How to tell if you have a fake iPhone cable or charger

Apple made headlines recently when it sued an Amazon seller over fake Lightning cables. According to the lawsuit filed by Apple , the company spent the last nine months buying iPhone cables, chargers and devices on Amazon. It determined that “almost 90 percent” of those products are counterfeit in some way. If Apple’s claims are true, there’s a very good chance you have some fake iPhone accessories lying around your house. At worst, fake chargers can seriously damage your device and cause fires; at best, they’ll just last for less time than a real cable. Here’s how to tell the difference. DON’T MISS:  Apple’s new MacBook Pro with touch bar on keyboard leaks ahead of reveal As  Lifehacker  spotted , Apple has an entire support page dedicated to telling the difference between fake cables and the real thing. It’s also worth mentioning that there are two different standards to look for here. Apple produces and sells its own iPhone accessories, but it also certifies third-party accessories (although not the standard USB-to-Lightning cable!) under the “Made for iPhone” program. Under the terms of that agreement, manufacturers pay a licensing fee to Apple to use the Lightning port and Apple’s proprietary design and

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