• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How is this $35

    • Written by Cody R from Portland

    I am honestly that guy that defends Apple in almost everything they do. I love the design of their products and they add a lot of value to my life, and at this point I’m shoulder-deep in their ecosystem.

    But how can they possibly justify attaching a $35 price tag to this cable????

    It does feel slightyyy chunkier than the USB-A > Lightning cable (2m) that I have, so that’s nice. Maybe this one will last me longer than a year before strain relief damage splits the sheathing... maybe not. (I wish I had a pair of calipers to measure, but the diameter increase seems to be just a fraction of a millimeter.) But I’m only buying one because I recently upgraded my iPad Pro, so I now carry a USB-C power brick around with me everywhere I go and want to be able to charge my iPhone with it. This is been my solution for years – I certainly don’t want to carry 2 chargers with me everywhere. It’s bad enough that I just had to buy this cable because the iPhones have not yet made the transition to USB-C (I’m assuming they will this year).

    So anyway I know that there are inevitable growing pains when transitioning from one I/O standard to another, and it makes sense that some products would be first to adopt the change, what with independent product-release cycles and all. But at $35, it’s like I’m being punished for dropping the thousand dollars to upgrade my iPad. I don’t understand why they aren’t trying to help out people like me that are caught in the awkward middle ground as Apple goes about staggering USB-C introduction in their product line. Instead they clearly see this as an opportunity to profit off a $35 cable.

    I mean honestly the profit margin must be gargantuan.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $35 cable that only lasted 6 months

    • Written by Jeremy H from Hampton

    The worst part of the cable breaking is that the cable didn't even tear on the outside, it just stopped working. About to go see if warranty will cover this. But still a let down regardless.

    Otherwise, excellent cable. The speed at which it could charge your Iphone was seriously impressive. Just a shame that it's not immune to breaking easily like the rest of Apples cables.

    13 of 15 people found this useful