iPhone 5 lightning Cable - £1 @ Poundland
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iPhone 5 lightning Cable - £1 @ Poundland

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Found 27th Aug 2013
First deal so go easy on me please.

bought this from the London/Haringey store of Poundland. It seems to charge and sync fine and it looks better than some copys i've bought of ebay recently. I thought its a good spare to keep for a pound.

126 Comments

......make way for the "ha spend £500 on an iPhone then skimp on a £1 cable which will likely damage it" comments!

I've used multiple cheap cables on many devices and never had an issue. Hot from me.

Bargain!
Hope they sell the cable for the iPhone4

Purchased 3 the other day, for the car/work etc

Seem good quality

"Shockingly" good price...

Go easy first post........cold.


Its not your virginity at stake here. Even then i'd be rough !

have been waiting for them to get these in.. they only seem to have the old type in ours but will def pop in now next time i'm in town.

They work for a while then fail. Unlike the iphone 4/4s leads these ones can actually damage your phone / charger

googleboogle

They work for a while then fail. Unlike the iphone 4/4s leads these ones … They work for a while then fail. Unlike the iphone 4/4s leads these ones can actually damage your phone / charger



Total tripe.

Apparently, Apple is reducing their original charger prices from £15-20 to £6-7 soon. Keep checking. Its not a rumour its will happen. When we dont know that so keep checking go for original for most expensive smartphone in market.

I'm getting really fed up with the bad-temperedness on this site.

'Total tripe'! Is that an adult response? How can it be 'Total tripe' when Apple has just agreed to exchange 3rd party chargers for Apple ones, due to the, sometime, dangerousness of the cheap ones. Could not the same be said for these cables? Perhaps.

Did you just come on here for an argument, rather than to contribute, constructively, to what is, generally, a very helpful site? (And, pease, don't respond with any more vitriol. It just glides off my back.)

Be nice.

Be careful with some of these [fake cables] they're very marginally bigger than the real cable, overtime they may ruin your charger port or make your official cable loose.
Edited by: "discowill" 27th Aug 2013

apple are replacing them cos they'll make money

they aren't replacing them out of the goodness of their heart, they'll still charge 6 quid a pop .... considering you can make these for about 25p thats a pretty healthy markup. sell a million of them thats thank you very much ....



what apple are proposing is a very very ver clever bit of business on their part. "Buy from us, we care"

Yeah they care about profit thats it

Edited by: "gsusx" 27th Aug 2013

or you can also have a read for this article. Swap counterfeit (adapter only) with original for about £8. I called one of the apple stores and they say best is if you visit they can have a look. Once confirmed its a counterfeit they will replace it for you and take your device's serial number (to change it only once per device).

8 quid a pop

lmfao

brymcgregor

I'm getting really fed up with the bad-temperedness on this site. 'Total … I'm getting really fed up with the bad-temperedness on this site. 'Total tripe'! Is that an adult response? How can it be 'Total tripe' when Apple has just agreed to exchange 3rd party chargers for Apple ones, due to the, sometime, dangerousness of the cheap ones. Could not the same be said for these cables? Perhaps.



The main reason for Apple exchanging chargers is the bad press caused by people dying from electric shocks using dodgy 3rd ones. A dodgy cable may cause problems, but it's unlikely to cause any harm to people.

The iOS7 update is meant to warn users that they are using an unofficial cable, so maybe they might be able to prevent charging also - that said the cable makers will no doubt have a work around.
Edited by: "Kebabselector" 27th Aug 2013

discowill

Be careful with some of these they're very marginally bigger than the … Be careful with some of these they're very marginally bigger than the real cable, overtime they may ruin your charger port or make your official cable loose.



This comment is absolutely false

gmdlogan

Go easy first post........cold.Its not your virginity at stake here. Even … Go easy first post........cold.Its not your virginity at stake here. Even then i'd be rough !




Hahahahaha

ph1l2261

This comment is absolutely false



How much do you want to bet? I've got about 6 cables sat in my office, 3 of which are slightly too big. I didn't say they don't work just that they're slightly too big.

I RECOMMEND ALL OF YOU TO CHECK COMPATIBILITY WITH iOS 7 - my cheap copy cables DOESN'T work with my iPhone 5 and iOS 7 beta
Edited by: "the_bart123" 27th Aug 2013

ph1l2261

This comment is absolutely false



So you've measured this fake cable?

Until you have, you the only thing false is YOUR comment.

Some of the people here really astound me.

discowill

Be careful with some of these [fake cables] they're very marginally … Be careful with some of these [fake cables] they're very marginally bigger than the real cable, overtime they may ruin your charger port or make your official cable loose.



Ooh, racist.

Yea it's a bargain and cheaper than buying a cable off eBay. Think they're around 2 quid on eBay. I've used third party cables before and they've never last me more than 3 months. 15 quid for an official iPhone cable. I'd now much rather buy official and not run the risk of being killed by one or it damaging my phone.

Is the apple program only for the wall plugs?

I have had a a fair few of these now and they don't last more than a couple of months.

Bought a fake one for £2 because Apple charge too much for extra cables, couldnt always tell which one was real from fake until the end came off after a couple weeks...hoping that was the fake one


salmanabbas

or you can also have a read for this article. Swap counterfeit (adapter … or you can also have a read for this article. Swap counterfeit (adapter only) with original for about £8. I called one of the apple stores and they say best is if you visit they can have a look. Once confirmed its a counterfeit they will replace it for you and take your device's serial number (to change it only once per device).



Yes, WOW in the article it says the woman was reported to have been electrocuted whilst using the ORIGINAL CHARGER that came WITH her iPhone, that she bought from an Apple store !

Mmmm so what charger should we use?
Edited by: "n3m3s1s" 27th Aug 2013

n3m3s1s

Yes, WOW in the article it says the woman was reported to have been … Yes, WOW in the article it says the woman was reported to have been electrocuted whilst using the ORIGINAL CHARGER that came WITH her iPhone, that she bought from an Apple store !Mmmm so what charger should we use?



Safest way is to buy a new iphone every time the battery runs out!

Banned

n3m3s1s

Yes, WOW in the article it says the woman was reported to have been … Yes, WOW in the article it says the woman was reported to have been electrocuted whilst using the ORIGINAL CHARGER that came WITH her iPhone, that she bought from an Apple store !Mmmm so what charger should we use?



That was never the case, although it is more likely a fake one. There were also reports she had just got out of the bath so stupid is as stupid does..

There has been plenty of time since it happened for any investigations to take place. If it was found to be a real charger you can bet your ass it would have been all over the news by now, the family suing Apple for compo. Since we haven't heard a peep, I'm willing to bet it was a counterfeit charger. Same goes for the one that put the guy in a coma.

I bought one of this as a spare cable for the car and it worked for about a week and then it died... not very reliable have to say. In the long run (24month contract), it may be cheaper to buy the real deal...

I got 5 fake lighting cables for £5 off ebay, all worked perfectly and even with all of the IOS7 beta's so far, I would say go for it. They fit and do everything just the same as the Apple one's but for a fraction of the price. To me it just like the "You should always use 24k gold plated HDMI cables, the picture looks better".

Apple cables smell like snake oil.

Thanks - A good deal. I'll be checking this out.

I used to work for Apple just a couple of weeks ago, it wasn't the cable that was the issue it was the wall plug, It was unofficial which had no earth connected to it.

They are only giving you £8 off the wall socket not the cable and you will have to bring in a serialised product so they can give you the discount, that way they can maintain some sort of order (ticking off your discount on their system against your serial).

IOS7 will make it almost impossible for unofficial cables to be used as there is a micro board in the lightning cable just were it connects with the phone/ipad/ipod thats probably why they are selling these so cheap nothing they are going to be useless in a month ;).

They only provide either 5 or 12V anyway so as long as you have an earthed wall socket you will be fine... and everyone knows unless you're going over 20 metres is doesn't make any difference on HDMI cables (such massive margin for companies!)

The 0.0000000001% of people who got electrocuted went to the papers.

The rest got on just fine.

*Source: The Daily Sarcasm
Edited by: "JusticeForThe96" 27th Aug 2013

KillFelix

That was never the case, although it is more likely a fake one. There … That was never the case, although it is more likely a fake one. There were also reports she had just got out of the bath so stupid is as stupid does..There has been plenty of time since it happened for any investigations to take place. If it was found to be a real charger you can bet your ass it would have been all over the news by now, the family suing Apple for compo. Since we haven't heard a peep, I'm willing to bet it was a counterfeit charger. Same goes for the one that put the guy in a coma.



No you are wrong. It is the case. Apple announced on 14 July 2013 that they will fully comply with police investigation.

You are also wrong about the time it takes to investigate such an incident. It has been in the news around the world - lots of people have heard about it. You could read up about it online.

Been posted more times then enough.Sick of seeing it.

Won't work with ios7

dominic4713

I used to work for Apple just a couple of weeks ago, it wasn't the cable … I used to work for Apple just a couple of weeks ago, it wasn't the cable that was the issue it was the wall plug, It was unofficial which had no earth connected to it.They are only giving you £8 off the wall socket not the cable and you will have to bring in a serialised product so they can give you the discount, that way they can maintain some sort of order (ticking off your discount on their system against your serial).IOS7 will make it almost impossible for unofficial cables to be used as there is a micro board in the lightning cable just were it connects with the phone/ipad/ipod thats probably why they are selling these so cheap nothing they are going to be useless in a month ;).



Well said, I was going to make the same point. A lot of the safety issues are with the fake plugs that plug into the high voltage mains, not with the usb cable that connects to your phone.
So if you avoid using the mains high voltage plugs you can plug your cable in to use the low voltage USB outlets on your PC say.

99p stored also has them. I got one for my brother two months ago. Apparently they work. Not sure what data transfer is like as he has only charged his iPhone and iPad
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