This iPhone lightning charging cable is a great replacement for the standard charging cable. The braided feel makes it extra sturdy and not prone to splitting as a rubber cable would be. It is extra long at 3m which is very useful, but may be a bit long for some uses. The cables work properly to charge an iPhone and have a unique look compared to standard white. NB: The cable we received does look different from the cables in the pictures but has no issues when charging.