cable doesn't load

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    ralphdn New Member

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    I have bought many iPhone 4 cables, mostly from amazon (where they are labelled "certified by Apple USB cable for APPLE iPhone 4/4s, ..."); with some of them the iPhone "bings" and starts loading, with others nothing happens. It seems to have to do with the source, but not always. For example, I have ports on my notebook, with some cables the iPhone starts loading, with others nothing happens. I have purchased a new iPhone 4 cable at amazon, it works when loading from the wall socket via a certified converter, but not when connected to the notebook. A few work fine everywhere, but at some point the cable begins to cause connection problems due to breakage from bending.

    I live near Frankfurt, Germany. The question: Is there a reliable international source for purchasing cables which are supported and should always function?
     
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    The best source is Apple itself, although it's usually the most expensive. Belkin is a good quality Apple certified third party supplier of cables and other accessories.
     
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    Thanks, I'd forgotten that Apple has a store in Frankfurt, I'll give that a try... at least I can take it back if it doesn't work.
     
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    Apple sell Belkin in their stores, which should be something of an endorsement.

    I've had good results with Dynex, which are sold at BestBuy and Duracell (Lightning connector) which I bought from Costco.
     
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