OEM charger and cable, best place to get?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Rhyno37, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Rhyno37 macrumors regular

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    Just traded my GS3 for an iPhone 5 and the guy gave me aftermarket chargers. I'd like to buy the original wall adapter and cord, anyone know where the best/cheapest place would be to get a genuine one.
     
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  3. Rhyno37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually after looking on the apple website, the reviews are absolutely horrible. Almost everyone says the cables last little more than a couple months and are horrible quality. Is this true?

    Are there better recommended brands?
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I've read good things about the MFi certified cables from both Amazon and Monoprice.
     
  5. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    If you want the OEM brand keep in mind the Apple Store will replace your cables I believe 2x per device when they wear down! :) It's a bit of a hassle but it's pretty nice of them.

    On another note though, I have a Belkin cable and it feels MUCH sturdier than the OEM one! It also comes in cute colors.
     
  6. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I recommend the RND cables on Amazon. They are far better constructed. I have only bought the 2M long cables. They are $2 more than the Apple cables, but they are far better constructed. Between 3 lightning devices, I have 3 failed Apple cables in under 12 months. I bought I think 8 of them and I can see 2 or 3 more that are close to failing. I will only buy the RND cables now.
     
  7. Rhyno37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, I actually was looking at those, great to hear.

    What do you guys recommend as a USB wall plug then?
     
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Where are you located?
    I've got like 6 genuine Apple USB wall plugs, brand new in full Apple retail packaging.
    If you're close by I'll make you a good deal.
     
  9. soundtracker macrumors member

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    Thank you for the recommendation, this is very helpful!
     

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