How to distinguish a fake Lightning cable from an original iPhone?

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The Apple company invents, creates and distributes modern and sophisticated electronic devices and software. The costs of the products of this company are a bit high, so some small industries create similar products.

Depending on your budget, you can choose between buying an original product or buying a generic cable . In the market you will find many types of products.

Apple designs software and sells high-quality phones, computers, music players, headphones, tablets, cables, and smartwatches. Its products are expensive, because they are made with i best  materials  there rhyme of the market.



What is a Lightning cable?

A Lightning cable is one that powers and transfers data from Apple devices. This cable is used by iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Apple had previously released a connector for its products with thirty pins. Currently the connector that this company offers its customers is a Lightning connector that is smaller and has eight pins.

A Lightning cable is very important, as it is usually a faithful companion of Apple electronic devices, so it is important to know the differences between a fake or imitation Lightning cable and an original one designed by iPhone.

How to distinguish a fake Lightning cable from an original iPhone?

It is important that you acquire the necessary knowledge to identify if the product is original or not. There are functionality which will allow you to recognize if the cable was created and embalmed by Apple or designed and released by those industries that imitate the original products.

When you go to a store, the first thing you should do is check if the cable and the products are packed in their original box. The Apple company will always design its boxes to perfection, they will always have a seal and an identifying logo that will say "Made for iPhone" and if we translate it into Spanish it means Made for iPhone.



Maybe you already have a cable at home, or they've probably given it to you or lent it to you and you'll most likely wonder if it's original or not. The first thing you will have to do to discover its originality will be:

Check if the cover has a reference engraving "Designed in California" or "Designed in Vietnam" and "Assembled in China" or "Assembled in Brazil". It is very likely that the country of manufacture varied by market, so don't worry.

How to find out the originality of a Lightning connector?

To identify a genuine Lightning connector you will need to look at the terminal contacts with the Lightning connection. These contacts must be gold in color, their connection pins must end with a round tip, they must appear as a uniform body of one piece completely flat and with a silver base.

A generic cable usually has rough contacts, with pins terminated at right angles with some embossing and a dull gray color in its construction. The measurement of an original connector will always default to one width of 7,7 mm and an altitude of 12 mm. If you notice that the connector you have does not have these measurements, it means that it is not entirely original.

Why are the contact pins gold colored?

The color of the contact pins is due to the fact that they are gold plated Why does Apple use gold in its products? Apple uses gold in the manufacture of its products because gold is a material with a rather high level of conductivity.


How to find out the originality of the USB connector of the Lightning cable?

To identify an original USB connector you have to look at the two holes in the center of the connector, the inside of these must be gold plated as well as the pins of the Lightning connector. Generic connectors look a bit worn.


The base of the connector should have a completely uniform silver color and if you look at the connector from the front you will realize that it is original if the entrance to it is completely flat and without holes. Furthermore the creases will be precise, must be perfectly fitted and without cracks or reliefs in their structure.

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