• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The end of the cable comes off and then it can get stuck into the phone. It is dangerous. Had to have about 3 cords.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had an iPhone5s for 2 months and now need to go and buy my 3rd official cable.

    People saying users are mistreating there products must have had a cable from a good batch or maybe one of the more expensively made original cables before apple manufacturing gets outsourced to china.

    I have used to same classic charge cable for 8 years with my iPod nano 4th Gen (both cable and nano still work) and the iPod is still used in my car. Never had a problem with my classic cable. Now they are both approximately 96months old and still working compared to 1month old cables.

    Both broke in the exact same place - immediately beneath the iPhone connector. I cut one open and the power cable was separated and shorting with the ground cable. THIS CAN BECOME A FIRE RISK.

    Cheap replicas are available on ebay, amazon and even pound shops - however I do not wish to us un-official accessories with my favorite phone of all time. Many people will revert to 99p cables as 99p a month for a replacement is much cheaper than £15 a month.

    Disappointed in apple, their technology really is leading the market - shame the cables are letting them down.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Non-standard USB plug

    Got my Air 2 a few days ago, tried to hook it up to the computer, but can't because the USB end of the cable doesn't fit a standard USB port. It's about 1 mm too narrow. Went back to the store, talked to them, we tried some of the Apple brand extra cables first. About half of them have the same problem. The USB plug of the cable simply doesn't comply with the USB standard so it can't be used for anything but the Apple charger, because it won't fit in anything else. Great job, Apple. It's bad enough that we can't use standard cables because of the lightning bs, but when you have the cables made without ensuring they comply with the standard, that's just incompetence. Having to buy 3rd party parts to make sure it works as intended is just daft. At least the ipad and the charger works without catching fire. That's something I guess.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used once! Apple please sort this out

    Used new cable once that came with my iphone 6 once and when I removed the charger, it snapped away, managed to use a couple more times before the wire gave up. I ordered a couple of the cheap ones from china when I had my iphone 5, they were rubbish so I came on here to order a new genuine one but as I see the reviews are awful, for an expensive £15 cable that doesn't last! Why are these made so cheaply when you are charging £15!
    I didn't expect my new cable that came with the phone to fall apart on first use.

    Apple should be replacing these in my opinion!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    tubing material is not good, otherwise cable works fine.

    Apple has of course given everything best in quality, but charger might not tested on various atmospheric conditions i.e. temperature and humidity.
    I have this phenomenon in me to reach at perfection, and keep things in most perfect way. Still it doesn't last long so there has to be some reason in material. I have lived in different continents of the world for sufficient duration of time to judge this issue, and what my conclusion is, outer tubing material deteriorates in atmosphere with high temperature and/or high humidity. It includes India, mexico, UAE etc. In Canada, USA same cable stays perfect for long time with same habits to use it.

    I would like to request Apple to concentrate on the polymer material of outer most layer in lighting cable. Apple could just oversee other mobile charger materials in these regions. For reference, Belkin also has good quality of cable, I have that cable and that works really good in every aspect.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product ever

    I purchased about 7 lightning cables and in spite of taking extra care, the cable gets torn at the ends. Worst product in my life. They are so expensive and yet apple doesn't take enough time to give the best products to its customers. Enough is enough i'm shifting to more reliable phones which are not expensive in all aspects like apple and which deliver more quality products.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    I've gone through 4 of these in 2 years. Poor quality and not durable.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality

    They last a very short time. It's very annoying. I feel like cheated.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    I've gone through at least 4 Lightning cables, as these seem to fray at the Lightning end of the cable, or randomly stop working with some devices. I currently have an official Apple Lightning Cable that works with my iPhone, and not my iPad. For the cost they charge, Apple should make sure these things actually work consistently and don't go bad after less than a year's usage.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    With as much money as you people make, you'd think you could figure out a way to make sure your charger cables didn't fall apart after 3 months. I've had 3 different iPhones and I always have this problem. To save money, I just get the third party chargers but those are bad for my phone. So either way you people are just milking us for money right? Either we have to get your $35 charger (cord only) or we have to get a whole new phone. Make the chargers more durable.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    The amount of times I've had to buy a freaking $20 PLUS cheap cord for my iphone is remarkable. I travel a lot and of course I have to bring my phone & charger with. There have been so many times I've had to buy a new cord on the road because this piece of garbage stops working. These aren't cheap either, even though the quality is. I am not continuing with the iphone and this definitely has a lot to do with it!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This cable refuses to break

    I left it in my pants and put it through the washer and drier.. It still works perfectly.

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, no issues.

    I have owned 5 Lightning cables since Lightning was introduced several years ago, Each of the cables is from a new Apple product. Every one of them has worked perfectly as intended since the dates of purchase. Love their convenience and size!

    5 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Management IC Destroyed.

    Got one with my iPhone 5S. The 4 cables inside the lightning cable's head broke away and got in touch with each other causing a short circuit in my phone. It completely destroyed my iPhone's IC chip so currently it is not chargeable.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make a better cable

    My cable lasted for 1 year only. Please do something about it or I'll go back to my Nokia!!

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I literally have had my charger for almost 2 years and i haven't had a single problem with it! I love this charger.

    2 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage.

    I won't be buying another apple product with this cable. I regret buying an iPhone primarily due to the frustration of having to replace this cable every 3 months. Every one I have had has stopped working without warning and without any apparent damage.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    irritating apple's cable

    should give an award naming worst cable in life time.
    i really didnt like to give one star rating for this type of quality i need zero star rating.
    i use this cable very carefully but even i care it, it doesnt work for atleast 5 months.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone charger but longer

    Works great ... No problems

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    The cable itself is sleek looking with the convenience of connecting it however you wish, however its frailty and susceptibility to breaking so easily and quickly make this the most frustrating charging cable I have ever used. It is truly unbelievable a company like Apple would allow this to happen.

    30 of 33 people found this useful