• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Genius....... both side the same. No fumbling.

    I have to say I wasn't happy when I read that Apple was switching over to a smaller USB connector. In the past I have had some difficulty with the smaller USB connectors that came with other products such as my Nook. But this is a breeze. It fits right in with no problems what so ever. Also that it will fit either way was genius! No fumbling to see which side faces up.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning fast

    Great adapter and charges extremely fast ......only thing now is that i need one for work and home ...hope pretty soon wireless charging solutions are brought out

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better!

    Seems to charge my iPhone a lot faster than what it used to with the 30 pin. Love the fact that it doesn't matter which side you put in first.

    However, its very thin and seems easily breakable if you picked it up or set it down at the wrong angle, seems like it would snap.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You don't have any in stock? Wow

    I bought 2 iPhone 5s which I love, but I only have 1 charger. Am I supposed to carry the charger to work with me every day? Why do I have unplug the charger every morning to bring down to my iMac just to sync my iTunes? The reason is your supply chain for these cables stink!!! You could have at least included a free converter with the iPhone. How does the biggest and best company not prepare for the cable shortage issue?

    88 of 131 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB end fits VERY TIGHT

    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 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable with smaller form factor

    I'm sure cheaper alternatives will pop. Nevertheless, this is a good cable especially with the smaller form factor and the fact that its reversible. My only "wish list" item is that if Apple can make it similar to the MagSafe line of plugs similar to the Macbook Pro line. (But I guess in order to do that, they'd have to change the plug again). So..that remains a wish list (who knows...maybe it'll be there 10 years from now lol!). Until then, it deserves its 5 stars.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade!!

    I really like the new connector. It is very easy to plug in and looks very solid. I still have several other devices that use the old connector so it is a bit of annoying to have to have both cables around. I also enjoyed being able to charge my older phone with the abundant amount of old connectors where ever I went. I know this will get better with time.

    I was very relieved to find that the new connector works flawlessly with the car stereo in both of my vehicles. JVC and Pioneer decks that I have connect with USB and work fine with no adapter.

    I rarely use docks anymore because AirPlay is so convenient for music and videos. So dock compatibility is not an issue. I think anyone that has iOS devices should definitely pick up an Apple TV (or AirPort Express for just music) and never have to dock their phone for music, pictures, videos and more.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not usb 3.0...

    im very disappointed that this new cable has no real improvements over the last. its not faster AT ALL, the only difference, is that you have to buy a new product to make your existing things work. with this hassle, it couldve at least offered speed improvements, but its only usb 2.0

    60 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A costly accessory with questionable benefit

    Paving the way for the future? Perhaps. If so, we can't tell by any increased transfer speed.

    The only convenience seems to be the fact that you can connect them either way and the "convenience" of the earphone plug at the bottom. A convenience I would GLADLY give up since it makes ALL holders or docks obsolete. I sit my iPhone 5 at my desk upside down now so I can listen to music with the ghastly named "earpods."

    The reason for the low score is not just because of that lack of speed boost that u.s.b. 3 or even Thunderbolt could have provided but availability. If you're going to force folks to not only replace their existing cables but force them to use only yours by including proprietary verification ships in them, you should at least have the decency of making sure your stores have plenty of stock for your costly cables.

    Unless you like questions about your new products to be answered by, "I would love to show you this new iDevice but I can't because the battery is already drained."

    I don't imagine that would go down well with potential customers which as an Apple device owner we frequently interact with.

    205 of 249 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning USB connector can get stuck!

    Plugged the Lightning to USB cable into my wired Apple keyboard to sync iTunes, and then couldn't pull the USB connector out. I had to insert a thin slice of a business card in between the bottom of the USB connector and the USB socket to remove the cable.

    Others have had issues stuck in USB hubs and car sockets discussed in the Apple support communities.

    The bottom of the USB connector on the Lightning to USB cable has deeper sockets than other USB cables (including from Apple). The USB socket pins drop lower into these sockets preventing removal of the cable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Speed Improvement!

    Contrary to the catch phrase "Lightning" used to name this cable, I have found no speed benefit when using the cable to sync my new iPhone 5 to iTunes. The only advantage is being able to plug this new, smaller cable into my iPhone in any direction.

    I realize the design of this cable is required due to the new iPhone 5's thinner dimensions. It's unfortunate that now I will be required to use an adapter on my older USB cables with wider connectors. This means no more seamless USB cable integration with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices.

    Devices from this time forward will require the new, smaller Lightning to USB Cable. Great marketing gimmick!

    74 of 159 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    this is great, apple finally changed headsets and the charger

    well done apple !

    5 stars to that :)

    26 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SOOO Much Smaller & Better!!!

    Yes, they changed the connector. Yes it's kind of a hassle. But that's progress for you & I prefer this cable. No more fumbling in the dark - it just slides right in the right way every time. Apple does need to get a few more in the stores though. But love the new cable and love the new design.

    1388 of 2207 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Cable!

    I love it! It's pretty simple, a lot like the 30 pin connector, but smaller. It took me a few tries to connect it seamlessly in the dark without looking, but now I'm a pro haha. Overall, I like it better then the 30 pin to usb cable!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always good to have some of these.

    Well since the adapter cost more than this little thing, I figured, better to stock up with this than the adapter. Looks like we're going to need to get used to it. Works like you'd expect. It charges and/or syncs to your computer.

    Can't fault it for what it is. 5/5 of because it is just that.

    56 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as advertised

    I bought two of these and had one included with my iPhone 5. I now have one at home, at the office and in my car and all work perfectly. It plays audio in my car and charges and transfers at all three locations just fine.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally A new Design

    I really like this charger! The new "lightning" design is great the 30 pin was too big and annoying. This is great because it is also reversible and fits in the much better it slides in great and stays in there perfect. Great new design!

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    There isn't much to say about this cable, other than it works as expected. I picked up two additional cables at my local Apple store and I haven't had an issue with any of the three that I now own.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Verified to be 3.5 foot long cable - works with existing wall and car plugs

    I just received my shipment of 3 of these cables directly from China. I measured my cables to be exactly 42 inches long. So they are about 3.5 feet long. About the same as previous Apple charging cables. Really, Apple should make them all 6ft long, which is why I am giving this 4 stars.

    Since 3.5 feet is not usually long enough for most uses, search amazon for "white USB extension" from C2G in 3ft, 6ft or 9ft extension cables for about $2 to $5 dollars, which can then be put in between the wall power brick (or car port adapter) and this cable.

    Existing power transformers with a USB jack on them (for home or car power port) that worked with your iPhone 3gs, 4 or 4s, should work fine with this new cable and the iPhone 5. 1 amp (1a = 5 watts) is standard for iPhones. 2 amp (2a = 10 watts) is standard for iPads. But it's well known, that if you buy 2 amp (10w) power plug then your iPhone 5 will charge in about 60% of the time. I like the PowerGen brand 10w chargers from amazon for $10.

    1990 of 2704 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works

    it works fine ... you can plug it in either way ... its a charging cable and it charges my phone what more do you want?

    15 of 19 people found this useful