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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Mine are still working fine. They may be like so many other cheapies from China - they are the OEM merchandise, but they did not pass QC for some reason. Some don't pass for minor reasons, but are still good.
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    Default Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Mine are still working fine. They may be like so many other cheapies from China - they are the OEM merchandise, but they did not pass QC for some reason. Some don't pass for minor reasons, but are still good.
    Yeah I'm sure. With the lifeproof case it has to be exactly the right dimensions or it won't fit. So I am stuck with apple ones.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    3 weeks later, still working fine.
    Wut?
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Well I tried updating to 6.1 with the remaining working cable. It kept erroring out. I had to use the Apple cable. It charges and syncs ok but as soon as I can I am going to invest in another Apple cable and ditch the fakes.
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    Bro they do ive got one and they for some reason charge faster! I am an apple expert (lol i many ways anyway) and while theyre cheaper made theres nothing wrong with them. Don tlet apple fool you with the authenitification chip tahts nonsense electrical charge goes in device, device charges. I have tooken the cables apart and theyre identical internally.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    no do not get it at all! I got it a few days ago and it only lasted 5 days & it glitches a lot. Worst product ever. don't waste your money it.
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    Just an update. The last cable decided it won't even charge anymore.
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    I've ordered about 8 of them 3 are still going strong no probs but tue rest died pretty quick. It like a lucky dip.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Still using all the ones I bought. At this point I couldn't even tell you which were my original OEM's, and which are the cheap replacements.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by LazyStarGazer View Post
    Yep.

    I'm throwing the dice, and hoping I like the numbers.


    Quote Originally Posted by LazyStarGazer View Post
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by LazyStarGazer View Post
    3 weeks later, still working fine.
    ...And 3 months later, the cable died.

    So, off I went to Best Buy on my lunch to pick up some official Apple synch n charge cables, lol.
    Wut?
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    Having both amazon cables die on me I happen to see that the pet shop my wife goes to finally started carrying lightning cables to go with the micro USB and the 30-pin iPhone cords. I picked one up last week for $3.95 (it comes in several colors) I have been using it for a week and so far so good. It seems to be built better than the amazon ones so here's hoping.


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    I'll have to check for sure to see when I bought it, but I have an Amazon Basics lightning cable I've been using for what seems like a couple months. It's only a little cheaper than the Apple cables at around $15, but the business part of the tip looks exactly like the Apple cable. I've been impressed with other Amazon Basics cables, so I felt it was worth a shot even if it only saved five bucks.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    About 3 weeks ago I purchased one of Griffins 9 foot cables. I have to say, I am indeed impressed with it. For 10 bucks more than the OEM ones from Apple, this thing is a monster. It's thicker than the OEM one which isn't bad at all, it makes it feel more durable. The ends of each aren't much bigger bigger than Apples either. I can fit the cable in my iPad which has an OtterBox Defender and in my mothers iPhone which also has an OtterBox defender. I definitely believe these are worth the money. Just my 2 cents.
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    I ordered 8 and 2 are still going. Apple ones are starting to twist by the connector as well.
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    I got one a few months ago. I've only used it a few times but it still works. I'm keeping it as a spare in case my 2 official cables crap out on me.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Why do these cables stop working? I have never had that happen.
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    I bought mine from here: ( in India) on 8 April and have been using it for 2 full charges on 2 phones every day, purposely, just to see how fast it fails. Still working fine.
    Cost me about USD 4.
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    I had two that do not work.. Going to get them exchanged.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    The generic works.. i bought one in new york out of desperation because i did not have the original with me while there. It charges and syncs fine however after constant usage and repeated removal from my PC the USB part of the cable has now become frayed and is no longer syncing with itunes or but still charges the iphone.. computer wont recognize the device.I would not recommend buy a generic... not worth it. Go for geniune OEM creation cable.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Amazon basics is working fine for me
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    The generic unbranded cable I had, stopped working during my vacation. Fortunately, I also carried the original cable. Won't buy a unbranded cable again.
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Well i bought 3 from this guy so far its ok! After 3 weeks first one died. Still have 2 others but im very gentle with them..... They are really cheap and i guess u get what u paid for. $2.88



    <a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575017822&toolid=10001&campid=53 37366476&customid&icep_item=300871094751&ipn=psmai n&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg" >Ebay cable</a>
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    I just purchased 3 of these. Working good for the past 3weeks.

    "If you settle for less, you'll settle for anything."
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    Default Re: Anyone try a generic lightning cable yet?

    Just order 2 from Yugster.com for $5 free shipping
    Says they charge and sync, will let you know how it works out
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    OK, so I've been using this Yugster cables for a little while now and the both charge and sync fine.
    This is my short term update. Will let you know how it goes from here.
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