I recently bought online a charging cable for my iPhone. In the description of the item, the seller wrote "Apple Brand", which is what I was trying to purchase.
However, there are a couple of things that make me think this cable might not be made by Apple:
No Apple logo on the product
Oddly printed guide books
Disclaimer on the cable printed at approx. 4 inches from the USB port, seems to read "Designed by Apple in Califomia Assembled in China Fov 5222F2KA HW"
- Detail of the USB
- Detail of the Lightning
For me, the difference is trivial. But in order to properly give the seller a rating, I'd love to know if they sold me what they pretended to sell or not.
If Apple cables have a certified chip inside, it should be easy to know?
Edit: In editing this question after getting a lot of comments, I retook better pictures of the cable and ruled out possibilities of bad kerning on "Califomia". I genuinely couldn't see well the first time and thought other Apple cables could have gotten badly kerned as well. (Disclaimer: I worked for Apple in the past and live in "Califomia" lol).