• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I don't know how do people manage to destory such a stif and strong cable. You pull it by the plastic, softlly, not by the cable, it's not glued on.

    10 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Quality Super High Price!

    Apple listen to your customers! Make a high quality cord that last for a reasonable cost!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My limits

    I've had to buy multiple charger cords for my IPhone 6 that I have had for around two years. The cord breaks from the inside out. Making it sudden when it gives out. I really wished they would create and give a more durable cord so this can be a one-time purchase product. While new phones are made, the chargers stay the same. It is nice that they include a pair of earphones and of course a charger and box. Though, the phone is least of my worries breaking. I can only buy so chargers to the point where I am no longer interested in Apple anymore. At this moment another charger of mine has given out though I do take care of it, just the bending of the cord starts stressing the wires. I have 20% before this gives out for the night.- Riley

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is horrible

    Every official Apple lightning cable I've ever owned has worn out to the point that you have to get the cable in the exact perfect right spot for it to charge if you can even do that. My ports on the iPhone and iPod are clean. For incredibly expensive cables, they're poorly made.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Between my husband and I we have gone through 5 chargers in the last two months. That is absolutely crazy!! Normally we buy off brand and they last a few months before breaking usually. But we decided to buy some name brand and thought they'd last us longer and be better (cuz ya know, name brand and all) but THEY ARE SO BAD

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much terrible

    The cable always breaks right where I plug into the phone, because it bends while I have it plugged in and use it. There should be a sturdy base, like a nice aux cable. The casing breaks open then the wires get bent and it's done. Don't be ridiculous about it, be good innovators- you're already making a fortune off the phone, guys. Come on... Don't make me buy 5 new cords a year.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, we know you can do better

    How can the makers of the iPhone and iPad also be responsible for these charging cables? They're great at tech, their cables are dreck!

    Amazon Basics makes a better cable at a fraction of the price (not to mention three dozen Chinese off-brand companies), and Apple's response isn't to improve their overpriced product by to ensure we get "Product may not be supported" messages if we use the rationally priced cables.

    Poorly done, Apple. Customer care still matters.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd cable brought this year!!! Joke!!

    As stated above this will now be the third cable I've purchased this year!! It is not fair I spend £800 on my iPhone 6 Plus and ed up spending another £60 on charging it!!! Sort the problem Apple!!!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord still going...except casing

    I got a free replacement cord near the end of 1 year of nearly daily use. I am just now ordering a new cable after more than one more year of use. The cable still works totally fine despite the torn casing and 2-3 frayed strands. (The same issue as before.) I do use the cord moderately hard because I am in and out of my iPad all day long for project management, research, and relaxation. I often use it while it's plugged in. My charger, after more than two years, still works fine. I love that we can buy the cord separate from the charger cube!
    1 star off for poor quality cord casing material. Why not use something studier?

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    Charges fast, but keeps breaking. My 3rd time buying a new USB cable.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure garbage

    My iPhone/iPad cords didn't last more than a few months. The plastic covering split and the wires inside frayed. They are not made to be used as a normal hand-held item is used. I have tried many sturdier cords that aren't Apple products and they work wonderfully. One I have had for about 5 months with no sign of wear. It has a braided covering instead of the thin, cheap plastic that Apple uses. The only trouble is the iPhone keeps Donking at me, even after it is connected. It doesn't seem to be a problem with my iPad. This is so incredibly stupid! Steve Jobs ghost must be fuming. Apple, this probably costs you 20 cents to make and yet you charge $20! Scam artists in the extreme. I just will keep buying non-Apple cords and if it blows up, oh well. There are always Android phones and tablets out there.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This don't deserve one star, deserve less.

    I love apple products but the usb charger is the cheapest thing ever they damage too fast, instead of doing updates to the iphone you should make a new charger that doesn't damage that fast. Too expensive for what it does.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Default is the Best

    This is the Cable that comes with any iPhone or iPod. It is the standard that most Lightning Cables look up to. They are sturdy, fast to charge and amazing. One of the things that Apple has also done is made it safer for the environment and removed elements that harm the environment. For example it doesn't use PVC. Go Apple for being Environmental.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable

    Not sure how these other people have managed to destroy theirs, but I just gave a way a two year old cable to my wife and I can't help but think how well it has held up.

    8 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    I've gone through 4 of these. 3 of which literally sat on a desk to charge devices. Handled with care, never pulled on cable just the jacks. The rubber/plastic shrinks over time and pulls/frays the fragile wires inside, regardless of how you care for it. I put electrical tape on my newest cable the day I bought it, and it has lasted a little longer than the others. Way too expensive for this low level of quality.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    None of mine have ever broke and they always work great!

    From my iPod touch 5th generation to my iPhone 7 these cords have never let me down. Don't know why there is so many bad reviews

    6 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough

    I bought 1 for my Grlfriend as she lost hers and at £19 is a joke, over priced

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    we need better

    Please make better chargers

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied customer.

    I bought four of these in October 2014, for home, for work and for the car, with one spare; it's now May 2017 and I still use three of them because they are in perfect working order. Only one failed, but that was after over two years of being the one that was used most. The rubber at the 'lightening' end started to come away and expose the wire within, so, although the cable still worked, I binned it. I'm now back to buy a replacement.

    My advice may be a little patronising, because it's common sense. Don't treat the cable roughly; when plugging or unplugging it, handle the plastic lightening or USB connecting parts, not the rubber cable. Also, when holing your device while the cable is connected to it, do so at an angle that does not strain or put bending pressure on the cable within about a couple of inches of the device.

    11 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, but there's one problem.

    So, as I said, there's one issue. The charger will burst open over time for some strange reason. I think the actual wiring generates small amounts of heat under the rubber casing, causing the rubber casing to swell (bubble), and then eventually it just bursts open.

    It's the end that goes into the phone, it mostly happens at that end. I don't pull it out of my iPhone by the cable, I take great care of my Apple products (because I love them).

    But, the point is that I think Apple should think about the charger and recreate it, fully or just fix the issues. If Apple does this, please upgrade the USB to 3.0, for more efficient charging and syncing. Apple is all about performance, sleek designs and efficiency.

    If you all keep complaining and hating on Apple, just stop moaning about everything and move to Samsung or something. Apple doesn't need people like you.

    8 of 35 people found this useful