Good iPhone Cables?

TheRealGino

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Hey Y'all,

I'm looking to get some feed back to see what kind of brands y'all are using for iPhone charging cables? I am looking to buy some more in addition to the ones I am currently using. I use a 6' Reversible USB Slim Cable from Charge Slim and a 6" Belkin Cable.

I have heard good and bad things about mono however I am not sure what to believe because it has been an even split.
 

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Welcome to iMore! There are a few aftermarket cables that have been tried and true for me:

1. Apple OEM cables, of course :)
2. K-ble braided lightning cables. K-ble has information but there are some other online retailers that offer them at cheaper prices. They're MFi certified and made from a strong braided material.

On a side note, I do not recommend Amazon Basics lightning cables. I have a few other cables and connectors from them that have been great but have had nothing but problems with Amazon's. The connectors are obnoxiously huge and I've had two where the wire separated from the connector.
 

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Always relied on Apple cables but took a chance when colleague purchased one from Best Buy..... Took a chance and haven't been sorry... Cable a lot beefier than Apple version. No problems to date, Apple certified.

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I just bought a charge slim cable - I can't believe I never had a reversible USB before - I am never going back to basic USB plugs. Why don't you get another slim cable?
 

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I use only Genuine Apple accessories. Here is a seller (dmi_accessories) on Ebay that has the Genuine Apple lightning cables for sale. I have used them and have been able to authenticate they are the real thing. I usually buy his lots of 5 cables at a time which reduces the cost down to $10 per cable. I have used the cables without any problems.

Many fakes ones out there, so be careful.
 

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I have an Omaker cable that I'm using right now that seems to be okay, don' know what it cost , but not too much knowing me ! all the cheapest cables seem to come loose inside the cable to idevice connection , all the apple cables seem to fray. Ah.. but .. I do have an apple cable that came with an early Nano that is still fine ( the kind that locks in) Get one that looks to have been assembled properly.
 

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The only non-Apple cable that I have is a 10' Zerolemon cable that I use when I travel. It might be time to invest in others though as the usual fray near the Lightning connector is beginning to happen on my existing Apple cables.
 

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Welcome to iMore! There are a few aftermarket cables that have been tried and true for me:

1. Apple OEM cables, of course :)
2. K-ble braided lightning cables. K-ble has information but there are some other online retailers that offer them at cheaper prices. They're MFi certified and made from a strong braided material.

On a side note, I do not recommend Amazon Basics lightning cables. I have a few other cables and connectors from them that have been great but have had nothing but problems with Amazon's. The connectors are obnoxiously huge and I've had two where the wire separated from the connector.




Apple OEM cables are horrible imo. They are priced high and I go through them yearly. I am currently using an Anker braided 6 foot cable and it works great and half the price of Apple's 2 meter cable


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I missed the deal of the day from imore for Apple cable for $10 (I think).

Just curious if anyone can recommend the cheapest certified cable? Need to buy a couple of them.

Thanks.
 

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I use only Genuine Apple accessories. Here is a seller (dmi_accessories) on Ebay that has the Genuine Apple lightning cables for sale. I have used them and have been able to authenticate they are the real thing. I usually buy his lots of 5 cables at a time which reduces the cost down to $10 per cable. I have used the cables without any problems.

Many fakes ones out there, so be careful.

how do you verify if it's genuine or not? Thanks.
 

Rob Phillips

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Thanks, is that the only way? packaging can be altered to be fake as well.

I'm not aware of another way. I haven't seen a "master list" of cable manufacturers or anything. My advice is go with what you know and use common sense. Buy a brand you've heard of before. Read reviews. If you pay $2 for a cable you're going to get a $2 cable.
 

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I typically just go on eBay and buy it for $0.99 each, yes it's a piece of crap, but I usually buy 3 at a time, so it comes out to still be cheaper in the long run.
 

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I typically just go on eBay and buy it for $0.99 each, yes it's a piece of crap, but I usually buy 3 at a time, so it comes out to still be cheaper in the long run.



I rather spend $10 for a good cable and not buy a new one for a while vs keep spending $1....