iPhone SE Stock Lightning Cable too short

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  1. iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

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    The stock lightning cable that my iPhone SE came with, is too short, can I buy another one that is longer?
    I just need a longer cable.

    Thanks!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, there are longer cables that you can purchase. You might want to make sure they are listed as being MFi certified.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    It's the exact same cable included as other iPhone's. There are a plethora of third party Manufacturers who sell longer cables. Watch for MFI labeled.
     
  4. iphonefreak450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will it say MFI on the box?
    And what does even MFI stand for?
    Thanks in advance
     
  5. electorate macrumors member

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    MFI = made for iPhone

    Just means that the product is certified by apple and will have no problem working with your phone.
     
  6. Christoffee macrumors 6502

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    I've heard a few people recommend that you stick with the 3 As for cables: Apple, AmazonBasics and Anker. Don't buy cheap.
     
  7. iphonefreak450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want VERY long cable but just the right length. Not too short but not too long either.
    What might be a good length?
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Depends what you require or what distance?
     
  9. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    RP's correct assertion notwithstanding, I've found six foot (or two meter) cables to be the most useful length.
    I agree with Cristoffee about the "three As" as good sources, but I would add Monoprice.com as a good place to buy reliable MFi cables at low prices.

    You can verify that any cable is truly MFi certified by using this search on the Apple web site:
    https://mfi.apple.com/MFiWeb/getAPS.action

    I would not buy any cable that wasn't MFi certified.
     
  10. Lightning Bolt macrumors member

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    So I'm bringing this up again to see if anyone has tried the 10 foot cables that are sold in a 3-pack, advertised by iDrop News for 66% off?

    They say they're "Apple Certified" so I think they are ok but want to see what everyone's thoughts were. Apple now sells an "official" 6 foot cord that would suffice, but if the other ones are just as reliable (and of the same quality material) I'd rather the 10 feet (and cheaper per unit price).

    I'm using an app and Bluetooth connection that are drawing power constantly so I need a new longer cable then the short 3 footer that came with my 5s phone.

    Thanks in advance for any input.
     
  11. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    I buy amazon cables. No issues and good price.
     
  12. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    I took a peek at the web site. They are apparently sold by a company I never heard of: "Sky Innovations". I think this is just a marketing company, not a manufacturer. I can't tell who the actual manufacturer is, so I can't confirm on the Apple web site if they are really MFi cables.

    Did you check out the warranty under "Specs?" "Manufacturer's 14-day warranty" 14 days - that's ridiculous! And as for "66% off" - I don't believe these cables ever sold for $30 each.

    If you need three 10 foot lightning cables, you can get three Amazon Basics cables from Amazon for $36, with a one year warranty. It's an extra $6 well-spent.
     
  13. Lightning Bolt macrumors member

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    Thanks. 14 Day warranty does seem a bit odd. I'll either try Amazon or just get the Apple cord.
     
  14. Debel macrumors regular

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  15. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    This user should buy the Apple 6ft cable directly from Apple.
     
  16. Debel macrumors regular

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    I disagree. I still haven't even opened my apple one. Braided is definitely the way to go
     
  17. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    I use three different lengths,50 centimetres,in my car,1 meter when charging at home,and I also got a 1,5 meter cable if the others are too short.
     

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