• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't entirely understand the issue everyone is having

    • Written by from DENVER

    I am not saying the cord is great quality, but I have never had an issue with Apple cables/chargers, whereas almost everyone I know does. I, however, treat most anything I own well enough for it to last a long time.

    Dos and Don'ts for any electronic cable whatsoever:

    When plugging the Lightning end into Apple product, take 1-2 extra seconds to grasp the plug, not the cord, before pushing it gently but firmly into place.
    When unplugging, pull ONLY on the plug.
    When wrapping up for transport/storage, wrap carefully in circular shape to allow cable to slightly twist naturally (or whatever natural shape the cable tends to make).

    Do not scrunch up cable and toss in purse or pocket. I put mine in my pocket occasionally, just be careful.
    Do not yank on cable inches away from the plug to unplug it.
    Do your best to avoid ever sharply bending the cable, i.e. sitting or stepping on it.

    These couple tips are likely to extend the life of any cable tenfold.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!!

    • Written by from Peyton

    This cable has been great! No problems with any fraying as many have pointed out and charges fast! I've had it for well over a year and still works like a charm!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cable

    • Written by from Miami

    These cables are great and should last a few years in normal service. The trick is to ALWAYS pull the PLUG not the cable.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Size for a portable battery charger, Love it!

    • Written by from Southfield

    It a great size for using a battery charger. Not many portable chargers have the lightning adapter always have to use your own cord. The length is perfect! Note: Make sure you use the right mAh amp portable charger for your Apple device! :) (all products take different amps.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10/10

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Best piece of work ever invented. Would buy again.

    1 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for the great products Apple!

    • Written by from San Diego

    These Lighting - USB cables are great! Huge improvement over the old 30 pin, the new devices are great.

    0 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Reliable, not inexpensive

    • Written by from Palmdale

    I have never had an Apple provided cable fail. Not sure what is going on with the cables that are receiving one star. At one point I believed in the rating of products, but not here. Between my wife and I, we have had five iPads, six iPhone and three iPods. All cables (and chargers) still work.

    2 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 23 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. :)

    0 of 4 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.

    4 of 20 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 18 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 20 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 19 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 18 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.

    11 of 23 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 24 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 32 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 33 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 20 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 19 people found this useful