• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    1m cable perfect, 2m won't work with iPad mini 2 (retina)

    I've read lots of reviews for this 2m cable, all complaining about its poor longevity. However, my issue with it, is that it just doesn't work with my iPad mini 2... When I plug my iPhone 5S into it, to charge, it's fine and stays connected and charges and works as it should (and the same as the 1 metre cable which came with the phone.

    I decided that a longer cable would be really useful, partly because I don't have many power points but also so that I could use my iPad mini in bed, whilst still having it plugged in, so I bought this 2 metre cable from apple. I assumed, being an 'official'/original cable, that there would be no issues with it - and I checked the compatibility. However, when I first plugged my iPad in, it 'pinged' to notify that it had connected, but when I looked at it five minutes later, it was no longer showing as connected. This happens all the time (sometimes it doesn't even connect at first), which is really frustrating and makes what is an extortionate cable, useless!

    I don't know if I just got a 'duff one' but I cannot recommend this cable based on my annoying experience! I will have to stick to my limiting 1 metre cable unless I maybe try a much cheaper, unofficial longer one?!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    I went through 3 cables in a short time. I have had this last one 6 months now because I taped duct tape to the solid bits which go into the plug and iPad right down on to the cable for a few centimetres preventing the cable from bending.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish quality!

    These cables are rubbish quality they break after a few months of use. I always hear reasons like its being moved around too much or you shouldn't scrunch it up, its a phone charger it needs to be moved around and put in bags etc.
    I haven't given one star because on the plus side I went to the apple store and they replaced the cable for free when it broke.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with the quality and price :(

    When i bought my iphone 5, the cable that came with it only lasted me couple of months. After that i've purchased about three more cables due to the poor quality. It stops charging sometimes so i have to keep trying until it shows that its charging if the cable is moved then it stops charging again. It has only been a year since i bought my iphone 5. It is also very pricey for a cable that lasts for only couple of months or so. Feeling very frustrated and disappointed. Apple products have always been very good quality but not this time with the cable. Hope Apple sort this problem out very soon.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "I Don't Recognize You?"

    The product lasts no longer than the original iPhone5 cable as I thought it would due to it being longer, helping slack out when tugged to turn my iPhone's alarm off in the morning. But yet again my charger is being put with my phone and its almost like it don't recognize it. This is shocking say Apple is meant to be a premium brand and well we no they put a premium price on their items but where's the quality we pay for!!!

    46 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad quality

    Bought one of these after the original charger that came with my iPhone 5 broke, from general wear & tear after about 6 months.
    Happened again but within 2 months!
    The price you pay for this is absolutely ridiculous for the low quality product you get.
    And now iOS 7 has banned fake chargers being used there is no way for me to charge my phone until I pay the stupidly high price.
    Won't be purchasing an apple iPhone again after all the problems I've had with it and the accessories..

    104 of 111 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Mine barely lasted half a year and it cost me £25 to replace it.

    706 of 750 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor cable

    I've been through about 5 or 6 of these cables over 12 months. Apple need to do something about this. They are a necessity but are not cheap. They break so easily.

    934 of 980 people found this useful