Avoid Being Scammed
Our entire game plan when developing the Linkup Brand was to create the “Apple Store of the Bahamas” geared towards pre-owned devices, but of course, selling after-market accessories, just wasn’t ga cut it.. 🙅🏽♂️
All of our Accessories needed to be brand new authentic Apple certified! Because, you know how Bahamians go.. one false move and your business will be crucified on facebook 😂.
[ Bring exposed for doing shady business ]
Trust me, we knew early on that it pays to keep it simple & keep it authentic!
Here’s how to identify counterfeit or uncertified charger cables accessories.
Apple recommends using only accessories that Apple has certified and that come with the MFi badge. Below you can learn about the issues that counterfeit or uncertified Lightning accessories can cause and how to identify these accessories.
If you use a counterfeit or uncertified Lightning accessory, you could see these issues:
- Your iOS device could become damaged
- The cable might be easily damaged
- The connector end might fall off, get very hot, or might not fit properly into your device
- You might not be able to sync or charge your device
Compare packaging and writing on the cable
To identify counterfeit or uncertified cables and accessories, look carefully at the accessory's packaging and at the accessory itself. Certified third-party accessories have the MFi badge on their packaging:
Some accessories might have a previous version of the MFi badge:
An Apple Lightning to USB cable has "Designed by Apple in California" and either "Assembled in China," "Assembled in Vietnam," or "Indústria Brasileira" on the cable about seven inches from the USB connector. You'll see a 12-digit serial number at the end of this text.
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