So, because Apple is involved, it's ok to pass off shoddy untested and unverified products at the same time as ripping off a company's trade dress and defrauding customers.
These aren't just generic USB chargers you plug into the wall - these are made and advertised to look like genuine Apple products, using Apple logos and everything. Except that they aren't.
Good to know that irrationality still wins the day with both Apple's fans, and detractors.
Speaking of irrational, which ignorant consumer thinks they're actually buying a "genuine" Apple cable from the most infamous fixed-price electronics vendor on the planet, at a fraction of what they charge everywhere else?
Give me a break. Yes, you have a point regarding counterfeiting, but when something is way too good to be true, it probably is.
It just makes me all that more certain that Apple is price gouging on all their products.
There is NOTHING in those cables that should make them cost 26 bucks.