Aftermarket lightning cables?

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    Has anyone tried after market lightning cables, like off of amazon? I'm looking at getting a yellow cable and just trying to see if anyone has experience on this.
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    Have a car charger if that something you looking for?
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    Well I just want the cable bc I want to plug it into my radio for pandora. See my show car is yellow and I'd like to have a cable that matched lol. Yea it's kinda weird/dumb but oh well lol
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    Plug into your radio? Thru auxiliary?
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    My radio has a USB port that I can use to play music through and charge the phone.
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    I got one from amazon. Works fine. Some say it's bad to use after market cables though so you might wanna do some research.
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    Yea I've heard that too. That's why I'm trying to get a ill feedback to see if anyone here has tried it. I wish apple just made colorful cables lol
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    The only issue you'll run into using an aftermarket lightning cable is that a bad cable simply won't work... and it sure isn't going to last as long as a Apple cable or an autorized 3rd party cable like Belkin. Using a cheapo cable won't damage your phone or the stereo your connecting it to.
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    Thanks Thomas. I'll order one and try it. The car its going in I only drive on the weekends in nice weather. So if the cable doesn't work not a huge loss
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    Exactly... just don't spend an amount of money on the cable that you'd be concerned about if it doesn't work. I call these cables "throw aways!"
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    I just spent the money and ordered them from Amazon. I wanted to be sure they worked!


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    The thing about the specific cable mach1man wants... a yellow cable... is none of them are going to be high quality and/or last very long. Regardless of how much money you spend on them. Whether you spend $4 or $20 (getting absolutely ripped off!!) the overall quality is going to be the same w/ the colored cables... even the black ones.
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    That's right I totally forgot that. There was a website that my husband and I found and we were able to get cables for two dollars for our 4s's in a rainbow of colors. Let me see if I can find them


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    That the aftermarket cables don't last as long as the Apple cables just simply isn't always true.

    With the Thunder cable (old style) I have bought tons of aftermarket ones and most have outlasted the Apple cables. I paid $3-5 per cable. I did get a dud once or twice and sometimes they do wear out. But at that price who cares. Part of why I started ordering aftermarket cables was to get the longer 6 foot cables. We are an iDevice crazy family and have plugs all over the house and cars. I tend to order 10 cables at a time every couple of years.

    With the lightning cables I have ordered aftermarket ones from 2 different vendors on Amazon here recently. So far I've been very happy.
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    Thanks. I'll be ordering mine soon.

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