Lightning cable quality

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by wannabelean, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    Are they different quality lightning cables out there? Will there be any difference in performance between Apple Lightning to USB Cable, AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Cable and a cheap chinese lightning cable? Ignore the authentication part and please post your thoughts only on charging time and the data transfer speeds when connected to a computer.
  2. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    A couple of the knockoffs I have charge the phone extremely slower than my OEM cable.

    I'm looking for a great extra cable at an reasonable price.
  3. iphonehype macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Lightning cable quality

    There is no difference in performance between lightning cables. The few thing that set them apart is the thickness of cable, quality of construction and the size of the lightning tip to fit various cases. I have this one and I think it is the best one because of the quality of construction and the 6ft length of cable:
    8 Pin Lightning USB cable, 6 ft, white
  5. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    The problem with the amazon cables is that it doesn't fit any of my cases. I just reinforce my cables with sugru.
  6. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009

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