iOS 7 aftermarket lightning cable issues

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by bad03xtreme, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. bad03xtreme macrumors 6502a

    bad03xtreme

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    I have one Apple and one aftermarket lightning cable. I have noticed with each OS7 beta the reliability of my aftermarket cable decreases. I have to plug it in a few times in order to get the phone to start charging. I noticed in beta 4 the option to dismiss the warning on the lock screen has been removed.

    Is anyone else having charging issues with aftermarket cables in OS 7? :confused:
     
  2. zmagik macrumors regular

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    Yea some people having this problem ios 7 trying to prevent people from using aftermarket cables in case something happens to the battery
     
  3. bad03xtreme thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bad03xtreme

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    So are aftermarket cables going to become useless in the final release? :eek:
     
  4. loanhighknight macrumors member

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    (First of all, "aftermarket" is not a single entity. The OP is referring to a single cable that OP is using in one beta with one phone. Your results will almost certainly vary.)

    If Apple attempts to restrict the aftermarket cable market with software walls, cable makers will figure out ways around it. The cost incentive is just too high; OEM Apple cables are ~$15-20 depending on vendor while aftermarket cables are in the single digits, meaning they can afford to spend some time and money getting them to circumvent Apple's stonewalling. That's what happened to Lightning cables in the first place--remember how Lightning cables were found to have an authentication chip in them to make it impossible to use aftermarket cables in the first place? Well, here we are, still using [albeit more cleverly designed] aftermarket cables.
     

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