• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Split cable

    Very expensive for what it is. The cable also never lasts.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be nice if Apple would allow MFi 3rd party cables

    typical apple quality, works until it frays. I would much prefer the ability to buy a 3rd party MFi certified cable but apple has yet to allow 3rd party vendors get MFi certification for USB C cables. I can see why, $35 for a cable is crazy. No doubt they would pull all MFi certifications if it wouldn't cause an uproar. Apple is in phase 2 of it's life cycle. Time to maximize profits over customer experience. Next is the fall from grace, I suppose.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great in combination with new MBP

    I bought the cable for synchronization with iTunes on my 2016 13" MacBook Pro. I didn't want to use an adapter. To my suprise I noticed very fast charging up to 80% for my iPhone7 when connected to my MBP. My older iPad Air2 didn't show the same fast charging. If it was due to lack of support of faster charging or just larger batteries taking more time to charge, I don't know. However the fast charging of my iPhone was a positive surprise. I have not experienced any issues with poor connection but I have only used the cable a few times.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Very expensive considering it stopped working after about 4 months. Intermittently works if i bend the cable at certain spots.

    22 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Very expensive considering it stopped working after about 4 months.

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Much like other customers I bought this cable from Apple directly but the lightning side of the cable isn't formed correctly so it pops out super easy and it's almost impossible to get it to charge your phone...

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, underperforming product.

    These cables are the worst and you basically have to buy the "certified Apple" cable to be sure it works. They constantly break, tear and wear out. Really a shameful failure for Apple. Good to know that Apple gets rich selling inferior garbage products, so that's nice.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it were 0.5 m. Should be included in the iPhone boxes at this point

    I made the conversion to USB-C and it's great. '
    To help with adoption, Apple should include this cable in the iPhone box instead of the Lighting to USB A cable.

    Also, Apple please make this cable in 0.5 meter length, I don't need it to be 1 m long.

    Thank you.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality material

    Cable functions fine. However Apple seems to be using a poor quality material for this cable (and the cables for its other product lines, e.g. MacBook Pro charger, MacBook Pro power cord, Airport Express power cord). The cable has a slightly rough finish to it, and it feels like a fine residue of plastic remains on your hand if you run your hand along the cable. It does not have a smooth finish like basically every other plastic cable on the market! It becomes more noticeable as the product ages, too. Apple, PLEASE STOP

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought this USB-C cable from Apple to charge my iPhone from my MacBook Pro. The lightning connector is defective: it only makes contact in the phone if pressed in very hard. Then it often loses contact after some seconds or minutes. So the phone rarely charges fully with this cable. I have no problems with the phone connected from an old USB-A cable to my older Mac computer.

    I had read of similar defect with discount USB-A to lightning cables bought at Amazon. But I never before heard of this defect with a cable bought from Apple.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of buying a new charger every month

    We have had the worst luck with my family's genuine Apple Chargers. They constantly break and stop charging within a month or two of using them. And if they do happen to last longer than a month or two they physically fall apart by splitting near the connection. Save yourself time and money by searching the internet for a better aftermarket option. Or do like i did and switch to a Samsung.

    28 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good cable

    I'm ready to switch back to android because I'm tired of buying charging cables for my iPhone and iPad. I brought this cable less than 6 months ago and now it's not working. The one before that, I went to the Apple Store and brought one. The original one that came with my phone stopped working on the anniversary of me having my phone. I guess I'll have to go buy one from the dollar store and see if it works better than the apple product.

    25 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thick and bulky

    Feels like this cable is about 3x as thick/heavy as the old iPhone charging cable. Less flexible too.

    15 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    The lightning cable is good but it is simply not durable enough. I have had to replace mine numerous times because eventually it will just stop working. I dont feel like it's worth $19 because of how frequently mine breaks, I find I'm replacing it every 2 months.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More durable than the original!

    I purchased a few of these cables in the hope that I could charge my iOS devices quicker, using the 29W charger included with my 12" MacBook. After a few months of use, I have come to appreciate the difference between the USB C-lightning cable, and the USB A-lightning cable. This cable is much thicker, more robust, and resists tearing much better than the old style. In addition, The USB C connector allows me to charge my iPhone and iPad faster than with the 12W USB A charger. Well done Apple!

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast charging for iPad Pro 12

    I purchased this cable and the 29W power adapter to use with my iPad Pro (12 inch screen). This charges it quickly. I used to charge it up overnight with the 12W adapter, which was ok, but now I don't have to worry about a large drop in battery life. I plug it in to this and the 29W power adapter and it charges to full within a few hours. It charges up to 100% for me, other reviewers have stated otherwise, but that sounds like an issue that should be dealt with applecare. Giving 4 out of 5 stars, because price could always be lower.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There is some problem with iPad Pro.

    This is my very first expectation when iPad Pro first launch that I believed the giant iPad should be using type C technique to charge faster. Simple enough the 12W old charger cannot substain the power while pro being used. So the USB C to lightning cable is a must. But it won't from the first out of pro.

    And now this cable is out. Can this be faster? You read other review here saying it's not charging faster that I believe either the USB C has some problem to detect the faster charger (or failure to detect) or Apple have not yet update the firmware to allow the fast charger before they claim this cable can.

    But what my problem is my mac book 29W charger with the new lightning cable can only charge up my Pro 12.9 to 95% max. Even I left it charge over night. Charging my 6s plus or pro 9.7 are all fine.

    What happen, Apple ?

    23 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A convenience product for wired synchronisation

    For those with a Macbook sporting the USB-C port and wishing to piggyback charge their phone, transfer movies to their iPad mid-flight or essentially make use of a wired connection for any purpose.
    The USB-C to lightning will serve them well.

    It's a durable cable and is compact so it can easily be thrown into a messenger bag or organisation case for your laptop enabling iPhone to Macbook connection should you desire to do so.

    Excellent product works as advertised and has survived many flights where as many fliers will agree that even those who care greatly for their products and maintain them cannot always escape the rigours of cargo handling or the hustle and bustle of the frequent flyer.

    Won't be necessary for many people but for times when wireless isn't available, piggy back charging is needed, or simply the convenience and speed of a cable is needed this product will do the job well for Macbook owners.

    86 of 101 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but make sure you get Apple's 29W USB-C charger

    This cable is excellent and delivers on the promise of fast charging for your 12.9" IPad Pro (from now on referred to as just IPP).

    The cable achieves 29W charging at 14.5V / 2A. In my testing, I discharged my IPP to 10% and connected the cable. In 2.5 hours, it reached 100% charge! This is extremely fast, and exactly what you need if you often use your IPP to do long stretches of work or media consumption.

    153 of 178 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful in a Minimalist Way

    I bought this because I have an iPad, iPhone, and the new MacBook 12". You can use this cable with the brick that powers the MacBook to charge your iPad and iPhone without having to carry around the USB to Lightning cable.

    102 of 123 people found this useful