• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating! TERRIBLE! Apple is better than this!

    I don't get it. Why are these cables such POOR QUALITY. I've gone through 4 between my wife an I. I've babied these and have gotten a case for them to keep in and our brand new ones still failed after a month. TF? Do they care or is Apple getting so big that quality is no longer their concern?

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, Flimsy, Unreliable.

    Apple is charging $29 for a meter long of cable that doesn't always work (re: occasional pop up alerts on iPhone saying it's unsupported), and breaks approximately a year after the purchase. The cable is flimsy and always get twisted near the neck, or the infamous "turtle-necking" as people call it, then proceeds to fray, and finally broken.

    Been buying the lightning cables constantly for years since its first introduction back in 2012 and none of the issues were resolved.

    I have absolutely no problem with paying $30 for a cable but not when the quality is as horrendous as this. Looks like I'm not the only one experiencing issues with this expensive piece of flimsy cable.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables wear-out quickly.

    I love apple products, but these cables are annoying, unreliable, and expensive. Please find something that works, like the mini usb or whatever, but fix this, please.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A product that doesn't atand the test of time

    Totally agree with a review two doors down. I am about to purchase my fourth usb wire in a year becuase they stop working after a few months. People spend enough on Apple as it is as they cleverly monopolise, but the products should stand up to this. I could have purchased an Apple watch by now! (Please make the wire stronger and less prone to twisting at the top!)

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrific price increase

    This is my third cable for my iPad, they always seem to break in the same place in spite of careful use, I logged in to get another 2m one ( which I bought in the first place thinking that the extra length might help it last longer) only to find in less than a year a $10 price increase. Disgusted. Buying a shorter one which will doubtless only last about a month:(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible , pc connectivity error

    Just bought iPhone 6 last month .and got error like "cable authentications " and not appropriate usb cable. What's the fun of buying such a branded mobile who's manufacturers can't even solve this minor problem. Too much disappointed,my mobile touch sometimes stop when connected to cable during charging.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connector is too small

    Make the lightning connector bigger, i.e. the body is too small to grasp when removing from the phone. So instead of pulling the connector out by the wire, which results in it breaking and turning brown due to shorting out internally, make a finger and thumb sized pull out tab, so one pulls the plug, oh, and put more reinforcement on the cable in this area so it does not bend so easily, then the cable would be more robust and you would have a happy customer base.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apples worst, unreliable cable ever

    I've owned 10 of these and, they all broke without even being rough with them. I waste so much money on buying a new one each month and, the fact that these cables are way more expensive than any other phone cable makes it worse. Apple has really went backwards in making quality products. These wires are so thin and, break easily without a single touch. Apple needs to go back to the basics and, go back to the thick bulky wire like the generation 3 ipad has. I have an ipod classic with the classic wire that I had for 10 years and, NOT ONCE did I ever have to replace the cable that originally came with it. I take well good care of my things and, I know for a fact that it's not my fault that they're malfunctioning. If i haven't bought apps in the itunes store, I would go and, buy an android tablet and, sell my ipad air right now.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Treating customers with disdain

    I have spent enough on replacement MacBook and iPhone power cables in the last 5 years to buy a Nexus 5 for everyone in my family.

    Blocking the only iPhone cables I could find that last more than a month has finally tipped me over the edge. I just had to run out to buy new, inferior, more expensive Apple cables in order to charge my phone to take pictures of my newborn son. I find myself ill disposed to this company.

    It's the wrong plastic, Apple. It's the wrong plastic. It's the wrong plastic, the wrong plastic, the wrong plastic. We have been telling you this for years. If you won't fix it, then at least allow somebody else to serve your customers.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This morning I bought a new one, because my last other (my fifth) is starting to wear down. I was appalled that the price has gone up from 19€ to 25€!! I would accept this if the quality went up...but it's just the same rubbish.
    I have never had to replace a Samsung cable, nevermind a Nokia cable back in the days...

    I am so holding my heart for when my Macbook charger will fail....because it seems failure is the option Apple chargers' got, succes is not...

    Also where's the option to award zero stars?

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 star too many

    This very overpriced cable fails quickly even with gentle use. If it were well designed it might be worth about one quarter of the price Apple is charging. As shoddy as it is, this cable should be free with purchase and replaced for free every 6 months, no questions asked.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems Here

    No problems after a year with this cable to my iPhone

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cables - I never experienced any problems with these cables.

    I've owned quite a lot of apple devices ranging from the iPhone's, to the iPad's, Mac's etc and I never had a problem with my lightning cables supplied by Apple. Never once did they break. I've noticed tons of people writing bad reviews, however I can only come to a conclusion that people are miss-treating and not taking care of the cable (i.e un-plugging the cable wrongly, stretching the cable, etc.)

    9 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    9 Months!

    That's how long it lasts before the cheap plastic dissolves from the oil on your fingers. Hey, does Jony Ive have time to design the cables as well? You've got flimsy, thin plastic, dirt-attracting white color, and sharp, plastic edges that make it impossible to pull out. I've seen 99 cent USB cables with better workmanship.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple hardware quality assurance creep

    Why is Apple allowing junk hardware to creep into its systems? Aren't the margins high enough to support lasting details in their products? The lightning connector for example is a complete failure and a step backward in terms of mechanical robustness. Apple should have switched the iPhones to a mini-version of a MagSafe connector and added data transfer capabilities to it. Why let garbage hardware creep into such a "high-priced" product? The same applies to the new notebook with (single) USB-C adapter. What are Apple's product development execs thinking they are doing to their customers? What sort of future is Apple seeing for its hardware business?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse thing about Apple products

    Can't believe we're still struggling with this piece of junk called a charger. I take care of it, take it out by hold it right at the firm bit hear the tip(as taught to me by Apple workers), still fails. Sort it now Apple fgs. It's embarrassing.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and abhorrent quality

    I try to only buy genuine accessories, especially for powering any Apple products I have. Unfortunately I've now gone through three lightning cables for my iPhone. These cables are made so poorly they just stop functioning over time. I've now changed to a Belkin cable which is yet to fail me and has far outlasted the Apple junk.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 x cable broken

    Same here... I had 2 cables and they both broke!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I got the cable when I got my iPhone 5s which was only 7 months ago and already my cable has to be at a certain angle to charge other wise it doesn't , it's so annoying because I can't charge it while using it , I have to leave it on my table to charge . They should really fix this

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Substandard Quality

    I have 2 of these cables. One by my night table and one in my desk. I have never put them in my pocket; or folded them, or let them get tangled. In sum, they have been treated with care and there hasn't been any abuse.
    However, after a year of owning them the hard plastic tip that is at the end that connects to the phone is already showing several cracks. The cable itself is showing signs of erosion; the plastic coating is worn out and you can see the wires that should be always kept isolated, which makes the cables a risk in this current state.
    Apple said this cables have improved durability. Nothing farther from reality. I recommend you trying other brands because the 'authentic' apple cables stink.

    20 of 20 people found this useful