Nice Lightning/USB Cable from Amazon

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  1. hakr100, Jan 15, 2013
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    hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered one of these cables, and I am well-pleased. The cable itself is a little thicker than the one on the official Apple cable, and the grip portion of the business ends are a bit larger than the ones on the Apple cable. The cable seems more robust. Lightning end fits easily into my iPhone 5 in its Otterbox Defender case. It's an "official" Amazon product, whatever that means.


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    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...id=1358263876&sr=8-2&keywords=lightning+cable
     

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  2. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't look that bad, actually. The lightning end looks just like an OEM cable, unlike most of the knockoffs that I've seen.
     
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    How's the for of the Lightning connector? Is it tight? Most of the non Apple cables I tried, the connector was super tight going into the phone.
    made me nervous.
     
  5. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The "fit" into my iPhone 5 is exactly the same as the fit with the "official" Apple cable. I like the fact that the cable itself is a bit thicker than on the Apple-branded product and the plugs, the part you grip, are a little more robust.
     
  6. scott.n macrumors 6502

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    The pictures show the MFi ("Made for...") symbols. These cables are evidently licensed by Apple. Interesting.
     
  7. Jizzles macrumors regular

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    I like that its black and longer than apple's cable. Not bad for being $5 less than oem and apple approved.
     
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  9. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    If this case fits the Belkin Grip Candy Sheer, I'm down. It's only 4 mm wider than the OEM cable, so it'll probably be a very tight fit if it does fit in the opening.
     
  10. mscann macrumors member

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    The tip of the lightning cable still might be a little too wide for everyday cases. Is Apples techology really that much more advanced than everyone elses? I mean the Griffin and Belkin lighting tips are huge compared to the Apple one. Just give me a black cable identical to the Apple one and I will be happy. Also a longer option too, maybe 5' or 6'.

    I just don't understand why Apple won't make black cables or longer ones.
     
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    the amazon basics cables are just as good as others usually, and are amazon branded products. i would trust one of them over any asian knockoff any day of the week.
     

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