If you believe that Apple's lightning cables are simply too well priced and that you should pay more for such things, check out the DHC deluxe custom Lightning Apple USB Cable for iPhone 5 from Double Helix Cables. Only $85?!?
The stock iPhone cable is pretty long and not very stylish. We shorten a genuine Apple Lightning cable to your specifications (please email us how long the final cable should be, from stock length on down to the minimum of about 3 inches) and sleeve the cable with our stylish, impossibly tough silver fiber sleeve as seen on the DHC Spore and Complement headphone cables - or try our new black "silent" sleeve for a stealth look. We also dampen the cable inside with cotton for added protection and a luxurious texture. A special heating process permanently straightens the cable so it is not covered in kinks like the Apple Lightning cable is when it comes out of the box. We re-terminate the cable with our DHC custom gold USB plug - besides looking nice and performing reliably, it won't get jammed in your USB port as the standard Apple USB plugs have been... We then reinforce the ends of the cable and finish them with DHC logo heatshrink and then clear PVC shrink to preserve the appearance of the logo. The result is a much-tougher Lightning cable with a custom length, attractive and durable sleeving, and a top-quality USB connector. It is a fair bit of work to do this mod but well worth the price of admission for a customized iPhone5 cable that you will want to use.