What's the verdict on third party lightning cables?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by gsugolfer, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. gsugolfer macrumors 6502a

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    Are we at a point now where they work reliably? I need charge only. Not sync.

    Please spare me the "just buy an official cable" comments.
     
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    I'll be equally spare with my comments. Buy one and see. They're cheap enough.
     
  3. allistera macrumors regular

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    I got 2 cheap (Under 2£) ones, first one stopped working after 1 month, seconds after 2 weeks. I decided just to go and get an official one at £10. Still working fine after 2+ months now.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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  5. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Had a few since last October...all still work great. Freak accidents happen with anything. OEM MacBook chargers used to burn somewhat frequently. Its all relative. Think of the millions of people who have 3rd party chargers. Thoughts go out to the woman's family though. So sad.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    What's the verdict on third party lightning cables?

    iXCC (tm) 2pcs White 10ft (TEN FEET !) EXTRA LONG Lightning USB SYNC Cable
    http://amzn.com/B0092HN0UY
    I have these. They work great for the past 3 months. No complains.
    The company also gave me a replacement after the usb piece broke off by dropping a backpack on the charger that was plugged in to the wall.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a cheapy from a local reseller. It charges fine from a wall, but won't charge or sync when connected to my computer
     
  8. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    The verdict is - some are good, some are bad.
     

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