Lightning USB Cables in stores yet?

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  1. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    My closet apple store is not really all that close, I am wondering if anyone has had luck at their local best buy/target/Cellular service store on finding the standard lightning usb cable. I know the Apple store has them, but would rather avoid the drive for just a cable.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I've been to two Apple Stores and both had them in stock. My wife picked up some yesterday and I saw them over the weekend.
     
  3. groupersandwich macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that the Apple store even has them. Apple gets a big fat FAIL for changing the charging method without giving consumers access to the damn cables or adapters at launch (outside of the ONE that came with the phone). They should've had millions of the damn things ready to go instead of them being back ordered from day one.
     
  4. jonfarr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think apple is the only one stocking them, at least so far. Kind of annoying.
     
  5. Diode macrumors 68020

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    My 2~3 week estimate cable ended up shipping 1 week after I ordered it. They are making these things pretty quickly - supply should be ok soon.

    In fact - the new estimate has been recently falling in the online store.
     
  6. groupersandwich macrumors 6502

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    I'm headed to Orlando in a couple of weeks to take my little munchkin to visit the mouse. I'll drop by an Apple store while I'm there and see if they have any in stock. I sure wish we had a store closer to me, but 4 hours is a bit far to drive for a cable, IMO.
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Apple store in Pasadena, CA had butt loads of them. Picked up an extra 2!:D
     
  8. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Anyone spot a 30 pin adapter while they were there?
     
  9. iorderediphone5 macrumors member

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    My Apple Store was completely out of stock. They said people were hoarding them lol.
     
  10. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    You could simply call your local stores and ask.
     
  11. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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  12. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Lol . . . Reading is fundamental. Comprehension is a different story.
     
  13. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    pardon me?


    edit*
    ohhh you prolly saw my post before i edited it :)
     
  14. iWeldonJ macrumors member

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    Apple store in Pasadena, Ca has tons. Bought one last Sundy to carry around.
     
  15. vaultwit macrumors regular

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    What did it say before you edited it? I'm curious #
     
  16. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    As a resident of Pasadena, and frequent visitor to this store, they always have everything, never a clear shelf or product, it's my go to store!
     
  17. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i replied to the second post, just saying how no one really read the OP. most replies are about the apple store, when he stated he knows they have it at the apple store and is curious to third party retail stores.
     
  18. Bag302 macrumors regular

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    My Best Buy had a whole shopping cart full of USB to lightning cables about 15 minutes ago. No 30 pin adaptors though
     
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Go start to buy one on Apple.com

    Then click 'pick up' instead of shipping and it will show you which local stores have them in stock:

    [​IMG]

    You don't have to finish buying it online at that point if you don't want to do that...you can just quit the browser and head off to the store.
     
  20. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    ffs people. hes not asking about the apple store.

     
  21. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah cool and all, but people are trying to help other and let them know what stores may have what, regardless of the OP.

    But thanks for the thoughts hall monitor!
     
  22. NSTforYoMama macrumors newbie

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    I have a Belkin Car Charger. Can I plug the USB end of the new lightning cable into the car charger and have it work properly? Don't want to hurt anything.
     
  23. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Yes. Anything with a USB female connection will work fine with the lightning cable.
     
  24. NSTforYoMama macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
     
  25. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Why do people keep posting about the apple store when the OP made it clear he was too far from the Apple Store?

    Reading ability should be an entry level skill before joining message boards.
     

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