1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    For those of you who upgraded to an iPhone or iPad from a previous version that used Apple's 30-pin dock connector to one that uses Apple's lightning connector, how is the durability of your new connector? Do you find that it is lasting longer than your previous 30-pin connector? Is the durability about the same or what?
    04-25-2014 02:45 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Mine works great - all 3 of them because I take care of them. They are as valulble as my phone.
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    04-25-2014 02:46 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    Mine works great - all 3 of them because I take care of them. They are as valulble as my phone.
    I can't say I treat them as carefully as my phone but they are fine.
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    04-25-2014 03:50 PM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    Mine are working just fine and holding up very well


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    04-25-2014 03:57 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Had to replace one my kids were using.
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    04-25-2014 05:42 PM
  6. serglb's Avatar
    Mine are perfect. I actually use the "life hack" of putting two spring from an ink pen on the ends of the charger to keep it from bending and breaking.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
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    04-25-2014 06:07 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    My three OEM are fine but my aftermarket one failed
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    04-25-2014 07:31 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I mostly use a Certified Monoprice 10' lightning cable. It's been great. The 3' Apple cable works well too. They're both holding up.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    04-25-2014 07:39 PM
  9. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Well I been using the same iPhone lightning charger that came with my iPhone 5 a couple months after the first launch of the iPhone 5 and even tho it is starting to bend but still works for me.. And I had a lightning charger from iPad mini that I used for a month and already broke on me.. Till this day my iPhone 5 charger still working good for me


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    04-25-2014 08:27 PM
  10. anon4757448's Avatar
    I take pretty good care of mine. I've even given a couple away. I tried something new with my lightning cable and added the spring from inside a pen to both ends.


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    04-25-2014 08:37 PM
  11. rayz336's Avatar
    Both of mine are fine. I have a cheap lighted one from Best Buy and the original that came with my 5S
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    04-25-2014 09:19 PM
  12. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Mine are perfect. I actually use the "life hack" of putting two spring from an ink pen on the ends of the charger to keep it from bending and breaking.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    How did you manage to put that on the wire?
    04-25-2014 10:11 PM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have about 5 of them, including the one that came with my launch day 5 & they all work great
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    04-25-2014 10:57 PM
  14. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Had two third party cables and both failed after a couple of months..using a Certified Monoprice 6ft cable now and it's working just fine. The original cable that came with my 5S also works fine since I've only had it a week😁


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    04-25-2014 11:42 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    I bought a bunch of third party cables for 1,-, so it doesn't affect me if something went wrong with it. The original cable is only for syncing purposes on my pc. I try to use that one as less as possible.
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    04-26-2014 12:12 AM
  16. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Haven't used the lightening cable.
    I got the Mophie Helium Case the day I got the iPhone 5S and have used several USB Micro cables which charges both the phone and the Mophoie.
    Two cables at home and one in the car which I've never used.
    Great battery life on the 5S and only used the Mophie charging feature once to try it out.
    Good Luck
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    04-26-2014 01:06 PM
  17. taz323's Avatar
    Still using my original cables. They all still working great.
    04-26-2014 03:13 PM
  18. Bias reduX's Avatar
    All 3 of my cables have a burned out section of side you insert into the iPhone. Not really sure what I've done wrong, I only use a apple charger or a computer to charge my phone. I can only use one side of the cable now. If I flip it to the wrong side it will continually connect and disconnect.

    At first I thought it was my iPhone, but after getting a replacement one of my other cables did the same thing
    04-26-2014 06:04 PM
  19. Tartarus's Avatar
    All 3 of my cables have a burned out section of side you insert into the iPhone. Not really sure what I've done wrong, I only use a apple charger or a computer to charge my phone. I can only use one side of the cable now. If I flip it to the wrong side it will continually connect and disconnect.

    At first I thought it was my iPhone, but after getting a replacement one of my other cables did the same thing


    Did you try and clean the charger hole of your device? It's possible there is some dust in it. Try to clean it gently with a toothpick
    04-26-2014 08:43 PM
  20. Bias reduX's Avatar
    Did you try and clean the charger hole of your device? It's possible there is some dust in it. Try to clean it gently with a toothpick
    I did try to clean, one of the small metal pieces on the end is legitimately fried.
    04-26-2014 11:38 PM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    If it were up to me, I would make an appointment with the Genius Bar. Tell them what you've been experiencing. And leave the part with the non-genuine cables out of your story. Let's see what they have to say
    Last edited by yukhalilsel; 04-27-2014 at 12:28 AM.
    04-26-2014 11:58 PM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    I use a Micro-USB to Lightning adapter so I don't really bother with the lightning cable that comes with my phones at all.
    04-27-2014 05:58 AM
  23. Bias reduX's Avatar
    If it were up to me, I would make an appointment with the Genius Bar. Tell them what you've been experiencing. And leave the part with the non-genuine cables out of your story. Let's see what they have to say
    I've been meaning too, just takes a half hour drive to get to the closest Apple store.
    04-27-2014 10:24 AM
  24. Ledsteplin'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
    04-27-2014 10:31 AM
  25. HAWK's Avatar
    I have exchanged mine twice when I had my 5. I think the 30 pin was more "durable" but I believe Apple has fixed the old issues with the lightning cable. I could be wrong though


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    04-27-2014 03:17 PM
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