• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as described

    These said genuine Apple?
    When used oh iPad they charged,eventually. Try to use the iPad whilst connected impossible. All sort of strange events,typing all over the place and many other odd events with jig saw puzzles. Streaming almost impossible, all in all a total failure.
    This only seemed to happen since last update.i wonder did Apple slap on a nasty file to prevent anything other than Apple genuine leads work.
    Some time ago I bought a new plug for iPad which looked like the real thing, the iPad overheated and when I took it into an Apple shop the were able to identify the plug as a fake. So into the bin it has gone.i hate to admit but have had to pay the price for the real item!, it hurts but having to pay for a new pad would be worse.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Also confused

    I have had a similar experience to "confused" who wrote that after a while the cable seems to fall out with the charging plug. My one star is for the original apple 1m cables, I was on here to decide whether to buy the 2m cable. My Apple cable lasted for a shorter period than cheap generic replacement products I've had but all only seem to last for a short time. After buying several cables I thought my phone had eventually died after the most recent ios update as the battery was on red and refusing to charge. As my last cable cost £1 I was thinking I'd try another genuine Apple product. After reading the review "confused" I've now tried connecting all the cables I've had to the computer and they work just fine, but don't work with alternative charging plugs that successfully charge up other devices. It seems inexplicable, maybe the USB connections become loose in the plug but are fine on the computer, who knows. Now I know the solution isn't buying more and more charging leads I won't bother for now but will need to sort something out for holidays where I'll have to use a plug and not a computer. The funny thing is that the plug doesn't seem to be faulty as it usually works with a new cable....but only for a few months before failing, very strange.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused

    I've had my iPhone 5 for a couple of years now and the phone itself has never given me any problems. However, if I had a pound for every time I've had to buy a charger I'd be a very rich lady. It seems to me that after a couple of months the phone and the chargers fall out with each other. I get a message informing me the charger is not compatible or it just doesn't work at all. And yet - the strange thing is - if I connect those very same cables to my laptop - hey presto! The phone will charge. This is the same with charging docks. They work every time. So I'm wondering - maybe it's not the cable. The issue could be the relationship it has with the charging plug that causes the problems. If it isn't, how is it the very same cables charge the phone while connected to the laptop? So, I tried another charging plug. Nope. Not a chance.

    So, judging from my own experience, it seems that after a few weeks/months of use, the cables - Apple or otherwise - will eventually stop charging when connected to a plug, but will continue to charge when connected to a laptop. I hope this helps and maybe Apple can look into it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Genuine review! Cable awful!

    Firstly I will say that I bought my first apple product two years ago! Mini iPad 11. I love it!!!! Now to the USB cable! I am on My third cable in 2 months! They work for a while but then they no longer charge until I firstly turn my iPad off, then plug in the charger. Then I have to turn it off again before it charges! Now what's that about? I don't mishandle the cable. I wondered was it anything to do with updating the latest IOS? Maybe just coincident but it seem to stop working after these updates??? If you haven't had problems with this cable you are very lucky!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable

    how can apple put there names on these cables is beyond me. there atrocious at the price i have starting to use belkin cables much better quality and price.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless charging cable shame

    This is 4th one in 1 year ... What a shame APPLE !!! These cable are temperoary it keeps on breaking .... Such a big name but these cable are not a good inprection on their every so big Name......Good luck ...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IM AM DISCUSTED

    this is my THIRD cable as they continually break after having them for a very short amount of time! i will not be purchasing an iPhone when i get a phone upgrade simply because i am not willing to spend another £75 on cables!

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor product, questionable service

    very poor quality (especially for the excessive price) My latest has lasted less than 6 months, and is the 4th cable ive had to replace. I returned it to the store today and was told I was not using it correctly, and I should never use the ipad while its plugged in! Really??

    The review pages are littered with poor quality reviews for these cables, Apple need to improve the quality.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    I am on the phone with Apple just now arranging for the collection and replacement of a 2m iPhone lightning product, which is no longer working. Actually my standard length cable has just broken as well. Well at least Apple seems to be replacing them for free. Of course, I would rather that these products didn't break in the first place.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are the individuals posting 5 star reviews being paid?!

    I find myself here AGAIN in search of a new charger cable, and this situation is now beyond the point of comedy. I have purchased numerous chargers over the last 6 years or so that I have had an iPhone and in my honest opinion, considering the size and success of the company, the quality is abhorrent. I have never had an issue with my Macbook charger, however i wish the same could be said for my phone. I am not aggressive with my cable, nor am I using it to tow any cars as one reviewer remarked. I find it infuriating that this is such a regular occurrence. Not only have i purchased 4 new chargers in the last 6 months alone, but this is a common occurrence for many iPhone users. I think those remarking that their chargers have been nothing but perfect should be incredibly grateful, opposed to pointing the finger at those unhappy with the quality. I would much rather have no problems and no complaints, if only my chargers felt the same way. Is there any harm in trying to improve on a product that clearly has mixed reviews from loyal customers? I'm soon due my upgrade and I am seriously debating whether or not to continue with the iPhone at all because of this.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL, OVER PRICED, NOT DURABLE!!

    To put it quite frank I am embarrassed that a company as big as Apple cannot make chargers for their products that are durable and sustainable! My advise to anyone is do not invest hundreds of pounds into a mobile phone that has a charger that breaks after a few months. The leads are faulty and useless and terribly made! Apple design team should be ashamed that they for one are design these chargers and charging consumers £25 to replace something they did NOT break!! Very very frustrated angry and disappointed customer!!!

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality cable you will ever find.

    Like all the other reviews, I was in the habit of having to buy new cables every 5 minutes until I extended the lifespan myself.

    Admittedly, it is a crude way of extending the life of these inferior cables but it has worked on both my iPhone and iPad cables. When i bought the last cable for each device, I was determined it was going to be the last, so before I started using the cable, I wrapped white insulating tape around the edge of the cable at each end, tight against both parts which connect with the socket, enough to make the cable stiff, so it does not bend at either end, when charging.

    It doesn't look great when you have to charge your devices, as you shouldn't have to do this but mine has lasted nearly a year now, on both cables I have, so a small piece of insulating tape has saved me quite a lot of money. It does seem like a deliberate ploy by Apple, to increase their profits, as they have more than adequate knowledge and expertise, to develop a cable that will last, like other Manufacturers have managed to do, probably as they want to keep their customers long term, whereas Apple do not seem to mind their customers losing faith in their products.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 months before splitting

    The quality of these cables is shocking. Mine lasted just over 2 months before splitting. £25 down the drain. Come on Apple - your stuff is so good, why let yourself down with lousy cables? Can't find any way to claim a refund but really would like one.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I don't know how apple makes these chargers, I don't care if the style doesn't match, you can still make white cables that lost longer, every few months I need a new cable, I've had my iphone for nearly a year and I've already bought 4 cables, WHY!! you guys need to chill or just give us free chargers if you aren't planning on improving the cables you already make.
    Very disappointed apple, I can't believe that a company like you make these bad quality cables, step up your game man!!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    What's the point in a having a brand new iPad and you can' t connect it to your camera with this lead because the camera uses too much power!!! This will be returned way too expensive and does not do the job it should.....

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OUT RAGED!!!

    Can I give it a 0 stars? About to purchase my 6th charger!!! Total cost of £150. Will never purchase another apple product again,over priced and TERRIBLE quality. Appalling. Would never have purchased this iPod if I would have known it was such a con.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Poor quality/high price!
    Cable goes at the point of connection to lightning connecter.
    Sleeve comes out exposing the wires that can sometimes give a shock.
    Fed up of replacing them.
    Come on Apple - premium products - rubbish overpriced connectors!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Expensive but poor quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    The cable is already splitting at the lightning connecting end after only a few months. Very, very poor quality. And a very high price. Expected much better, that's why I bought Apple, and at the price it should be a top quality, reliable cable. Unfortunately it's not. Not recommended at all.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Profit Centre For Apple

    As most reviewers state the cable doesn't last any longer than a few months before it starts splitting at the Lightning conductor end which means you constantly have to replace them. Great business for Apple at £25 a pop not so great for Apple's loyal customers we have 5 Apple devises that need this type of cable so you can do the Math. Apple this product needs improving full stop.

    14 of 19 people found this useful