Nowadays, you can easily be fooled by the lightning cable you buy at a random shop. Which cable is original and which one is not?
So as you may know, Apple is still attached to that lightning cable, and they don’t want to switch to USB-C and what you get is that you will have a lot of counterfeit cables that are from China that will not charge your phone very well, so be careful with that.
Whenever you are about to buy a cable on a marketplace, just follow the rules that I discuss in this article.
The Writing on The Cable
The very first thing I want to talk about is the writing on the cable. If you go to Apple’s website, you’ll find out that they say that you will recognize an original cable out of the writing on that cable. It usually says something like “designed by Apple in California and assembled in China” with a number on behind it.
Well, that’s not the case anymore. I guess Apple’s website is not updated, because the latest cables don’t have that writing on them, they are clean you don’t see any writing on the cable whatsoever.
But there are a few other factors that you should look at and that you can recognize a counterfeit cable from an original cable.
Original Lighting Cables Are Heavier Than The Fake Ones
So let’s start with the first one, which is the weight. This is a fake cable and this one is way lighter, it feels way flimsier than the original one. The original cable is sturdier. You basically feel directly that you have to deal with an original cable. The original cable is also a bit thicker.
Teeth of the fake aren’t smooth
The second factor which is the actual lightning cable the counterfeit one so the one that’s not original if you look closely at the one that’s not original you’ll see that those teeth are not that smooth they have this inconsistent finish they are rough, and they are not smooth like the original one.