iPad Lightening cables?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Mojer, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Mojer macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    Looking for suggestions as to whether or not 3rd party cables are recommended for use with the iPad Air 2? I need a few extra cables (to be used with Iphone 6 Plus also) and would like to avoid paying what Apple charges if 3rd party cables will not harm my devices. Thanks!
  2. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    I have a few of the cheaper cables (but not the chargers) that seem to work well. Look for the "Made for iPod, etc." label on the package. Lots of folks on here will recommend only the Apple branded cables. Your call.
  3. jacobgandalf macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2014
    I've used Amazon cables and haven't noticed any problems.
  4. Mojer thread starter macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    Is there a chance non Apple cables could damage a device?
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA

    It won't damage the device but if nots guaranteed to work.


    I recommend these lightning cables:
    [Apple MFi Certified] Anker® Lightning to USB Cable 3ft / 0.9m... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4VQZCM/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_xuDAub1BB325H

    [Apple MFI Certified] AYL 8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable (6 Feet / 1... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IX2VGFA/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_YuDAub0YFZ12W
    Or get the 3ft version

    Pawtec Premium Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Cable Apple MFi Cer... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAF9IQW/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_GwDAub10JMSR6

    [Apple MFI Certified] Cambond Lightning Cable 3.3Ft 8-pin USB SYNC ... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LBUI4K6/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_2wDAub1KNZD0E

    WinnerGear KOOL Certified Cable Lightning Cable Apple MFi Braided N... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MDFRYG8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_hxDAub0AC0V3Z

    I also have this which may be worth getting
    [Apple MFi Certified] iOrange-E™ 3 Pack of Lightning to USB C... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O05TNOU/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_PxDAub1W0TNT8

    I own all these cables listed... If you have any questions I can help answer. I personally like the pawtec cables because of the braided cable that come in different color options.
  6. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Thought this was a thread about making cables lighter.
  7. Alex225 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2012
    I have a 2m Belkin Lightning lead and that's really good quality, seems made tougher than the Apple lead.

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