Did anyone of you guys buy any fake cables?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ray.arl, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. ray.arl macrumors member

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    I've kept my original cable and just want to buy a new one in my office to make my life easier. And I've bought plenty of cables in ebay and amazon. None of them can last more than two weeks. Do you guys know where I can buy real/quality ones? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. roniphon macrumors member

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    I think that quality depends on the price first of all. So if you are ready to spend good amount for good cable you will have that.
    Have you ever tried to check that in local store or make your choice based on the reviews?
     
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  4. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    Every fake cable i buy lasts 3 months or less. Any apps charger i buy lasts a year or less.It better to buy 2 apple chargers a year then 4 off brand chargers for a year.
     
  5. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    how many chargers are you going through? lol
     
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  7. MsRandall, Jan 26, 2016
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    Best Buy Insignia brand cables have a 1 year guarantee and come in various lengths and have served me well. I bought 4 and exchanged one that was pulled my son when using his ipad - Quick transaction and better than going to an Apple Store and having a genius replaced the original after speaking to the greeter, then moving to the back of the store to wait again and then the cable being verified and spot checked.
     
  8. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    sorry I should say, WHY are you going through this many...
     
  9. Berthacrowley macrumors member

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    I've found that my Anker lightning cables (bought on Amazon) have lasted longer than my OEM Apple ones, surprisingly.
     
  10. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Had to do it once, for my old iphone 4. Couldn't find the original one. It's OK for charging, but iTunes doesn't like it :)
     
  11. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    They break. Only work when bent a certain way and such.
     
  12. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Right ok… never known that before
     
  13. xymay macrumors member

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    Sounds like the cables you received were fake, get some tips before purchasing next time, here are some tips mainly focus on visiual differences between oem and fake cables, hope it helps.
    How to Tell Copy iPhone USB Cable and Charger and Prevent Loss
     
  14. ray.arl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all you guys input!

    Seems all I've bought are just fake cables.

    I'll buy a new original cable and check if it's really an original one according to the article above.
     
  15. RadioGaGa1984, Jan 27, 2016
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    How Does one actually go about making a fake cable?
     
  16. 3568358 macrumors 6502

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    fake as in not apple branded or apple certified
     

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