• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    I've never had a problem with lightning cables/chargers. I only purchased a new one to work with the Ford Sync in my car. As long as you pull it out with the plug and not the cable then they don't break. I'm still using my original cable from 3 years ago.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get your stuff (to put it politely) together Apple

    The quality of these cables for the price they are is ridiculous. You can go to pound land and get the same thing, if you assume that we buy your merchandise for the logo you're mistaken- on my part at least. I buy your products because they are (although recently the more appropriate word is were) good quality; and hence, I didn't mind paying an extortionate amount. The cable I had was for my i pod- I took care of it, and disconnected it by pulling the base, not the actual wire part- broke within a year (HTC charger 4 years going strong). The metallic shield was visible (and touchable), and I would classify this as a fire hazard- I don't know how you haven't been sued yet. I think I'll go to pound land next time.

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    When a company avoids every other expense eg. taxes (hi Luxembourg billing address) why would anyone start to think they would avoid cutting corners when making their accessories? The fact that this charger is the most unreliable in production across the smartphone market shouldn't surprise anyone. One day they'll understand why it's detrimental to the future of their business to make shoddy products. Today isn't that day. We live and we learn people. Samsung is usually sold next to these phones. It's the phone with all the new features, innovative design and a charger that works ;) x

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    You would expect better quality from Apple.Very poor quality cables,doesn't last more than 6 months

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    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.

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  • 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!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is your iPhone connector port, not the cable.

    I hate to admit it because I struggled with two cables for months until I checked out the forums. Your iPhone connector port is probably stuffed with lint which may be the reason the cables don't appear to be working.

    Cleaned mine out with the end of a paper clip and wow. Straight into charge mode

    Happy days! Big thanks to the guys on the apple forums who solved this problem for me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Which department of Apple do people work forgiving more than 1 star for these cables? We have 3 iPhone's in the house and spent more on replacement 'Genuine' charger cables than the phones. I'm not sure whether it's the cables that are rubbish or the iPhone charger point - or both? They are nearly as poorly made as the glass screen that shatters every time you look at it. Anyway, we've had enough, so we're all going to Android so that the same Micro USB cable can be used with our phones, cameras, Kindles, external drives, PS4's, speakers, eCigs, power banks etc, etc. Oh and the added benefit is that we never need to use that dreadful iTunes sync software anymore - Hooray!! There is some light at the end of the tunnel after all...Oh Joy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only breaks if YOU break it.

    I have had a lot of IPhones in my time, I have bought many of these cables so that I have one for many locations, the Car, Home office, Bedroom, Work Office, travel bag (travel abroad weekly) none have EVER broken - why, because I don't break them like everyone else, if you pull a cable out without holding the end it will break so don't do it.

    Pull the cable out with a bit of care instead of tugging it so hard from the middle and it will last.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can some 1 please fix this dam cord

    I've been through 4 of these already. Y won't they redesign these cords!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    Had my iPhone 5s for nearly two years now, and I'm only now having to replace my lead.
    Although I find £15 a hefty price to pay it lasts. Don't understand all the 1 star ratings, learn to care for your phones and it's accessories.
    I've had so many iPhones and never had any issues! I'd be lost without my iPhone!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy product -DO NOT BUY

    I ordered one of these and it arrived this morning, and didn't work straight out of the box!!! As I needed it, I took an otherwise unnecessary journey to my nearest Apple Store (Bromley) to try and sort it out. After a couple of tries, it became clear that none of the 1m cables worked on my iPad. The 2m ones did though. The store manager told me that the fault was with my iPad!!!

    He admitted thought that the chips used in the 1m and 2m cables were different, and therein lies the problem, as far as I am concerned. I was then put through to AppleCare, which apparently also doubles up as Apple customer care, and the person I have just spoken to was absolutely useless. The long and short of my review, is DO NOT BUY THIS SUB-STANDARD PRODUCT.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a 'quality product' at all

    Like others, I have a number of iPhone, iPads and iPods in the house and the only reliable cables are the original large plug types used on the original iPods and iPads - the lightning connectors are very poor quality. Appl have us over a barrel - whatever they do to stop cheaper clones working to charge and synch reliably seems to work. But charging us through the nose again after spending a fortune on the devices (compared to other phones/tablets) is just taking the mickey. I have to buy a couple more now, but will bind the part where the cable meets the plug at both ends to try to make it less susceptible to breaking. I wouldn't mind if I treated them badly, but I am careful. £15 for a cable that lasts just a few months is awful.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have owned apple products for many years, I don't normally write reviews but in this case I will. I was going through my drawer the other day and found that actually I have 18 dead lighting leads, all with the same issues frayed at the connectors, terrible quality Apple really need to address this. I am also finding the same issue with my Mac book pro charger, I'm on the forth one in two years, same issue frayed where the cable joins the charger.Please apple sort it out.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Possium

    I bought my Iphone in April of 2015 and i have yet to have a thing go wrong with it. my charger cable works fine (when i can find it ). I dont pull or tug it out of the socket when i am finished with it. My cable is a tough little thing as it has had juice split on it, fallen out of a window and left out in the rain and it still works.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What a let down

    Good phones/tablets but the charger wires are terrible. They're probably this size and quality to squeeze into the shipping boxes, can't you copy Samsung with wireless charge.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute ****

    I've been through 10 of these in 4 years!
    Fair enough my use is frequent and not always careful, however, at this price they should last a little longer than they have!
    Also, ones that have never left my room break just as often. It's as if Apple made them so they break automatically after a period of time.
    Other than the cable I think that the phone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch products are of great quality. It's a shame that they couldn't carry this trend through all of their products, being a loyal fan of the products makes me even more frustrated to see another stupid error from such a 'clever' company.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very weak product

    I agree with many others this is a poor product. The cable frayed after one week of use. I am starting to believe that Apple are trading on attractive visual design and marketing, but are falling short in quality and substance.

    27 of 30 people found this useful