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NewsPoster Jun 12, 2013 09:37 AM
iOS 7 beta pops up warning for non-certified Lightning cables
The <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/06/12/sir.jony.ive.remakes.ios.with.a.new.design.languag e.features/">iOS 7 beta</a> is popping up a brief warning for people trying to connect unauthorized third-party Lightning cables, various accounts say. "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone," an example message <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/06/12/ios-7-beta-testers-warned-when-using-uncertified-lightning-cables">reads</a>. Notably, though, the cables should indeed work after the warning is dismissed. <br /><br />Apple's first-party Lightning cables contain authenticator chips. Initially that prevented third parties from competing in the cable market without Apple's approval, but reverse engineering eventually allowed unauthorized cables to work. The main reason to go with an unauthorized cable is cost, since approved ones start at $19 and only increase in price from there.
 
lkrupp Jun 12, 2013 10:59 AM
Pay a premium price for a premium iOS device and then cheap-out on the cable? I don't get it.
 
Flying Meat Jun 12, 2013 12:17 PM
"notably, though, the cables" may or may not work correctly. Hence the warning.
I'm just sayin'.
 
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