1. ame's Avatar
    With my little charging fiasco last week, I'd like to look at a few other cable options. My husband also needs a new Lightning cable for his iPad. The Apple one has finally just eaten it, and I don't think I can repair it any further. I was looking at the Belkin and Anker ones that are that braided nylon, and wondered what everyone's experiences with them are. Obviously several reviews on them not working very long or well, or not being recognized as "authentic" cables by the device.

    Anyone have input on these?
    09-27-2016 03:06 PM
  2. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    I have the native union one from the Apple Store. It's REALLY long (mine doesn't have the ball but the leather wrap) I LOVE it my thing is it started fraying after 2 days then stopped which was weird. It is big so some cases won't fit with it. But you can get your old cord replaced at Apple for free.

    09-27-2016 03:26 PM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    $40 for a cable???? hell no!!

    I own two 6.6ft and one 3.3ft ALLreLi cables, all MFi certified. Recently I needed a new cable because the OEM Apple one in my car was torn down to the bare wire. What I like about these cables, are the lightning end is slim just like the OEM cable and the wire as a whole is thicker than the Apple one which makes it more durable. I would HIGHLY recommend them as they are quality wires, not cheap junk. You can also get them in Rose Gold.



    https://www.amazon.com/aLLreLi-iPhon...mUvbUpU2825006
    https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Certifi...mUvbUpU2825006
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    09-29-2016 11:17 PM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    I have several of these and never have had an issue. I have a 10' one that goes to my bed, it's amazing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLi...mUvbUpU2825211
    ame and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-30-2016 10:00 AM
  5. djrakowski's Avatar
    I bought 3 of these a few weeks ago and love them: Seidio Lightning USB Cable (1.0m) for iPhone SE. Obviously, it doesn't just work with the SE
    09-30-2016 10:06 AM
  6. vietalogy's Avatar
    Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (6ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0177NSA9A...mUvbUpU2825232
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    09-30-2016 10:49 AM
  7. ame's Avatar
    I have several of these and never have had an issue. I have a 10' one that goes to my bed, it's amazing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerLi...mUvbUpU2827775
    Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (6ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0177NSA9A...mUvbUpU2827775
    I have been hesitant to try the Anker ones having seen several reviews of the "lighting" part coming off in peoples phones/iPads. But the Nylon really is appealing because it looks really hardy.
    10-04-2016 01:20 PM
  8. taeisme's Avatar
    I buy the Amazon certified cables and have never had an issue
    10-04-2016 01:21 PM
  9. djrakowski's Avatar
    I have been hesitant to try the Anker ones having seen several reviews of the "lighting" part coming off in peoples phones/iPads. But the Nylon really is appealing because it looks really hardy.
    Yep. There were several reports of breakage in the Amazon reviews for these cables.
    10-04-2016 04:33 PM
  10. djrakowski's Avatar
    I buy the Amazon certified cables and have never had an issue
    Are you talking about the AmazonBasics? They're nice and cheap and I would imagine they're reliable, but they don't look as durable as some of the other options. But for the price, you can buy 3 of them vs. one from Apple.
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    10-04-2016 04:34 PM
  11. Craig's Avatar
    Are you talking about the AmazonBasics? They're nice and cheap and I would imagine they're reliable, but they don't look as durable as some of the other options. But for the price, you can buy 3 of them vs. one from Apple.
    I have a lot of the amazon basics. I have never had any issue with them. I use it at night by my bed to charge, and a longer one in my car for road trips. Never any problem or damage.
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    10-04-2016 06:24 PM
  12. djrakowski's Avatar
    The 1-meter Seidio cables are on sale for $8.95 today in the iMore shop.
    10-05-2016 06:16 AM
  13. Rob_T's Avatar
    Three cables that have a good reputation: Spigen, Anker, and Amazon basics.

    I use Spigen (purchased on Amazon) and have had good luck with them...and the price is right.
    10-05-2016 06:57 AM
  14. mogelijk's Avatar
    I have a 6 ft Amazon Basics cable I use a lot, it is plugged into the USB slot on a good quality power strip. The only issue I've had with the Amazon Basics cable is that the cover over the lightning connector, where it attaches to the cable, broke in two. I've merely taped the two pieces together and had no issues (beyond needing to replace the tape when it wears out. Remember, though, this cable is over 3 years old, I believe Apple has changed the covering over the connectors to something more durable (mine is just a cheap plastic cover).
    10-07-2016 03:42 PM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    I use the 10' Zero Lemon lightning cable if I'm not using the stock cable.
    10-07-2016 07:18 PM

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