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on September 26, 2017
I was very pleased with the 6' version I purchased a couple of months ago, so I ordered a couple of the 3' versions. The 3' version is noticeably thinner than the 6' version. This was disappointing because the 6' version is so thick that it feels very sturdy like it will last forever. All of the cables charge fine. My complaint is with the apparent thinner cheaper cable used to make the 3' version. You can see in my pics that the 6' version (white) is much thicker than the red and blue 3' cables.
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on June 26, 2017
Anker cables are my favorite full spec cables, and while I understand why they would avoid reversible plugs, it always bothered me that they didn't offer lifetime warranties on such sturdy cables. My previous lightning cable did eventually get a hole right in the middle, but it's been so long that I can't find any record of the purchase to even try and get it replaced under warranty. The serial number has worn off the cable, and I couldn't find the right box in my pile of Anker boxes.

It was my favorite cable, however, and when I saw that they had released a version even stronger, it was the clear choice. It's barely heavier or thicker, but feels tougher somehow. Although that could be because I had obviously worn enough of my old cable off to see the wires inside.

I'm considering getting another one, although I've recently been more drawn to reversible cables, and even micro USB cables with lightning adapters. If I catch Anker making one of those, I'm jumping on it immediately
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on November 8, 2017
I actually ordered this cable by mistake, as I had intended to buy the PowerLine+ with the double braided nylon. This is supposed to be a good cable though, so I kept it and started using it. I have to say I'm disappointed. The plastic molding at the lightening end must be a little too thick, because I have to use more than the normal amount of force in order to achieve contact. Even then, I sometimes find that contact was lost, and my iPhone battery almost dead after a night of being plugged in.
Update, 11/22/17 - Anker customer service is the best! They responded to my complaint quickly, and arranged to replace the cable I had trouble with. The new cable arrived quickly, (about a week ago) and it has been working perfectly. The customer service rep was at all times courteous and helpful.
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on October 6, 2017
The 3 foot and the 6 foot (necessary when you don't have lots of plugs in your bedroom!) are both excellent, well made, sturdy and FAST!! These cables are named "Lightening" for a correct reason: they charge my iPhone faster than any Apple cable I ever purchased!
Anker PowerLine II Lightning Cable (6ft), Probably The World's Most Durable Cable, MFi Certified for iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5s (White) The item shown here is the 3 ft. but I ended up buying 2 more 6 ft. for friends, one who is a store manager at an Apple Store and he noted immediately: "Wow, very sturdy and strong - looks like it'll last a long time!" Couple this PowerLine II Lightening Cable with Anker's travel charger - Anker Elite Dual Port 24W USB Travel Wall Charger PowerPort 2 with PowerIQ and Foldable Plug, for iPhone X / 8 / 7 / 7 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini 3 / mini 4, Samsung S4/ S5, and More and you won't be happier! I got them all on sale, which was a super DEAL, since I hate paying the high price offered on Apple Accessories!!
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on September 8, 2017
Got these cables for the family as I was tired of constantly having to buy replacement ones from other brands. The Apple cables don't work any longer than the cheap brands and they are really expensive. Buying the cheap ones is great while they last, but I do have to keep buying more. Bought these PowerLine II cables because I have had great luck with Anker products in the past and I love that they back these with a lifetime warranty. We love them. They feel really solid and I had no worries of problems when I gave my teenagers their new cables. So far so good!! Thanks Anker. Great cables. Love that they are MFi certified too and work with CarPlay in my car.
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on June 12, 2017
Anchor lightning cables is not only our preferred brand but also the only brand we purchase the quality is outstanding
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on October 30, 2017
Edit, 6-months: This Anker cable has held up well for 6-months. I don't notice any damage or wear and tear on close inspection. Still charges my iPhone 7 quickly for my needs. Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a durable cable. I ended up buying a second one for my car.

Picked this up as my Aukey lightning cable was damaged near the connector head (normal wear and tear/bending). This cable feels similar to OEM Apple lightning cables - as in it doesn't "feel" any more durable and does not feel stiff. What is noticeable though is a second wrapping near the connector and USB heads that look to give the cable more durability in awkward positions (such as bending). Additionally, the cable does have a Velcro strap to tie up any extra cable which is a plus. Anker is a brand I trust, the cable is MFi certified, and they slap a Lifetime Warranty on this cable for added peace of mind. Will update this at the 6-month mark to see how it holds up.
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on December 21, 2017
I really like the construction of this cable. It is a little bit stiffer than I wanted, but it is usable. This is much, much better than most other cables I have used.

The original Apple cables that came with my iPhones and iPads are too flimsy [and very expensive to replace with "original"]. Their jack soon disengages from the molded connector housing allowing wire fatigue and failure.

Years ago I was on a road trip an forgot a cable, so I bought a "premium" braided jacket cable at a Radio Shack. This was almost too stiff to use, and again, the cable jacket soon disengaged from the molded connector housing allowing wire fatigue and failure.

I keep this in my car. I wanted blue color to match my car. I've bought Anker chargers and have been happy with them so I decided to try Anker cables. Though not perfect, the Anker cable is among the best I have found so far.

I have also have some Amazon Basics cables that seem to be holding up very well.
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on October 20, 2017
It is genuinely remarkable how many Apple cables I have bought and had to replace over the past several years. For a company that prides itself on making superior products and devices, Apple should be genuinely ashamed of the dreadful quality of their USB to lightning cables, many of which begin to fray and tear within a month or two of purchase.

This time, after reading the reviews on Amazon carefully, I decided to try Anker cables, instead, and I'm already thrilled that I made the switch.

The cables are double the thickness of the Apple cables, and they exude quality, engineering prowess, and beauty. While I won't be able to comment on their longevity for at least a few more months, I'm already confident that they will greatly outlast Apple products, as the difference in quality is so tremendously apparent.

If you're looking for a cable, do yourself a favor, and look no further: buy an Anker, and you may never need to buy another cable.
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on June 9, 2018
Sadly the hassle-free warranty is over on this product. I have had to return this product twice within a year, so I am thrilled there is a lifetime warranty.

Here is what the multi-step return process looked like.

- Went to Anker site to fill out warranty exchange form which requires the Amazon order number and a request to upload a picture which I did.
- Email (form letter basically) was sent to me the next day asking for a picture or serial number. I sent the same picture again.
- Second email (form letter again) was sent on the third day with the an attached PDF return label, the email indicating that my return would not be processed further until the carrier had my package.
- The PDF only seemed to want to print a blank page at both work and home printers, so a screen capture was made, pasted into another program, printed and attached.
- I supplied the return envelope and sent back on fourth day.

The return information is understandable, but the process is definitely not hassle free from a customer perspective. This could be handled much better if Anker customer service so choses.
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