where to buy cheap reliable lightning cables

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  1. macblitz macrumors member

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    Where can I get good certified lightning cables? The real ones from apple store are $20.

    I bought many from ebay for $1-3. It work for a few months and stop working.
     
  2. m3nphls macrumors member

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    No such thing as reliable cheap cables. Buy the original one and you have 1yr warranty. The amount of money you keep spending by buying over and over cheap ones comes out more in the long run.
     
  3. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    cheap ones can ruin your device. Just buy an authentic wire.
     
  4. Romy90210 macrumors 6502

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    china
     
  5. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    The C1 Nillkin cables on eBay are of great quality. Better than the official ones in some ways.
     
  6. wymi macrumors regular

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  7. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    Amazon and Tech Armor sell good cables that are good quality and Mfi certified. They are cheaper in price than the Apple ones.

    I would personally avoid ebay. It's hit or miss with them and most them are bad quality.
     
  8. pumperx macrumors newbie

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    i bOught 3 from below link shared by another member here. Just received the item and it looks and feels identical to the genuine ones. i would recommed this if you dont want to spend $20 from 

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=141402328181
     
  9. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    If you are in the Los Angeles area, let me know. I have genuine apple cables. [​IMG]

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    $10 picked up.
     
  10. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

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    Have a look on Amazon. And make sure they're "Certified" Apple ones.
     
  11. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    A good reliable site is Monoprice.com they have good prices and are very durable cables.
     
  12. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Monoprice.com has a lifetime guarantee on its cables, which are fully licensed and certified.

    Amazon also has quality, licensed/certified cables for a good price.
     
  13. eNcrypTioN macrumors 6502

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    This might sound stupid but I actually bought 2 cables from 7-eleven $5.99 each. They even put something on them by the plug to reinforce/protect the cable from stress when unplugging it from your device.
     
  14. richgirl macrumors member

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    Get them off of Amazon only. Ebay cables shorted out my macbook and my iphone.

    Luckily with my macbook it just threw it off to where i only had to take the battery out and put it back in (no long term damage)...my iphone on the other hand was almost fried.
     
  15. Maetzle macrumors regular

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  16. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I've been using a 6' mono price cable (non-lightning) for at least a year with no issues.
     
  17. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    AmazonBasics. They're actually a little more heavy duty than the Apple ones, and you can get them in different lengths if you need longer or shorter. Amazon also has the Apple lightening cables for a little less than you pay in an Apple Store. And they do match the ones that come with your device. Same packaging and everything.
     
  18. r-m macrumors 6502a

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    The excess plastic on the sides of the AmazonBasics is a little annoying - on both USB end and lightning side.
    Some USB cables I have are a struggle to plug in next to another, due to added bulk. Whether stacked or side by side (depending on where I'm plugging them in - work laptop or macbook).

    Is there any way of actually verifying the apple certification?
    One of those Amazon links said apple certified, but how is that verified?
     
  19. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Amazon has some decent ones in the $7 range. Bestbuy in the $10 range. Look for mfi certified.
     
  20. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    I bought 6 for $10 on eBay. They work fine. Once they're all lost or broken I will order more. It's not a high tech item.
     
  21. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Really? Just buy the authentic ones and not have to worry about messing with your iPhone. It's only $20.
     
  22. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    This. Why would u spend hundreds of dollars and risk damaging it by using a cheap cable. Go buy an authentic one please.
     

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