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These get posted on Poundland practically every day but this is the cheapest I've seen a properly certified cable. The Poundland/world cables won't work with a 5S and throw up a warning on iOS 7. They also don't charge as quick and are of poor quality.
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#1
Is this location specific? :)
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Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay for about £4.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warning.

Based upon my findings I feel obliged to vote COLD for these cables as they are overpriced even if "certified".


Edited By: TheBiker on Dec 07, 2013 16:07
#3
On that recent "cold" vote, I did the same and one of them set alight, ok to buy cheap if you feel it ok to risk your phone. It's definitely hot for an official one...
#4
TheBiker
Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warnings.



Not always true though. I have three official cables and a few fake ones. I had to mark the Apples ones after I found they charged faster than the fakes. Marked them to make it easier to tell them apart. I own one of these Tesco cables and found it to be much better than the fakes.
#5
TheBiker
Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warnings.

I got two when I got mine in October. Both stopped working in November. They won't even work with my iPad on iOS6 but were perfectly fine for a few weeks. I also returned what turned out to be a fake Griffin cable that would not work from the start. Apple is getting better at detecting the reverse-engineered chips and is disabling them one by one. Have fun with your cables for however long they carry on working for you.
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TheBiker
Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay for about £4.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warning.

Based upon my findings I feel obliged to vote COLD for these cables as they are overpriced even if "certified".



Why have a £549 phone and £1 cable? It's like driving a Ferrari with vauxhall Astra hub caps
#7
ashraf86uk


Why have a £549 phone and £1 cable? It's like driving a Ferrari with vauxhall Astra hub caps


LOL.
I said something similar to a friend. He asked my opinion about a cheap charger for his ipod on eBay. Told him not to buy it, he bought two anyway, and within a week one had burned out ... the second broke soon after. :)
#8
ashraf86uk
TheBiker
Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay for about £4.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warning.

Based upon my findings I feel obliged to vote COLD for these cables as they are overpriced even if "certified".


Why have a £549 phone and £1 cable? It's like driving a Ferrari with vauxhall Astra hub caps

Modern Ferrari's don't have hubcaps.

Anyway, to answer your question. If a £1 cable will do the same job as an overpriced genuine alternative then I would rather save the money.
#9
spraint
TheBiker
Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warnings.

I got two when I got mine in October. Both stopped working in November. They won't even work with my iPad on iOS6 but were perfectly fine for a few weeks. I also returned what turned out to be a fake Griffin cable that would not work from the start. Apple is getting better at detecting the reverse-engineered chips and is disabling them one by one. Have fun with your cables for however long they carry on working for you.

If it happens I will have to bin my £4's worth of cables and move on....
#10
Having just have 3 cheap chargers fail on me in the same week (after only a few weeks' use) I went to Tesco today to find something like this. The only one I could find was £15! Had to pay it as I was desperate. Gutted now knowing there was one probably one of these lurking in the store somewhere!!
#11
I got a similar one from Sainsburys, so it had the official made for iPhone logo which I presume means they pay a royalty charge to Apple. However although it works every time I connect I get that annoying message about not being a genuine accessory
#12
TheBiker
spraint
TheBiker
Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three USB/Lightning cables from Ebay.

They are not Apple Certified but work fine for charging and syncing with Itunes. No problems with slow charging or IOS7 warnings.

I got two when I got mine in October. Both stopped working in November. They won't even work with my iPad on iOS6 but were perfectly fine for a few weeks. I also returned what turned out to be a fake Griffin cable that would not work from the start. Apple is getting better at detecting the reverse-engineered chips and is disabling them one by one. Have fun with your cables for however long they carry on working for you.

If it happens I will have to bin my £4's worth of cables and move on....

Hold onto them. When the jailbreak for iOS7 is released there may be a way of circumventing Apple's 'quality control'.
#13
It you can be bothered to jailbreak and make your device less stable just for the sake of using a crappy cable and saving £5.
#14
"certified" = license fee ..

Thunderbolt = usb and displayport plus fee

this is why i don't buy apple ..
#15
taras
"certified" = license fee ..

Thunderbolt = usb and displayport plus fee

this is why i don't buy apple ..

Thunderbolt is an Intel thing...
#16
Heat added...
#17
Stupid cable doesn't work

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