Lightning cables working with 5 not 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by gstevie, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. gstevie macrumors 6502

    gstevie

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    So I bought a few lightning cables last month before the 5s came out and they were working great with iOS 7 and seem to be still working fine with my iPhone 5 with the latest iOS 7 update. Problem I have is that they seem not to work with my 5s. I have them both sitting side by side and taking the cable from the 5 which is charging great with no warnings to the 5s and up pops the not compatible message and no charging.

    So my first question is: does the 5s actually have a different lightning dock that will pick up 3rd party lighting cables and not allow them to work? 2nd question: is there anywhere UK wise that have lightning cables that will work with the 5s at a reasonable price to pick up a few that have been tried to make sure they work?

    Now I know there is the argument that buying a phone at that price then whats £15 when it comes to charging it. But really there is no need for it to be that price and when you want a few (like I do) car, work and spare ect that £15 each time mounts up pretty quick and its always good to have a few handy.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    You are not alone.
    There are a few threads about cables that work on the 5 with iOS 7, both with and without the warning, but not on the 5S.
    Whatever it is -- the 5S is definitely more picky.
     
  3. gstevie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To me it's just funny that the 5 is fine but not the 5s. You would think that if they wanted to disable it they would just firmware patch the 5 with iOS 7 to make them the same.
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    AmazonBasics USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable for iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod nano 7 and iPod 5 3 Feet / 0.9 m
    Or just search lightning cable on amazon.
     
  5. gstevie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Searching for a lightning cable on Amazon is about as good as eBay. U take the risk that they are the same cheap knockoffs that will not work correctly with the 5s like I said above. I'm sure the official Amazon one would be the best bet but it does not exactly look case friendly like the others!
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    It's not...
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I got a few cables off of amazon. Worked great with my iPhone 5 on iOS 7 for as long as I had it. My sister got a new iPhone 5 late September. When she came home and went to charge using my cable, her iPhone 5 disabled the cable from working ever again. I know this's because that same cable will not charge my iPhone 5. Contacted the company and they are sending replacements.

    Chargers For The iPhone 5 5S 5C - iPad - iPad Mini - iPod Touch - Lightning to USB Cable 8 Pin Cord Adapter Wire
    http://amzn.com/B00ENO02GQ
     
  8. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    9 out of 10 first reviewers using current date on down are not good at all for the charger. Me thinks I would give it a pass.....
     
  9. hhd_wild macrumors newbie

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    I purchased one of these generic cables a week ago and received it earlier today. After several usages, the cable completely broke apart. This is why everyone should always buy OEM apple chargers and cables. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kimball macrumors regular

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    Ive got 3 cables from dx.com and they've served me well this last year without showing any wear on them.
     
  11. Eric5964 macrumors regular

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    I took advice and bought Monoprice cables. They are sturdy, reasonably priced, and work flawlessly without error messages on the 5s.

    EricE
     

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