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Need a Lightning cable replacement for iPhone or iPad? Here are 10 alternatives to Apple's official cable

0. phoneArena 01 Aug 2014, 05:23 posted on

Apple's Lightning cable is a pretty clever piece of hardware, but indestructible it is not. Sooner or later, it may snap or fail, and that is when you'll have to get a replacement. Here are 10 options that should get the job done...

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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 05:52 4

1. techguyone (Posts: 114; Member since: 18 May 2013)


And they're all breathtakingly expensive (considering what it is)

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 06:43

2. adwienc (Posts: 135; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Like everything from Apple.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 07:01

3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Are ripoff.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 09:26 3

8. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Hi there Arte-8800.

Samsung MicroUSB cable = $19.99
http://tinyurl.com/7m6rubf

Apple Lightning Cable = $19.00
http://tinyurl.com/k6yo7jt

OMG!! Apple is expensive!! Apple is ripping off its customers. Apple apple apple apple. blah blah blah..

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 10:55

9. RedRingofWar (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


They're not $19 everywhere. In Canada, Apple sells them at $29 for the 1M cable. Compared to every $20 or less MicroUSB cable I see, that is a rip-off.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 20:35

18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 07:28

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Those aren't made by Apple.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 07:28

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


If $12 is too expensive then get a job.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 08:25 1

6. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)


considering that i can get a micro usb cable for like a buck or 2. these are expensive. And what happened to these 3rd party cables and batteries causing phones to kill people!!!!! PhoneArena what are you doing, what happened to use OEM REPLACEMENTS ONLY

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 09:25

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And bet they don't last very long. I can get a 30-pin cable for the same price. Don't be ignorant, lightning cables are not expensive.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 12:09

12. JunitoNH (Posts: 985; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Better answer, if you are indigent, buy an Android device.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:07

10. Tuxedo_SNjr (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Didn't PA post an article about not buying third-party cables because they could damage your iPhone.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:44 1

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


It said to make sure to buy "certified" cables.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 15:10

13. aba71983 (Posts: 539; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I live here in the Philippines $20 dollar is not expensive. Why you say $20 dollar is expensive when you live in good country like US, Canada and Europe.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 01:11

16. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


It's still expensive considering you're living in a third world country. Do not compare 1st world country cause companies pays them more than enough than the companies out there in Philippines .

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 06:29

17. aba71983 (Posts: 539; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Here in the Philippines it cost $40 compared to US price because of the taxes and the price here get high and I can still afford to buy the original one. I never buy third-party connector for my iPhone and iPad even it is less expensive than the original.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 21:37

14. halofan1996 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


The 3 usb to micro usb cables i bought off Ebay for 5 dollars have lasted me 3 years and still going.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 00:35

15. gorkapr (Posts: 58; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Remember the Enercell charger, Auvio cables & Radioshack cables, for less than the original and is MFi

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