• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a great cable

    • Written by from London

    This is a really good cable as far as i can tell. It charges devices as well as you would expect and because its official you don't have to worry about those charging problems you sometimes get with 3rd party accessories. I use it for charging my iPad, the cable is long enough to go behind my desk and run across the top giving me lots of space to use my iPad. The build quality seems fairly good too although time will tell how long it really lasts.

    Don't be discouraged by all of these low 1 star reviews, if you take a closer inspection they appear to be fake and probably made by trolls.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Genuine review! Cable awful!

    • Written by from Donaghadee

    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!!!!

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cable!!

    • Written by from Leicester

    After seeing so many 1 star reviews I thought I need to write a 5 star review.
    I brought my 2m charger lead 2 years ago and still working now, it goes everywhere with me, around the world, to work and back, in my car and still works perfectly, looks as good as new.
    Will 100% buy a new one when the time comes to change.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricy but they last

    • Written by from OSWESTRY

    I always use genuine Apple cables now. I have had a few non-Apple ones that just didn't last.

    I've had this cable for a couple of years and it works perfectly. I use it every day at work and it is showing no signs of wear.

    I'm buying another today ...

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable

    • Written by from BELFAST

    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.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by from Carlisle

    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.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless charging cable shame

    • Written by from Feltham

    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 ...

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Helsby

    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!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine has been absolutely fine.

    • Written by from Waltham Cross

    I was worried about wasting money on paying for the name but, having bought a 1.2 m Belkin cable which was cheap and a two metre Apple cable which was expensive, I am now in the position that my Belkin cable has stopped working and the Apple one is fine. I am now about to buy another Apple one. I think you get what you pay for.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A good cable

    • Written by from Liss

    I am also puzzled by the one star reviews for this cable. I purchased it from the Apple Store in Reading. If anything, it's more robust than my original 1m cable. A good product, I'm pleased with it. My only request is - please can you make cables in more than one colour to save arguments about which cable belongs to who.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor product, questionable service

    • Written by from Basingstoke

    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.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    • Written by from Maidstone

    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.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are the individuals posting 5 star reviews being paid?!

    • Written by from surrey

    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.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly good cable, no issues

    • Written by from Harrogate

    A longer version of the standard lightning to USB cable which comes with all current iOS devices. I have experienced no issues with this cable, or the standard length cable. It puzzles me there are so many highly negative reviews about lightning cables. The only explanation I can think of is people have purchased counterfeit cables from places other than Apple -- I once purchased a 30 pin cable from eBay which turned out to be fake and it did cause glitches when I used it with my old iPhone 4S, or they are mistreating the cables, in which case of course they will break. If you stick to genuine cables purchased from Apple and don't handle them like a ham fisted moron then I don't envisage any problems.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Strange Case of the One Star Reviews

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    After reading the many one star reviews condemning this item as the "worst quality cable you will ever find" I bought two of them, one to put to every day use and the other to examine in detail.

    I am an electrical engineer and I took one of these cables to the workshop to be tested for quality, functionality and durability. My conclusion is that the more than 40 extremely negative reviews have no basis in reality. This is a well made product likely to give good service for a long time if used properly.

    The only conclusion to be drawn from the noticeably extreme reviews is that there were written by people more likely to be hostile to the Apple brand than with any genuine evidence that this product is of poor quality. Those who are open minded and looking for the advantage that a longer charging cable provides can buy with confidence.

    96 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Renfrew

    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!!!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand what the problem is!

    • Written by from Sandbach

    Read other reviews on this item and was a little concerned about durability but having purchased the item I can't understand where the problem is. The price is somewhat OTT but the cable is much thicker than the standard 1m iPhone cable, in fact it's the same guage as the original iPad cable and I can't imagine what amount of abuse you would have it give it to fail within a year. I've had mine for 6 months with no issues whatsoever. Read into that what you will but I'm happy!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality cable you will ever find.

    • Written by from Ramsey

    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.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 months before splitting

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Durham

    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!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful