Shortly after the iPhone 5 was available for pre-order, I went ahead and ordered up a pair of extra Lightning-to-USB cables from the Apple Store so I would have some extras for the office and travel. I got them today, before the anticipated Friday, September 21st iPhone 5 release date.
The size difference is astonishing.
The box it came in is typical Apple. Plain white with a picture on the cover. Price is currently $19 USD via the Apple Store. The cable itself measures about 41″ tip to tip.
The connector itself is not magnetic. There are two tiny notches cut out on either side. By the way, that’s an official Apple “spudger” tool I’ve used as a pointing device.