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Thread: iOS 7 Reportedly Warning Testers About the Reliability of Third-party Lightning Cables

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    Default 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.
    Apple launched the new Lightning cable with the iPhone 5 and has been using the new cable with every new iOS device ever since. Because of the custom chip in the cable’s plug that needed to be cloned to create third-party Lightning cables, third-party hardware companies have been slow on releasing third-party versions of the cable.

    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.

    Sources: MacRumors
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 06-12-2013 at 12:05 PM.

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    There is a hack for that lol

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    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.

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    Business strategy. 3rd party adapters are perfectly fine.

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    I'm sure the new people will take this serious.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradmullins007 View Post
    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.
    +1 on the cheap eBay cables working for a little while then not working

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    yeap I saw that last night, but it stil charged the phone so who cares.. lol

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    What about the adapter from apple does that work fine?

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    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.

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    It warns but you can still use it. It's probably just saying if this blows up your phone it's not apples problem

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    Maybe if apple would stop being greedy people wouldn't buy fake cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradmullins007 View Post
    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.
    Have you tried Monoprice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by izeta View Post
    Have you tried Monoprice?
    No I've not...I've tried the cheap cords and after looking on monoprice I see their cords are about the same price as the amazon certified cords. The amazon cords work really well but I might check one out. Thanks

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    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.

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