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    Deal Extreme has iPhone 5 Lightning cable?????

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    Third party cables are going to soon flood the market at good prices.
    $50 Unlimited local calling + Unlimited LD US/Canada + Unlimited TXT US/Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post
    Third party cables are going to soon flood the market at good prices.
    10 dollars instead of 19,
    I wouldn't want to risk it and fry my phone.

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    What are warranties for again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post
    What are warranties for again?
    It would be considered the users fault for using a non MFi lighting cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFR View Post
    It would be considered the users fault for using a non MFi lighting cable.
    How would they know? Just like jailbreaking an iphone and then you brick it? How would they know. They don't, you know how many time a few friends of mine got new iphones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post
    How would they know? Just like jailbreaking an iphone and then you brick it? How would they know. They don't, you know how many time a few friends of mine got new iphones!
    Physical damage to the lightning port and battery.
    They will then require you to provide the cable as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFR View Post
    Physical damage to the lightning port and battery.
    They will then require you to provide the cable as well.
    So...It's still not a big deal.

    I remember when the iPhone first came out (2G version). I went to an Apple store in the US to pick one up. The only way to get it to work with my provider was to jailbreak and unlock it, since it wasn't available in Canada at the time. I remember Apple pushed an update and I updated the phone my accident. Long story short...my phone bricked. I took it back to the Apple store and got a brand new one within a minute. No questions asked. So IMO using a third party cable shouldn't be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post
    So...It's still not a big deal.
    I guess if you feel fraud isn't a big deal then sure, it's not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post
    So...It's still not a big deal.
    When apple refuses to replace your phone due to user error, (voiding your warranty).

    That 9 dollars will end up costing you $649-$849 (iphone 5 sans contract).

    So this might not be a big deal to you but it is to other people.

    Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post

    I remember when the iPhone first came out (2G version). I went to an Apple store in the US to pick one up. The only way to get it to work with my provider was to jailbreak and unlock it, since it wasn't available in Canada at the time. I remember Apple pushed an update and I updated the phone my accident. Long story short...my phone bricked. I took it back to the Apple store and got a brand new one within a minute. No questions asked. So IMO using a third party cable shouldn't be an issue.
    Did your phone show any signs of physical damage?

    Care to try again with a singed lightning port.

    With the launch of the first iPhone in '07, the apple store was much more liberal with their replacement policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaredpoet View Post
    I guess if you feel fraud isn't a big deal then sure, it's not a big deal.
    Another good point.

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    Technically it's not fraud when the user doesn't cause the problem on purpose. My original iPhone (2G) didn't have any sign of physical issues. But I do remember my friend's iPhone 4 fried because of a power surge and had physical burn mark and Apple store replaced it for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFR View Post
    10 dollars instead of 19,
    I wouldn't want to risk it and fry my phone.
    This.

    When the cables drop in price and the first dozen batches are proven safe, I might consider it, but right now, it's not worth the $9 difference to risk my phone.
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    Thanks for weighing in :-)

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    I just wish there was a lightning car charger. I want a curly cable for the car so it's out of the way when I'm not using it. A cheap charger for my night stand would be nice too.

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