Unauthorized Ligthning cables elicit a warning in iOS 7

Unauthorized Ligthning cables elicit a warning in iOS 7
If you are testing the iOS 7 beta and use an unauthorized Lightning connector, don't be surprised if your Apple iPhone reminds you that the connector is not an authorized Apple part. The warning, which covers the entire screen, reads, "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone." In this case, Apple's bark is worse than its bite as you can simply choose to ignore the warning and continue using 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.

source: AppleInsider



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oooo...i thought the notification would be flashed in bright "cyan"-ical arrangement.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It will after the iOS 7 OTA

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Waiting for the news "flash"!!

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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: Mar 07, 2013

The warning reads: "Tim Cook wants your money, buy an original cable or the phone will self destruct with no warranty covered."


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ha-Ha .. automated warnings of iLLegal activity.

6. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

But simply warning people will not deter them from buying cheap knock off cables.

8. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 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!

9. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011


12. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Haha exactly my thoughts. I hope they won't go "thermonuclear" against 3rd party cables.

16. stealthd unregistered

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: 26; Member since: Jun 16, 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: Feb 16, 2013

More like "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: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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 unregistered

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 unregistered

Another way for Apple being greedy grabbing your money just too buy their expensive BRANDED cable.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


19. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

What are your views about this move jedii?

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

so you rather pay MORE just for a cable?

21. dmsrfl

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I'm so glad I have an Android..this is ridiculous.

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