Cable not Apple certified? Give me a break

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by IpadSC400, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    China knock-off iPhone 5 charging lightning cable...says it isn't apple certified when I plug it into my 5S, then the iPhone starts connecting then disconnecting to the computer really quickly over and over.

    Lesson learned, dont buy cheap China crap. Spend the extra 4 dollars on a REAL cord. Not some eBay knock-off.
     
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Chargers are one thing I'd never buy knockoff... but a cable?
     
  3. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    Spend 4 extra dollars for a real cord?

    Find me a authentic lightning cable from apple for less than $10!

    I use cheap ebay lightning cables all the time. They work perfectly fine.
     
  4. Klae17 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a belkin car cable for $10 and it is annoying. Keeps vibrating the phone and goes in and out.
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    My local 5 and below store sells lightening cables. Some work and some dont for whatever reason. The apple cable is just way too expensive. I hope the 3rd party cables get better.
     
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  7. m3nphls macrumors member

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    Cheap at apple store, $19. I never buy fake stuff.
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Not going to give you a break. Get the real thing for a few bucks more. :apple:
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Heck, I even use the real thing in place of the aftermarket cable for my car adaptor brick.
     
  10. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I am sorry, all of you are brainwashed. Apple made things so that you HAVE to buy their expensive cable and you are going like, yeah is worth it man. Nothing is too good for my $600 baby.
     
  11. SouthsideJohnny macrumors regular

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    I've been seeing that on my iPad 3, using the standard charger that shipped with it. Only happened in the last couple of weeks, 3-4 times.

    Sounds like a software screw up in the latest iOS update.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well there was this:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...ndant-electrocuted-iphone-5-article-1.1398925

    That led to this:
    http://www.dailyfinance.com/on/apple-tradein-counterfeit-iphone-adapters-electrocution/

    So maybe don't be so hard on people for being a little skittish.
     
  13. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Oh my God, why complain? Just buy the cables that you know work and don't worry about the price?!? In the grand scheme, when you're lying on your deathbed, you're probably not going to lament "ohhhhh, if I'd only gotten a deal on this cable?!?"
     
  14. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Yes, Apple is making people hallucinate and imagine that their cheap knockoff cables aren't working right. Gotcha.
     
  15. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    $19 for a cable is a rip off. Especially since it's very prone to wear.
     
  16. MistaBishi macrumors newbie

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    By the time you buy lots of the cheap cables cause they keep breaking, you could've just bought a genuine one that is certain to work and not break as easy.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Neither do I. I'd rather spend a bit more and not have to worry about things like happened to the OP.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just a note:

    $20 may seem to cheap us Americans or whatever, but in many parts of words compared to everything else out there, it's quite expensive.

    A knock-off cable is only like $2-3 in many places; it's a big difference. Not the $4 extra many people see.

    If anything if you buying a knock-off item for only 20% off the real thing you're definitely being ripped off.

    The Apple Store goes provide warranty service for worn cables for a year.
     
  19. IpadSC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This cheap China cable I got was about 2 dollars. I'll stay with the $20 cable, thank you. Going cheap in the short term usually doesnt work well for you. You have to go to the best.
     
  20. boast macrumors 65816

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    With the $1,000 Monster HDMI cables
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Very prone to wear? That hasn't been my experience.
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Nor mine. My daughter broke one, but it was due to misuse so I bought another one from the Apple store.
     
  23. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    This is what I would do if I need a lightening cable.

    I WILL not pay Apple.

    I WILL try the $2 Chinese. If it doesn't work, am out $2, is OK.

    If I don't have time trying things out, I will look for a cheaper off brand, maybe belkin, etc probly from a brick&mortar so if it doesn't work I just return it.

    Sorry, $20 for a cable is insane.
     
  24. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    The cable's outer cover (that goes over the sheath) on the lightning cables is crap. When you use the cable bent at an angle the outer layer tends to rip over time exposing the cable's sheath. And don't get me started on the cable's sheath. Compared to an HDMI cable , the lightning cable is over priced for no reason.
     
  25. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Get the MFi cables on Monoprice. They are more durable than Apple's and actually cost less. And you can get them in black, too, which is nice when you use them in the car. :)
     

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