iPhone 5 & 5S OEM Charger Cables vs. Non OEM

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by SenileTomato, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. SenileTomato macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2014
    Montclair, NJ
    So other than the fact that the non OEM iPhone 5 USB lighting cables charge at roughly half the speed and do not supposedly have the 'speed chip' or whatever it is inside of them, what are some other possible cons I should watch out for? I have heard that they can affect the overall battery life of the iPhone 5's internal battery, which worries me considering they are very difficult to remove and replace.

    All in all, I just don't feel like paying 40 dollars for a USB charger and cable. I think its just ridiculous. Well, it is.
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA

    Just make sure the cable you buy/own is MFi certified/Apple Certified.
    I recommend:
    Tech Armor Apple Certified Lighting Cable - 6 Feet- Black - Lightni... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EH8EG7Y/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_BidMtb1AGNK1A

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