1. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    I have two lightning cables(iPad mini and iPhone 5) and both of them have been holding up good so far. I am happy


    Sent from my Darth Vader black iPhone 5 using iMore Forums
    04-28-2014 10:19 AM
  2. ame's Avatar
    So far the connector pins themselves are fine, the cables though...NOT. My husband is fairly gentle with his, for him anyway, and he's on his 3rd one. They just seem to be splitting down the plastic. We cannot figure out why. I've replaced only one of mine, and his mom's on her 2nd as well. I don't know what's different about the "coating" on the Lightning cables vs the old 30pin ones but these are in more need of serious babying than any cables I've ever owned.
    04-28-2014 02:44 PM
  3. serglb's Avatar
    How did you manage to put that on the wire?
    I'd like to know as well. I've seen others that did it. When I tried it, the spring got all bent out of shape.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5

    Bend the beginning of the spring to stick in the part closest to the lightning cable then just rotate the cord until the spring wraps all the way around.

    http://lifehacker.com/5943071/keep-y...ith-an-old-pen
    http://snapguide.com/guides/protect-...-from-bending/


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    04-28-2014 08:50 PM
  4. nason54's Avatar
    My cable that came with my iphone got fried for some reason. Luckily I had another one handy.


    Sent from my awesome iPhone 5, soon to be 6 later this year.
    05-07-2014 01:18 AM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've never had a charger problem. In fact, I still have a charger from the first iPhone! Whoa. All of my OEM lightning cables are working well but the 3rd party cable is no longer working properly. It's time to toss it.
    05-07-2014 01:27 AM
  6. Jay Imerman's Avatar
    We have 5 Lightning devices. What we have found, is that the cords that come from Apple with the devices tend to hold up after almost a year to wear and tear, but they do not hold up to our kids losing them. Same durability there as the 30-pins!

    We recently purchased (3) off-brand Lightning cords from a seller on Amazon at about $10 each, and within 6 weeks all 3 had either snapped right off (1), or stopped working (2). Where it snapped off was the little circuit board with electrical leads that sticks out of the adapter, and I suspect the 2 that didn't outright break have flexed and broken connections along the same area.

    We have now ordered replacements from Monoprice at around $12 each that have garnered about 100 4- and 5-star reviews, and I will update with feedback in a month. Meanwhile, I can unequivocally recommend the Apple brand Lightning cords at around $30 each.
    05-07-2014 07:55 AM
  7. dlowesd's Avatar
    Have had to replace 4 cables so far, the kids are not as careful with the cords as they should be. Breaks at the lightning end. Purchased docks to solve the problem. Crossing my fingers.
    05-08-2014 02:48 PM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    Not me personally, but my sister has had to replace two OEM chargers. There's no reason a $30 charger should be breaking where the cable goes into the connector. The basic Amazon lighting chargers a lot better...

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Kat 4.4.2
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    05-08-2014 04:21 PM
  9. In Flames's Avatar
    My charger is holding up awesome


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    05-08-2014 04:25 PM
  10. Ed7789's Avatar
    Both of my Lightning cables, one original from Apple and a Belkin, are still living strong.
    05-09-2014 09:53 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Durability of the lightning cable. How's yours?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1399656578.764136.jpg
    Durability of the lightning cable. How's yours?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1399656632.743442.jpg
    Mine are holding up great.


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    05-09-2014 01:31 PM
  12. bravesfan007's Avatar
    So far so good. The only Apple cable we have though sits on my desk at work. At home we have two six foot Amazon Basics that work perfectly. They aren't quite as flexible and feel like they may be more comfortable. The longer length helps when the phones sit on our night stands.


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    05-09-2014 01:42 PM
  13. 93Aero's Avatar
    I've replaced two so far for myself and 3 for other family members.
    For some reason the end that plugs into phone with fray and short out.

    The kids have a term for this they called it 'turtleneck-ing', we now stock up on the 6ft long cords and 5 Below. I've also taken to taping and or using a spring on the end so they don't fray and short out.

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    05-09-2014 02:22 PM
  14. Bias reduX's Avatar
    I took my broken lightning cable in and they swapped it for. Said something probably lodged itself in between the connector and just snapped it out. They looked inside my phone and reassured me that it wasn't my phone that caused it, but if it happens again they would swap the phone and the cable for me.
    05-11-2014 09:30 PM
  15. rayz336's Avatar
    I took my broken lightning cable in and they swapped it for. Said something probably lodged itself in between the connector and just snapped it out. They looked inside my phone and reassured me that it wasn't my phone that caused it, but if it happens again they would swap the phone and the cable for me.
    That's good customer service
    05-11-2014 09:38 PM
  16. serglb's Avatar
    If your cables break or short or even start turtlenecking and act up you can get them replaced for free at the apple store. I think the same goes for headphones. Charger for sure though.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    05-18-2014 10:30 PM
  17. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I have not had one of my original cables go bad, but my daughter's just went bad the other day, after less than a year - actually it's possible that was my original cord from Jan 2013 (I gave her my phone and upgraded to a 32gb model, and probably gave her the cord too). When I plugged it into my laptop to check it, Windows immediately popped up a message that the USB port was not working. I hope the computer just shut down to protect it, and it didn't just fry.
    05-19-2014 12:27 AM
  18. Peligro911's Avatar
    Have had one just stop working .. All others are still ok .. I need to take it in just haven't had time


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    05-19-2014 03:19 AM
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