Is There Any Different iPhone 5 Cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by georgecollins11, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. georgecollins11 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2013
    Having only 1 cable is absolutely not enough to use iPhone, but really don't like paying $19 to buy a same one. There are many different types of iPhone cables when it's still the old type. Is there no something special about lightning cable now??? :mad:
  2. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Also remember, some of these cables will not fit if you have a case on your phone.
  4. RichardC300 macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    The Amazon connector looks like it might not fight most cases, but the Griffin one looks slim enough to fit many. If anybody has the Griffin USB-Lightning cable, can you measure the width or compare to the OEM lightning cable?
  5. hefman macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2004
    I've bought several of the OEM style lightning cables off eBay for about $4-5 bucks each. Every one of them has worked great and fit the same as the OEM cable.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
  7. georgecollins11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2013
  8. Giuly, Jan 22, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    The idea only has one problem: A Micro-USB cable and a Lightning to Micro USB adapter do the exactly same thing, cost you about 1/3 of the Orobis, plus it's less bulky.

    Also, it's more expensive than Apple's Lightning cable.

    Anyways, whoever may came up with the idea first, the Scosche I2MR is the pretty much the same thing, but Scosche does actually offer licensed cables.
  9. georgecollins11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2013
  10. b951023 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2013

    Mm~~ Though it looks not like pure Apple style, but it looks not bad and really special.

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