Apple’s Lightning cable has been a thorn in side of Apple fans for a while now. Shortly after its debut alongside iPhone 5 in 2012, it became abundantly clear that Apple’s claims of ‘improved durability’ where specious at best. Apple-branded Lighting cables have failed time and time again.

Now it’s three years later and Apple has done nothing to address the durability of its Lightning cables. We’ve put together a roundup of ultra-tough Lightning cables that should last longer than your new iPhone 6/6 Plus…

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Sewell 3-ft MOS Spring Lightning cable with aluminum heads, steel spring relief and exoskeleton braided jacket $29.95 Prime shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • Deep Grey color
  • Metal spring strain relief protects the most vulnerable part of the cable.

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Belkin 4-ft MIXIT Premium Metallic Lightning cable w/ aluminum finish from $23 Prime shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • Gold, Gray, Silver
  • Premium aluminum finish in colors that match your iPhone 6 / 6 Plus and iPhone 5 / 5S

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Just Mobile AluCable Twist 5.9-ft $24.95 Prime shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • black
  • Finished in premium aluminum, the Allocable Twist stretches from 10cm to 1.8m
  • more info

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RND 6-ft Lightning cable $12.99 or 10-ft $19.99 Prime shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • multiple colors
  • Durable design protects wire cores and resists kinks and tangles.
  • more info

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Moshi 10-ft Lightning cable $29.95 Prime shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • white
  • Encased in aluminum and shielded to reduce electromagnetic interference.
  • more info

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Skiva 3.2-ft flat Lightning cable $9.99 Prime shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • white
  • Flat and tangle-resistant design prevents the cable from tangles and provides flexibility to the cable.
  • more info

griffin-coiled-lightning-cable Griffin 4-ft coiled Lightning cable $10.40 shipped

  • MFi Apple-certified
  • black
  • The durable cable jacket protects wire cores and resists kinks and tangles
  • more info

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