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Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: Microman
Date: December 17, 2019 10:05AM
After retrieving her in PA, She is now in La (State). She just text me asking where I buy cables for her iPhone. She has a more modern iPhone that I do, and I asked if it was same cable as 6s, and she says yes. I am doing a lot of shopping on Amazon right now, and might be able to have something shipped to her using prime.

Can anyone point to a good deal on one or multiple cables that will give good service quality wise.

Thanks, Tom
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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 17, 2019 10:15AM
I've had excellent luck with Anker (Amazon Link).

FWIW, I get only braided ones; not the regular wire. Initially b'c the house cats seem to like to chew on the regular Apple-style wires, but now b'c they seem to be far sturdier.

Aukey also seems to be pretty good, at least for chargers; I don't think I've bought their cables. (Amazon)

I've also had several CableMatters chargers (the dual Lightning/MicroUSB ones) that have lasted over 5 years.

Just stay away from all the "gas station" charging cables and the off-brand junk on Amazon. There's tons of cables that are priced too good to be true, and they are. I've bought a couple and they lasted a few months, if that.



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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: December 17, 2019 10:19AM
I buy Anker cables on Amazon.

Does she have a newer iPhone? If so, a USB-C to lightning cable and an Aukey USB-C charger would be nice. It will charge her iPhone much faster than a standard charger and lightning cable.

Anker 6 ft USB C Lightning Cable

Anker 3 ft USB C Lightning Cable

Aukey USB C charger

If you just want the standard USB Lightning Cable, the Anker Powerline+ series is really good and holds up well.

Anker Powerline+
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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 17, 2019 10:20AM
....Anker (wat)......



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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 17, 2019 10:21AM
I also like the braided wires and feel they are sturdier. More teenager proof if there is such a thing.



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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 17, 2019 11:01AM
Agree on the braided. Id also recommend the right angle ones.

Both my early teens daughters have gone thru apple, anker, monoprice, OWC, etc cables many times... but the right angle ones have lasted. Yet to replace one.

We needed some long ones.. this is what I bought in July... still perfect.

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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: December 17, 2019 11:14AM
Anker is good. i believe the Amazon Basic line has a lifetime warranty. my son seems to destroy cables so the warranty was is a factor when i purchase.

was just in an Apple Store yesterday. Anker is moving up in the world. some of their products were on the shelves there.



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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 17, 2019 11:22AM
Apple will last 6 months
Anker will last perhaps a year.
None of them last forever.
The cheap ones fall apart INSIDE the iPhone, and those are a pain in the tush to remove. (small tweezers and paperclips))
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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 17, 2019 11:40AM
......the Apple ones (at least in my experience) seem to have the shortest lifespan.....that area right where the wire meets the connector.......has torn off so many times.....on almost all the charging cables.....



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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: Carm
Date: December 17, 2019 11:43AM
From my experience, I’ve had luck with Monoprice braided cables and 90 degree cables.
Amazon basic cables are a little better than Apple. Aukey basic cables are about the same quality as Apple.
Amazon and Anker braided cables are on par with Monoprice.

Our Sponsor braided cables are pretty good too.



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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: December 17, 2019 11:44AM
I always buy Anker cables. Unless its some weird configuration I need or a different color or length.







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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: JPK
Date: December 17, 2019 11:48AM
I now only buy Anker from Amazon.com

JPK
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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 17, 2019 01:11PM
If she wants the "cool" factor, get her one of these: [www.amazon.com]

... I got what was essentially the cheap knockoff version from 13deals awhile back, and it's still working quite well. (The parts on the ends are thick molded plastic, which does add overall bulk to the cable but I think also makes it much harder to break from cord strain.)

Edit: I see that 13deals is still selling them, if anyone's curious: [www.13deals.com]




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Re: Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 17, 2019 02:02PM
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Microman
Recommendation for iPhone Charging cable for granddaughter
Your granddaughter requires an iPhone charging cable? I didn't know Apple was into biological prosthesis hardware. (part of its health initiative?)
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