What a piece of garbage. This cord looks beautiful, but it's not an Apple authorized accessory so you get a nag message every time you plug in. The dimensions of the lightning plug are also slightly off, meaning that when you plug in it won't necessary charge (might need to fiddle with it a little bit) and if you move the device while plugged in it may stop charging. May or may not have just been an issue with my cord, but in either case it seems extremely likely that this issue is related to the fact that it is not an Apple-authorized accessory. If this were a cheap knock-off cable it would be one thing, but absolutely not worth paying anywhere near the cost of a real Apple cable for something that is so poorly made.