How to distinguish the genuine Lightning cable from a fake

When the cable for your iPhone will break, and sooner or later it will happen, you will have to find a replacement. You can choose one of the cables from different manufacturers, can buy the original cable from Apple, and can buy a Chinese cable, which we certainly do not recommend you do. But how can you be sure that you bought the original cable, and not a Chinese fake? We will try to help.

I don’t think you need to explain why it is not recommended to use Chinese cables for charging iPhone. In the best case, he will break fairly quickly without harm to your smartphone. In the worst case the savings on the accessories you can cause damage to your expensive gadget.

Pay attention to price and package your cable. On the packaging of third-party cables you will find the logo MFi. Of course, nothing prevents to use the same emblem on packages of original cables, and then in the course is common sense. Remember that you will not be able to buy a good quality cable for 200-300 rubles or less.

With regard to the original cables from Apple, they need to be off the inscription “Designed by Apple in California” and “Assembled in China”, “Assembed in Vietnam” or “Indústria Brasileira”. After this inscription on the original cable you will find the 12-digit serial number. This entire text you will find on the original cable at a distance of about 18 inches from the USB connector.

Also you can check Lightning connector. First you have to make sure that everything is done fairly accurately.

Similarly, you can check the USB connector. I’m sure you’ll be able to understand how should look like quality stuff.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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