Originally Posted by ipen
You are aware that the Apple-stamped cables are $3 cables made in China?
Exactly. They may even from the same factories just stamped differently.
Apple does not allow their manufacturing partners to rebrand Apple’s own designed products and sell them to other companies with a different “stamp." Not true.
And you can’t claim Apple wouldn’t find out about it, if you claim that you found out :)
(Yes, Apple manufactures in China, but that does not mean all “Made in China” products are the same. Apple dictates how its products are made. I’d say it’s very legitimate to be suspicious of poor quality in a “Made in China” product that is super cheap from some mystery brand with no track record, while not having the same suspicion about an Apple product.)