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# 242423 27-Oct-2018 19:56
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What the title said.


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  # 2115147 27-Oct-2018 20:00
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Apple or PQI

 

Cheaper ones seem to be junk, fail quickly, and don't work reliably.


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  # 2115192 27-Oct-2018 20:54
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Apple or Anker. As above, cheap is junk.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2115207 27-Oct-2018 21:23
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The Lightning plug seems designed to fail. Buy a flexible cord robust enough not to fail at the plug and the plug itself bends in the middle.

My micro usb last longer than the lightning cables in our household.

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  # 2115260 28-Oct-2018 01:19
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Whatever is cheapest and highly rated on amazon.com 

 

The interface is awful and I have had a lot of failures even on expensive or genuine cables. 


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  # 2115284 28-Oct-2018 07:50
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PQI - I haven’t had one fail yet. They and are a good price compared to Apple ones.

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  # 2115303 28-Oct-2018 08:48
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In general cables are one of the things you need to be really picky with. While I don't have an iPhone the same rules apply regardless of the type of cable you're buying.

 

In general cheap = rubbish and there typically aren't many exceptions to this. I only ever buy braided cables now as they don't tangle as easily.

 

Check the Amazon reviews as it's probably the best place to get an idea of the quality.

 

 


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  # 2115322 28-Oct-2018 09:54
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sbiddle:

 

In general cables are one of the things you need to be really picky with. While I don't have an iPhone the same rules apply regardless of the type of cable you're buying.

 

In general cheap = rubbish and there typically aren't many exceptions to this. I only ever buy braided cables now as they don't tangle as easily.

 

Check the Amazon reviews as it's probably the best place to get an idea of the quality.

 

 

 

 

I have found Anker pretty good and consistent with Apple's MFI.

 

 





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  # 2115334 28-Oct-2018 10:56
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My micro usb last longer than the lightning cables in our household.

 

Not to get too far off topic, but this is the strangest aspect of Lightning cables durability for me. Micro USB cables never fail as often as Lightning cables in my experience, as well.


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  # 2115335 28-Oct-2018 10:59
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Cheap ones are crap.  I tend to mainly use the genuine ones that come with the device.  Somehow with proper treatment they just last.  Shock horror.  

 

Aside from that I have a couple of Belkins that are good too.  I have one in my car that has three interchangeable attachments for Lightning, USB-C, and Micro-USB.  That's mainly for passengers to use depending on their device.  


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