Will the fake lightning cables damage the iPhone 5's charging attachment chip?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jackwills, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. jackwills macrumors regular

    jackwills

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    The cheaper ones
    I had one from eBay for 5 bucks but it broke within a month and a half
    Just curious
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    I don't think there is anyone that can say yea or nay with 100% conviction, but I can say I've used pretty much exclusively third party cables for all of my precious iPhones and never had issues. Cables fell apart eventually, but never damaged my phones. In short, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

    itsmemuffins

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    Charging attachment chip?

    What's that now sonny? Some new fangled technology?
     
  4. Hawtin macrumors member

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    I've got a genuine apple lightning cable, and a 3rd party one bought off eBay. Guess which one fell to bits within a few months and guess which ones still going, still not horribly discoloured and still charges at a good rate?
     
  5. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    i bought 10 of the cheapest I could off ebay, so far I've broke 3 :D
     
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I bought one of the cheap ones and it only charged on one side and fell apart after a couple of weeks.

    Went to amazon and just bought a genuine one for $16 and it works perfectly.
     

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