• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Look here's the thing

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    Lets say we are talking two pronged power cords that plug into wall outlets. If you yank the plug out of the wall every time by the cord, it's going to overtime, become damaged and possibly even cause a safety hazard. Same holds true with lightning cables. If you grasp the cord by the the connector when disconnecting you will find it doesn't become damaged. I have plenty of lightning cables and used properly they seem to hold up pretty well. Though I suppose you should be able to disconnect your cord however you see fit and so I will hold back one star and give this product a four star rating.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    cheers,

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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! :)

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • 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

    Quality?

    • 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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Speed, Shocking Price

    • Written by from Bay shore

    I have recently purchased the iPhone 5. The cable works perfectly and charges faster than the old cable. The disappointing part of this cable is that it is $19. I have 5-6 old cables that I use to charge my iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPad. Now that I have the iPhone 5, I need more than one cable. I like to keep my cable in my room for when I charge it for the night, one in my living room, and one in my car in order to play my music on my stereo. t would be great if the price of this cable and the wall plug that it connects to can be brought down to reasonable prices for people like me who need more than one cable. I must also add that these cables are not that strong which means it breaks easily. My friends went through 4-5 cables within the past year of having the iPhone 5. If this product breaks easily, then apple show lower the price because it makes no sense to charge the consumer to buy a product that will not be reliable.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cable

    • Written by from San Jose

    The only thing I don't like about this cable is the price. We all know how inexpensive these can be manufactured.

    From an engineering perspective, this cable and the Lightning port is pretty genius. Reversible and all digital. Gone are the days of noisy audio from analog ports.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problem but possible alternative

    • Written by from Martinez

    Haven't had a problem as many described. But there is an alternative if you have a micro USB adapter. It is called "Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter". Going to pick up one since I have a few of the micro USB adapters from my android days. Need as a possible spare

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