Yeah right... Just try using a non-licensed Lightning cable
"You can use an Apple iPhone charger to power a non-Apple phone, using a non-Apple cable, and vice versa - although any proprietary fast charging method will not work."
The "and vice versa" part is just incorrect (incomplete) enough to be misleading.
The Apple 'Lightning' charger cable contains a tiny DRM chip for the sole purpose of enforcing their "Made for iPhone" licensing fee. Knock-off cables may echo the correct code at the outset (just long enough to gather favourable reviews), but only until the next iOS update when the codes are rolled-over. Then your otherwise perfectly fine cable is rejected by the newly-updated iPhone. Into the bin it goes.
You. Must. Pay. The. "Made for iPhone" Licensing Fee.
That's why the $3 cables are useless and you need to pay about $8. Which presumably includes an Apple Lightning Licensing DRM fee of about $4 each (educated guess).
Regulators should pounce, please and thank you.
Android doesn't have this problem. With Android, any cable that works, just works. There's no DRM chip nonsense.
Down Votes not accepted. These are facts.