I wouldn't risk it, these are supposed to have an inbuilt chip and knockoffs hardly get them right. Best Case - the chip will burn and stop working. Worse Case - it'll fry your iphone and Apple won't honor your warranty.
i heard somewhere it could void your iPhone warranty if you use generic, and the phone can tell if you do. anyone know if this is true?
iPhone is pretty much a dumb phone. It can't tell the difference.
Last edited by PFX7; 11-19-2012 at 11:15 AM..
Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I know, right. I'm waiting for the next installment of "Douchebaggery by Pilot."
Sadly, this guy is probably a Captain on a 757. One of the reasons that after 3.5 years flying for the airlines, I hung it up. Too many type-A personalities with no brains. That combined with low pay, low QOL, etc and that industry is not for me. Now, waiting patiently for more reviews on this cable. Going between my place and my girlfriend's place, I regularly forget my cable and end up with a dead phone and no way to charge it. This all relates back to the fact that I got paid horribly as a pilot and don't want to pay full price for another cable while I'm back in school working on my second B.S. First world problems.
fasttech.com has them for $6.99 each shipped from Hong Kong. Works fine so far for charging & sync. You will get them in a week. Shipping from China can take up to a month.
Sam's Club website has the genuine Apple cable for $19. Maybe they had 5 cables per store @ $10 for their pre-black friday VIP thing that had a whole bunch of ticked off members. So that would be YMMV greatly. And would not be worth the $10 for me since the closest Sam's Club would cost more than $9 for gas and bridge toll to get to.
Last edited by zergie808; 11-19-2012 at 02:08 PM..
No. They developed them so the could have an all digital connection and a smaller port. It's a cable. There is no "safeguard" for Apple. That is a misleading word in itself. It's like your saying a cable not made by Foxconn (Apple doesn't make anything) is somehow not safe. I'm sure they would like to put a "profitguard" in their cables. It's a cable, just like an HDMI cable or any other cable. It is wires soldered to pins. That's all.
It really pisses me off when people make offhanded comments like this. That's how rumors get started that are completely false. Are you trying to make someone think twice about buying a cable the is probably made in the exact same factory and is identical to what they would buy directly from Apple?
Are you a troll? Are you an Apple employee? Are you just a loyal Apple sheep?
It was a question, get over yourself. This is the 2nd Apple item I've owned, sounds like you're one of those butthurt folks who get pissed off at the slightest idea someone might be a fan of a company
mixed reviews but I never had any issues with generic cables. Probably the same source as apple cables.
Boy are you wrong.
"generic " would be find in a perfect world.
typically these cables have thinner and lower quality copper ( if even copper and not some other metal.
This would have a shorter life with intermittent problems.
Also a seller on amazon under 90 feedback usually has lots of problems with products
The wire would NOT be the same as apple cables.
Just making this comment to let you know i ordered 4 of them and EACH one works perfect (charging and syncing). I have had no problems what so ever! Do not know how they replicate the authentication chip.
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