• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord works good but needs to be much longer

    • Written by from Schertz

    Please consider making at least a 5' cord soon; however, most of us prefer 6' so we can use it while charging or our children use it in the back seat of a vehicle.

    We would rather have your product over after market, but we all buy what comes out first to meet our needs.

    Do love my IPHONE 5 the day it was released...

    93 of 118 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but Elusive...

    • Written by from Dayton

    While the cable has an elegant minimalistic design and the reversibility of the connector makes it easier to plug into the phone, having to carry around the 1 cable that I've apparently been rationed to everywhere with me because of insanely short supply (backordered weeks to months at just about any vendor, including Apple itself) completely cancels out the convenience of the reversible plug.

    77 of 92 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better WHEN it works

    • Written by from Warrington

    Had it for two weeks then it stopped working and gave me error messages on my Mac and in my car saying it was using too much power. But otherwise it works well and is much better than the 30 pin.

    69 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a cable. The ONLY cable.

    • Written by from MANHATTAN BEACH

    the new design means there is it's easier to insert in the phone which is a huge plus when in a hurry or in the car. the 9-pin port is a brilliant by-product of the changes in phone design to accommodate the other upgrades.

    the form factor was upgraded but it's still USB 2.0?

    i bought 3 of these in addition to the one that came with the phone so that i wouldn't have to move this cable from room to car to room. it is a necessity (at least for me) but there was no joy in purchasing these.

    56 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not a micro usb?

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    We purchased 4 new iphones for the family. One cable went out within 24 hours and was replaced by Apple. Another one seems to be wobbly but so far so good. 25% failure rate does not bode well.

    54 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Came with new iPhone 5

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I like that it's smaller. That's nice. However, it's still way too short. Way too short. There should at least be an option to but different lengths, or just default the length to 6-8 feet. These cords barely, if at all, make it from the wall outlet to a table top. Or a night stand. Or a desk, or my lap, or a chair base...

    If this was longer in length, it would be a 5-star rating. Because it is convenient being reversible, it's a usb (always handy) and it's faster, more durable, lighter, cooler, my point is made.

    However, it all comes down to how you use it. And this will be used for charging my phone. Sadly, I'll have to sit on the floor with my phone to use it while plugged in.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you get one that works

    • Written by from Tracy City

    I ordered two of the new iphone 5 (for hubby and me) and really like the ease with which this cable can be connected to the phone. Unfortunately, one of our cables was completely dead straight out of the box (it won't charge or sync with a computer) and we were told we would have to drive hours to the nearest Apple store to exchange it. Pretty disappointed on that front. I'm also with others who would like it to be a bit longer.

    29 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB end fits VERY TIGHT

    • Written by from scott depot

    Great idea going with the smaller, reversible lightning cable. I like it a lot. until I have to remove it from my USB port on my computer or power adaptor. it fits very tight in every USB port i've tried. Im afraid to plug it back into my MacBook Pro for fear of it destroying the slot completely.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's somewhere in between 2/5 and 3/5...

    • Written by from Grove City

    It works perfectly when it's not broken, but that only lasts a couple months.
    I just had to buy a new one very recently, and then that one broke too. The cord seems to be bunching up at the top and for some reason that's causing it to not charge anymore. Apple really needs to fix this, because I don't have the money to keep buying these.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great except...

    • Written by from newark

    I love how much smaller it is, and it's reversible! Except I was a bit disappointed to see they haven't accelerated the speed to USB 3.0 yet. My Retina has USB 3.0 and so does the Air and standard Pros so why not make the cable to work to the rising standard.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little let down...

    • Written by from Crawfordville

    Pros: The cable is much easier to plug in and feels less fragile at the connection site than the 30 pin connector of old. I don't know if it is true, but it feels like it charges faster too.

    Cons: The square edges of the USB part are tough on the fingers. When I first got my phone, I thought it was a little tough to get out of the adapter but just shrugged it off. I then plugged it into my apple keyboard to sync and all that, which went ok. One problem though, the cable is now stuck in the USB port. No amount of force will get it out. I resorted to needle nose pliers and merely broke the plastic casing off of it. USB is not something dramatically new in design. It baffles me how a company so focused on fit and finish could let that slide by. Other people I know have encountered similar problems. It is very frustrating. Now I have to charge my phone by my computer (which is in my bedroom, so it can be pretty bright without a blanket on the screen). I love apple products normally, but come on...

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    improved but still not great

    • Written by from Brandon

    i love the new tip for the cable. it fits no matter which way it is turned. the downfall, apple still made it as short as the previous usb cable. even if you have a wall socket directly by your bed there is barely enough room for the cable to reach to a night stand. come on apple make a longer cable, we have been saying this since the original iphone. ill spend $20 on cheaply made 6 and 10 foot cables for $5 a piece before i buy a second short cable from apple. the only thing this cable is good for is if it is in your car because 41 inches is plenty for a car charger.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but doesn't last long...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This product worked really well when i first got it. I really liked the new size and design. But after a month or two the cable became weak and didn't work when it was plugged in. I had to twist it or hold it a certain way or else it wouldn't work. I'll try to be more careful with my new one, but i hope they come up with a more durable and longlasting cable.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Thornhill

    The cable is practically the same length as the one included with the iPhone 4 and 4S.

    It also charges my iPhone 5 at around the same speed as the old cable charged my iPhone 4S.

    I don't know if I'm the only one but it takes extra long to sync my device now though. Both my 4S and iPhone 5 have 64GB and the same content so I'm not sure if the problem is due to the new iPhone 5 or the new cable.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from POINT PLEASANT BORO

    My lightning charger broke after two months, and I just ordered a new one. It didn't even show signs of breakage, it just literally stopped charging. I love the fact it's reversible, as that really bothered me when plugging the 30-pin one in. I can tell I'm going to have to buy lots more this year... Now, I'm stuck without a phone for a week. Yay.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short

    • Written by from Ames

    The cable is too short.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finger Killing Plug-in

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    It does the job but the small totally square plug is tough on the fingers. I don't mind the new lightning port - love not having to pay attention to its orientation. But the USB end is awful.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable broke?

    • Written by from apple valley

    My cable isn't working I have used it ever since I got my iPod and I have always treated it very well but out of no where now it just doesn't charge unless its in the right spot... But I really like this charger how it's small and very fast

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    the wire is to short thay shod make a 6 ft long wire

    • Written by from Junction City

    betere than the old ones

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning usb cable

    • Written by from Lake Charles

    I love the new charger how ever once con to it is I've had the cable for 3 months and I had to replace it already because the wire disconnected from the part that actually fits into my phone so if they could make a stronger cable or something that would be great

    8 of 8 people found this useful