Heads up Apple fans, if you’re not using an original Apple Lightning cable, or one featuring Apple’s authentication chip, you’re in for quite a shock. Apple is planning on blocking any unauthorized Lightning cables in the very near future through an iOS 7 update.
The new iOS 7 update has started giving some users of said unauthorized cables, sold by some of our competitors, pop up messages such as the one above noting that the cables were not reliable and has subsequently stopped working on the device/s. Apple has faced some harsh criticism after several iPhone users were electrocuted by their devices, which were later found to be making use of uncertified chargers which caused the incidents. Apple has started a trade-in program that allows consumers to trade in their worn out or unlicensed Lightning cables for new ones for just $10.
Meanwhile, always check that your charger and cable is purchased from a reputable and trustworthy source, that they are noted to be officially approved by Apple as well as being certified for use by Apple, that spelling on the products are correct and do not say ‘Abble’ or ‘Appel’ instead of Apple and that all of the necessary regulatory stamps are on there approving it for use.