Just for fun: Do you ONLY use Apple MFi Certified Chargers and Cables for your iOS Device?

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Do you ONLY use Apple MFi Certified?

  1. Yes, I only use Apple MFi Certified Accessories

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  2. Only Apple MFi Certified Charger

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  3. Only Apple MFi Certified Cable

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  4. No, I use ANY Cable and Charger

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  1. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Personally, I use any charger/cable in front of me. As long as it works...
     
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    I used cables and charges from Apple, 3rd party MFi and 3rd party non-MFi.

    I prefer to use cables from 3rd party MFi for cost, reliability and safety.

    Charges... don't really need to be MFi due to USB charges being universal.

    I prefer USB chargers with multiple charging ports as I have multiple USB devices I want charged at the same time using 1 outlet.
     
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    No. "Mas masaya ang mundo pag iba-iba naman…"
     
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    Nope. I use whatever is available to me.
     
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    Amazon Basics and Anker ones are my go-to for replacement and I really like the BLACK lightning cable of Amazon in 2 meters option. They're a little cheaper.
     
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    I only buy Apple and MFI-certified chargers and cables. I’d usually opt for an Apple-branded one, and would consider a third party MFI-certified charger or cable (mainly by Belkin, Anker and similar well-known brands) only if it’s better than Apple’s or if Apple doesn’t make a similar product.
     
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    MFI is Made for (iPhones,iPod,iPod)
    From what I gathered, MFI certification is only for lightning port accessory but does not apply to power adapters. You can probably find chargers on Apple MFI repo site but those are either bundled with a lightning cable or has a built in cable (ie some Anker car chargers ).
    I use any decent charger thats in front of me from manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, Tronsmart Anker and Xiaomi. Other than Apple's own lightning cable, I use different brands of MFI cables from Anker, Amazon, Thanotech and Miniso.
     
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    Anything that came from reputable brand/accessories we use for our iOs Devices :)
     
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    CD-R King. 'Nuff said.
     
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    Mm...original Apple cable and Anker USB charging hub for convenience.
     
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    I prefer buying Belkin, fuse chicken, and lately anker cables. I assumed they’re MFI certified. So I guess yes for me.
     
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    I was actually looking for an extra cable a couple of days ago...

    I was never the guy who chose cables, as long as the device charges, I'm fine... The last time I remember to care about my phones accessories, my phone was still analog :)

    Then I saw this USB-C to Lightning cable which for me made sense since it's "future proof" compared to buying a normal lightning cable (planning to replace my iMac this year with a Macbook Pro)

    The cable came from a brand I know (and use), but no MFi

    It promises a "smart-chip" and "faster than the original" charging!

    I gave it a lot of thought... And ended buying a non-MFi USB-A to Lightning cable...

    I was thinking... Max wattage USB-A will deliver to my device is 10W
    USB-C can send enough power to charge modern laptops...

    Maybe towards end of the year... I'll start purchasing 3rd party non-MFi USB-C to Lightning cable... More than half of the iOS devices at home will be updated, fresh warranty :) and better handling of fast charging
     
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    I use anker cables and i am very happy with them. One time one of my cable acted up and I sent anker an email. In less than a day they responded and gave me a refund, no questions asked. Then all of a sudden the cable fixed itself! Hahahaha
    If you’re buying Anker products it’s so much better to buy it in Amazon rather than here. SRP of Anker products here are ridiculously overpriced!
     
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    Been using Anker Powerport 2 Lite & Fuse Chicken Armour Charge Lightining Cable (1m), it charges my iOS devices fast.
     
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    Anker USB wall charger & cables.... lately using tronsmart lightning cables....
     
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    eag PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Same here, but I recently bought the fuse chicken shield lightning cable. It’s a lot softer than the abrasive armor charge cable
     
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    I use MFI cables only. My iDevices are too much of an investment to risk ruining them just from faulty cables. Whenever I get the urge to buy cheaper non-MFI ones, I always tell myself "nakabili ka nga ng iPhone e, tapos sa cable lang babarat ka pa" :D

    As for chargers, I just use those from reputable brands and avoid unbranded, obviously low quality and fake ones
     
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    Yep. Mainly for safety. I wouldn't want my iOS device blowing up.
     
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    Anker has been my go-to for third party charging accessories. (cables, adapters)

    Although now i'm using a Tronsmart wireless charger for my XS Max.
     
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