Lightning Cable

magichoops7

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Jul 12, 2010
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I called Apple on Sunday to order a lighting USB cable and I already received it... Shipped from China on the 24th... Free Shipping also. Apple has best customer service!
 

duke5021

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Sep 20, 2012
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NJ
I called Apple on Sunday to order a lighting USB cable and I already received it... Shipped from China on the 24th... Free Shipping also. Apple has best customer service!
How did you get free shipping? I thought there was a $50 min.
 

phr0ze

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Jun 14, 2012
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Columbia, MD
I'm going to guess s/he paid $57 (3 @ $19) + tax just like anyone else buying a lightning cable from Apple.
yep. Thats it. Using the apple store app, I was actually able to see the cable was available for local pickup. Instead of buying it with the store app (because I couldn't find an easy way to change my quantity to 3) I just went in to pick up.
 

ihonda

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Sep 17, 2009
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Got my 2 free cables from apple today. Waiting on the other 2 free ones!
 

holyindian

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Sep 5, 2009
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Adapters/converters, and cables are selling cheap on ebay.. non apple brand, but compatible.. are they worth it?
 

ihonda

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Sep 17, 2009
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I got 4 total free from apple due to some issues I had with multiple purchases
 

Outrigger

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Dec 22, 2008
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the apple cable has an authentication chip in it that third parties don't. might not work, so its a risk.
 

holyindian

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Sep 5, 2009
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the apple cable has an authentication chip in it that third parties don't. might not work, so its a risk.
I dont think the cables have an authentication chip like the car keys have on their fobs, that wont work with the original car key fobs.

I doubt, apple has come to that stage as of yet.. even if it is.. they wont sell something like that for cheap.. :D
 

holyindian

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Sep 5, 2009
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I have a question about Lightning cables.
Is it a possibility that the tip of the chip breaks inside the iphone port? i mean if the cable bends to an "L" position from the port end.. or the phone falls off while charging?? Its just a tiny plastic tip.. wondering!?? :confused:
 

Outrigger

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