1. Closingracer's Avatar
    I have an Anker micro USB cable and it's decent but it's nowhere as good as other ones I have . I want another 2 meter cable or close to it but don't feel like paying $30 for another one from Apple. The apple one is already in bad shape where the plastic or rubber or whatever it is is breaking and showing the inside cable after 6 months.

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    04-11-2015 10:45 AM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    I have a Amazon Lightning since November that's works well and a ifrogz that's been tossed around my car for two years and still in excellent condition.


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    04-11-2015 10:56 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    You're generally safe buying any 3rd party cables that are from manufacturers that are Apple Certified and use "Made for i" on the promotional material/packaging.
    04-11-2015 10:57 AM
  4. Closingracer's Avatar
    I have a Amazon Lightning since November that's works well and a ifrogz that's been tossed around my car for two years and still in excellent condition.


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    Amazon ones I've read they have caught on fire and destroying the device as well


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    04-11-2015 11:17 AM
  5. Closingracer's Avatar
    You're generally safe buying any 3rd party cables that are from manufacturers that are Apple Certified and use "Made for i" on the promotional material/packaging.

    Oh I think these are legit but I'm wondering has anybody else tried these before ?


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...mUvbUpU2491767


    Just wondering about durability. I would like a long lasting cable


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    04-11-2015 11:18 AM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    Amazon ones I've read they have caught on fire and destroying the device as well


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    Never read anything on that. I just did a search on the topic couldn't find anything.


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    04-11-2015 11:43 AM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    Never read anything on that. I just did a search on the topic couldn't find anything.


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    Amazon.com reviews


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    04-11-2015 11:45 AM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    Amazon.com reviews


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    I found the reports on Amazon. I'm not sure what could cause this issue for some and not for others. But in researching the topic there are reports of Apple cables burning also. I've never had any cable burn Apple or third party lightning or 30 pin.


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    04-11-2015 12:51 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    Even Apple's cables can/will fry when used with cheap, aftermarket, low quality non "Made for i" chargers.
    04-11-2015 12:59 PM
  10. Closingracer's Avatar
    Even Apple's cables can/will fry when used with cheap, aftermarket, low quality non "Made for i" chargers.
    I've been using either the iPad charger , iPhone one, an old Samsung one which outputs at 2 amps and an old LG one from the nexus 5


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    04-11-2015 01:15 PM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    I stay away from cheap chargers. I've been using Belkin and ifrogz from Zagg.


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    04-11-2015 01:24 PM
  12. Closingracer's Avatar
    I stay away from cheap chargers. I've been using Belkin and ifrogz from Zagg.


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    I wouldn't call chargers supplied by other companies "cheap" ...never had an issue with broken cables with the exception of Apple made ones. I've had this issue even with the 30 pin ones with the iPhone 4 that I had


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    04-11-2015 02:34 PM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    I've got one busted Apple 30 pin out the 6 I've had. I lose them on the road before they break. All my lightning cables from Apple are good to go.


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    04-12-2015 02:59 PM
  14. Closingracer's Avatar
    I've got one busted Apple 30 pin out the 6 I've had. I lose them on the road before they break. All my lightning cables from Apple are good to go.


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    Well I went there and they said they don't typically allow exchanges but allowed it this one time ... Sigh one thing I do dislike about Apple is the expensive wires but I guess I'll buy 3rd party from now on


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    04-12-2015 07:49 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    3rd party cables are cool from reputable manufacturers. Belkin, Zagg and a bunch of others as long as it's not paired with a cheap charger like something from a gas station or the check out at Home Depot.


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    04-12-2015 10:22 PM
  16. NinerJet9's Avatar
    I'm very pleased w the fit of the Anker lighting cable. It snaps in just like the OE cable does. I say that because I know the cheapies never seem fit quite right.
    04-22-2015 01:31 AM

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