• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    its always stop working after a while

    i bought alot of this adapter and its work for me month or two then stop woriknh

    1 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges iPhone & iPad Air SUPERFAST!

    I have purchased many adapters and cables that are not genuine Apple products & they all fail 2 weeks later. This Apple adapter works great & charges my iPad Air & iPhone6 so fast! Yes, the adapter gets hot. However last time I checked, there is electric flowing through the adapter. Just like a light bulb or TV, anything with an electric currant flowing through it can get hot. I have used the same adapter for 2 years so it last long & gets the job done! I just wish Apple would make fashionable versions so there are choices other than just white. I highly recommend this adapter as it is very efficient and at just $19 USD it is very affordable. Thank you! Team Apple all day

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had the iPad, iPad Air, and now iPad Air 2 as well as most of the phones including the first iPhone, now have iPhone6. Love the product but with my iPad air2 my charger gets so hot I can't leave it overnight just in case it causes my home to burn. This is really not a good advertisement to buy Apple goods also my iPad air2 itself gets very hot. Why is this Apple? I get apprehensive when my iPad gets hot so switch it off. Shouldn't have to do this. It seems as though this is not just my problem but a general one. What is Apple doing about it? Are they in denial? Hope it doesn't turn out like the hover stuff.

    Never happened with the previous Apple pads and phones. Only rated it 3 stars because of the heating problems I am having, product itself is really good to use.

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just got a new ipad air 2

    just got my new ipad air 2 the first time i charged it. the charger that came with it got really hot. unplogged it as soon as i touched the charger. im gonna try plugging it into the surge protector see if that helps. not liking the fact this is my first ipad and theres a problem with it.

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets hot ;-)

    I bought ipad air in beijing. i changed 3 cables, still same problem "Gets hot" when connected to charging. this adapted came with my ipad air. when i connect this to iphone or ipad it gets hot. but the adapter which came with my iphone have no problem at all for charging. i dont like this adapter. afraid to use it.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger problem

    I love Apple products, have used them since the original iPod and have never had a problem...until now. Got an iPad Air and while on a short vacation my apple charger got hot, it started smoking from the connection at the iPad and melted a small part of the charger. This was the original cable and charger. I'm afraid to charge it now so this is probably my last post, last picture and last FaceTime call home given it will lose charge soon. I'm not real happy about this...sounds like Apple has a problem but doesn't really care about fixing it. Kind of like Ford all over again, they will start to worry about it after several homes burn down.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stops working

    Between my wife and I, we have now had 3 of Apple's 12W power adapters fail. They seem to work for a number of months and then just stop. Not overheating, no warning...they just stop charging.
    Again...I now need another one. What gives with these. Apple get your act together will you.

    42 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    It's a charger. My phone is charged. Maybe a little faster than with the iphone charger.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger worked well then quit

    I've now had 2 12w chargers for my iPad mini. The first one quit working, and I don't know why, after about 6 months. I did notice that it was always hot to the touch when I used it. I then bought another one, which sparked as I plugged it into the wall, even the first time, so that one was also recycled. Rats. My iPad mini will charge on the little one given when I bought it, but it does take a long time. I agree with others in that Apple definitely needs to improve their product. Situations like these make people not want to buy their products. Pay attention, Apple!

    57 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Awesome!!!!

    Work great never a problem and super fast charging. Read all others review and I may say what are they doing wrong with this because I don't see ever there any problems. I will buy another one for each rooms in my place because this is so great to use.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Works well!

    I have seen many other reviews stating that these get hot and have been a fire risk... I personally have 5+ of these and have not had any of these issues mentioned previously. All of mine have either came with the iPad device (3rd Gen, 4rd Gen, Air, the iPad Air2 Comes with 10w) or purchased from a retail store as an additional one for travel and for the office. For what it is worth, all of mine were purchased / received prior to 2015. But Then again i have many people that i know who purchased these in 2015 and have not experienced any of the issues described previously..

    I would recommend, as with any product, to have these plugged into a surge protector as power in some area can have spikes which can cause damage to electronics.

    I have used this same 12 watt power block to charge the iPads from 3rd generation all the way to iPad Air 2 as well as iPhone 4s, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus with no issues.

    (NOT stating that others did not genuinely have these issues - Just stating that i have personally had NONE of these issues)

    Curious if maybe a faulty batch went out or if there are power issues in the areas where residents have been using these. But which ever the case I would still recommend a power surge protector between the wall and any electronic device (no matter what it is)

    All in All from my point of view great product so far and have been using this for over a year now almost 2.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless Fast Charger

    I bought this for my iPad mini since the 5w it came with charges my iPad to slow and I owned it for about 5 months and it still works great. Especially if you have an iPad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    100% Battery "Accessory Not Supported" ??

    so ever since i started using this charger, every time that it hits 100% charged a message pops up saying "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" .. ?? why does it say that ?? is that bad. well anyways, besides that it's a great charger. i love it. but if i had a complaint, that would be the only one. i'm still confused about it.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Connector inside the adapter is flimsy

    The USB connector inside the Apple 12W USB Power Adapter has small flimsy springy wires that make the connection to your USB cable. If you are not very careful inserting the cable into this little rectangle hole, you may catch the leading edge of the springy wires and bend them way beyond their ability to make contact. Once this happens, it is RUINED. I have looked at the same connection on other power adapters and I do not see this kind of arrangement. It is failure prone and may be the real issue that people are having with these adapters failing to work.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had three of them fail so far

    The charger that came with my iPad Air worked for less than a year. No meltdowns and no fires, it just quit working. I got a replacement for that one, and it died after about 6 months. I got a replacement for *that* one about 5 days ago, and it just died. I have AppleCare so I haven't had to pay for the replacements, but this is ridiculous. The cable is fine, since it works with my iPhone charger, and the iPad will charge when it's connected to my MacBook and also when it's connected to my iPhone charger, so I don't think it's the iPad. I have a Genius Bar appointment scheduled for today, and am hoping they can figure out what the problem is.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    That's how many 5v chargers I've had stop working with my iPad mini, previous iPhone 5, and now iPhone 6+. These are the chargers that came in the boxes with the devices, so I should be able to rightfully assume they work with the product. They have all stopped working within two months.

    I charge my devices at night, so I've never noticed them getting hot. After reading the other reviews, I'm now thinking they are overheating and frying themselves.

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Almost Caught Fire

    Last night, 1/31/15 my charger for my IPad 2 almost caught fire. I caught it just in time. It was so hot it burned me when I unplugged it. I'm glad I stayed up a little later than normal it definitely would have caught fire, and perhaps burnt my house down!
    Incidentally, when you look at the charger, there's no company name on it, in other words no place to report the problem. All it says is "designed in California, made in China". Good way to keep from getting sued I guess.
    I do believe I'm going to report it to UL in the U.S.!

    70 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    over heating from first use

    I plugged in the charger for the first time since I got my ipad and the charger caused my adapter to spark and then it overheated. Afraid something worse may happen. Apple should improve their equipment especially since we spend so much on products. Love my ipad, hate the charger.

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    I have 4 of these. Just bought one because I thought I lost the one that came with my iPad 2. Turns out it was in the back seat of my car. Anyways my family has 3 iPad's and each of them have these chargers. I think that these are great they charge all of my devices. It works with both my iPad and iPhone. I think those people on here that say that they have experienced over heating or melting of this charger are doing something wrong when plugging them in. I have never experienced any problems this charger. I think that Apple has produced a great product here. Only suggestion I have is allow people to customize the chargers with the ability to have logos or or even words printed on them. That would be cool. Good product Apple keep up the great work and the vision of Steve Jobs.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with iPhone 6 for faster charging

    This adapter came with my iPad Air when I plugged in my new iPhone 6. Lo and behold it charges faster!

    6 of 8 people found this useful