• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working in about a week

    • Written by Bryce E from Linwood

    Like all apple chargers after a week it begins to charge and uncharge every five seconds and then dies for good

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Started to burn the tip off of the lightning side.

    • Written by Chris M from Victorville

    Well title says all. I bought this to power delivery charge my iPad Pro 10.5 since this is the only cable capable to do it. Well I have apples usb c power delivery wall charger and only works half the time with the cable. After a couple of months of minimal use, the tip started to get really hot well this is normal when more amperage is flowing through a circuit, which is known as a voltage drop. The loss of voltage occurs and converts to heat. So I then started noticing little black spots on the lightning connector contacts. I looked at them with my microscope and notice burnt spots and some parts of the contacts are no longer there. This is very poor build quality and was not tested enough. So Apple if you can't get it right, let third party companies like Anker have the appropriate resources to make a proper MFI usb c to lightning cable. Also why are you still selling this without fixing the problem?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work after 2nd use!!

    • Written by Neve F from Wanaka

    Mum picked up this charger for me. It charged fine on the first time but the second time it was on and off charging. This is really upsetting spending $60 on a charger and it not even working.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've listened to the other reviews

    • Written by K W from New Orleans

    I never write reviews, but I'm so disappointed in the quality of this product. The first one we purchased broke with very light use -- the piece that connects into the iPhone just came out of the cord. The second one we purchased stopped working after a week. I work from home, do everything via conference calls, and am 37 weeks pregnant, so not having a charged phone is not an option. Instead of making it easy to facilitate a replacement, Apple requires you to ship the item back to them before they will issue a refund for replacement -- meaning the whole process takes over a week to complete, leaving you without a working charger the entire time. Unacceptable. If you are are going to create products that are so essential to people's safety and well-being, you need to have better systems in place to ensure they work properly or can be replaced easily/quickly.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $35 cable that only lasted 6 months

    • Written by Jeremy H from Hampton

    The worst part of the cable breaking is that the cable didn't even tear on the outside, it just stopped working. About to go see if warranty will cover this. But still a let down regardless.

    Otherwise, excellent cable. The speed at which it could charge your Iphone was seriously impressive. Just a shame that it's not immune to breaking easily like the rest of Apples cables.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by Mary H from Erie

    Super cheap plastic junk. Cable too long to be convenient and manageable ( but the shorter option of 18 in is waaaay too short). Doesn't wind up, too stiff to be compact. I'm just so disappointed. To think I had to pay $19 to purchase a cable to go with an extra charger that's also a piece of junk. What gives, Apple. With a trillion net worth one would think you'd want to improve and enhance your reputation not cut it to the bone.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money

    • Written by Michael C from Garrison

    I had this able for a year and it shows no signs of wear and tear so much more worth buying then the cheap amazon ones.

    I'm buying a second one for at work.

    I am very critical of Apple but they did this cable right

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made

    • Written by Stevenson T from Ft Wainwright

    This cable looks great, but don’t expect it to last more than a few months. Either the lightning side will break where the cable meets the connector (my first one of these cables) or it will simply stop working as a result of some other faulty component. I have $70 invested in two useless, broken cables now.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2m Charging Cable

    • Written by Patricia M from Red Deer

    Purchased and this one, worked less than 2 weeks - will never buy again! Have bought 5 cables of this kind, others worked for about 4-6 months. Instead of replacing, as they know there is a problem(for something that probably costs them under $2.00), support was willing to send new but put hold on credit card until they got old one back because they don’t trust that I will return it! Haven’t even had it for two weeks. Should own up to problem, apologize and send new immediately - no cost! Horrible way to do business Apple!!!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning plug broke after a few months

    • Written by Ali S from Manchester

    I purchased this cable to charge my iphone X faster than the standard USB > lightning cables. I usually keep the cable and power brick plugged into my kitchen island outlet and am very careful with my electronics/accessories. Recently I plugged my phone in and noticed it wasn't charging. I tried several outlets before I realized the lightning "tab" (for lack of a better term) is wobbly in the cable housing. Something is definitely broken and no amount of cable-fu has fixed it. I'm going to need a new one, but they're so expensive. This shouldn't happen after only 4-5 months of light use. This is the first time I've had problems with an Apple cable of any type, and needless to say I'm rather disappointed.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected a better quality cable from Apple

    • Written by Matthew B from Regina

    Apple's major branding point is "you pay for quality." They did not follow through on their brand promise with this product. I've had to replace the cable twice in 1 year. It's definitely time for Apple to reinvent the charging and connection process.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs new rubber

    • Written by Doug W from American Fork

    Apple lightning cords and power cords all fray at the end. Sometimes in a few months or at least in a few years. The rubber cracks and peels back exposing the bare wire. I'm really surprised that Apple has allowed this problem to go on for so long. What's with the lack of motivation to address this?

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning end is bad after 1 month

    • Written by Grayson B from Alpharetta

    Like title says, after a mont mh the lightning end got a weird kink and now the cable has to be at certain angles for the cable to work.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by Roniel B from Washington

    Typical of Apple, they always think about their pockets only and don't care about costumers. I literally bought an iPhone 8 plus 256 GB and they don't ever bother to add fast charging cable in it!! The old 5 watt wall brick and the same cable that doesn't support fast charge! So I had to buy them separately and the cable started to peal off after 4 months! You guys make your cables so cheap in material and their price doesn't justify the quality!

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The WORST

    • Written by Anthony G from Fresh Meadows

    Hi, Not sure what Apple's problem is with their cables, but they are the WORST! They never last, always get a "this device is not supported" message, a green color around the tip of the charger and they are way too short. Apple, stop being cheap and fix these problems! We pay enough money for the iPhone and we deserve accessories that work and last. After all, we are paying for them.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works greak a few months and fails

    • Written by Michael S from Seal Beach

    Works great a few months and fails at the cable to lightning connector interface. The have been having this same issue for years with all Apple lightning cables. They need to beef up thier cables with strain relief at the connectors. There are better generic alternatives for usb to lightning cables that I buy. Not sure about usc-c to lightning (these are still kinda new).

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice cable.

    • Written by Ruben M from Yerevan

    This is a nice cable, no doubt. There are only 2 issues for me. One is that it's kind of pricey for a 2 meter cable. I see a lot of people saying they can get 3 for the same price from others, but I would still trust Apple and get their product for safety. The second kind of issue is the quality. To be honest, I've seen people use their lightning cables. They just put the end on a hard surface, while browsing on their phone, which obviously is going to rip the rubber. Be realistic, if you just put your phone to charge on the desk, or maybe use in your hand without rotating and playing with the rubber around the end, nothing's going to happen realistically. Still, they have to work on their cables to make it more resistant.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by John D from liverpool

    Must have if you own an iPhone X and also a new MacBook which most importantly comes with the usb C wall power adapter. If not probably not worth the money buying the adapter too. Enables fast charging and it really is noticeable how much faster it is. Its brilliant.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the lighting charger.

    • Written by Aleksey V from Lynnwood

    It’s the best to me, haven’t given up on me since day one. I’d recommend it to anyone that’s looking for a faster charge. I’m constantly busy and it’s doing it’s work to keep my phone charged fast at all times!5stars for sure

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast Charging iPhone X

    • Written by Ryan K from Washington

    I recently bought this cable along with the Apple 29W charging adapter, the combination of which I'm using to charge my iPhone X. My experience is that this combo will charge the iPhone X about 30% in 30 minutes (going from 50% to 80%). The claim is that this combo will charge 50% in 30 minutes, but those tests were testing going from 0% to 50%. I know from experience that iPhones charge more quickly when the battery is almost dead, so that may be accurate.

    Overall I'm happy with the (albeit expensive) purchase. I decided to get one fast charger for my home and have a slew of regular chargers floating around. Occasionally I need to charge quickly between coming home and leaving again, so this will work well for that purpose.

    10 of 12 people found this useful