• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy!

    I am seriously shocked. I got this cord for Christmas, just over a month ago. It already has stopped working. Absolutely nothing is wrong with the cord, it still looks brand new but no longer will charge a phone. I thought buying the actual Apple version versus a knockoff that this surely would not happen. And knowing Apple, i'd have to jump through 10 hoops to try to get a new one and would be out of luck with no receipt since it was a gift.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought <6 months

    Paid a premium price for an accessory to ensure best possible performance (vs. buying cheaper non-Apple). And...it doesn't work. $29 for a cord!

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible quality

    why can't apple make better products for the money they charge? Customers have been complaining about the cable quality for years and apple never gives a ear about customer views

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed.

    I bought this cord even with the poor reviews, thinking maybe the others were in the habit of pulling the cord out of the electric source by yanking on the cord only. I have had the cord 4 months. EVERY time I removed it from the source I have removed it by the "collar" for lack of a better word. It simply quit working. No kinks, no rough manipulation. I guess I will go with whatever "knock off" that is rated well by amazon. Really, Apple? So disappointed.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months durable

    It is ridiculous !! Those cables are disposable. Prepare to buy another one in 6 months!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    G. R. E. A. T!

    Its been 5 years and its in almost perfect condition! Gotta hand it to apple, its pretty great! every other one of my non-apple cords broke but these ones! DEFINETLY RECOMENDED!

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, not durable

    Other after market lightning cables have more choice in color, style and materials, they are much more durable and flexible than the Apple. Apple charges more but sadly giving poorer quality cable easily broken. Apple, please improve!!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems with Apple cable I bought

    Purchased Apple 2m cable and adaptor over a year ago with new iPad Pro. Not had any problem with it. I tend to leave cable plugged in to adaptor and just plug other end into iPad when needed. I think if you handle it gently it shouldn’t come apart as some people have experienced. I also bought a 1m cable and adaptor from another company to use elsewhere. Yes, it was cheaper but I find the cable too short to plug in directly to wall socket if I want to use iPad whilst it’s charging. Have to plug in to an extension socket. Also the cheaper one takes ages to fully recharge the iPad even when not in use. I suppose you get more reviews from unhappy customers to complain and there are many more satisfied customers who don’t bother to send a review.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak design

    You have be extremely gentle with these, if you get a slight kink in the end it will fail. Going to try the Anker brand 6’ cable, 5 star reviews on those. These also do not work correctly with a 12 watt charger. You have to unplug and plug it back in the wall every time you plug in the phone. The 3’ cable works fine. Never had this issue with mini USB, even cheap ones. I would avoid and go with a good brand aftermarket for less money.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can’t afford this

    I lost count of how many of these I’ve gone through. I can’t afford to keep buying these. I’m pretty sure I’m going back to Samsung. Their chargers don’t break every month. For how expensive Apple products are, their chargers should be durable or free.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY?

    Why does an industry leader have such difficulty producing a durable USB cable? I resent having to refresh my supply due to poor construction. However, the greatest annoyance was finding a wonderful compatible cable that my iPad eventually deemed not compatible, rendering it useless.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak out of the box

    I just bought 2 of these, along with 2 new 12w chargers. I thought one of the chargers was defective when I plugged in my iPad & it said "not charging". I changed the cable to the shorter 3ft cable & it worked fine. When I used this longer cable to charge my iPhone X, it took almost twice as long. Terrible quality.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to improve this urgently

    I was forced to purchase another 2m iPad cable approximately three months ago, it has already started to fray and I will need to replace it yet again! iPads are premium products and yet the charger quality seem no better than something I would buy at a thrift shop. This is disgraceful, whilst I am sure this increases the profit margin for the company, heavy users of their iPads (like myself) are being pressed. I depend on my iPad as a disabled person I can't get out and about, I certainly shouldn’t have to (and can’t afford to) keep replacing such an essential part of kit!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Worst cable ever it always breaks and it's overpriced.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality for such an outrageous price

    This 2m cable is useless in less than 3 months. Unbelievable!! You can get a generic cable for the third part of the price of this one and it will work great for years, but it looks like Apple has decided to apply the programmed obsolescence with their cables as well (sarcasm). Come on Apple!! You guys used to make great products in the past.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $1000 for iPhone and $30 for a Cheap Cable.

    So apple charges $1000 for iPhone and $30 for a Cheap lightning Cable that last maybe 8 months.
    I bought this cable because it's 2 Meters long and I need it for my iPhone & iPad.
    Today I had to return it to the apple store to get replacement because it stopped working.
    This is the 3rd Time I've had trouble with the Apple Lightning Cable. What is your problem Apple ?
    What do you do with all this money you make from loyal customers like myself that you can't have a Solid working Charger Cable ????

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    I was kind of nervous to purchase this cord after some of the bad reviews but I have had the cord for a few months and it works great. It charges so much faster than the cheap cords and seems to be really good quality. The length is perfect.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Why can't you make a charging cable to last longer than a few months? I would buy off brand cables but they won't charge my Apple products. SO IRRITATING! Please fix this issue!!!!!!!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple chargers

    Thought I was the only having problems with the new charger for iPad Pro. I’ve used Apple products along with their chargers for years. The chargers used to hold up great! Never had issues with their old chargers. Since upgrading to iPad Pro, I noticed charging is hit and miss. I’ll plug in and get message it’s not charging. Blinks on and off. I take great care with all my devices and chargers as instructed. There’s no reason why an excellent (and costly) product would come with a subpar or poor charger. Obviously their not reading reviews. It’s expensive to purchase Apple products, but to repeatedly purchase chargers is obsurd. Apple— are you listening to these numerous complaints? Or do you simply not care?

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly great luck with this cord

    I've had this cord for around three and a half years. It looks like it's been to war with how the soft plastic is fraying on the outside and how bent out of shape it is. The hard plastic on the lightning plug part that goes into the phone is cracked. I've had to cut some of the soft plastic down and add a heat shrink wrap around the lightning plug portion. Despite all this, it still charges my phone just fine. All of the wiring is still intact. I'm finally looking for a replacement because I think it might become somewhat of a fire hazard.

    8 of 20 people found this useful