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[eBay.ca] 3 six-foot "Apple" lightening cables- for Iphone etc.

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Feb 27, 2008
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[eBay.ca] 3 six-foot "Apple" lightening cables- for Iphone etc.

Shipping in Canada cost $1.80, took a week, all three tested and working without issues for me. Apple's cable's are overpriced.
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Sep 9, 2003
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In before the "but it's not MFI certified"
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Jan 28, 2003
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aznkid.com wrote: In before the "but it's not MFI certified"
Yeah just about to post NO MFI NO WAY....too many non mfi work until an iOS update and then done...not worth it...just go to monoprice and get MFI, not apple certified...huge difference!
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sandviper wrote: Yeah just about to post NO MFI NO WAY....too many non mfi work until an iOS update and then done...not worth it...just go to monoprice and get MFI, not apple certified...huge difference!
Oh, sorry if this is true... but are you sure this is true for cables as well? I mean, I'd understand for power adapters, but... aren't cables just wires connecting metal to metal? How would Apple disable the function of connecting wires? Excuse my ignorance...
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Mar 17, 2006
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MooseOnLoose wrote: Oh, sorry if this is true... but are you sure this is true for cables as well? I mean, I'd understand for power adapters, but... aren't cables just wires connecting metal to metal? How would Apple disable the function of connecting wires? Excuse my ignorance...
100% true. Non mfi cables work, until the updates. Some would still work, but will stop.
Just wait for monoprice cables to go on sale. I grabbed a few last time they were 2-3 dollars each
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Mar 12, 2004
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Lightening cables have built-in chips - dont buy non-certified.
I recommend amazon.ca amazonBasics cable. good quality for $9-10 bucks.
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Nov 21, 2015
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ericw wrote: Lightening cables have built-in chips - dont buy non-certified.
I recommend amazon.ca amazonBasics cable. good quality for $9-10 bucks.
The lengths some companies will go to to ensure sale of their products. Such evil
Newbie
Dec 9, 2014
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Mississauga, ON
Try and charge an iPhone with a bootleg cable vs real cable. The time difference is crazy and sometimes when I wake up from over night sleep, my iPhone 6plus is only at 85%. I stopped using the cheap ones, they are garbage.
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Jan 6, 2005
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I ordered 3 of these last week on Amazon... for some reason it was free shipping at the time...
Very pleased, cable it thicker and feels stronger than the OEM Apple lightning cable... charges fast, no errors and MFi certified.
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Compthis wrote: Try and charge an iPhone with a bootleg cable vs real cable. The time difference is crazy and sometimes when I wake up from over night sleep, my iPhone 6plus is only at 85%. I stopped using the cheap ones, they are garbage.
At least yours worked. I had a Duracell lightning cable in my car for about 9 months that worked without a problem. Updated my phone, plugged it into the car and found out that the phone wouldn't take a charge. It would cycle between on/off charge. I thought it was the port until I tried using an official Apple cable which worked.
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May 3, 2008
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Wow... that non-MFI Apple stuff sure is lame proprietary BS from Apple. Just another reason why I still won't buy any of their overpriced products.
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Jun 12, 2010
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Compthis wrote: Try and charge an iPhone with a bootleg cable vs real cable. The time difference is crazy and sometimes when I wake up from over night sleep, my iPhone 6plus is only at 85%. I stopped using the cheap ones, they are garbage.
yeah I've used ebay cables for months and until I switched back to the legit cable my phone is seeing a bigger improvement in battery life
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Jul 6, 2002
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Toronto, Ontario
I have 3 non-MFI cables from ebay ranging from $1 to $4 and they all work. The only problem is the charge current (amperage) is limited to 50-70% of the OEM and thereby longer charging time.

Don't believe all the youtube apple fanboys.

Update: $1 cable still works after 5 months, iphone 6.
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Mar 14, 2009
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Lightening:
the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity, occurring toward the end of pregnancy, changing the contour of the abdomen and facilitating breathing by lessening pressure under the diaphragm.
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Mar 1, 2011
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I am so done with supporting this ridiculous cult, called Apple.

If Apple made a car you would have to use their gasoline, and the gas cap wouldn't open unless you had recently gone to a certified "genius" for an oil change.

Posted from my iPhone, for now.
Newbie
Dec 21, 2010
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Edmonton
Ive reverted back to oem cables since after all three non oem cables stopped working after a couple months of use. Not sure how they 0breakdown" but the quality of non oem cables purchased off ebay suppliers such as the OP is suspect. Advuse not to waste your money.
However i am unsure of how good the non oem cables you purchase at gas stns or grocery chains such as macs/711.
Newbie
Apr 22, 2012
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Calgary
All the knock off cables work for a month or so. Then Apple cuts them off. I have gone through a few of these.
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Sep 10, 2002
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2 of my cheapo knock off cables actually melted at the Lightning head.

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