Do non-apple lightening cables work with the iPhone 6 and IOS8?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dvdchance, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. dvdchance macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    I'm looking to get a few cheap cables to keep in my cars and at work for emergencies. I've read some conflicting stories regarding whether the cheap ebay-type ones work on IOS8?

    Whats the real story? Will they do me to have as extras?
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    My Apple lightning cable barely works with iPhone 6+ on iOS8 :|

    You need to find apple certified cables.
  3. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    Can't speak to the eBay ones, but I have two Amazon Basics ones that work just fine.
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    It's really just YMMV.

    If your car had trouble and you could buy an official part to fix the problem, but chose to buy an unofficial part from mexico for 1/5 the price... well then you just have to take your chances trying gamble and save $$$.

    Apple certified cables are pretty cheap on Amazon (around $10 - 15)... just pay the extra $5 and get an official one.
  5. pdxmatts macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
    I went to the Mac store yesterday to by a cable for my daughters i5 and bought their brand because they told me it has a lifetime warranty. Does anyone think that will be a problem?
  6. Fanboi4life macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2012
    Just purchased a Tech-Armor 6ft cable from Amazon for less than 20 bucks. Works wonderfully and it's also a sync cable. Look for Apple MFi Certified as the requirment.

    The 3ft cable supplied is a joke.
  7. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I've got a pair of cheap eBay ones. Works no problems at all on both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

    In fact, it works better on these 2 devices than it did on my 5S where it did not fit as securely and sometimes came up as an unsupported accessory (with the same cable).

    I've been using them for months so it would do as extras. Just don't come to me if you're house catches fire. ;)
  8. dvdchance thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012

    I think I'm gonna give them a try. To me it doesn't make much sense to spend $40-50 on extra cables if the 3 for $10 ones will work in a pinch.
  9. BurntReality macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2010
    Tyler, TX
    This is the brand I have found that I really like.
    All the other knock offs I have bought seem to break after a few weeks. These have lasted me months now and are still working.
  10. dfran1 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2008

    This person has the best cables I have ever used. They are thick allways work great , and very reasonably priced
    I even have him make thick short cables.
    I purchaed 10 lightning cables for my 6 & 6 plus and one other 6 plus all cables work perfectly , charging and data sync
    It does take 2weeks or less to get then but the cables are well worth it
  11. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Knock offs might work, but not for long. Don't they have to be certified?
  12. Smoothie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Monoprice. Inexpensive, well made and works with my iPhone 6.
  13. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    I have monoprice cables and agree well made. One thing though, if you have a case that has a small opening for the lightening cable, beware the the MonoPrice cable is slightly bigger than the apple cable Head.
  14. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2014
    Does apple still have a Power Adapter Replacement Program?

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