Generic cable for iPhone 5.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klien, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. klien macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Hello, everyone.

    Our company imported generic cable for iPhone 5 from China.

    It charges and syncs with iPhone 5, but it does not charge 7th generation iPod nano.

    The cable does not have MFi license.

    Does everybody know if it is because of OS or hardware?:confused:

    We are wondering if the iOS is updated, it even won't charge iPhone 5.

    Also, we are wondering when iOS update is coming out.

    Thank you every one for kind reply.:)
  2. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    Contact reseller and ask for support/solution?
  3. Applejuiced, Oct 23, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012

    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Most likely its missing some authentication chip inside.
    Never know what can happen with itunes and ios updates in the future.
    I'd wait a little longer till the aftermarket lightning usb wires mature a little and all kinks are ironed out.
    Its just a little early still but looks good cause many chinese resellers say they have copied the Lightning Authentication Chips inside the original wires.
    We are told there are now multiple versions of unofficial Lightning authentication chips and connectors floating around China, and that is good news for those looking for lower priced accessories and chargers in the near future.
  4. klien thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    Authentication chip

    I guess it is a matter of authentification chip, huh?

    This cable suppose to have "authentification chip" inside,

    but it cannot charge iPod Nano since it is generic one.

    Well, thanks everyone.

    If any new NEWS comes in, please let me know.
  5. USBimporter, Oct 23, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012

    USBimporter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    There are a lot Chinese companies offering USB cables with a copy of the IC. Supposedly the factories decoded it in China and copied it. They do say that its been tested to ensure the following:
    -ensure the USB cable charges iPhone
    -ensure the USB cable transfers data to and from the iPhone
    -ensure the USB cable will charge the iPhone if the battery is completely dead
    - ensure the USB charges both through a USB port on a computer and with a USB power adapter
    -ensure the cable works with 5th Generation iPod Touch and 7th Generation iPod Nano.

    Now the only thing they are saying is that when iOS 6.01 comes out these USB cables may not work.
    Does anyone know if its possible that a software update can block the USB cable from working ?
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    The authentication chips inside the wire are hardware and cannot be reprogrammed with an ios or itunes update.
    And for them to block it they would have to block all current lightning cables they sold out there too.
    If the chip is the same/copy inside those 3rd party wires then I dont think they would mess with something like that.
    But I could be wrong, still dont see it happening though.

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