• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never buy an Apple charger.

    • Written by Kaitlyn N from Omaha

    These cords are nowhere near worth the money Apple asks for. One may think that if you go to the company that makes your phone to get your charger you are going to get the best product. This is wrong when it come to an iPhone charger. For 30 dollars you get 3 good months, maybe, before the smaller end of the cord twist, expose the wires and ultimately break the cord. This is my third charger in the part 18 months and I am not dealing with this cycle anymore. I will look for a cheaper charger with better quality somewhere else. I would recommend you do as well.

    614 of 769 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bab quality of lightning to usb cable (2m)

    • Written by Alex T from Cupertino

    It would help me to explain my pain of having a bad quality of apple lightning to usb cable after a year of use with it sitting on my office desk. if this site allows user to upload a photo shot of problem product .

    After a year of weekdays usage of this calbe at my work desk , daily charge, the power charge still works but the rubber cover near the lightning connector (1 cm) seems tear off the near end of 2m thin rubber wrap. After the external rubber wrap tear off, the inner power cords are exposed. i think it is a bad quality of the material used for the 2m long rubber wrap.

    410 of 513 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful & Reliable

    • Written by Jeremy A from Brooklyn

    I've been using this cable with a small USB-C brick next to my nightstand for around 6 months and it's worked out great. I purchased this cable and power adapter because I have an iPad Pro 12" which charges substantially faster from the USB-C cable than a typical lightning charger. I chose the 2m cable so I could have my phone or iPad plugged in to charge while sitting in bed. The cable doesn't show any signs of strain, though I make a point to avoid twisting the end around too much.

    225 of 296 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Patrick S from Lehighton

    Protective rubber coating frays at lightning connector exposing the wires. Not sure I want to invest $30 to have the same problem.

    50 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by Roniel B from Washington

    Typical of Apple, they always think about their pockets only and don't care about costumers. I literally bought an iPhone 8 plus 256 GB and they don't ever bother to add fast charging cable in it!! The old 5 watt wall brick and the same cable that doesn't support fast charge! So I had to buy them separately and the cable started to peal off after 4 months! You guys make your cables so cheap in material and their price doesn't justify the quality!

    46 of 51 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?

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage quality cable. Dead in less than 60 days.

    • Written by Karl K from Mumbai

    In November 2016 I bought a 29W USB-C charger and a 2m USB-C to lightning cable to fast charge my 12.9" iPad Pro. It worked fine for around a month, then started giving trouble now and then and now, less than two months later, is completely dead and won't charge any device I plug it in to (I've tried two iPhones and two iPad Pros). Apple charges a ridiculous price for these "genuine accessories" and the quality control is absolutely appalling. Disappointed beyond belief.

    50 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The WORST

    • Written by Anthony G from Fresh Meadows

    Hi, Not sure what Apple's problem is with their cables, but they are the WORST! They never last, always get a "this device is not supported" message, a green color around the tip of the charger and they are way too short. Apple, stop being cheap and fix these problems! We pay enough money for the iPhone and we deserve accessories that work and last. After all, we are paying for them.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by Nikki S from pittsburgh

    This product deserves less than 1 star. I have had TWO of these chargers in less than a year. I take very good care of all of my cables as well. I have never had a problem with any other cables except this. My cable completely stopped charging my laptop - leaving me (a college student) with a dead computer and exams to complete online.

    Thank you for nothing Apple. Not worth the money they ask for.

    47 of 61 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.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable broke malfunctioned within a month - Apple replaced

    • Written by Sriram I from 港区

    Without a visible damage, cable malfunctioned - poorly designed product. I keep my receipt safe since I am afraid it might malfunction again within 1 year warranty period.

    37 of 43 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

  • 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

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works greak a few months and fails

    • Written by Michael S from Seal Beach

    Works great a few months and fails at the cable to lightning connector interface. The have been having this same issue for years with all Apple lightning cables. They need to beef up thier cables with strain relief at the connectors. There are better generic alternatives for usb to lightning cables that I buy. Not sure about usc-c to lightning (these are still kinda new).

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast Charging, Long Lasting (with a little care)

    • Written by David S from Syracuse

    I have had the 2m cable since the week it hit the shelves, I carry it in my bag every single day to work, and I use it to charge my devices no less than twice per week. I have never had a single problem with this cable or the USB-C 29W Power Adapter, and I cannot recommend this combination highly enough for anyone with an iPad Pro - the whole experience changes when you can charge it faster than you can drain it.

    I have tried a lot of third party cables and they frequently form internal faults that prevent the device from holding a constant connection. Since I have had cables in the past crack and fray, I NEVER pack this cable while it is still connected to the 29W Adapter, and this simple disassembly seems to be enough to prevent problems.

    This cable is so valuable to anyone with a more powerful device, and with a little care will last a long time. Absolutely worth $29!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My 5th Cable in 2 years, absolute rubbish.

    • Written by Markus N from Beaumaris

    It just breaks. this is an expensive accessory that you have to use daily and it inevitably begins working poorly in a few months. In some cases the iPhone has ceased to recognise the cable, sometimes even saying the cable is notan apple accessory (purchased from the Apple Store). The cable head seems to be the most fragile part. This charger should be free to replace with this price and abysmal quality.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning end is bad after 1 month

    • Written by Grayson B from Alpharetta

    Like title says, after a mont mh the lightning end got a weird kink and now the cable has to be at certain angles for the cable to work.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues after almost a year

    • Written by Austin B from Rockfall

    A lot of people are complaining about the quality of this cable. I bought mine some time in the fall of last year, and I've kept it curled up in my backpack, often in unsafe ways. I've run over it with my chair numerous times, and it still works just fine. I've even unplugged it by tugging halfway down the cord because I was too lazy to go unplug it properly. I've basically done everything they say not to do to keep cables in good condition, and this thing has held up despite having that same low quality feel all of Apple's stock cables have. I don't know what horrible things people have done to their cables to have them not last long enough, but 1 year of the bad treatment I've given my cable is enough that I wouldn't be mad if it broke soon (though it shows no sign of breaking). Of course now that I've said this, I'm sure it will break any day now just to spite me :P.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey

    • Written by Jordan E from Birmingham

    If you thought your wallet could finally get a breather after forking out £919 for your new iPad, you were wrong. The supplied charger is abysmally slow with it taking up to 7 hours to charge while the iPad is in light use. You have to spend another £85 to get this cable along with the USB Type C charger - albeit, it does the job well. Now to spend nearly £300 more on the first party keyboard case and Pencil :0

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 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.

    20 of 23 people found this useful