I been duped?

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    sorry for the multiple posts
    I was typing on my phone using Tapatalk which was erroring out. I did not know that the posts went through. Mods can you delete the other posts?
     
  2. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I typically get the oem stuff from a4c.com. Bought both cables and headphones from them.
     
  3. adam9c1, Dec 10, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015

    adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    All checks out ok except for no Design by Apple... Text.

    The guy is giving me a return label, but I still feel eBay should know about it.
    I don't know if I'll be able to leave feedback for the transaction.
     
  4. Rocko9999 macrumors regular

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    Their are 100,000+ fake lighting cables on ebay. They couldn't care less. File a claim and get your money back. Only buy from reputable sources. Bulk packaging = fake.
     

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