Third Party iPhone 5 Lightning To USB Cable: Slightly Larger And Squared Works Flawlessly
Last Monday we came across an image of non-approved Lightning validation chips, indicating that unauthorized iPhone 5 Lightning accessories are about to hit shops and online stores soon. However, it took only few days to bring the first third-party Lightning cable for real use and as usual, the origin is China.
While you are reading this post manufacturers in China are already busy mass-producing Lightning cables and accessories with authentication chips cracked to make it work with your PC and Mac. One such Lightning cable manufactured by a Chinese company with cracked authentication chip was provided to a reseller, who shared the pictures and other details with folks at AppleInsider.
The following is the first pictures of the supposed Lightning to USB cable allegedly; the component came straight from a company in China. Although AppleInsider is unable to validate the authenticity of the part, reseller agreed to connect iPhone 5 to a MacBook Pro using the cable, demonstrating that the component does actually enable the computer to identify the connected handset.
Comparing the third-party Lightning cable with original clearly shows that the build quality of the Chinese cable is pretty good. As compared to non-Apple 30-pin cables, the Lightning to USB cable is of much better quality.
However, experts are of opinion that the images of the third-party Lightning cable may have been built using illegally purchased connectors from supplier Cheng Uei, yet it’s less likely that such unauthorized purchase could support the scope of production recommended to fullfill the demand.