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31337hacker t1_iuajhuf wrote

Here's a $20 USD USB-C to USB-C charging cable from Google:

Companies like Apple, Samsung and Google will always sell overpriced accessories. Accessories make up a big chunk of net sales.

Also, there are ways to get much cheaper Lightning cables.


AlpsMysterious2419 t1_iualh9m wrote

From my experience even the cheaper lighting cables are like $5 from retailers so still 4x more for a slower cable. In truth lighting cables cost similar to make as USB cables. Apple created the MFI-Certifed standard out of profit protection and spin it to be a consumer protection standard.