1. reacat's Avatar
    I got one from Amazon by Belkin - supposedly even Apple sells it. Lightning also supposedly. Definitely wasn't lightning - if it charged at all. Found a comment that said if you have IOS 7, Apple has made it proprietary as it won't charge. Didn't matter where I plugged the USB in - sometimes it charged a very small bit, sometimes it didn't. i sent it back and am looking for an Apple cable.
    11-07-2013 10:31 AM
  2. cyberpaw's Avatar
    I have several Amazon Basic cables and they all work great.
    11-07-2013 11:54 AM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I have a 30pin Griffin car charger that I used with my 4S. Just a few weeks ago I upgraded to the 5C and bought a 30pin-->lightning adapter to use on the Griffin car charger and it works just fine. I do only use apple chargers at home tho.
    11-07-2013 02:32 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    I have a Sprint lighting cable that's insanely long that works great on my 5S. I have a iFogz lighting that I use in the car. The only Apple lighting I have is the one that came with the phone.

    I use a Sprint USB "nub" car charger thats worked with everything from a HTC EVO 3D to the 5S
    11-07-2013 02:55 PM
  5. iwoodland's Avatar
    Mine work great!
    11-07-2013 03:05 PM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I got one from Amazon by Belkin - supposedly even Apple sells it. Lightning also supposedly. Definitely wasn't lightning - if it charged at all. Found a comment that said if you have IOS 7, Apple has made it proprietary as it won't charge. Didn't matter where I plugged the USB in - sometimes it charged a very small bit, sometimes it didn't. i sent it back and am looking for an Apple cable.
    I think you may have gotten a defective cord. I have a couple of Belkin cords and they work just as good as my Apple cords. I bought the Belkin's from the Apple store because they come in colors and my cords won't get mixed up with anyone in my house.

    BTW...I have a 5S and these cords were bought almost a year ago for my 5. They work perfectly
    11-07-2013 06:45 PM
  7. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I have two that I bought off Groupons and they both work perfectly.
    11-07-2013 07:28 PM
  8. smileyboy's Avatar
    I have a few to part with.
    11-07-2013 09:26 PM
  9. aahnasethi's Avatar
    Hey there

    You can buy any cable you want or think fits in your budget,But I think a good consistent connection is the most important thing. I've Have Purchased Amkette lightning cable From Amazon you can check out using it from past 5-6 months and its good..
    08-02-2014 03:51 AM
  10. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Cant speak on using non-OEM lightning cables as I always use OEM Apple accessories....had many issues in the past with third-party accessories for iPhones.
    08-05-2014 04:27 PM
  11. xsendoux's Avatar
    ordered some ebay one... not that great..

    amazon one is the most reliable and is endorsed by apple.
    09-03-2014 12:34 AM
  12. sticko's Avatar
    Apple store is selling them for $35 and $45 with an Oct shipping date. Way to expensive, i need like 5 of the 20cm adapters.
    09-20-2014 02:10 AM
  13. iphoner5454's Avatar
    The issue with the cables that are not Apple Certified is that those cable will work ONLY UNTIL THE iOS UPDATE

    Today you can find MFi cables for $6-7 so it's not so bad ..
    09-27-2014 02:06 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Certified monoprice cables are good. I got a 10' monoprice for my 5. No problems. I only use Apple chargers though.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 09-27-2014 at 02:45 PM.
    09-27-2014 02:33 PM
  15. timjobs's Avatar
    A ixcc lightning cable they are just as nice as apples if you ask me and come with a year warranty. They are apple verified.
    Thegreatone3 likes this.
    10-17-2014 08:38 PM
  16. losino's Avatar
    I have a generic car charger and house charger for my iphone 5. Both work fine. Except the house charger cannot charge my phone when it has completely died. I have to plug it into the computer. I don't know why that is.
    11-01-2014 10:06 AM
  17. hitechceo's Avatar
    I see where everyone is complaining of NON Apple iPhone cords failures. Tons of sellers will advertise OEM but they are not. I don't blame them. I blame Apple who added into their software the ability to not accept generic cords and only accommodate Apple charging cords. I am through with these money grubbing jerks and plan on dumping my families' iPhones. Someone should start a class action law suit against Apple. I was not told when I purchased my Apple iPhones they would stick me for paying an ungodly price (5X) for their crap(charging cords).Samsung here I come.
    08-08-2015 04:28 PM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I see where everyone is complaining of NON Apple iPhone cords failures. Tons of sellers will advertise OEM but they are not. I don't blame them. I blame Apple who added into their software the ability to not accept generic cords and only accommodate Apple charging cords. I am through with these money grubbing jerks and plan on dumping my families' iPhones. Someone should start a class action law suit against Apple. I was not told when I purchased my Apple iPhones they would stick me for paying an ungodly price (5X) for their crap(charging cords).Samsung here I come.
    There's quite a few non Apple cables that are good. But they are MFi certified. And they all work with the Apple charger.
    08-08-2015 07:52 PM
  19. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I prefer using Apple chargers only but there are some decent generic ones. Thing is though, by the time you've spent the money, may as well just get the real thing.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk!
    08-08-2015 10:09 PM
  20. elitereviewman's Avatar
    I know this is a late post but DON'T BUY GENERIC CABLES. I have made this mistake before and it sucks. Here is why:

    1) These cables damage your phone! Because they are not certified
    2) They will break within a week/might not work at all

    Sure they are as cheap as $0.25 now on eBay but when you are paying hundreds for the phone itself I don't think that its worth it
    09-19-2015 03:15 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Just make sure it's either an Apple cable or it's an MFi certified lightning cable. Same with chargers.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-20-2015 12:45 AM
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