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| June 12, 2013
Apple's iOS 7 Doesn't Block Non-Certified Lightning Cables, Just Warns
While Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 doesn't outright block non-certified Lightning cables, it does offer "a mild rebuke," according to 9to5Mac. As you can see in the above image, when connected to a non-certified Lightning cable, iOS 7-powered iDevices warn users with the following message:
This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone.That being said, non-certified cables otherwise seem to be working fine with iOS 7-powered iDevices, and though Apple is attempting to nudge its users towards purchasing certified products in the above message, the company hasn't outright blocked the use of non-certified Lightning cables in iOS 7. Third-party cables certified by Apple are available from Griffin and Monoprice, among others. These cables have Cupertino's approval and are generally less expensive than purchasing a Lightning cable directly from the Apple Online Store. For more iOS 7 related news, see: Wall Street Unimpressed With Apple's WWDC Keynote, iOS 7, Apple's iOS 7 Offers An Opportunity For New, Emergent Devs To Succeed, and Hands-On Video: Create Multiple Pages And Put Newsstand In A Folder In iOS 7.