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Data Cable not charging!!

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    I have bought a data cable, not apple branded and its showing that its charging when i plug in to the mains, but it does not. I have tried my spare apple cable and that works so it is not the plug its the cable. Is apple blocking cheap cables or something??
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    Hello & welcome to the forum! :)

    Apple likely has nothing to do w/ the manufacture or specifications of a third party charging cord - but 'whoever' makes the cord certainly does. These generic Apple products are typically less expensive but can be a 'hit & miss' - when I need replacements or accessories for my Apple devices, I purchase Apple's certified products. Your 3rd party cord is likely defective or has stopped working - e.g. take a look at the 'negative' Amazon reviews HERE - this topic has come up often in the forum and the consensus opinion usually is to stick w/ the Apple brand, but just my opinion; third party products, esp. from reliable OEMs, will often work fine.

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