• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables will last a long time - If you look after them properly

    • Written by from Beverley

    I have had my iPhone 5S for nearly two years now, and I've only ever had one cable for it, which is the one that came with it, I've charged my phone with it every night and it's been fine, it's traveled with me to Spain, two trips to Greece, Germany, and not to mention using it in long car journeys, it's been flawless, I've never had problems with charging or durability, and it's not as if the newer cables are made to a lower standard than the older ones, because I've had an iPad Air 2 for nearly 7 months and that has also been perfect. My Dad has had his 5S for as long as I have and he hasn't had problems either, my sister has had an iPhone 5C for 4 months with no problems too, I've had more issues with 30-Pin cables breaking than Lightning, not a single lightning cable I've had has broken in the two years that I have been using them.

    The key to making sure they last is by looking after them - pulling the cable out of the device using the plastic surround for the connector is always the way I have been taking them out, I never pull them out by tugging on the cable or by tugging on my iPhone or iPad to remove it. I hope this helps people to look after their cables better.

    38 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DUST is the Answer !!

    • Written by from Cardiff

    I've noticed a lot of people are saying that this cable doesn't work and that they've had it replaced many times. I used to be that person.....but I have the ANSWER...

    There is NOTHING wrong with the cable - there simply is too much dust inside the port of your iOS device e.g. iPhone 5. Just use something as simple as a toothpick and take out all the accumulated dust. That's why sometimes the cable works if you "insert or push it at an angle" because of all the dust!!

    So REMOVE THE DUST from the port and hey presto !!

    48 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem...

    • Written by from Coventry

    I've seen a lot of negative reviews, which has motivated me to comment. I've had an iPhone 6 since release and a iPad Air. I've got 5 lightning to USB cables, all of which are still working perfectly. I've had an iPhone since the first generation and an iPad 1. I never had any problem with the old connector either and have absolutely no complaints.

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They're fine as long as you use them properly.

    • Written by from Croydon

    This works fine if you do not consistently bend the cable. If you are a person that uses your phone while it is charging, which may then cause the cable to bend at the hinge..you should expect it to break sooner rather than later. The same principle applies to earphones and other connections too. This lighting cable is thin. If you want one you can bend and use at awkward angles, one would suggest to invest in a heavy duty cable of some kind. Also, apple will replace the cable for you if it fails and give you tips on how to make the cable last longer.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just perfect!

    • Written by from Chesham

    I have bought i phone 5s last year in March and this charger simply works despite me drugging it around at work,constantly moving it about my premises and it simply works. The same apply's for my daughters treatment. She is rather careless when comes to charges,but again it is miraculously not broken yet. I have to get more as they are simply "missing" in our house :-D. I am very happy with it.

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal Additional cable

    • Written by from Leek

    Same spec as that supplied with the iPhone. Works perfectly in daily use when treated with the same level of care given to anything I own.

    I only purchased this as an addition to the original so I have a charger at home and in the office, and am perfectly happy with the quality and function.

    14 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issue with the cables

    • Written by from Swindon

    Unlike other reviewers who have reported issues, our experience is completely different. My wife and I have been using these cables since the iPhone 5 came out. We have bought 2 extras and we use them heavily, as we travel a great deal. All cables are in excellent condition and we have no issues to report. They seem to be lasting much better than the old 30 pin connector cables (we went through quite a few of those!).

    22 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Carshalton

    I must be doing something different with my cable because it works perfectly and I have had no problems with it - and that's with daily use for 2 years! Although £15 is a little steep for a mere cable, it does the job perfectly and I couldn't ask for more!

    5 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They last if treated properly

    • Written by

    My mini iPad cable has lasted nearly 2 years and is still working, my daughter and son in laws cables are still working in their iPhone 5s. If treated properly and disconnected by pulling the connector and not the cable there is no reason why they shouldn't give good service. Much better than micro USB in my opinion.

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 cables, 6 months and still going strong!

    • Written by from Swansea

    I've had my 5s for about 6 months now and can honestly say I've found no problem with the cable! It cahrges well, no bends have appeared in the wire. The only reason I bought a second one was for a spare as I'm often misplacing my charger! And after 3 months with using the spare aswell as the orginial I can honestly I have not had a single problem with either, perhaps over use, or placing them to close to heat sources i.e. a radiator or direct sunlight, is what's causing them to break for other people? But I'm completely satisfied with this product!

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cables - I never experienced any problems with these cables.

    • Written by from Blanchardstown

    I've owned quite a lot of apple devices ranging from the iPhone's, to the iPad's, Mac's etc and I never had a problem with my lightning cables supplied by Apple. Never once did they break. I've noticed tons of people writing bad reviews, however I can only come to a conclusion that people are miss-treating and not taking care of the cable (i.e un-plugging the cable wrongly, stretching the cable, etc.)

    7 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from ABINGDON

    I had a chinchilla related incident with my original cable and so purchased a new apple one. Works fine. Plug it in, my devices charge. Admittedly I have a charger at home and a charger at work and so the cable doesn't go on any adventures so maybe that is why the cable wires don't fray or whatever like the other people's. I would rather get a verified apple charger then a impostor one just in case something goes wrong. £15 is a lot cheaper than £499.

    6 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    • Written by from Chester-le-Street

    I own various Apple products and have purchased several of these cables. I've never had a problem with any of them. As long as you look after them properly they will last years, and if they don't, Apple will replace it. I would advise when you are connecting/disconnecting, do so by holding the actual connector rather than just tugging by the wire.

    16 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    • Written by from London

    Cable works as expected, have had two of them for about 6 months now and no problems with either.

    18 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    CABLES are good! Beware of the LINT!!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I was having troubles with charging my phone and had to keep the cable strained in various angles. Like all other users here, I thought that cable quality was bad. Its not the cable, its the LINT that gets accumulated in the charging slot. Just take a toothpick and clean the charging slot properly. You will be able to see a lot of Lint coming of the slot. Once the slot is clean, the cable will work fine. GOOD LUCK!!

    17 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clean your sockets!

    • Written by from Norwich

    People keep giving this a one-star review, but just need to clean the lint out of the charging socket with the end of a paperclip. It really is as simple as that. A blast of compressed air wouldn't hurt either. The cable being reversible is a major plus, I just wish it was USB 3.

    27 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still working

    • Written by from Chester-Le-Street

    I got mine with my ipod touch 5th gen in October and it still works; as well as the ones that we use at work with the roofers who don't exactly take good care of the cables as they are kept in the van, get thrown onto the desks and are left on the ground then forgetting about them until they get rolled over on the chairs. All work with no trouble.

    11 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Official is the way forward

    • Written by from Middlesbrough

    I purchase an official apple lighting cable because it fits perfect in my iphone 5. Unofficial cables do not fit perfect ie a little big so its a tight fit.

    36 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable miles ahead of its time

    • Written by from Todmorden

    Mine is rock solid , am glad so many people have issues with there's I have spent years of my life fixing devices because people pull on wires while things are charging, it's about time the wire broke instead of the charging socket, and to everyone with broken wires treat your stuff with the respect it deserves what are you 5 .

    10 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine

    • Written by from Brentwood

    I've got 5 of these cables. Never had a problem with any of them.

    6 of 33 people found this useful