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Do not Be Fooled, Here’s How to Distinguish Original and Counterfeit iPhone Cables

Although claimed as the exclusively and the most exorbitant prices, not all Apple device supporting accessories claimed its authenticity. The proof, in October 2016, the Cupertino origin company filed a lawsuit to Amazon for selling fake iPhone accessories. Fake accessories in the form of adapters, cables, and some other accessories are made by the company Mobile Star LLC and 50 companies other fake device manufacturers.

The danger, counterfeit accessories sold can pose quite dangerous risks, such as heating up, short circuit, and burning. Apple claims to have tested the feasibility of the accessory and found a number of problems in low- and high-voltage circuits.

Well, in order not to be fooled, it’s good for iPhone users to check the authenticity of the cable used. The BGR page, Tuesday (4/4/2017), summarizes how to easily distinguish original and fake iPhone cables. Check out the following tricks:

Verify ‘Made for iPhone’

Apple has 2 types of accessory production standards: production standards made directly by the company, and the standards on which they verify third party accessories. That way, the official accessory that has such a standard definitely has the words “Made for iPhone”.

Made for iPhone writings and logos can be found in the accessory sales box, whether it is a separate earpod sold, battery charger, casing, dock or speakers. Well, the original cable iPhone instead does not have Made for iPhone writing. The reason, the only accessory that is not labeled, is a charging cable. So, if you find a charger cable that has the frills Made for iPhone, it is definitely fake.

Designed By Apple and Cable End Checks

Designed by Apple in California

In addition, the original charger cable also definitely has the words “Designed by Apple in California” or “Assembled in China” behind the sales package. The inscription “Assembled in Vietnam” or “Indústria Brasileira” is also an authentic code that signifies the authenticity of the iPhone cable. Make sure the above is accompanied by a 12-digit serial number on the package.

Differentiate Cables

The next step is to distinguish the end of the cable from Lightning Port. The original iPhone wires have fine, non-protruding gold stripes. A metallic material is also smooth and does not feel rough like a fake version. Not only that, the tip of the original Lightning Port cable is usually silver with a glossy gold line, unlike the fake version where the Lightning Port is black-colored.

Meanwhile, the original cable thickness of the original plastic material must be consistent, measuring 7.7 mm x 12 mm, different with inconsistent counterfeit wires and uneven thickness.

For more details, you can see the picture below.