• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    still good and running

    • Written by from London

    i got one of the cables with my iPad 4 when it first game out. the cables are fine, regardless of what the other people say, the only concern i have it that they are rather delicate and i broke one when i dropped it still attached to my iPad(got it out of the iPad though) but thats to be expected. just be careful and they will last

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cord, should of been packed with iPad Air

    • Written by from Brampton

    iPad Air comes with a 1 m cord. That is just too short for practical use. When at a desk, I rather have my iPad plugged in than have it run off its battery. The iPad Air won't charge when connected to a USB port on a Mac and if plugged into a wall outlet, the cord is just too short to reach over the back of a desk. My 1 m cord had to come up the front of my desk and when not in use, the cord would lay on the floor. While on the floor like that, it ended up being accidentally rolled over with my desk chair a few times. Cord got damaged because of that (still works) but I ordered the 2 m cord.

    This cord is so much better and really, should of been included with the iPad instead of the 1 m cord. Now the cord reaches the power outlet, up and over the back of my desk and stays safe on top and off the floor.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Had mine since 2012 until I destroyed it!

    • Written by from Ware

    I upgraded to iPhone in December 2012 and my cable was fine until February this year when I FORCED it into my phone following an accident with my phone and hot water which caused residue to block the charging socket. Other than that I have had no problems. So either (1) the manufacture of the cable post-December 2012 is very poor or (2) people are not looking after their cables. I NEVER wrap mine tightly. In fact I RARELY wrap it at all! It usually stays in one position where my phone is charged nightly.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The 2m cord is thicker….FYI

    • Written by from Marlboro

    Just got two of the longer iPhone 5 lightening cords…so far, working fine, but be aware that while the connector itself is the same, the cord is slightly thicker than the 1m cord…..could be an issue if you use it with some types of docking stations where you thread the cord into the dock (example: 12South's HiRise Dock for iPhone. I managed to make it work, but have to tape the bottom of the docking station where the cord threads out to keep the cover on it.)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Little pricey, but does the job

    • Written by from Pearl River

    Not much to say here, because the cable is a replica of the stock cable that comes with the phone, but longer, which is useful is a lot of different situations.

    My one drawback is the price, not too crazy, but if it came with the wall adapter it would be 5 stars.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much improved over 30-pin connector

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    I love the new lightning connector. It has this very satisfying 'click' when you connect it in to the port. Charges and syncs just as fast as before, if not faster. You can insert the cable right side up or upside down and it recognizes both ways. Seems sturdy and high quality, just as you would expect from Apple.

    The downside: just as you would expect, you pay a premium for this better quality and better materials. There is also a level of control from Apple over the third-party market, and this has increased the price of third-party accessories as well. Being that these are mass produced on such a high level, I would expect and wish the prices to come down faster and to a more affordable level. This is the reason for one star off.

    Overall, great product and the best of the consumer-level quality that is available.

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