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Those testing the first beta of iOS 7 and trying to use a third-party Lightning cable for charging their devices are reportedly being surprised with a new warning message that...
06-12-2013, 11:03 AM #1
iOS 7 Reportedly Warning Testers About the Reliability of Third-party Lightning Cables
Those testing the first beta of iOS 7 and trying to use a third-party Lightning cable for charging their devices are reportedly being surprised with a new warning message that says:
This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone.
For those that have managed to create clones, Apple’s devices on iOS 7 appear to be able to tell when the cables aren’t legitimately from Apple. As noted by MacRumors, iOS 7 doesn't prevent the third-party Lightning cables from functioning properly, however. They will still charge and sync the device as expected.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 06-12-2013 at 11:05 AM.
06-12-2013, 11:25 AM #2
06-12-2013, 11:31 AM #3
There is a hack for that lol
06-12-2013, 11:40 AM #4
Well that's not good at all
06-12-2013, 11:43 AM #5
Hope there is a way to get rid of the warning after you've seen it, but I think it's a good thing. At least now when you buy an "authentic cable" it will be easy to tell. I've had crappy cables ruin my iOS install after a sync. I it was pretty damn hard to figure out what was wrong with my phone.
06-12-2013, 12:12 PM #6
Business strategy. 3rd party adapters are perfectly fine.
06-12-2013, 12:27 PM #7
I'm sure the new people will take this serious.
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06-12-2013, 12:34 PM #8
Anything for more money!
06-12-2013, 01:40 PM #9
How can people complain about this? It makes perfect sense that they would implement this. If you want to be cheap and use a cheaper cable then the price you pay is having to press the dismiss button everytime. Big whoop.
06-12-2013, 01:54 PM #10
I've not found a good third party cable for the iPhone 5 besides the Amazon black cable..it's only fault is the thickness of the charging end which makes it incompatible with several types of cases. I've tried at least 20 of the cheapie types from ebay or online wireless stores and they work for a little while but they always stop working within a few months. I've noticed the newer versions have been better quality but they are still very much lacking.
06-12-2013, 02:07 PM #11
06-12-2013, 02:26 PM #12
Funny looking app's. Show more
06-12-2013, 02:31 PM #13
yeap I saw that last night, but it stil charged the phone so who cares.. lol
06-12-2013, 03:33 PM #14
What about the adapter from apple does that work fine?
06-12-2013, 03:53 PM #15
It might not be a bad feature. All it really does is warn you, but there was recently a cable that when plugged into your iPhone could infect the device with malware. So this could be a helpful warning for users in the future.
06-12-2013, 05:53 PM #16
It warns but you can still use it. It's probably just saying if this blows up your phone it's not apples problem
06-13-2013, 05:50 PM #17
Maybe if apple would stop being greedy people wouldn't buy fake cables.
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06-14-2013, 12:18 AM #18
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06-14-2013, 10:13 AM #20
You can see how much these cables can be made for...amzn ($3-5) but apple wants you to add to their billions in unpaid taxed profits. $30 for the same exact cable. It does the exact same thing.