Knockoff Lightning Cables

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by marktwothousand, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. marktwothousand macrumors newbie

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    Is it just me, or are the articles out there that talk about the "Apple Lightning cable protection being bypassed" a crock? I have bought 4 (FOUR) 30-pin to lightning adapters from Ebay and almost ALL have a 100% failure rate eventually.

    Here's how it always seems to play out:
    - For the first week or so, the cable works fine.
    - By week two, the phone starts not recognizing the cable gets plugged in and I have to put it in and take it out a few times to get it to work. Approx 50% recognition rate.
    - By the next week, the "recognition rate" goes down to about 10% (meaning I have to plug it in and out of the phone about 10 times before it starts charging)
    - After that point, I start to get the "Charging not supported" pop-up. Removing and inserting the plug usually fixes that.
    - Eventually the "Charging not Supported" pop-up comes up every time, and effectively kills the plug.

    Luckily I have lucked out with every EBay seller so far and got refunds (one made me return the cable). But seriously guys, why was there so much fanfare a few months back about third-parties finally "cracking the code" on these lightning cables. This has NOT been the case atall in my experience.

    Do I just have bad luck with the sellers I've been dealing with, or is this happening to most people?
     
  2. Partridge macrumors 6502

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    I would put the failure rate down more to the cables being cheaply made crap. If its recognized the first time, there's no reason that I know of that it should not be recognized every time other than a fault with the cable.
     
  3. marktwothousand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can attest that at least one of the four cables I had, was due to a loose connection. The plug would intermittently work depending on how I shifted it.

    However the others didn't have such symptoms. I guess the point of my post is...are these sellers really cracking the lightning code successfully, or is the reality that the code has NOT been fully successfully cracked?
     

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