• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone cable

    • Written by from Redwoo city

    You guys are stupid. Learn how to use a cable properly. Dont bend the end repeatedly, and it wont come apart. This is the best cable design and fittment for a phone in the world period. Only gets 4 stars because it could be one foot longer.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent quality!

    • Written by from Regina

    I have used these lightning cables for almost 2 years now. Since the original iPad mini. Using the cables daily with the 5S and iPad mini retina, I have yet to have a problem. I have used after market ones, due to a longer size and have found that the non apple cables take longer to charge my devices if they even work at all. Overall I would say the price is a little High but the quality during use is totally worth it.


    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If You Don't Abuse It, It'll Last

    • Written by from Redmond

    Lots of reviews here complain about price and durability. While it's true that I've seen some really bad examples of the this cable beat up to the point where the cable grossly dirty and was about to break off (my friends), mine has been close to 'like new' the entire time I've owned it ( Approx 2 yrs)

    Why? Because I don't toss it in a bag with a bunch of keys, I don't squish it under my computer, I care for my stuff, that's why. :)
    If you do the same, this will be just fine.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    take care

    • Written by from Sheffield

    never bend the cable with strain at the end (nearest to the device) because thats how they break. mine has, and still is, lasting 2 years+ now, thats cause i never bend it, pull it. its been through quite a lot to be honest, but just don't bend the wire near the device and your wire will last for ages. it isn't the best strain relief in the world, but i know people who've been through 3 of these, because they don't take care of the wire end. if u wanna save urself £45 then just take care of the wire.
    OR: someone told me a neat trick: BUY THE MICRO USB TO LIGHTNING MINI ADAPTOR, it costs £15 but u can get micro usb wires a lot cheaper and the adaptor won't break easily!! ;)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    • Written by from Stekene

    I bought the new ipad and an Iphone 5 so I had 2 cables, witch stopped working after a little less than a year, but I went to the apple store and they just gave my a new one because my ipad and Iphone were still in warranty. Ofcourse after 1 year you can't do this any more, but I think this cable has better qualtity than all the "made in china" stuff, because the "fake" cables don't charge the phone/ipad nearly as fast and they break after a week, so you can buy like 4 "fake" cables for the same price, but actualy you will be better off buying this one. And if you buy this cable you normally also have 1 year of warranty so in case it breaks, you get a new one for free.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is good

    • Written by from Fontana

    I am not sure why everyone is having a problem. I use a cable to charge multiple devices daily. Have not had any problem except the white turns gray from my dirty truck driver hands.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the product, hate the length.

    • Written by from Yorktown

    This is the reason you get the 2m-long cable. Love you, Apple! :)

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Cables

    • Written by from ELMHURST

    I have 3 of these cables and have used them between about 1 to 1.5 years, including the original that came with the iPhone 5 and subsequent ones that I bought. I use them at home and at work, and I also carry one in my bag that I use for ad-hoc charging in public places and in rental cars. I misplaced one recently and came to the site to purchase a replacement, and I am surprised to see all the poor reviews for the cable. I didn't encounter any of the issues described by other reviewers. My only gripe is that they are a little pricey but otherwise I am happy with the product.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised

    • Written by from Kingman

    Assuming this is the same cord that was packaged with all iPhone 5's I cannot speak highly enough on it's quality and durability. I have had this cord, and only this one cord, for over a year now and it has traveled many miles with me and manages to still do its job flawlessly at the end of each day. For people who say it is "too short" I beg you to read the description before buying as a replacement, for this item is clearly labeled "1 m" which stands for 1 meter or 3.28 feet. Unless people are receiving cables that are less than this length, I implore Apple to remove all reviews that give this cord a bad rating based on the length of the cable. As for durability, I cannot speak for the other thousand-odd reviewers, but I generally take care of my things and with a little care and respect for the item I believe it is solidly built. However, I will admit one gripe about the cable... Price. I know very well that Apple's products are built very specificity and to a higher standard than most. Still, $19.00 for a 1m cable? No wonder Apple is posting such insane profits. Maybe give back to the people who give you so much and drop the price a bit?

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    my cable is still going fine

    • Written by from Perth

    Ive noticed so many people have given this wire a negative review. Ive had my charger cable a little over a year now (when i got my iPhone 5) and I've noticed nothing is wrong, and this is still my first wire of course its a little bit more flimsy than the old 30-pin chargers. Breakage only happens if you, yourself don't take care of it, its your own fault it breaks and not apples, all you got to do is try and keep both ends straight when you use it and avoid bending it. Problem is then solved.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING - lots of 3rd party fraud

    • Written by from Placentia

    Professional reviews of Apple cables vs off brand demonstrate that Apple product is reliable. 3rd parties are selling poorly made knock-offs. On Amazon many cables and power supplies are listed as Apple - but when received are clearly not. Some of the imitations are very good and so hard to spot. Now I only buy parts direly from Apple.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cable.

    • Written by from Pedricktown

    It's a great cable but I give it 4 stars only because of it's length and you can't buy it in any other length but other then that it's a good cable I like how you can put it in your device either way so you don't have to worry about what way it goes in anymore if your in a dark room I also like that it's a bit faster uploading things not much faster but a bit over all I'm happy with it but it does need more cord sizes that you could buy!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Short but good

    • Written by from Nixa

    I have been using apple products through many generations of their products. I really like the new lightning adapters. They are much faster and easier to insert than the 30pin adapters.the only problems I have had is that I wish I could get a longer 6 foot cable made by apple (tried an "apple certified" off brand that died within a month) and second, the cable is thin which makes it nice and flexible, but that thinness also makes them prone to breakage where they connect to the adapter collar. Last year I found a great "life hack" solution online for this: take out the spring on an old ballpoint pen and put it on the cord to bridge the connector collar and cord. It will keep the cord from bending too far and breaking. It's such a simple solution.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Lightning Cable

    • Written by from ST. ALBANS

    Bought an iPod Touch and iPad Mini for 2 of my kids in November'12, via Apple's online store. Both cables failed, one Sept'13, the other Oct'13. Went in to 2 different Apple stores in London and received a free replacement for each without any issues as they were within the 12 month warranty. Original cables were duff but the replacements seem far more sturdy and expect not to have to replace these again. Do not buy replacements for silly money if they are within 12 months of their warranty as there is no need to.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you are unsatisfied, you're not buying the right product

    • Written by from Adrian

    This is the cord that comes standard with the iPhone 5s (and I would assume the 5c and 5). I use it for charging in bedroom, kitchen, at work, in the car, etc. The functionality is perfect and works with a variety of USB ports. I have had terrible difficulty with NOEM (non-original equipment manufacturer), both cords (i.e., USB to lightning) and adapters (i.e., 30 pin to lightning). Apple's overpriced suggested retail is what's best as far as iPhone 5s compatibility is concerned.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine just expensive.

    • Written by from Eastbourne

    I use this to plug into my sound system for my car and it works but is rather expensive for what it does.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Mansfield

    There are a lot of bad reviews about how this charger breaks. I've personally had no problems with mine and I've had my phone for about 6-7 months. Mine stopped working well when my dog's leg got caught on it as she was running, so it makes sense. Other than that it worked perfectly and I'll be buying another.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    As others have said, the lightning cable is really great and very convenient. However, it seems that the charger didn't last as long as expected.. In less than half a year, my cable doesn't work anymore, for the wires are broken. I'd rather give this one a 3.5, but oh well. Nothing we can do about it, but buy another one. Props to Apple for the new design, though.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Short, yes, but working fine after months of use

    • Written by from MANHATTAN

    I agree with reviewers who say the cable is pretty short. But I've had this one since I bought my phone more than 7 months ago, and it's still working great. I also bought a $3 knock-off (for the office) that broke the 2nd time I used it, but the product that came straight from Apple hasn't caused any troubles so far.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great so far

    • Written by from Hesperia

    Initially had some (major) problems with unplugging the USB end from my battery charger, but I've had 6 of these OEM Apple Lighting USB cables since October and none have failed yet. Fingers crossed. Only 4 stars because overpriced, should be $5-10, especially given the fact that you need 1 in every car, 1 in every purse/computer bag, 1 in every house, a couple in your kitchen and family room, etc. We spent $200 x 2 for our iPhones and $100 on cables. Go figure.

    1 of 1 people found this useful