Lightning to USB Cable (0.5 m)

  • Overview

    This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging. Or you can connect to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.*

    Highlights

    Reversible design

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Lightning to USB Cable

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  • 1.5 Average
    1 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing

      I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no p I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no problems at all. So I find it very strange that the lighting cord can stop working so easily. Even the cord for my first generation iPod touch which is 6 years old and it still works. Now I have to go buy another cord and spend more money to keep using my phone. I hope the issue gets fixed soon because I don't want to keep buying new lighting cords every 4 months.

      • Written by Amanda L from Little Egg Harbor

      1401 of 1527 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Disappointing

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable, fragile

      It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have ine It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have inexplicably stopped working. Each has gotten a short in the cord where it meets the lightning end though I've been careful to leave them straight, treat them gently (especially since the first failed). With my current cord, I have to hold the lightning end of the cord in a certain direction to get it to work. On top of that, when it happens to short out, it interferes with the electric current, disabling linked ports. i.e. when it shorts out in any of my computers' USB ports, the other ports become inactive as well (disabling my external hard drive and USB mouse); when it is plugged in a charger with multiple outputs, the other outputs become inactive as well. After buying several chargers, three iPods, three iPhones, and an iPad, I had amassed ten of the old 30-pin connectors. All ten work just as well as they did when I brought them home; I took it for granted that I never had an issue with any of them.

      • Written by James H from Fayetteville

      1264 of 1339 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable, fragile

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Flimsy

      Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.

      • Written by Ravi G from Seattle

      1210 of 1297 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Flimsy

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Cable is as Cable does

      I have several of these in various lengths. Never had a problem with them. I have started to take a liking to the 0.5m cables though. I've twisted them, rolled I have several of these in various lengths. Never had a problem with them. I have started to take a liking to the 0.5m cables though. I've twisted them, rolled them, spun them, and haven't had any tear or fray. I fist 'em up and stuff 'em in my backpack, I twist 'em up when connecting devices in the car or in the home. I'm not sure what people expect of these cables, but they do the job. I gave 4 stars because Apple only offers them in white. Just kidding.

      • Written by James A from Rancho Cucamonga

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cable is as Cable does

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unacceptable

      I have needed to replace my lightning cable for my iPhone 5 a total of three times now since purchasing it. Unlike the 30pin connector for my 3rd gen ipad, whi I have needed to replace my lightning cable for my iPhone 5 a total of three times now since purchasing it. Unlike the 30pin connector for my 3rd gen ipad, which still works fine, the lightning cable (by Apple) is not suitable for daily use. Regardless it still needs to be used multiple times daily to charge a phone.

      • Written by Austin G from East Kingston

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unacceptable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Always Breaking

      Never in my life have I had to go though more chargers for just one device. The charger tends to bunch up at the top near the charging port. After it has had en Never in my life have I had to go though more chargers for just one device. The charger tends to bunch up at the top near the charging port. After it has had enough tension, it'll rip and ruin the inner wires. I've probably bought at least 5 of these in about a year. However, the 2 meter charger cable did last me significantly longer than the .5 meter. I recommend the 2.0 meter if you have issues with the charger cord being too short. Rather than buying $100 worth of cables in a year it's a lot better to buy one $30 and go through two of them. I truly hope Apple will make their cables knit with nylon, as my old nylon cable for my iPhone 5s lasted me well over a year before it took a hit and died out.

      • Written by Edward M from Swan Lake

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Always Breaking

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