1. pr1nce's Avatar
    We have all been there your original Apple charging cable stops working for whatever reason. So, you run out to get a replacement. Do you buy a third party cable or do you buy an Apple cable? I've bought some third party cables that worked just fine.
    06-20-2014 10:50 AM
  2. Antron's Avatar
    I do but will probably stick to the Apple ones. I do find that with Belkin the cable is more durable than the Apple one IMO.
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    06-20-2014 10:55 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    Every cable I buy is MFi certified. Mine are almost totally Apple cables, but I have a couple of short ones from Monoprice. However, with that said, I ONLY use Apple charger blocks - both the 5W and the 10/12W versions, but NEVER a 3rd party charger block.
    06-20-2014 10:58 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have used 3rd party charging cables on occasion, but I primarily use one from Apple.
    06-20-2014 11:04 AM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    Belkin, @ home, work and Car charger.
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    06-20-2014 11:17 AM
  6. Davingtons's Avatar
    I always use genuine Apple chargers when in the house, but my car charger isn't Apple. I don't need to charge out of the house that regularly though so very rarely use the car charger.
    06-20-2014 11:28 AM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Make sure any accessory you use is "Made for Apple" and all will be well.
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    06-20-2014 11:36 AM
  8. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Belkin and Griffin are my go-to companies especially because I need the extended cables and apples are too short.
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    06-20-2014 11:49 AM
  9. zerog46's Avatar
    Just the VZW ones because they are very well made and they are 6 foot long.
    06-20-2014 12:02 PM
  10. iHackPro's Avatar
    No, I've heard too many horror stories. With my luck, one would cause my phone to explode.
    06-20-2014 12:05 PM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    Belkin and Griffin are my go-to companies especially because I need the extended cables and apples are too short.
    How long do you need? Apple has a 2m cable for $29.
    06-20-2014 12:12 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    Have to say so far I haven't had to.
    06-20-2014 12:20 PM
  13. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    It's also the quality. I got the cables when I got my Mini. When did Apple release one for 2m?
    06-20-2014 12:46 PM
  14. HankAZ's Avatar
    It's also the quality. I got the cables when I got my Mini. When did Apple release one for 2m?
    Not sure when they released it, but I’ve had mine for about 6-8 months. It’s on their website:

    The stupid forum software won’t let me post the link - says it’s spam. #iMoreFail
    06-20-2014 01:11 PM
  15. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I have two third party charging cables that so far are working perfectly fine.
    06-20-2014 01:39 PM
  16. HankAZ's Avatar
    Here's the link to the 2m cable on the Apple store:

    Lightning to USB Cable (2 m) - Apple Store (U.S.)
    06-20-2014 01:46 PM
  17. acerace113's Avatar
    I mainly use apple cables and wall chargers now, I used to use a belkin wall charger and 30-pin cable cause my iPod didn't come with a wall charger and the cable that came with the wall charger was longer.

    Here's the link to the 2m cable on the Apple store:

    Lightning to USB Cable (2 m) - Apple Store (U.S.)
    I might have to pick one up one day that will come in handy for me.


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    06-20-2014 05:07 PM
  18. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    No I stick to only Apple cables. I keep seeing articles about how 3rd party cables can damage your iphone. I'm not sure if that's really the case but I don't wanna risk it!

    https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advi...160259059.html
    06-20-2014 09:29 PM
  19. rayz336's Avatar
    Yep, I am currently using a Rocketfish cable from Best Buy
    06-21-2014 12:38 AM
  20. lui22's Avatar
    Yep, I am currently using a Rocketfish cable from Best Buy
    yeah me too actually i got the green one and the red one for my non lightning devices
    06-21-2014 12:54 AM
  21. rayz336's Avatar
    yeah me too actually i got the green one and the red one for my non lightning devices
    I'm using the blue lighted cable
    06-21-2014 12:55 AM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    We have all been there your original Apple charging cable stops working for whatever reason. So, you run out to get a replacement. Do you buy a third party cable or do you buy an Apple cable? I've bought some third party cables that worked just fine.
    I have a few but I bought them all at the Apple Store, so I'm confident they're good.
    06-21-2014 01:25 AM
  23. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Not sure when they released it, but I’ve had mine for about 6-8 months. It’s on their website:

    The stupid forum software won’t let me post the link - says it’s spam. #iMoreFail
    I bought one about 6 months ago but its still a bit shorter than I'd like LOL
    06-21-2014 01:28 AM
  24. abazigal's Avatar
    Still on my original cables here. Use them primarily for charging (so I plug them in like once every night), and they still seem as good as the day I got them. With some care, they should be able to last the full 2 years.
    06-21-2014 10:44 PM
  25. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Belkin, the nice, long, heavy duty one. $29.

    How long do you need? Apple has a 2m cable for $29.
    Yep, but it's wimpy. Apple's cables can be a source of disappointment.
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    06-22-2014 09:52 AM
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