• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had one go bad - Apple is the best quality out there

    • Written by from Haymarket

    I only use Apple cables and have never had a cable go bad or kink on any of our multiple iPhones or iPad. If you plug in and remove them while holding the connector without grabbing the cable and yanking it out or stepping or twisting it on a daily basis it will outlast your product.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ... whats up with the negative complaints

    • Written by from Martinez

    The cable will go for years if you dont throw it around, step on it or otherwise harass the cable. I've had mine ever since the 5 came out, and its not even starting to show signs of fray or damage. Good job, Apple. :)

    3 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST CABLE EVER!!!

    • Written by from Yuma

    I don't understand all the complaints. What the heck are you doing with your cables. My cable looks used after so many years but still works. Then again, I don't miss treat my cables either.

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never An Issue With This Cable

    • Written by from Holyoke

    I have had the same cable since my upgrade to iPhone 5S 2 years ago. The cable and charger came in the box and have never let me down. I am reading through all the negative comments on here and having owned the iPhone 4, iPod, and iPad that all share the same wide pin adapter I think Apple went out of its way with regard to innovation to redesign the housing, motherboard assembly, and all associated peripherals that will run the new equipment with these cables. This cable is not as fragile as its predecessors. We all need to remember that they are not meant to be wrapped around fingers or just yanked out of the sockets or bent at angles that NOTHING should be bent at. My cable is going to last until I ipgrade to the iPhone 6, and then when I hand this phone down to my daughter it will be broken. Do I know why? Yes. Because my daughter is not careful with her electronics, falls asleep with iPad and iPhone in bed and cables bent awkwardly as she sleeps. Do I get mad? No. Why. Because the cable was designed for people to use per the instructions and though I looked, there was no section on protecting a cable from a teenager. Sorry, everyone, but some (not all) of us need to look at what we are asking these cables to do before complaining. Yes, I do understand that manufacturing errors can arise and affect a large amount of material and those need to be dealt with. Giving it 1 star for being too short? Cmon...

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best connector out there...PERIOD!!

    • Written by from Irvine

    Even USB is now copying the Lightning connector. Fantastic design. Have been using mine ever since it was released, how many ever years ago. Works like a charm. Most of the people complaining here have never purchased or used it. They are just hacks from competitors, trying to create a false impression about this product. I would accept reviews only from verified buyers.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by from Boulder

    is there something wrong with all of these other people? I have an ipad 3 and iphone 5. Both cables have had no issues and it's not like I baby them. Just finally got another because I lost one.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Fine

    • Written by from newcastle

    My cord is fine. I mean if I bend it back and forth a bunch I know it'll break the rubber near the base, although I could probably do that with any cord. My parents have had it since the iphone 5 came out and both of theirs are fine, so I'm not really seeing the problem.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased 2 cables, no problems after a year of use

    • Written by from Orlando

    I have a total of six 1m Lightning cables in my house, 2 are 2 years old and 4 are 1 year old and have never had to replace one. I travel and use a Lightning cable to charge my iPhone 5S while on the road. I roll it up, put it in my bag and remove it probably twice a day and it has not failed in a year of use. So I'm a little confused as to why there are so many negative reviews. I've thought about this and think I have some ideas as to why some people are having trouble, based on my own experience and that of my colleagues.

    Some people plug the cable in the iPhone and then wrap the cable around the iPhone when they travel, stuffing the whole lot in their bag, especially when disembarking a plane. DON'T DO THAT!! The bend radius at the plug exceeds what is reasonable and if done often enough, will cause the cable to break at the Lightning connector. If you plug your iPhone into a car charger and then rest it in the cupholder on the end where the cable is attached, it will press on the connector right at the point where the cable and connector meet, causing the cable cover to fray at that point. Turn your iPhone around and rest it on the top or place it flat.

    As mentioned on other posts, you should never pull the cable out of the USB port or remove it from the iPhone by pulling on the cable; grasp the plug itself to remove it.

    I believe how the cable is wrapped and stored is the biggest culprit in failures. When storing the cable, do not twist it about itself to hold it together, as if you're securing a length of rope. An easy way to wind it is to hold the USB connector in your hand, lay the lose end across your palm, holding it with your thumb, then close your fingers to form a fist and extend your index finger and pinky (think AC/DC) and proceed to wind it about your extended fingers. When you've reached the Lightning connector, simply pull the coiled cable off your fingers and store it in a pocket of your bag or an accessory pouch. If you lay it in a large compartment in a bag, it will uncoil. If you want to tie it together, use a twist tie and loosely tie the coiled bundle.

    And if you really don't want a Lightning cable, purchase the Apple micro USB to Lighting adaptor and use micro-USB cables.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a much better design than the 30 pin!

    • Written by from Euharlee

    The whole idea of the lightning cable is to save precious real estate on the devices that use them. Meaning the connector is smaller, so it frees up more room for other hardware. The connector can be inserted unidirectionally, so no more fumbling around trying to find the right direction in the dark. Most people that write reviews for such an overlooked item are writing it, because they don't like it, but thats such a vast minority in comparison to the number that do like and don't write the review. I haven't had a problem with any of the lightning cables I've used. Are there going to be faulty units? Of course, but the design and functionality is far better than the 30 pin cable. Again you have to consider the percentage of people that write reviews for cables will be largely those who received faulty ones, because everyone expects them to work. Obviously if you looking at reviews for lighting cables, then you have a device that uses one, so you already know that it works.

    8 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords quality is not the problem

    • Written by from Florence

    I have 4 of the Apple Lightning cords that have been in use for two years now. They have been plugged, unplugged, stowed, transported, and are used regularly. I have had NO failures. The key to longevity is how you handle them. There are 7 tiny cables inside that small cord. Flexible electrical circuitry that small cannot be made "Terminator proof." Connect and disconnect by handling the plugs only. NEVER pull or yank it by the cord. Don't twist and wind them up like kite string. When you roll up the Lightning cable, take an extra 10 seconds to "loop" it up gently, without any bends or twists.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What are people moaning about?

    • Written by from Copperas Cove

    Seriously, how can people go through ~5-15 cables in ONE month? I still have the original cable that came with my iPod touch 5G and it's good as new. It's a big step up from the old 30-pin connector, considering the Lightning cable is reversible! I really like its aesthetic, simple design. LOL, What are people doing to their cables?

    11 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for me

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    Not sure how everybody else managed to destroy theirs...

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems At All

    • Written by from Kensington

    I logged on to buy a second cable, not because my first one broke -- I just want a second cable to use in my car so I won't get stuck with a phone that isn't charged when I need it and it's been a bother trying to remember to bring it with me when I go out. My car has a USB port in the console so the length of this is great for the space I need it in as well. I've had my phone a year and the original cable is still in great shape. I always handle the cable by the hard plastic housing at the end rather than by the flexible plastic coated wires, this should be done with all electric cables or cords or they will eventually separate and expose the wires. I'm sorry to see so many negative reviews because I like the design of this cable very much, not needing to worry about which way it is inserted is a great convenience.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine

    • Written by from San Leandro

    Don't know how everyone else is treating their cables to make it last just a week. It's not a cable to play tug-o-war with nor something to tie your children up with. If you're not doing either of those things, your cable should last you years as they have for me.

    I love it. Wouldn't buy any other brand. People need to stop being so unreasonable.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the fact that I don't have to plug in my iPhone a particular way.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have had mine for about 2 years now and it is starting to go. Outer rubber casing is wearing. Still works fine though.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IT JUST WORKS!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have purchased 4 of these cables in the past 2 years because of my increasing need to have this cable. I have gone from 1 to 3 IOS devices in this amount of time, and I don't see anything wrong with the OEM cables. I can't say the same thing for the third party cable sold outside of apples website, but I have never broken any of my cables. They last so long, I lose them before they break! I have kept these cables for 18 months at a time, charging iPads, and even under a high load of 12W iPad charging, these things DONT BREAK. :)

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very durable if you treat it GENTLY!!!

    • Written by from Chandler

    This new cable is much much better than the old 30-pin cable. It is very nice that it is reversible. A lot of people are saying that the cord near the lightning plug eventually shrivels up and stops working. Well, mine has been working perfectly ever since I got it with my iPhone 5S in May. As long as you treat your cord gently, it won't break!

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    no problems for 2 years

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have had 2 of these cables since the iPhone 5 first came out. I keep one at home and one in my car adapter. I have had no problems. I love how fast they charge my phone and transfer data. I just bought a two meter one for work. I have no idea what the fuss is. Trollers?

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS FINE!

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    I dont know why people are saying that it breaks. if you take proper care of the charger then it will work fine have had mine for about 6 months and still using the one that came in the box.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cable

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I have 5 lightning cables for almost 2 years now. They are used in various conditions (home, office, and car). There has never been an issue with quality.

    5 of 14 people found this useful