(Mobile, Consumer, Tech)
Chloe, Senior Contributor & Kung-Fu Level Custom
WUDN Customer Service, and a massive Apple geek
Don't Buy Apple's Accessories
Apple might try to sell you on their charger, but it's not worth the cost.
I’m an Apple fan. I’m pretty much entirely enrolled in the ecosystem, working between my iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch throughout the day (sadly, no iPod). However, there’s one aspect of the Apple universe that I don’t subscribe to, and, in fact, make an effort to steer away from: accessory loyalty.
Apple makes a lot of accessories: cases, keyboards, headphones, you name it. I really like the Magic Keyboard, and I use my AirPods every day; these aren’t the accessories I’m talking about. For the purposes of this article, I’m referring to Apple’s favorite submarket of cables, chargers, and adapters.
You don’t need to buy Apple accessories for Apple products
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