Apple Charging Cables

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Apple Charging Cables

I Have spent the last 6 months and too much money buying apply chargers.
 
NOT ALL CHARGERS WORK FOR ALL DEVICES.
 
I know this is a simple statement but it’s really true. I have gone through lots of different cables trying to find ones that work.
 
Starting with my IPAD 3 64 gb
 
This take the old apple socket type. I have tried colours, different lengths, official and unofficial. When buying a charger that will charge our ipad to full battery look for a shorter 1m cable. The longer cables do not provide enough power to support the power needed. Also when looking for a cable that works look for an official or braided cable. Cheaper cables DO NOT LAST. I have gone through various types of cables.
 
ADVICE: 1m in length maximum, Official and aftermarket types work but aftermarket types do not last, if you are looking for a cheaper alternative go for a braided aftermarket cable that will last the test of time.
 
Apple Iphone 4s
 
This device seems to charge on every cable I have bought. Cheap 1m cables can be picked up for 99p and if used with the official plug connection do work, again quality is key as the cheaper cables simply don’t last. Longer cables can be used. I have used up to 3m with little or no loss of charging time.

ADVICE: your options are endless if you have a 4s. I have a different cable for work, car, bedroom and lounge all varieties work well but try to stick with the official plug connector.
 
Apple Iphone 5c
 
Prior to updating the OS all chargers worked for the 5c however some aftermarket cables are not supported by the new os and therefore are useless. When selecting a lightning cable you will go through a number of them as the small lightning connector is relatively fragile, even on the official cables.
 
ADVICE: selecting a cable for the 5c is not difficult as long as it supports the most up to date IOS. I have tried a length up to 3m and that works without issue.
 
Apple Iphone 5s
 
My 5s has caused some headache, especially when you are trying to get one that works in the car. I have bought some cheaper cables as a job lot and none are supported by the device. Even braided cables of a slightly higher quality have given me charging issues on both of my 5s’.
 
ADVICE: Quality is key. The cheaper versions will simply not work properly or for long enough. I have stuck with official cables and all is working fine.
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