This is definitely an Apple cable. I compared it to my friend's genuine cable and there was absolutely no difference in any way. It appears to be made by Foxconn who make the genuine Apple article but is not packaged as an Apple product. Therefore by cutting out the Apple mark-up they can sell it cheaper. I just hope that this is not a tested reject due to a fault with the embedded Lightning processor.
Very dissatisfied with the obvious attempt to pass a cheap copy of the apple charger off as genuine.... Expect a full refund and also for this product and the description to be changed as it's false advertisement