Apple charges $19 for a 3-foot Lightning cable, which is basically highway robbery. We would be shocked if that cable costs Apple even $1 considering the materials and the volume Apple does. Believe it or not, however, there's a third-party Lightning cable out there that costs almost twice what Apple is charging… and it's totally worth it. Check out the Fuse Chicken Titan Lightning Cable, which is practically indestructible and will last you far longer than any iPhone or iPad ever will.
Here are some key details from the product page:
Meet the Toughest Cable on Earth
Human Proof, Pet Proof, Everything Proof
Virtually Indestructible MFi iPhone Charge Cable, Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty
Industrial-Grade Flexible High-Strength Steel
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