• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had to replace my lead because it had deteriorated so much

    First of all why is the lead so short? Secondly when you try to tidy away it's next to impossible to wrap up. Neither I consider unreasonable requirements. Every single other manufacturer of wires don't produce there's like this, nor are they white which I guess is personal taste. They also have a unique plug, so you are unable to buy alternative.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I love everything about Apple except chargers, they keep breaking. Please consider improving the quality since thay are not cheap.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely horrible

    The worst charger ever made, c’mon Apple make something better before there’s an option to make a zero star rating cause that’s all you’ll be getting with these.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 star is too good total Garbage

    How can you use your phone if you cant charge it. Had my 6S for a year now and no chargers work on it. Not Apple, not any aftermarket chargers. I have cleaned it with contact cleaner. blown out the dust. cleaned the cords. This lightning connector is the worst charger/connector on the market.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy quality.

    My experience is that these cables don't last long. New one in August and replaced in December. Now need to replace that one. Waste of money.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful then

    I love how everybody is complaining about how easy these cables are to break. Maybe if you were actually careful with your things you wouldn't have this problem. I have been using the same cord and block for just shy of two years now and it is still in almost perfect condition. Its called being careful and not being careless with your things. I dont pretend its made of glass but I also dont mess with it endlessly and just destroy it. This is like everything else. If you take care of it will last, if you act like its indestructible its gonna break pretty fast.

    30 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't understand the bad reviews...

    I have had DOZENS of Lightning devices, and probably 2 or 3 dozen Lightning cables. To my knowledge, the only two cables that have died (2) were both third-party cheapies from Groupon; I have never had a genuine Apple Lightning cable fail, and that includes cables from almost 6 years ago now. Cables that are used every day. Cables that are used in our cars. By our kids. Cables that are constantly unplugged and plugged in our kitchen.

    I've just never had a problem with an Apple cable, and that's despite me really, really wanting a cheaper alternative.

    19 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The quality is horrible. When will you guys make a charger that lasts? This is awful.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightining cable

    firstly it is very expensive (you can buy a new mobile phone with the price)
    secondly, after market ones expensive and stop working after a while dont know why? I blame apple spying!
    thirldly, they are not durable always break some from tip some from cord end but they break eventually.
    I wish they would be cheap (just a cable no explaination why it should that expensive) and reliable should last years in normal day to day use. I have to charge everyday due to battery doesnt last long.

    I hope Apple listens

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cords

    Ridiculously expensive and don’t last either. Off brand don’t charge the devises so you have no choice!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I second the reports from other customers. Wake up, I am really considering Android though I love Apple. Awful!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Review of new IPhone SE and Apple Lightning cable

    Just received a new IPhone SE as a Christmas present.
    After initially charging perfectly and setting it up like my old one, I was somewhat surprised
    to find that the phone refuses to charge using the Apple supplied Lightning cable.
    Using another new cable had the same problem.
    Interestingly, my daughter's old cable, partly held together with sticky tape, actually works.
    (Unfortunately, sticky tape does not appear to help the new cables)
    I was under the impression that Apple's products are a cut above it's competitors.
    Apple would be wise to look into the suppliers manufacturing standards, as there is no point in paying for
    a premium product, if it turns out to be sub-standard.
    It will be interesting to see what Apple's after-sale service is like for this sort of thing.
    Very disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious design issues

    Constantly break --- surely these can be improved and still keep your profit margins

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If only I could give zero stars

    Love Apple but hate the cords. If only they were priced accordingly to the quality. I’d say $5 would be fair for lasting a month

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Throw your £20 in the bin instead

    Dreadful cables. I've had to replace my Lightning Cable 4 times in the past year alone. The first one didn't work right out of the box, second one became very sensitive about whether it would charge or not, failing as soon as I turn my back. As someone who relies on their iPhone's morning alarms, being able to actually charge during the night is A MUST. 3rd cable came with my AirPods and lasted a total of 3 weeks before deciding to not connect any more and my 4th is going okay so far. I know it's not my devices that are the issue as I have an iPad Air and an iPhone 5s

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    I have had a lightning cable since they were first introduced in apple devices and the original one I got in the box still works perfectly and I use it multiple times a day. I have had to replace another cable but that was due to me losing it, not the cable giving out. Works perfectly for a long time if taken care of properly.

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very bad

    It always stops working and ai have to buy another... I buy it from apple and do not consider the cheap products that exist. But I am beginning to think all the products are the same, 2$ wire or this 35$ one all are junk and will break sooner or later.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BS charge cord...

    So the phone and the battery life is great. But when it comes to the charge cord, not so good. I bought my factory unlocked iPhone 5S from the Apple factory in Feb. 2014. It is Dec 2017, almost 2018 and I have ran through 4 Lightning cables that break within a few months. THEN, when you buy a new cable, it seems to be calibrated to the newest iPhone and it charges slowly and the battery charge runs out quicker than the original cord that came with the 5S. You guys need to work on this!! My phone (5S) still looks and works like it’s brand new but a Samsung cable will last YEARS. Fix your cable. Make it with a new plastic/rubber that can withstand and your phones will be flawless. Thanks!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the worst charger ever.

    I don’t know where to start. I’ve had several of these lightning cables and not one of them has lasted over 6 months. After a while, I get “Accessory not supported” notifications while using my Apple lightning charger, or I end up having to hold my phone a certain way to where I cannot use it while it charges, or the exterior of the cable completely falls apart. For this price, you are only buying the Apple name and not any quality at all. This is yet another disappointing Apple product.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    I would rate these zero stars but the minimum is one star so there you go. I love all things apple like the iPhone and the iPad. However, Apple’s lighting cables are the worst! They break and stop working out of the blue all the time. They also cost $28 where I live and I am always finding myself replacing my cables every 2 months or so and that is a lot of money wasted on these cables. Apple, please change the design of your lightning cables and make them have a better quality to last longer. At least, Andriod cables are way way cheaper than Apple’s and doesn’t break that easily. Please up your game, Apple!

    45 of 48 people found this useful