Charging during the day... Everyone carrying lightning cable around?

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  1. mikewired macrumors member

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    I need to charge my phone while driving between jobs just to make it through the day. Is everyone carrying their lightning cable with them?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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  3. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    I'm a student and I do.. But mostly find myself never needing to plug it in.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I leave a spare in my office and plug my phone in during the day. I did this with all my phones, whether it was the iPhone 4, Droidx or Nexus One.
     
  5. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    I bought an extra cable to keep in my car with this charger I got for $3 shipped:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Haven't needed to charge during the day
    But I do have a cable at home, at work and in the truck

    I make it through the day without any issues... not even close
     
  7. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    where from?
     
  8. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a lightening cable on 9.22 at an Apple store for my car. If needed, I plug my phone into the car charger.
     
  9. Paulsan macrumors member

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    I was told by the Verizon guy that I needed a 2 amp car charger. True or not?
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not true
     
  11. CC424 macrumors regular

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    Extra cable in car with USB charger for me too.
     
  12. Thatcher macrumors member

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    I went into the Apple store and purchased a second cable and Earbuds for the car. The battery isn't great for how much i use the phone and I have been caught short a few times.
     
  13. wkufan92 macrumors newbie

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    Charger

    I don't care my charger. My phone is lasting at least 14 hours without needing charging.
     
  14. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    eBay... just search. I would link you to the listing from where I got mine, but for some reason, the price recently changed to $93.99. I think it is a typo after the seller probably meant to raise it to $3.99.

    Either way. I see all sorts on eBay in the $4-6 range.
     
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I have a similar, single jack, one from Belkin and I really like it.
     
  16. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    I needed 2. The long road trips when I am navigating and playing music and someone else needs to charge their phone/iPod.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think that is only for an ipad.
     
  18. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    I bought an extra one to keep in my briefcase for charging at work.
     
  19. J Griz 757 macrumors regular

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    For me I'm carrying it around, as everywhere around me where I'm at in Maryland don't have any extra in stock.

    My 30 to lightning converter finally marked as shipped from Apple yesterday, so hopefully tomorrow or Friday I will finally have a second charger.

    I also ordered one of the glowing lightning cables from iPhone5mod.com, apparently they have them in stock so I ordered one before Apple stops them from selling them (which I'm sure they will with all the patent bs going on).
     
  20. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I bought one just in case but I leave it at home since I saw this i5's battery lasts me around 10h use + 2 days stand by. Awesome.
     
  21. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    One at home, one in the car.

    I've never had to use the one in the car but knowing it's there makes me feel better. :D
     
  22. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Belkin only made the low-profile chargers with one jack. I'd prob buy the double next time.
     
  23. craftytony macrumors regular

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    So far I've been pretty lucky with medium gaming, heavy texting, light surfing/downloading and light calling. I usually have at least half my battery by the time I get home around 5:30pm. Usually unplug from charging around 6:30am...
     
  24. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I always carry a cable into NYC when on business. Sometimes, the trains stop working and there's hours of waiting at the end of a long day.
     
  25. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    That's quite impressive.
     

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