• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightining charger cable

    I doubt anyone one from apple ever takes these revues seriously, and frankly I would never even bother to write one, but this issue is just too infuriating.
    Like many apple users I own a lot of apple gear, 3 imacs, 3 iphones, 1 ipad, and consequently spend a fair bit with apple, generally happy with the products.

    I suppose this has lead to an arrogant complacency at apple, because the lightning charger is a product which should NEVER been launched. I still have an Iphone 4 which from new the old 30 pin cable still works fine even if battery life has decreased. in the period since I owned my iphone 6s I have replaced the cable no less than 8 times, and now even a brand new one has to be levered in some way to make it work.


    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These cables stop working within months.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    life expentacy only depends upon your care

    i've had my usb cable for a couple of years now and it's still in good condition. i can't lie about its fragility though. i just saved myself lots of dollars for taking good care of it.

    10 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vastly better than other competitors

    I saw so many bad reviews that I felt compelled to write my own review. I have had an iPhone since the first iPhone. I skipped 1 or 2 of the S versions of the phone but for the most part I try to stay with the newest model. The cable has always worked great for me. I currently have 3 lighting cables from previous phones. They all work great. My oldest one is starting to come apart but it's around 3 years old. I have never had a problem with charging slow or plugging in the cable to my phone.

    Just so you get a feel for how I use my cables. I like to have multiple cables for charging throughout my house and in my car. I'm constantly on the phone for hours at a time so I need to essentially be connected to a charger throughout the day. I've used many other brands of cables and they are not even close to the quality of Apple's cable. No other cable has lasted more than 1 year without falling apart. I'm at the point where I exclusively by Apple cables. They are not perfect but much better than any of the competitors.

    As far as the length is concerned, I think it's perfect. Any longer and it would be a mess. However, Apple does offer longer cables.

    20 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super fast delivery

    Ordered a new charger/cable yesterday afternoon and it arrived before 12pm today! I left my old charger in hospital recently- that one was over 2 years old and I've never had an issue with it. My partners iPad charger is now 4 years old and again no issues...

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Sick of buying leads, bye, bye Apple, wake up and manufacture better quality leads, went over to Sony after iPhone 5, phone used for business , so no phone charged equal's no business, still have iPad but not for long , once again lead broken, use my Sony lead to charge phone, e CIG and kindle after 18 months same lead still works

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    These cables are terrible. They come apart in just a few months after regular use. I don't know how many I've been through. I've exchanged 2 at the Apple Store and I've bought so many more. Please fix this issue! The cables aren't worth the money spent on them, nor the aggravation of using them.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Everyone of my Lighting Cords break (the covering wears out) - at the same spot. Clearly a flaw in material. And they are so expensive to replace.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable fails

    I have 4 Iphones - from Iphone 4 to 6s . But , I have used many lighting cables . They mostly fail at the end point near the power or usb ends . I tried third party also . Need a more durable cables as it is frustrating to buy expensive cables . Users may suggest using plastic end , more delicate usage but I believe some better design is needed for all users .

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cord ever

    Cord broke within having for a month.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, switching

    I will start by saying how much I adore Apple. I am on the verge of throwing this cord and phone against the wall because it does not work. The cord where the plug begins breaks, gets twisted, etc, etc. On my iphone 6s I also noticae that the cord does not fit snug into the phone and these are all apple cords. As for a review, I would recommend doing what I am on the verge of, switching to samsung. :(

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Every 3 months the cord BREAKS!

    I have never owned a cord for more than 3 months, they are very cheap and always rip at the connecter part! Apple needs to recall these cheaply made cords. The rubber material FEELS smooth and of high quality, but it never actually is. It's very fragile and cannot withstand light bending at all.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the worst thing that apple i producing

    Could you please come up with a better product, or see what others are producing in the market

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful for the price

    These cables are just flat out terrible. They do not last long at all before they start to yellow and fray apart. Look elsewhere if you want something that will last longer then a month even under light use..

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've literally spent hundreds on chargers!!!!!!

    Apple need to fix this problem with charging their devices. How come my 2 year old Samsung charger still works, but Apple chargers don't last longer than 4 months I've tried many different brands and bought numbers original Apple cables. But this time is a joke bought my cable and it says it's not compatible with my device smh. Beyond angry not buying no more Apple product until this problem is fixed. Lonely boycott but your not getting my money again!!!!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A new record of 4 charges!

    I have had my $1200 Apple iPad for less than a month and have charged it 4 times before crud stopped charging. Between the cable and limited functionality of the iPad, I really wish I had gotten a surface

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly a rubbish

    So expensive, yet so easy to break, especially the outer rubber/plastic covering

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great quality

    the first charger i got when i bought my phone lasted me a little over a year and thats probably because i didnt use my phone while it was charging. had to buy a new one because my pup got ahold of it.. had to buy a new one and its lasted me almost 9 months so far you can put your phone down for the 30 minutes it needs to charge. it will increase the life expectancy of your cord if you just leave your phone alone. it will last longer than three months i guarantee it

    8 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I will be fair with this review!

    When I purchased my ipad, the cable did not last 3 months until I figured out that you can't treat it as your regular usb 2.0 android cable. I had to purchase a new one and treat it more carefully, that is, grab it by the head instead of pulling it from the cord, and so far, I have not had any more problems with the replacement I bought! And it has been over 2 1/2 years.
    If you treat it carefully, then it should be ok but I agree with most people: Apple being a company that manufactures the best cell phones, tablets and computers; should do a better job with the peripherals.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Product and Service

    This is the second lightning cable I bought for my iphone, and this cable only sustained for 7 months. Today I try to claim the cable, but being rejected, reason is the cable cover has a very small torn. I did not demand for a new cable, but can you please at least check and try to help me fix it?! I am really disappointed!