How rugged is the lightning cable?
The cable works reliably after 10,000 multi-directional 150 degree flexes at the lightning connector. We achieve this industry leading certification by enlarging the diameter of the PVC jacket, copper wires, and the strain relief, as well as using high-quality plastics.
At what speed does this cable charge?
Lightning cable charges at the same speed as your white Apple cable. The speed of the charge does not depend on the cable, but the USB port's output power. This cable uses large diameter 20AWG copper so it can handle 5V/4.5A, far larger current than any Apple device draws.