iPhone lighting cable

Alexrat1996

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where should I buy the original lighting cable Best Buy or staples they both sell Apple products ?



Do you recommend I buy it from there ?



I purchased Apple care and apple HDMI cable from staples and had no problems at all.


I would buy it at the Apple Store but it's always packed if that's my only option I will get it there.
 

iphone1105

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why not just by a certified one online, amazon has great 3 packs for like 10.99 US
 

iphone1105

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But the Apple Store I took my iPhone 7 in on Friday told me to stick with the original Apple lighting cable and not go third party cable .
well of course they are, they want you to buy there! dude just use certified ones from respected sellers you'll be fine, no need to reply just go do it! peace! :)
 
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where should I buy the original lighting cable Best Buy or staples they both sell Apple products ?



Do you recommend I buy it from there ?



I purchased Apple care and apple HDMI cable from staples and had no problems at all.


I would buy it at the Apple Store but it's always packed if that's my only option I will get it there.
Best Buy. You can build up reward points.
 

RobT

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Go with Anker or Spigen on Amazon. Not every third party cable is trustworthy, but Anker and Spigen are good and priced right.

EDIT: There may be more (and there are likely more) third party cables that are good. I just know for sure Anker and Spigen work well, last (reasonably) long, and won't damage your iPhone.
 
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C5.4

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I own about 7 of these cables and one of these, all of them work perfectly. The only Apple cable I have is the one that came with my iPhone 7. Amazon's and anker's last longer and work just as well. Apple just wants your money
 

stulaw11

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Nothing wrong with Anker or Amzon Basics. They are MFI certified by Apple.

My Amazon brand 6 footer has lasted 2 years now without a hint of damage to it or the ends fraying like Apple OEM cables do.
 

Rob9874

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Just bought 3 Amazon Basics 3' cables for $19.11 shipped ($5.99 ea). I notice they sometimes stop working after a year or so (which is why I'm buying more today), but at 1/3 the cost of an Apple branded one (which I've also had go bad), it's worth the risk.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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There's one advantage to sticking with OEM cables. If any one of them craps out, you'll be able to replace them under warranty for as long as your iPhone is under warranty.
 
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jetsam

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where should I buy the original lighting cable Best Buy or staples they both sell Apple products ?



Do you recommend I buy it from there ?



I purchased Apple care and apple HDMI cable from staples and had no problems at all.


I would buy it at the Apple Store but it's always packed if that's my only option I will get it there.
I always buy cables from Monoprice.com. They are MFI certified and have a lifetime guarantee. I've used that guarantee twice. No issues in getting the cable replaced - they didn't even want the defective cable back.
 

Abs_p

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There's one advantage to sticking with OEM cables. If any one of them craps out, you'll be able to replace them under warranty for as long as your iPhone is under warranty.
Hardly an advantage. Anker has a no questions asked 18 month warranty, Amazon has a 12 month warranty,Monoprice gives a "lifetime" warranty . All of these three companies have exceptional customer service and charge 1/3rd the $ apple charges all while giving you the same warranty apple would.

Anker for me is the way to go. I wouldn't ever buy Apple cables. Remember, a fool and his money are soon parted.
 
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JayLenochiniMac

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Hardly an advantage. Anker has a no questions asked 18 month warranty, Amazon has a 12 month warranty,Monoprice gives a "lifetime" warranty . All of these three companies have exceptional customer service and charge 1/3rd the $ apple charges all while giving you the same warranty apple would.
It's most certainly an advantage if you can replace your current Lightning cable five years from now under your 2021 iPhone warranty (assuming they still make it). Like I said, they'll replace any cable under your current iPhone warranty no matter how old it is. No 12-18 months warranty limitation.

As for Monoprice giving a "lifetime" warranty, it's significantly easier to swing by the Apple Store and replace it on the spot than package up your defective cable, mail it in and wait for its return.
 

Cyberguycpt

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It's funny I went to an Apple Store and they actually sale other brands of Lightning cables. Bought a threaded 10 ft one.
 

Rob9874

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I mentioned above that I had just ordered some Amazon Basics cables today. After reading about Anker, I checked them out, and decided to cancel my order for the Amazon Basics and order Anker instead. Now I just read about the Monoprice lifetime guarantee, so I was able to cancel the Anker order with Amazon, and placed an order with Monoprice. 3rd time's the charm.
 

flappple

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The nice thing about the Apple Branded cables is that you get a 1-year warranty for replacement if it frays.
 

PieTunes

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I can attest to Amazon Basics cable. I have one in my car and use it every day. Great build quality for the price. At least they don't separate and fray like the authentic Apple original cable. Happened to me twice so far.
 

0r30

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Go with Anker or Spigen on Amazon. Not every third party cable is trustworthy, but Anker and Spigen are good and priced right.

EDIT: There may be more (and there are likely more) third party cables that are good. I just know for sure Anker and Spigen work well, last (reasonably) long, and wont' damage your iPhone.
I have two Anker cables and oh my they are solid. The quality is great!! +1 for Anker.