My days of frayed lightning cable are over

iPhone and iPad users, don’t you just hate it when you get this?

I lost count on the number of cables I had to patch, re-patch, patch again and eventually buying a new one. Consistently the quality of the lightning cable provided by Apple has been terribly lousy.

It gets frayed too easily, exposing all the silver innings dangerously.

So it is no surprise that the aftermarket for lightning cable is doing fantastically well. You can have different colours, lengths and fray as they may become, their price tag had already implied this consequence.

But then Apple got intelligent. Some of the new lightning cable I bought stopped working. It could charge my iPhone but it can’t charge my iPad. Sometime it doesn’t detect the phone if I plug it into my laptop.

After going through another 2 of such cables, I decided to change tact. A Verbatim lightning cable caught my attention. According to the print on the box, it is MFi Certified. Which means you would not have any issues with iOS 8 compatibility for syncing and charging.

verbatim iphone cable

Of course you could just get the original one from Apple for $28 but it is going to fray eventually. The Verbatim one is longer at 1.2m and it feels military grade. It comes with a durable cable with nylon braiding for enhanced protection. On top of it a premium metallic coating is added to give it the extra touch.

Probably because of the MFi certification, it charges really fast too.

I’m done with the OEM cables for sure. This will be the company I go to all any aftermarket assesories from now on.

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  • Dino Yeo

    Hi Adrian, I wonder if you are still using this cable? And have you upgraded your iphone to iOS9.1? If so, is your cable still working? For my case, it is no longer working after upgraded to iOS9.1. But if I tried to plug in and out a few times (about 10 times or so), it is working again…

    • Hi Dino

      I’m still using it but had my fair shares of intermittent dis connectivity. Came to realise the internal workings are damaged.

      The shops I bought the wires from provide free replacement within 1 year. I had exchanged a couple of times.

      My 2 year old is culprit. He twisted the end and damaged the wiring.

  • Dino Yeo

    oh I see… so maybe the cable will remember the iOS version when u use it for the first time. then if u upgrade ur iOS, it will not work anymore? this is what I guess… haha. anyway, thanks. even expensive but 3rd cable also not lasting due to this limited license issue. I guess only Apple original is the best -_-“