Unauthorized Ligthning cables elicit a warning in iOS 7
Because the new operating system is in beta, it is not clear whether this warning will be part of the final build. You might recall that Apple placed an authentication chip inside the Lightning connector. While the warning message was used by Apple before with its 30 pin connector, this is the first time that it has appeared on devices using the new Lightning cable.
1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Oooo...i thought the notification would be flashed in bright "cyan"-ical arrangement.
5. Topcat488 (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Just ignore the warning, cos Lightning never strikes the same place twice. :) hehe
Unless it's a Lightning Connector.
7. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
The warning reads: "Tim Cook wants your money, buy an original cable or the phone will self destruct with no warranty covered."
2. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Ha-Ha .. automated warnings of iLLegal activity.
6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
But simply warning people will not deter them from buying cheap knock off cables.
8. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 396; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
Warning! Your cable was not supplied by a Genius! We suggest going and spending your arm and a leg on one from our store!
12. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Haha exactly my thoughts.
I hope they won't go "thermonuclear" against 3rd party cables.
16. stealthd (Posts: 1060; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
There's plenty of 3rd party non-Apple lightning cables out there that won't trip this message, like the monoprice's.
10. RushFan2112 (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)
What the heck is a "Ligthning" cable (see article title)? Perhaps, if they use Lightning cables, they wouldn't see this warning?
11. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
"STOP!!! You didn't give Apple any money for that cable! Be a good boy and buy one from the Apple Store! Or you could just, you know, be poor..."
14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1791; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
It's pretty d**k move on Apple... bc there will be poor older people out there would be scared and actually go out and buy Apple's $30 cable....
15. stealthd (Posts: 1060; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
An unauthorized cable could be dangerous, if someone's going to sell these and ignore the licensing, who's to say they aren't ignoring safety requirements as well? They could be poorly constructed and heat up/melt when used. Will every unauthorized cable do this? Probably not. I'd say most are probably fine. But any cable you buy in a retail store is going to be properly licensed and you're not taking a risk with those.
17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7005; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Another way for Apple being greedy grabbing your money just too buy their expensive BRANDED cable.
19. Anti-Troll (banned) (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
What are your views about this move jedii?
20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7005; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
so you rather pay MORE just for a cable?
21. dmsrfl (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I'm so glad I have an Android..this is ridiculous.