I have only had this cable for a few weeks. So far, it is working as I had hoped it would. I have had a problem in the past with the cable breaking at the point it meets the plug that enters the iPad. Because this cable is 90 degrees from the insertion point, it is not subject to the same stress as a regular cable. I am hopeful that over time this will make a difference in the longevity of this cable.
I'm using these to keep my iPhone connected to whichever computer I'm using, the laptop, or the desktop (through a USB port on the keyboard). After more than 2 months of constant abuse -- including countless bends, plugs/unplugs, and accidental yanks -- these little cables still look and work like new. I expected a lot less, for the price.
This cable seems to have fixed my problems with Apple Car Play. I was having issues with ACP disconnecting itself for no reason while still plugged into my old cable. With the monoprice cable I haven’t had this happen since!