• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I've replaced three cables in the past six months—what a complete waste of money. Every single one has the same point of failure: the sleeve at the end of the connector tears and exposes the inner wiring.

    Why is it that I have generic USB cables that continue to work after 10 years without fail, yet I can't have a $35 CDN Apple branded lightning cable that can't last longer than a year?

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables don't work

    I bought 2 of these 1M cables a week ago and both don't work. One never worked at all even after trying to maneuver it for hours. The second one worked off and on for a few days and today it doesn't work anymore. Two brand new apple lightning usb cables and both don't work. I suggest picking up one of those non-apple brand cable chargers you can find at any Best Buy. Hesitant to shop at the Apple store again.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cable quality is bad

    I have used the cable for not even 3 complete months and I can see its outer covering get torn and it won't charge my phone. This is not something I would expect out of Apple. There are cheaper cables available in the market which are more durable than these.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish

    this lead does not last, for a apple product i am appalled .

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charging Cord Ever

    I regret buying an iPhone because of this cord. Lint keeps getting jammed at the top of the charging port stopping me from charging my phone. Then the wires going into the male side of the connector break and fall apart. Even the female port on the phone is now wiggling and won't get a good contact with a good charging cord. Overall its a nightmare of a charging system, expect to replace the cord atlas twice during the life of your phone. I payed enough money for the phone, you would think they would supply you with decent enough hardware to simply charge it. Never Again!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lint in the charging port!!

    It was the lint!!!! Unbelievable I just used a needle to clear the two years worth of lint and all of the cables I have recently bought (5) from Apple and Amazon work perfectly. Couldn't believe how much was in there. I've spent loads on cables and frustratingly they wouldn't stay in the Port or charge until I cleared it. Try this first. Apple cable still only gets 3 star as it breaks easily

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for two years

    Original cable. Works fine. Can not understand why other people have trouble with them!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely horrible!!!!

    I've changed 3 cables in one year!!! That's absolute disgusting quality!!! Don't buy it!!!!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable

    Disappointed with the flimsiness of Apple Cable. They don't seems to last more then 3-4 months and have to be handled like babies. Can't understand why does it have to be so fragile. I hope they soon come up with a more robust design here.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Quality

    I don't know what they make the cables from now, but all of the ones I own have started to disintegrate after a few weeks. I have several old iPod cables that still work perfectly, but Apple have now changed the material to one that doesn't last. They feel great at first and don't tangle, but soon after the rubber becomes brittle and flakes away. This is not a fault of mine, I have a cable at work that has done nothing but sit on my desk and the rubber is so brittle that just touching the wire causes bits to flake off. There is the same problem with the laptop chargers and the headphones. I wish Apple would test their products for longevity, not just how the look fresh out the box.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    Previously had a iPad Air 1st version nice and lightning functions great, but a few months later I had to buy a new cable, now I am in the same situation that's my 3th cable in a little time! Very disappointed with this cable.
    Also I have an iPhone but can't use the charger for the iPad for amperage things.
    That's bad point Apple!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd lightning cable

    I am actually going to buy a 3rd party lightning cable after the 3rd one broke.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    I've never had a problem with lightning cables/chargers. I only purchased a new one to work with the Ford Sync in my car. As long as you pull it out with the plug and not the cable then they don't break. I'm still using my original cable from 3 years ago.

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Don't Think the Charging Cable is Reliable

    They are totally unreliable and always break. It is causing me lots of problems. All my charging cables are broken. They do not work properly. Sometimes my phone will not be charged 100% overnight, and I have to start the day without a fully charged device. I also have to charge my iPad, but I only have one cable so it's impossible to charge both fully every day. I was forced to take my mom's to use overnight, but then I left it at my brother's house. So then my mom stole my broken cable and I always bring a cable to school to charge my phone throughout the day and my iPad for school. Now I can't because Apple does not make their charging cables well. They break and do not work properly.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk

    not an Apple quality product, starts coming apart/stops working after a few months. I am very gentle with my cables, whats going on at HQ guys?

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be shamed themselves

    They sell premium priced products, an provide cables that are lucky to last 2 months, come on everyone who buys a product from Apple should expect better, premium product at least be prepared to replace failed cables for the life of the product to the original owner. That might make you lift your game Apple. Terrible

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst-designed cable ever

    Between iPhones, iPads, and extra cables we bought for charging at work and in the car, we have at least 5 of these. They have all started breaking at the same time, right at the junction of the strain relief and the rest of the cable at the Lightning connector end. I am extremely careful with cables, and I have never seen anything like this. Whoever designed this thing should be fired.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable - Continuously Breaks

    I've purchased 5 of these in the last year - 4 have broken. I haven't experienced any "fraying" or the cable tearing like others have, but I HAVE noticed one thing in common with each of my broken ones: they all have dark, corrosive marks on some of the gold lightning connections. I even used a knife to scrape the marks off one of them, and it charged fine for a while (until the corrosive marks built up again, then it wouldn't charge). Apple, PLEASE fix this issue!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Lighting Chargers are horrendous

    I actually own stock in Apple and have owned several iPhones and I am considering jumping ship. I have to spend $50-$100 per year on chargers for me and my family which is ridiculous. Apple is a shell of what it once was.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality. Buy Cygnett instead

    i have gone through so many of these lightning cables. the white lining always ends up falling apart within a few months no matter how careful i am. this may not stop the cable from working but it looks really dodgy.

    i bought a cygnett 2m cable simply because i wanted a longer cord. that was almost 2 years ago and it is now the cord i use most frequently i.e. everyday. it is still in perfect condition. meanwhile i have gone through 4 apple cables.

    this product is very poorly made and does not last nearly as long as what should be reasonably expected. if i need a replacement for my cygnett cable one day, it definitely will not be this product. i cannot say it more emphatically, "do not buy this product!" if i could, i would give this product a nil star rating, but the lowest possible rating is 1 star.

    1 of 1 people found this useful