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Is there a difference between the Lightning to USB included with an iPhone 5 and the one sold separately?

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Jan 16, 2013 7:17 AM

I recently purchased 2 iPhone 5's and two Lightning to USB cables in addition to the ones that came with the phones.  We tried to use the first L to USB with the power adapter and it wouldn't work.  Then today I tried to use the second L to USB in my macbook pro and it came up with the USB too much power error, so I tried to use it with the power adapter and it wouldn't charge.  So I got the L to USB that came in the phone box and it works with my laptop and the power adapter?  It just seems weird that 2 out of 2 cables wouldn't work.


Items used:

MacBook Pro 17" Mid 2010

iPhone 5 (2 different ones)

Lightning to USB Cable (sold separate) (2 different ones)

Lightning to USB Cable (included in phone box)


5V USB Power adapter (2 different ones)

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2


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