• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My second lightning to USB cable fraying at the lightning end in 20 months

    The first cable I had frayed less than two years old. It frayed at the lightning end. I thought it was me pulling the cable off wrongly . Hence when I bought the second lightning cable I was very careful to pull the cable out by putting my fingers on the hard white plastic. Nevertheless it has frayed at the same place after 18months. These lightning to USB cables are now cheaply and poorly made and not worth replacing with another Apple cable.
    Sadly I will look elsewhere to replace this.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stops working after a few months

    Do not waste your money. It stops working after a few months

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed fire hazard

    Bought a 2m cable in December. It's already frayed. I could maybe understand it, if I moved it around, but it stays plugged in to the same outlet all the time. Apple strongly advises that you buy Apple cords to go with Apple products, but the cords are substandard.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had any problems so far

    I've read plenty of reviews saying that Apple's Lightning cables are awful and break easily, but I honestly haven't had any problems with my cable so far, and I've had it for around 1.5 years, plugging it in far more frequently than most people would due to the not very long battery life of my iPod touch. To be honest, my cable looks almost just as good as it did when it was brand new.
    The only bad part of these cable are that they are slightly overpriced, but they're made by Apple, so that's probably why.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve would not be pleased

    I think it's time that Apple start making cables that don't turn into frayed fire hazards with normal use. C'mon guys!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I really love all of my Apple products ever since my Apple IIc but please,please, please do something about the cables. I know it's not you alone because I bought a 5 pack of cables from another retailer and while unlike yours they don't crack, after less than a year I'm back to buying yours because at least 3 of the 5 cheaper ones have stopped working. Please solve the cable issue, after all you are Apple!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t last

    The cable barely lasted a year before it started to tear and with electrical tapping it for another (2 years total) it now does not work. Cable was only used by my bedside table and never left that port.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another USB CABLE !!

    I can’t believe I’m having to order another cable....oh wait ! Yes I can....the reviews are terrible and they last a few months. Cmon Apple....give us a break here.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Try it & see

    There isn’t a bigger sceptic than me. I was 100% with the two for £5 brigade. I think over the years I’ve got through more of these moody ones than I can remember. Last Monday, I went into the local Apple shop & was heartbroken and having to part with nearly £30 nicka for one cable. The moody ones were getting so hot it did genuinely concern me. All the stories on hear about yes they’re wonderful or terrible. In my humble opinion, the difference in terms of manufacturing (being tangible I mean) the difference is remarkable. I’m in no way condoning the RRP for the product, how can a cable cost nearly £30 nicka which would cost no more at guesstimiation in the little people land 50p to produce. The quality is immediate once you open the box. We all know Apple is top draw & essentially you get what you pay for. It’s top quality & everything just works as we all know. The moody cables are more than likely made in the same sweatshop anyway. I’m not justifying their price in anyway, however I thing if treated more carefully & respect this should be ok for a few years. Why on earth would anybody wear a Rolex???? It’s essentially ostentatious & in your boat. I’d take Patek Philippe everyday.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    if zero stars was an option this would get it,

    This is perhaps the worst piece of technology on the market, especially that an iphone cost so much yet they give you a 10cent cable that doesnt make 6 months, I have gone to Apple store In Broadway to change this and all i get is disdain and arrogance from the staff who are rude and condescending like I am trying to scam a them for their worthless 10c cable. Serious garbage and arrogant staff who would rather argue with you rather than replace the cable and keep their stupid but loyal customers, keep your receipts and dont fall for the kind of BS that staff will give you because they are so cheap that youll feel like a criminal leaving the store.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Awful!!

    I canot belive apple would produce such rubbish. I have an old iPad and iPhone on the old adapter its frayed and split but still works! these new lighting cables are so bad I'm on my 4th 2 were not apple products but 2 were this one I've had for 5 months and AGAIN!!!! its failed are apple even aware how poor there cables are? or do they even care any more. Apple stuff has been breaking a lot recently the company seems top be producing so very poor stuff.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New design works with iPads

    Apple has apparently redesigned the cable. The new one I just bought is thicker and fully charges my iPads while they are being used.

    Look for the new model number to insure you are getting the redesigned cable: M0819AM/A

    I have an older version of this 2m cable and it did not fully charge my iPads (Air 2 and 12.9" Pro). The "Not Charging" message would appear around 90% charged and would remain there. If you put the iPad to sleep it would finish charging.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Purchased this from the first colony mall apple store. Been charging my phone since 5:00pm and it’s now 8:57pm. Phone is only at 65%. This is definitely not lighting fast. Paying $29 for this garbage is so disappointing. Apple has been gong down over the years.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t last

    Keep in my bedroom for nighttime charging. My older cables worked better than this one. Only lasted a few months. No visible damage. Just stopped working one day. Tried different wall units and outlets. Nothing. Occasionally I plug it in and it works. Frustrating.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Second charger I have to get in 2018.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away from This Cable

    The most fragile cable ever. This is the third one in ONE YEAR. Going to look for alternatives.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th one of these in 18 months!

    Terrible, just terrible. I’m not sure if the cable is breaking inside, or the corrosion on the gold lines on the end is the cause. Either way, it’s apparenent Apple could care less they’re making an awful product.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I just got it it works great! It is like the most awsome cord ever!!!! People who are looking for a nice charger don’t read the 3 and 2 and 1 star comments because this is a great product and I hope you buy it and enjoy it.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrated I am yet again buying new cords!

    Apple- please fix the quality of these cords or I will be switching to anything other than Iphones! With all the brilliant people at the company, this should not be difficult. I am spending so much money every couple of months for everyone in the family. This is craziness!!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad at all

    To all the idiots who say these are badly made kindly shut up
    Are they overpriced I’m sure but that’s Apple don’t like it get a ht c
    Do they break easy yes only if you misuse them but let me tell you something
    I’ve used cheap chargers a while now last night my dad’s CE approved
    Knock off charger caught fire while he was in bed thankfully he acted as it burst into flames
    Starting to catch fire to the sheets don’t risk your health or
    Your home just to skimp on 15 quid it’s pathetic now I realise how dangerous
    The cheap ones are like heck im going back !
    Only use official please guys for your own sake

    6 of 10 people found this useful