• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality but necessary purchase

    • Written by Zach M from Chesapeake

    The quality of this cable is lacking. The problem is when you use a high wattage USB C outlet charger, there are no other cables on the market that can handle the high-speed charging. With this cable and the Anker 30W USB C charger, my phone charges 50-60% in 30 minutes. Purchasing other USB C cables on Amazon, I get nowhere near the same results. I just wish that Apple’s product was more robust.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable and Poorly Made

    • Written by Roquelle M. N from Saint George

    The lightning cable at 2m is the correct size for the vast majority of users.
    Three main issues appear with this product. The cable “skin” tears within one year and cracks appears on the hard plastic housing. The tip becomes loose and will not maintain a complete connection with the phone thus failing to properly charge the battery.

    Over all it’s an enormous disappointment and Apple can and must do better .

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but doesn't last very long

    • Written by Pawel S from Victoria

    It worked very well for 12 months but after that it broke.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    True quick charge

    • Written by Christopher H from Houston

    I have used many cables over 2 years with my IPad 10.5 pro. Before I bought this cable I tried others that did not deliver. I have had this cable about a year. I put stress protectors on both ends. I clean the cable connectors with electrical cleaner. I clean and cover the lightning port. As I write this review I am using this old cable. To this day, this cable charges my tablet at about 1% per minute While I Use the Tablet. I do keep the display below half it charges faster. You may think the cable is expensive, I will say I have spent much more on the multiple back up cables that are long gone. That’s why I am buying a second one. It’s cheaper in the long run rather than the frustration of lesser quality cables. I include the cheaper Apple cables as well. In order to get True Quick Charge you Must use a high watt charger with USB C and an Apple Quick Charge cable. My iPad requires a 29w charger. I can truly say I have never been sorry. I just love watching the % go up as I use the tablet. It has charged 10% as I’m writing this review, and again this cable is a year old��

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but nice...

    • Written by Lucas K from SAN DIEGO

    I have purchased both the 1m & 2m. I’ve been using this for my iPad Pro 10.5” (2nd gen), iPhone X and iPhone XS Max. Worth the additional money to enable the “quick charge” capabilities (when used with the 18w). So far, no issues with the cord at all. I’ve been using the 2m “USB to Lighting” cables since 2017 timeframe, no issues at all with those. This USB-C to Lighting cable feels more durable than those and pose a great longevity. I recommend this if you have an iPad or iPhone that has the fast charge capabilities. Far superior than the slow 5w & 1m cord it comes with.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth for money. Disappointed.

    • Written by Febin F from Edmonton

    2 meter charging cable is not even 10 months and its not working. When i went to the apple store , they said it is having a corrosion or burnt pin of the cable. so they cant replace a new cable.What all they can help me with is to sell me new 2 m cable . Which is 45 cad$ . Im an owner of 13’macbook ,6s and a 8+. My decision is to not buy any more apple products .

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How is this $35

    • Written by Cody R from Portland

    I am honestly that guy that defends Apple in almost everything they do. I love the design of their products and they add a lot of value to my life, and at this point I’m shoulder-deep in their ecosystem.

    But how can they possibly justify attaching a $35 price tag to this cable????

    It does feel slightyyy chunkier than the USB-A > Lightning cable (2m) that I have, so that’s nice. Maybe this one will last me longer than a year before strain relief damage splits the sheathing... maybe not. (I wish I had a pair of calipers to measure, but the diameter increase seems to be just a fraction of a millimeter.) But I’m only buying one because I recently upgraded my iPad Pro, so I now carry a USB-C power brick around with me everywhere I go and want to be able to charge my iPhone with it. This is been my solution for years – I certainly don’t want to carry 2 chargers with me everywhere. It’s bad enough that I just had to buy this cable because the iPhones have not yet made the transition to USB-C (I’m assuming they will this year).

    So anyway I know that there are inevitable growing pains when transitioning from one I/O standard to another, and it makes sense that some products would be first to adopt the change, what with independent product-release cycles and all. But at $35, it’s like I’m being punished for dropping the thousand dollars to upgrade my iPad. I don’t understand why they aren’t trying to help out people like me that are caught in the awkward middle ground as Apple goes about staggering USB-C introduction in their product line. Instead they clearly see this as an opportunity to profit off a $35 cable.

    I mean honestly the profit margin must be gargantuan.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, but prone to rust

    • Written by Minh T from Pflugerville

    My cable is now rusted and won't charge on one of the side after one year. Please make cable more rust resistance.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working in about a week

    • Written by Bryce E from Linwood

    Like all apple chargers after a week it begins to charge and uncharge every five seconds and then dies for good

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Started to burn the tip off of the lightning side.

    • Written by Chris M from Victorville

    Well title says all. I bought this to power delivery charge my iPad Pro 10.5 since this is the only cable capable to do it. Well I have apples usb c power delivery wall charger and only works half the time with the cable. After a couple of months of minimal use, the tip started to get really hot well this is normal when more amperage is flowing through a circuit, which is known as a voltage drop. The loss of voltage occurs and converts to heat. So I then started noticing little black spots on the lightning connector contacts. I looked at them with my microscope and notice burnt spots and some parts of the contacts are no longer there. This is very poor build quality and was not tested enough. So Apple if you can't get it right, let third party companies like Anker have the appropriate resources to make a proper MFI usb c to lightning cable. Also why are you still selling this without fixing the problem?

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work after 2nd use!!

    • Written by Neve F from Wanaka

    Mum picked up this charger for me. It charged fine on the first time but the second time it was on and off charging. This is really upsetting spending $60 on a charger and it not even working.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've listened to the other reviews

    • Written by K W from New Orleans

    I never write reviews, but I'm so disappointed in the quality of this product. The first one we purchased broke with very light use -- the piece that connects into the iPhone just came out of the cord. The second one we purchased stopped working after a week. I work from home, do everything via conference calls, and am 37 weeks pregnant, so not having a charged phone is not an option. Instead of making it easy to facilitate a replacement, Apple requires you to ship the item back to them before they will issue a refund for replacement -- meaning the whole process takes over a week to complete, leaving you without a working charger the entire time. Unacceptable. If you are are going to create products that are so essential to people's safety and well-being, you need to have better systems in place to ensure they work properly or can be replaced easily/quickly.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $35 cable that only lasted 6 months

    • Written by Jeremy H from Hampton

    The worst part of the cable breaking is that the cable didn't even tear on the outside, it just stopped working. About to go see if warranty will cover this. But still a let down regardless.

    Otherwise, excellent cable. The speed at which it could charge your Iphone was seriously impressive. Just a shame that it's not immune to breaking easily like the rest of Apples cables.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by Mary H from Erie

    Super cheap plastic junk. Cable too long to be convenient and manageable ( but the shorter option of 18 in is waaaay too short). Doesn't wind up, too stiff to be compact. I'm just so disappointed. To think I had to pay $19 to purchase a cable to go with an extra charger that's also a piece of junk. What gives, Apple. With a trillion net worth one would think you'd want to improve and enhance your reputation not cut it to the bone.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money

    • Written by Michael C from Garrison

    I had this able for a year and it shows no signs of wear and tear so much more worth buying then the cheap amazon ones.

    I'm buying a second one for at work.

    I am very critical of Apple but they did this cable right

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made

    • Written by Stevenson T from Ft Wainwright

    This cable looks great, but don’t expect it to last more than a few months. Either the lightning side will break where the cable meets the connector (my first one of these cables) or it will simply stop working as a result of some other faulty component. I have $70 invested in two useless, broken cables now.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2m Charging Cable

    • Written by Patricia M from Red Deer

    Purchased and this one, worked less than 2 weeks - will never buy again! Have bought 5 cables of this kind, others worked for about 4-6 months. Instead of replacing, as they know there is a problem(for something that probably costs them under $2.00), support was willing to send new but put hold on credit card until they got old one back because they don’t trust that I will return it! Haven’t even had it for two weeks. Should own up to problem, apologize and send new immediately - no cost! Horrible way to do business Apple!!!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning plug broke after a few months

    • Written by Ali S from Manchester

    I purchased this cable to charge my iphone X faster than the standard USB > lightning cables. I usually keep the cable and power brick plugged into my kitchen island outlet and am very careful with my electronics/accessories. Recently I plugged my phone in and noticed it wasn't charging. I tried several outlets before I realized the lightning "tab" (for lack of a better term) is wobbly in the cable housing. Something is definitely broken and no amount of cable-fu has fixed it. I'm going to need a new one, but they're so expensive. This shouldn't happen after only 4-5 months of light use. This is the first time I've had problems with an Apple cable of any type, and needless to say I'm rather disappointed.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected a better quality cable from Apple

    • Written by Matthew B from Regina

    Apple's major branding point is "you pay for quality." They did not follow through on their brand promise with this product. I've had to replace the cable twice in 1 year. It's definitely time for Apple to reinvent the charging and connection process.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs new rubber

    • Written by Doug W from American Fork

    Apple lightning cords and power cords all fray at the end. Sometimes in a few months or at least in a few years. The rubber cracks and peels back exposing the bare wire. I'm really surprised that Apple has allowed this problem to go on for so long. What's with the lack of motivation to address this?

    32 of 34 people found this useful