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Tortoise Lightning Cable 'Made For iPhone' certified. £6 instore at Tesco
Tortoise Lightning Cable 'Made For iPhone' certified. £6 instore at Tesco

Tortoise Lightning Cable 'Made For iPhone' certified. £6 instore at Tesco

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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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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" 7th Dec 2013

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...

TheBiker

Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three … 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.

TheBiker

Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three … 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.

TheBiker

Having just got an Iphone 5S the first thing I did was order three … 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

ashraf86uk

Why have a £549 phone and £1 cable? It's like driving a Ferrari with v … 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.

ashraf86uk

Why have a £549 phone and £1 cable? It's like driving a Ferrari with v … 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.

spraint

I got two when I got mine in October. Both stopped working in November. … 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....

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!!

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

TheBiker

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'.

Original Poster

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.

"certified" = license fee ..

Thunderbolt = usb and displayport plus fee

this is why i don't buy apple ..

taras

"certified" = license fee .. Thunderbolt = usb and displayport plus fee … "certified" = license fee .. Thunderbolt = usb and displayport plus fee this is why i don't buy apple ..



Thunderbolt is an Intel thing...




Heat added...

Stupid cable doesn't work
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