• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Has anyone used a 100% apple original cable trying to update your phone, or doing something which takes forever to load, and suddenly the cable gets disconnected because is too freaking thin, and the wire adapters to the cable itself is too freaking fragile?!!!!

    This is exactly what is ALWAYS HAPPENING TO ME!!!!. and the stu cable is from the original phone when i bought it!. It's so irritating to treat the cable like is a piece of fragile egg shell when you have it plugged in and trying to do some work or backing up your phone. Seriously annoying and wasted of time when the cable gets DISCONNECTED when something touches lightly, or if someone calls me and i gently pick up the phone IT STILL GETS DISCONNECTED.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design fail. Not fit for purpose.

    Everybody knows that these cable fail quickly in the same way for everyone. It is a failed design and Apple should be ashamed that they treat their customers so badly.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Re: Lightning charger-to-port connection issues

    I am now purchasing a third lightning charging cable due to the first two charger-to-port connections wearing out for my iPhone 6S (1 and a bit years old). What this means is continually fiddling with the charger/phone, not having a fully charged phone when left plugged in over night etc. Basically a nuisance to deal with. I have cleaned out the port, but this has not helped the connection issues.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible value for money.

    I'm just about to buy my third cable in a year, and I do take care in my use of them. The plastic sheathing always breaks near the lightning socket exposing the metal. If I could give zero stars I would - they are grossly overpriced, they were expensive at £14, and the increase to £19 after the Brexit referendum was just taking the micturation (apparently Apple doesn't like us to use the word beginning with "p"). £10 might be a fair price.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    your able chargers are absolutely terrible

    your chargers are terrible, we want a new style for the iPhone 8 or I will move to Samsung.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Poor quality. This should not be breaking with regular usage. Apple, please make them more sturdy or lower the prices. I am tired of having to walk on eggshells when using this product.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust!

    6 months after spending a small fortune on two Ipads for our family both of the chargers have broken with Apple refusing to replace them under warranty. This is so awful especially given so many other people having exactly the same experience as us!! I really hope you come out with something better ASAP Apple!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Cable Ever!

    I like the way cable looks and feels. I've never had any troubles with it except for the time my kid stuck it in his mouth. Overall I enjoy much more than my other charging cables!

    6 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Not sure how many of these Apple Lightning to USB Cables I have purchased from Apple but they keep breaking. I am careful to only connect/disconnect while grabbing the solid plastic piece and not pulling on the cable but they still short out after a few months. I don't understand how this could be a problem for so long.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst Cable !!!

    Apple has to change this cable with a steel Lightning cable. It's the worst one, doesn't work properly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its one of the worst product from Apple

    I like everything but this sheer waste lightning cable. This is my 3rd cable, all my previous cables are broken and I am pretty sure the new one will break too. Apple please produce a good cable...

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    When users invest on an Apple product, it almost always automatically follows that they are quality conscious. Their chargers are always a disappointment, for iPhones, MacBooks and even IPads.

    They fail very fast, and are ridiculously expensive to replace. Bunching it up to fit in a bag or winding it are very common habits and a part of daily use that the company should factor in while manufacturing. It's been many years since these chargers have been in the market and have received pathetic reviews. I'm surprised that the company hasn't taken efforts to change the insulating material around the wires.

    In your future products, we seek durability more than anything else.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and expensive

    Probably the worst product Apple puts their name on. They should be ashamed. Every one of these cables I have had frayed at the end after a few months. I can't believe they continue to sell these.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    NOT CHARGING is what yet ANOTHER of your crummy cords says--STRAIGHT OUTTA THE BOX!!!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, bad choice of material, and barely fit for purpose, zero stars

    I've had three cables. On one of them the outer plastic covering just corroded away and started flaking off so I could see the metal sheathing underneath. On another two after normal use (yes, cables are meant to flex and bend in normal use without breaking) the plastic and metal sheathing just broke apart near the lightning connector, and I've had to resort to wrapping them in sellotape around the end to cover up the break and give them some strength. Considering the lip service given to industrial design, these cables are terrible.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problem with Cable Breakage Here

    I don't understand why so many complaints about the iPhone USB cable easily breaks. I've had my original cable for over a year and it still looks brand new with no sign of breakage or poor charging performance. I treat my cables like I treat my phone itself, with respect. I never wrap my cables where either end becomes bent, whether charging or storing, (even while in my pocket).

    A family member had a cable for another brand phone and it began tearing at the phone entry end. All I did was put some electrical tape around it and it works fine. I suggested that she not allow the ends to bend. One thing you can do with your cable is wrap it at each end before it breaks. This will prolong its usefulness. You may say, "At 20 bucks, I should not have to do that." I agree, but as I said, I take very good care of my cables. I have not wrapped mine with tape and don't intend to due to how i take care of it.

    I'm about to purchase another Apple brand cable to leave in my car. It too will be properly cared for, with respect.

    25 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This charger is great but you just have to take care of it.....that means don't bend it or press it down with your phone on a table or bed/couch also don't just let it fall to the ground when your done with it. People are saying it's bad quality but honestly you just have to treat gently.

    10 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine Works Great

    Im not sure what people are saying about there cords breaking mine work fine

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break easily

    It's no news that Apple charging cable breaks easily.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

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    I had the same charger that came with my phone ever since i bought it last year in June of 2016, it lasted me until about the month of March of this year. The bottom portion of the charger where it was connected to the charging port started giving me issues, meaning I had to start placing my phone in different positions in order to get my phone to charge. Up until June of this year I had gotten another charger from 5 below which was 10in that only lasted me until about a month. Then I ordered another charger from eBay which came on Saturday July 1st, which now broke yesterday. Now I have to go to the Apple Store to buy a brand new charger for $20 that will most likely not last for a long time. Apple if your chargers had lasted longer than expected than I wouldn't have to go out and buy a new charger today now would I? Please Change your design and make your chargers last longer and more dependable.

    25 of 26 people found this useful