iPhone Lightning cable third parties

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by corry20, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. corry20 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2006
    Are Chinese manufactures going to sell these for 1 dollar like we see with the old 30pin?I can't see buying 4cables for 20bucks a piece.
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Eventually, yes there will be some 3rd party cables. I snagged 2 from Apple (3 total) to get me car charging and a second wall charge. What's weird is that Apple says they won't ship until October.
  3. currocj macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2008
    third party cables doubtful

    I read in some recent articles that third party cables will be nearly impossible to make. They would have to reverse engineer some authentication chip that is in each cable/adapter. Without the chip the iOS device won't even charge! Sad but true. We are stuck buying Apple's $19/$29/$39 products, and forget about buying $3 cables from China on ebay :(
  4. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    Don't believe everything you read
  5. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    The able is adaptive using custom chips and a patented technology. The only third party cables are likely to be from licensed suppliers.

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