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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    Alli, have you noticed any difference in charging speed with the cable\adapter? Thanks
    I have not, and I'm using the adapter 100% of the time with my Mini, using my old 10' 30 pin cord.
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    If you click the link, it shows you the seller.
    K thanks. One last question. Is the lightening end the same width as apple one? I use lifeproof case and its a tight fit.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I ordered one from Amazon.ca last night.

    For $5, if it doesn't work, I won't feel cheated.
    Wut?
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by LazyStarGazer View Post
    I ordered one from Amazon.ca last night.

    For $5, if it doesn't work, I won't feel cheated.
    True but at that point what are you really saving over the OEM one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    True but at that point what are you really saving over the OEM one.
    Lightning to USB cable is $21.00 on Apple.ca, so, if it works, I save 75%.
    Wut?
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by LazyStarGazer View Post
    Lightning to USB cable is $21.00 on Apple.ca, so, if it works, I save 75%.
    And if it doesn't the apple one is $26
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Yep.

    I'm throwing the dice, and hoping I like the numbers.
    Wut?
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I ended up trying my luck with this generic cable from eBay http://bit.ly/UU8CUE and I got it 2 days ago. I've charged in the car (not full charge) while running errands and I used it to fully charge overnight once and haven't had any issues with it except that a couple of times it gave me the this accessory is not supported and I just flipped the connecter piece over and it works again. For $4.92 from NJ I said why not
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I just bought two of the cables from the link Alli posted. I will let you all know what I think when they get here.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I bought two different adapters on eBay and both work fine. The adapter with the pigtail fits with my LP Fre case on my IP5.
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrxnfx View Post
    I bought two different adapters on eBay and both work fine. The adapter with the pigtail fits with my LP Fre case on my IP5.
    Can you post the link to the one that fits with the lifeproof please
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Just get a apple one 20 bucks and be done with it.
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammers08 View Post
    Just get a apple one 20 bucks and be done with it.
    I have 5 of them. Oddly want more.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I purchased one from Amazon, it works great it seems like a tight fit when you plug it into the port but I have had no issues and it is reversible like the OEM cable. Shipping took forever as it came from china.

    Amazon.com: USB lightning cable for iphone 5: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrxnfx View Post
    I bought two different adapters on eBay and both work fine. The adapter with the pigtail fits with my LP Fre case on my IP5.
    Can you please post the link to the ones that work with lifeproof? Thanks
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Mine came in today.
    So far, that's $5.39 well spent.

    If it craps out in a week or two, I'll admit defeat and pay Apple their kilo of flesh.

    Why a kilo?
    Because one kilogram is roughly 2.2 lbs.
    I think that more accurately reflects Apples robust profit margins.
    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 01-09-2013 at 12:56 AM.
    Wut?
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    it work great now. As of today posting. China have perfected the lightning cable. 10,000 sold if not more... If it not good, Apple would have stop the sell of the Generic.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I'd heard of the possibility of burning out the charging port with the use of certain generic cables. Is this still the case?
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by grassyblue View Post
    I'd heard of the possibility of burning out the charging port with the use of certain generic cables. Is this still the case?
    Where'd you hear that?
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOFOURTWENTY View Post
    Where'd you hear that?
    The internet. They can’t put anything on the internet that isn't true.

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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I LOVE that commercial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    The internet. They canít put anything on the internet that isn't true.

    BAHAHAHA
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I bought a couple of lighting generic cables from Sunsky for my car & work, they are a very tight fit and like one of the poster said just charge on one side, but I'm getting a bit worry both times I charged in my car with the generic, I start having problems trying to charge at home with the OEM cable, it takes me several tries to get the iphone to recognize the cable is plugged, so looks that the generic may be screwing my phone up, I may have to shell and buy a OEM to use when I travel, and after using the OEM it goes back to normal and detected it every time, just those 2 times after using the generic it went nuts. It could be that I got 2 bad cables and they are messing with the charging port. Anyway this is just my experience with a non OEM cable........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodville View Post
    I just bought two of the cables from the link Alli posted. I will let you all know what I think when they get here.

    I have had them now for about a week. They both look just like the official apple ones. But one cable died after a week. It just stopped working. I had it in the car to charge not sure if that made a difference. I replaced it with a Griffin cable. The other I have on my computer and use it to sync my iPhone to iTunes. So 50-50 on if they work. Still $5 for one working cable is still not bad.
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Think I will stick with my OEM ones.
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