I bought a load of cheap iPhone Lightning cables, and all but one were awful

Paying $20 for a genuine Apple charging cable for your iPhone might seem like overkill (that goes up to $30 if you want a 2-meter cable!), especially when a quick search of sites such as Amazon or eBay will uncover no end of cables – many claiming to be genuine (breaking news: they are not) – for only a couple of bucks. They are, after all, just charging cables, so what’s the worst that could happen?

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Now, I’m no fan of handing over big bucks for a charging cable. I mean, the fact a 2-meter USB-A-to Lightning cable from Apple is $29 is a big part of the reason why there’s such a vast, unstoppable industry in…

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