• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality - not durable at all

    I've had to buy so many of these because the wires inside the outer white sleeve constantly break at the lightning connector.
    It's such a shame as iPhone, Ipads Macbooks are excellent.

    Come on Apple at this price they should be very durable, start taking note of the review ratings.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't be buyin another iPhone

    This charger blows. As everyone has indicated, it breaks within 3-4 months. I refuse to buy another iPhone because of the poor quality of this charger. Samsung Galaxy's are better phones anyway.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    (F-) Grade

    I've had $9 corner store chargers last longer than this one.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Lightning

    This divice are a waste, it get damage after a few month, with minimum of use.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no more apple for me

    The whole Apple experience has been dismal for me, including their stupid cables. They don't last. Apple does not care enough about their customers to make a decent cable for 30 bucks? And then they use IOS to discourage people from trying to charge their devices with aftermarket cables that cost a lot less and are at least equal quality. The ghost of Steve Jobs is alive and well. I won't be trapped in their stupid ecosystem in the future, though. My next phone will be android. Shame on you Apple.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality, over priced, and terrible value

    After 12 months the cable stopped working. The quality of the cable is very poor and it is almost like it is designed to break easily. I take excellent care of my things so for a cable to last just 12 months is very disappointing, especially when Apple is meant to be a high quality premium brand. The cost of replacing the cable is obscene and bares no relation to the cost of manufacture. I've had two iphones but I'm strongly considering buying a different brand for my next phone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't even brother.

    If I could rate this 0/5 stars, I would. Bought a second cable at the start of September and it is now October 28th and it has died. Of course I take it with me everywhere as it's a charger and I have long days of work and college. But the pathetic life line of under two months is a joke. It's unfair to ban other companies from making the same charger when the own company can't even make a charger to save its life. Sadly, this will be my last iPhone, when it dies I will be going to a different phone provider.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I gave up!!! I switch Charging Cable Companies

    I know just use Belkin charging cables. Although almost the same price, these cables last a whole lot longer. I use to replace my cables almost every month. However, I've had my Belkin cable for about a year now with no issues. The cable is like a hard wire inside it. Hope it works for you. I love Apple, but I don't want to just keep wasting money on something I don't need to.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible- Apple should be sued over this

    My family owns 3 iPhones, 4 iPads and 2 macbooks. Plus I bought 180 iPad Air 2s for work (I work in IT). These cables are terrible. They break after just a few months of occasional usage. I believe Apple made them this way to make money off of replacements. I love Apple products, but these cables are a stain on Apple's reputation. I have to buy all new cables now every 3-6 months.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless lightning cable quality

    The quality of apple lighting cable is worst and hence forth I won't be buying any product of Apple bcoz of low quality product I have to buy every now and then and the cost they are taking is too high and quality is very very very low I suggest don't but Apple products than these people Ll understand

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guess it wasn't just me

    Thought maybe it was just my charger but 4 pages into the reviews and not one over 2 stars. I've had two iPhones and with both phones their cables have crapped out after the first year. Unacceptable! you're charging $700-1000 for a device yet the charger can't even deliver? It's bad enough that the battery on these phones are weak as sin. I had my phone charged at 100% and within an hour of taking it off the charger and not even using it I was down to 92% on top of that my original charger is broken. I refuse to spend money on another item that will not last and thank goodness I checked these reviews before fixing my fingers to order one. Apple really needs to do better. Instead of coming up with all of these useless updates that take up an unnecessary amount of space why not use that time to come up with a quality product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You'd think Apple would fix it.

    These cables break so quickly. They wear away where the cable meets the head of the lightning port. I've gone through at least six of these since I bought my iPhone last year. I've spent more in cables than on the phone itself! Generic cables work even worse. I've never had a generic one last over two weeks.

    You'd think Apple would actually make a quality charging cable. And these are ludicrously expensive.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish Iphone Cables

    I have brought so many IPhone charge cables for my IPhone 5C and they always break, why l did apple change their chargers from the 4C onwards

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Cable Breaks Easily

    Every Lighting cable I purchase for the three iPhones and one iPad in our house break within 60 days. I have spent at least $300 replacing these cables over the last 2 years. I am so frustrated! Apple needs to fix this. It's a huge problem. How about a recall?

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is simply unacceptable quality, especially considering the premium price we the customers pay for Apple products!! I see these damaged cables everywhere now. How is it possible that this has passed Apple's quality control and still in the market? Fix it Apple!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High price, Low quality

    I'm not going to leave a lengthy review as others have. I'm on my 4th or 5th cord. I use them normally and I'm not putting them through any harsh situations. The cheap white rubber/plastic cord cover ALWAYS frays apart from the metal conductor interior. This is the most basic of fixes... What’s going on Apple? This is terrible quality. You have thousands of people complaining about the same problem. Step it up.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too weak

    The cables are way too over priced, if they actually lasted more than 3 months I wouldn't be so disappointed but alas I consider it a miracle when my cable functions for more than a month only. Wish they'd fix this problem rather than releasing new iOS updates all the time. ��

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They break too easily...

    I'll say that I baby my cables I keep them in the same spot, never tug them or mistreat them and I've had two break on me that came with my last three iPhone's. My whole family have iPhones and iPads and we're short of them, we only have two cables to share between all 5 of us and a dozen Apple products that originally came with them. I've just finally bothered to buy cheap third party ones from eBay, if they last more than 10 mins it's a result...

    I've never had a single Micro USB cable break on me, in fact I have about 500 sitting in a box from over the years, Apple's Lightning cable however is useless.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever.

    Super cheap, low quality. Broken in less than 5 months.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product that is really a serious problem

    I love the quality of Apple products. I've got everything - iPad, iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhones etc etc. Love them.

    However, these charging cables are the absolute worst, and are the complete opposite of the usual apple quality.

    They last for about a month before problems set in. Suddenly, you'll notice errors like "not an authorised cable" and suddenly you'll have to move the cable around to get the phone to charge. Connections within the cable connector or the cable itself tend to degrade very quickly just with light usage.

    The dreaded constant phone buzzing when you know the cable is on the way out will drive you crazy. The phone will wake you up at night with its buzzing because the cable has decided it's time to die out. The phone will buzz every 15 seconds until you swear and rage and unplug it.

    Worst of all, aftermarket alternatives don't work for very long as apple has implemented some sort of profit protection so only their cables will work for any length of time.

    So you're basically up for a $30 hit every couple of months maintaining a "usable"cable.

    Absolute disgrace. I've never written a review that's negative of an apple product before but this is beyond a joke.

    1 of 1 people found this useful