Re: @Vector - listing of certified vendors
"If companies are so bold as to try to sell counterfeit iPhones, do you really think they wouldn't sell dodgy cables on eBay they claim were manufactured by ReputableCompanyName?"
OK, so explain to me how that magic chip is going to stop Mr. Dodgy from claiming he's selling a certified cable. Can you see the chip in the pictures? At best, you'll find out after you receive the cable and plug it into your phone, at which point Dodgy Cables Inc. will become oh so difficult to contact.