• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as described

    These said genuine Apple?
    When used oh iPad they charged,eventually. Try to use the iPad whilst connected impossible. All sort of strange events,typing all over the place and many other odd events with jig saw puzzles. Streaming almost impossible, all in all a total failure.
    This only seemed to happen since last update.i wonder did Apple slap on a nasty file to prevent anything other than Apple genuine leads work.
    Some time ago I bought a new plug for iPad which looked like the real thing, the iPad overheated and when I took it into an Apple shop the were able to identify the plug as a fake. So into the bin it has gone.i hate to admit but have had to pay the price for the real item!, it hurts but having to pay for a new pad would be worse.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable has a life span of less than a year

    I've owned the iPhone 5, 5s and 6. Every original cable from these phones is now broken, and a few replacements are as well. Every cord suffers from the same problem: tearing and breaking at the interface between the lightning connector and the cord. This is easily the worst cord I have ever owned.

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Experience

    I've had this cord for less than one year and it has died. I only use it at work and it's never been dropped or bent. While plugged into my phone, my battery actually now decreases. This cord is entirely too expensive to last as long as iPhone accessories purchased from Five and Below.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Dear Apple, my name is Christine and I would just like to talk about your chargers. First of all, I bought 3 official iPad charger that wear $40 dollars each. I bought one last month (March) and I felt quite positive that that was going to survive 2 months or more. I bought one in January and I was quite happy that it survived. I bought one at the start of April and I was quite sure that would last a couple months.

    Now it’s the present day, my first charger stopped working last week and that charger was in great condition! The white wrapping hasn’t started peeling off at the top, but then it decided to stop and I’m quite angry about that. My second charger, I used it time to time, on the last week of February it decides to die! The charger looked like it was fresh out the box, it was like a pizza that is in good condition and you decide not to touch it and them when u touch it you see some mould like wtf! I’ve seen and read some of these reviews and these people are as angry as I am. My third charger I literally just bought it on the first week of April and this is the third week of April and it decides not to work, I am really angry about that! APPLE YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS JUST PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT PLEASE AND THANK YOU!


    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years strong

    Bought myself one of the 2m cables when I first got my iPhone5, so it may have been even longer than 3 years ago, but it basically lasted fine right up until today (when it tangled with my headphones and in a savage fit of rage I destroyed them both).
    Will definitely purchase another one today and hopefully I get another 3years out of it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Also confused

    I have had a similar experience to "confused" who wrote that after a while the cable seems to fall out with the charging plug. My one star is for the original apple 1m cables, I was on here to decide whether to buy the 2m cable. My Apple cable lasted for a shorter period than cheap generic replacement products I've had but all only seem to last for a short time. After buying several cables I thought my phone had eventually died after the most recent ios update as the battery was on red and refusing to charge. As my last cable cost £1 I was thinking I'd try another genuine Apple product. After reading the review "confused" I've now tried connecting all the cables I've had to the computer and they work just fine, but don't work with alternative charging plugs that successfully charge up other devices. It seems inexplicable, maybe the USB connections become loose in the plug but are fine on the computer, who knows. Now I know the solution isn't buying more and more charging leads I won't bother for now but will need to sort something out for holidays where I'll have to use a plug and not a computer. The funny thing is that the plug doesn't seem to be faulty as it usually works with a new cable....but only for a few months before failing, very strange.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had my iPhone 5 for a couple of years now and the phone itself has never given me any problems. However, if I had a pound for every time I've had to buy a charger I'd be a very rich lady. It seems to me that after a couple of months the phone and the chargers fall out with each other. I get a message informing me the charger is not compatible or it just doesn't work at all. And yet - the strange thing is - if I connect those very same cables to my laptop - hey presto! The phone will charge. This is the same with charging docks. They work every time. So I'm wondering - maybe it's not the cable. The issue could be the relationship it has with the charging plug that causes the problems. If it isn't, how is it the very same cables charge the phone while connected to the laptop? So, I tried another charging plug. Nope. Not a chance.

    So, judging from my own experience, it seems that after a few weeks/months of use, the cables - Apple or otherwise - will eventually stop charging when connected to a plug, but will continue to charge when connected to a laptop. I hope this helps and maybe Apple can look into it.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues with my 2m cable

    I actually never had an iPhone until the 6s came out. Too many said screen cracks and cables are expensive to buy when they break.

    For me I haven't had any troubles with my 2m cable and the cable that came with my iPhone. I'm buying a second cable because I left that at my aunties. My phone is charged perfectly fine, the cable hasn't even split considering I have had it 6months almost. There's been no problems with my battery life and I'm quite happy to purchase another one. I didn't even read the reviews before I purchased my first one.

    It's called trial and error. For me there are no errors with this cable. Just look after it as you would brushing your teeth everyday.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    1m cable perfect, 2m won't work with iPad mini 2 (retina)

    I've read lots of reviews for this 2m cable, all complaining about its poor longevity. However, my issue with it, is that it just doesn't work with my iPad mini 2... When I plug my iPhone 5S into it, to charge, it's fine and stays connected and charges and works as it should (and the same as the 1 metre cable which came with the phone.

    I decided that a longer cable would be really useful, partly because I don't have many power points but also so that I could use my iPad mini in bed, whilst still having it plugged in, so I bought this 2 metre cable from apple. I assumed, being an 'official'/original cable, that there would be no issues with it - and I checked the compatibility. However, when I first plugged my iPad in, it 'pinged' to notify that it had connected, but when I looked at it five minutes later, it was no longer showing as connected. This happens all the time (sometimes it doesn't even connect at first), which is really frustrating and makes what is an extortionate cable, useless!

    I don't know if I just got a 'duff one' but I cannot recommend this cable based on my annoying experience! I will have to stick to my limiting 1 metre cable unless I maybe try a much cheaper, unofficial longer one?!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    A junk cable for a premium Ipad ?, come on folks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooo very frustrated

    I fell in love back during the second generation iPod, so I stood by Apple products and shared my joy with anyone I know, BUT in the last several years, I have been soooo disappointed. It started with the cable, it started to fray and then sto working all together, then, my iPad Air started acting crazy and I had to get it replaced, not by a new product that I had purchased a few months earlier, but to get a refurbished item, that isn't right. THEN...again with the rubbish cable, fraying and acting up...again, less than a year. This is getting ridiculous. I don't mind paying for quality IF I get quality. You gotta do something to make loyal customers whole again. We pay a lot of money for these products, we deserve better.

    57 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A cable that just works.

    I love the 2m (almost 10') of this cable. That extra few feet make all the difference from the std 1m/3f cables. I can plug in with the freedom to not have to camp next to an outlet just to get a charge. One sells me on the Apple cables, thought the price is high for it, it is RELIABLE lightning connectors. I've tried being the after market brand cables, and I don't know what is so hard about manufacturing the ends, but the they fail quickly. The Apple cables are the only ones that keep working. Back with the 30-pin connector I could see more going wrong, but with the lighting connector it's a solid piece w/ contact strips, no pins/springs. Maybe the 3rd party cables use cheap/thin metal coatings. Stick with Apple. Though I do wish they'd offer a cloth/no-kink version also.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I use nearly every product Apple sells and have been a core Apple fanatic for years. But the quality of this cable absolutely astounds me. That this could even come from Apple, having been tested, blows my mind. You can now buy 3 Amazon Apple-Certified charging cables for less than the price of 1 Apple cable also. C'mon Apple.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this cable!

    I hate that you can't tell what direction goes in without looking at the tiny little logo. And I hate how ithe cord wears out where it connects to the iPad. I REALLY hate this cord!!! Cheap! Apple needs to figure out a better cord. They did it for the new iPhones but I don't want to buy a new iPad if that is their plan. I want it for my old iPad2!

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a great cable

    This is a really good cable as far as i can tell. It charges devices as well as you would expect and because its official you don't have to worry about those charging problems you sometimes get with 3rd party accessories. I use it for charging my iPad, the cable is long enough to go behind my desk and run across the top giving me lots of space to use my iPad. The build quality seems fairly good too although time will tell how long it really lasts.

    Don't be discouraged by all of these low 1 star reviews, if you take a closer inspection they appear to be fake and probably made by trolls.

    11 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Genuine review! Cable awful!

    Firstly I will say that I bought my first apple product two years ago! Mini iPad 11. I love it!!!! Now to the USB cable! I am on My third cable in 2 months! They work for a while but then they no longer charge until I firstly turn my iPad off, then plug in the charger. Then I have to turn it off again before it charges! Now what's that about? I don't mishandle the cable. I wondered was it anything to do with updating the latest IOS? Maybe just coincident but it seem to stop working after these updates??? If you haven't had problems with this cable you are very lucky!!!!

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Accessory may not be supported" Error

    This is the 2nd cable I purchase from Apple and I keep getting this error: Accessory may not be supported

    Does this cable have a design flaw by apple?

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    come Apple make it better

    On my 3rd cable the last one last me 4 months come on. You make everything else superior work on making the cable stronger

    1270 of 1326 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un-Apple like quality

    Try a 3rd party cable before you buy Apple's. 6 months worth of bedside use and the cable has already split.. wires coming out. With more and more things using the lightning connector.. this could be the achilles heel for Apple. Really surprised that Apple slapped their name on this with the quality being so poor.

    53 of 55 people found this useful