Longer iPhone charger cable

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  1. hotskate

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    Do they make a longer iPhone charger cable? The one that comes with the iPhone is too small for my needs. Can I extend it somehow?
     
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  2. Youngbinks

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    Are you talking about the USB cable that connects from the phone into the computer? I'm sure they do because I have about 5 and only 3 of them are the same length and 2 of them are definitely longer. I would check the Apple site of course but I can't recall ever noticing anything about different lengths.
     
  3. wrhutch

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    I use a 6 foot cable for my desk at work that I purchased at Walmart.
     
  4. gcvt

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    Yup, Best Buy sells longer cables as well.
     
  5. john7760

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    buy a cheap usb extension cable and any usb cable gets longer. They work great any device that just ain't quite long enough
     
  6. Ramesh

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    Yep! This is what I did. Work great.
     
  7. MoneyMaker79

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    For the ones that are saying they bought some from Walmart or Best Buy that are longer, are these I'm assuming off market cables?

    I wish Apple made longer ones, but my eBay guy will be sending me one when he gets them in. 3 feet just sucks.
     
  8. shark5150

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    Just need to make sure they're Apple certified so you don't get that on screen warning.
     
  9. MoneyMaker79

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    Warning is just letting you know it may cause issues lol. I've been using non Apple made chargers for a while now. No issues.
     
  10. shark5150

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    Just annoying I guess.
     
  11. MoneyMaker79

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    It doesn't happen to me anymore. Even new third-party cables don't do it to me anymore.
     
  12. shark5150

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    Really......? Happens all the time. If the cable is not Apple certified, the software picks it up 100% of the time. It's their safety protocol in response to all the overheating and injury cases. You must be lucky I guess b
     
  13. MoneyMaker79

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    I guess so. My provider that I test cables for lives in Cali but gets them from afar of course. :p
     
  14. darkpoet25

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    I wouldn't recommend going with the ONN brand that Wal Mart carries. They are really cheaply made, don't know about the Insignia brand that Best Buy carries. Apple do make a 6.6' Lightning Cable for $29.99, Best Buy has them. Belkin and Griffin Technology usually make pretty good cables, and don't get too expensive.
     
  15. Ledsteplin

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    I bought a 10' MFi monoprice Certified lightning cable several months ago. It's been great. After updating to iOS 8, I got the "May not work with this device" pop up. Only got it once. Not sure why.
     
  16. MoneyMaker79

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    As far as I am aware, Apple only makes the 3" cables. Nonetheless, my provider on eBay, I test cables for him...and the original size ones, although not Apple made, work fantastically. A few broke faster, but that may have been because of the Otterbox case. I had to actually wiggle the cable out, causing it to show wear and tear.
     
  17. EverythingApple

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    Too long? I want one shorter but all the aftermarket ones don't last long and I end up getting another Apple cable.
     
  18. MoneyMaker79

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    I could send you one I get from my eBay guy. It almost lasts forever as long as no abuse is done to it.
     
  19. EverythingApple

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    I keep it in my pocket and use it with my spare battery when needed but my 6 doesn't need to be charged as often as my 5 did.
     
  20. MoneyMaker79

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    Yeah I'm still at 40% and I took it off charge at 100% last night. Were you referring to wanting a cable smaller than 3 ft? If so, why?
     

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