How long is the lightning cable that come with the iPhone?

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  1. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

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    How long is the lightning cable that comes in the box with your brand new iPhone? Apple doesn't say on the item description for the iPhone on their site and they sell three different sizes in the accessories section (0.5M, 1m, 3m).
     
  2. arjun90 macrumors member

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    If you need a replacement, buy the Amazon Basics Lightning cable. Its as good as OEM.

     
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    About 6 weeks, in the hands of my kids...
     
  5. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    1m. If you need another cable, I highly suggest these: http://belaycords.com/

    Yea, its $30.00 for a cable that is 1.2m long. But they come with a lifetime warranty and have reversible USB heads.
    I have 4 of them from backing the Kickstarter and I am very very happy. These cables can take a beating.
     
  6. HarryWarden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Reviews on Amazon are scarce and not very positive. Apple and Amazon branded cables are easier to return if defective. I bought an AmazonBasics lightning cable and it happened not to work so Amazon refunded me the money and sent a new one without me needing to return it. If I had bought an Apple one, I could just take it to the local Apple Store for a replacement.
     
  7. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    Perfectly acceptable and understandable. $30 for a cable is way up there even for Apple.
     
  8. arjun90 macrumors member

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    How could a cable all of a sudden go bad. Does the iPhone always have to say constantly plugged in? :eek:
     
  9. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple cables (in particular) have a tendency to fray at the connection to the Lightning adapter. I've got 2 or 3 like that. I've been trying to be more careful with not kinking them when putting the phone or iPad down now, though.

    C
     
  10. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    You can get original lighting cables from China for cheap. They are pulled out of iPod boxes and sold that way so you're not paying retail pricing.
    But Amazon Basics would be easily the best alternative because of their customer service and return policy!
     
  11. arjun90 macrumors member

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    Speaking of lightning cables, does anyone here have any experience in using 6-foot long lightning cables. Amazon's 6-foot lightning cable is a dollar more.

    The one-meter cables are too short. I'm sure Apple has their own valid reason (as well as version) as to why they went with the shorter length. Coming from an Android device, never had I encountered cables less than 6-feet.
     
  12. arjun90 macrumors member

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    I suppose Anker is better built than Amazon Basic's
     
  13. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I have one go bad on me like this after two years. I put some duct tape on it and will keep on using it. I won't leave the device plugged in when I'm not home though. I've done the same thing with other cords that frayed at the same point in the cable and never had a problem using them.

    This started about 4-5 years ago. Apple changed the rubber they used so the cables started having a stiff plastic feel to them. I have an old cable that came with my iPod Photo that I am still using today. It plugs into my car stereo and always bends right at the point where todays cables tend to fray and this cable just keeps on going.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Not long enough, iPad pro length charger is ideal
     
  15. HEK macrumors 68030

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    I had a couple cable begin to have issue atom pull out of end. Took me back to Apple, they replaced for new. No additional problems as yet. I did buy like four added long Apple cables in last couple years for myself and son.
     

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