1. g8slord's Avatar
    New to the iPhone thing (only about a month in). I need to get some extra USB cables for charging. Any problem with getting some off an accessory site as opposed to spending the $20 on an Apple branded one?

    Also any recomendations on what to get to pair with my phone and upcoming iPad? Must have apps or accessories? I have the otterbox case on my phone, so I think most docks won't work...
    02-21-2012 11:07 AM
  2. joe_fresh's Avatar
    I would spend the money on the OEM cable from apple, just my opinion. I prefer to use OEM.
    02-21-2012 11:36 AM
  3. velvetelvis's Avatar
    there is no problem using aftermarket cables. nothing bad will happen to you or your phone.
    02-21-2012 12:31 PM
  4. Dsgcobra's Avatar
    I use aftermarket cables on both my wife and my iPhone and have had no problems at all with them. You're right that docs wont work the the otterbox case. As far as apps there it all depends on what kind of apps you are looking for a good free navigation app is Waze and AppsGonefree. AppsGonefree has apps that are paid apps that are now free for a limited time. It gives you a chance to see some good apps and what is out there. you can always also browse the categories in the app store
    02-22-2012 09:32 AM
  5. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    I use aftermarket cables on both my wife and my iPhone and have had no problems at all with them.
    Now this is funny.


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    02-22-2012 09:48 AM
  6. rodger-bb's Avatar
    The jawbone jambox is awesome
    02-22-2012 10:11 AM
  7. ame's Avatar
    I bought the OEM ones at the Apple store. Id rather have less drama if it fries my phone than what Ill have using a non-Apple cable.
    02-22-2012 10:22 AM
  8. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Why you should be careful with non-OEM accessories. on Twitpic

    'nuff said...

    oh.. and it was a Griffin charge cord too..
    02-24-2012 07:31 PM
  9. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Why you should be careful with non-OEM accessories. on Twitpic

    'nuff said...

    oh.. and it was a Griffin charge cord too..
    holy ish !! i use a griffin for my car charger--not very often, but there are times i need it.....i only use the oem apple cord for home.

    that pix is making me 2nd guess using the car charger anymore now with the RadTech dock extender i bought to fit it for my LP case.....
    02-24-2012 08:35 PM
  10. Judson50's Avatar
    I personally won't use them.

    The reason being, my wife had a non-apple charger and when I plugged it in, I couldn't get it off without brute force. I was really concerned - lucky for me - no problems.

    Since then, apple all the way.
    02-24-2012 08:58 PM
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