• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this

    Because it would break within a few months. Trust me, I've bought 3 of them in total.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Probably the worst charging cable I have ever used. Breaks easily and is way to short. And in some cases it even just decides to stop working even though there's no wire damage. And I am a person that really looks after cables. These are just so bad. And the price is god awful. Apple you need to redesign these cables. And make them longer.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit expensive..

    Massive improvement over the old 30 pin train wreck, especially when kid jams it in upside down. I got a collection of four lightning cables and they work fine with no damage since old 5s. Reading the 2k or so 1 star ratings leaves me feeling very inadequate. I must learn to yank cord harder or use at least two when towing car? So to all the haters and massive whiners maybe ask Apple to give us wireless charging and use bluetooth headphones? 5 stars off for getting rid of the headphone jack but that's a whole new topic, no?

    18 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues - always works.

    I've been using these cables for years and years and I have never, never needed to buy any other apart from the one included in the package. Always good!

    9 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apples ignorance! Another reason to move from Apple

    Zero Star!

    Can't believe how this company ignores all these negative reviews for this Charging cable!
    And that shows you how ignorant and weak analysis of quality of the products

    Bye bye ignorance

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made as other reviews suggest.

    Have to admit, I came here because of the same issue as everyone else. After a few months of use my cord has also worn out at the connection bits and is having trouble charging. Not going to buy another one as this will clearly only continue to happen and I will instead look for another brand.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These cables are absolutely AWFUL! Apple should be sorry for charging such a ridiculous price for these cables! Save yourself some money and buy one of the fabric ones on eBay!

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so many bad reviews?

    I really like the charger cable. It works, it does it's job. Many people with bad reviews probably pull the jack out using the cable (pulling the cable instead of the head) and they are raging about that. Guys, be careful with the cable. It's not invincible.

    13 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This works, then doesn't cable complemented by working cables stop working when you upgrade to iOS 10 is the reason I've bought my last ever Apple product. Been through 20 lightning cables (with non Apple ones lasting longer) while my original micro USB cable is still going strong.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible

    Despite looking nice and some saying 'longer lasting', these cords do not last. No matter what. They always end of fraying even with the greatest of care. I always get in trouble for going through chargers too fast when in reality it's the badly-made cords. The old cords (iPhone 4 and under) were great. I only ever had one in the two years I had my iPod 4. Never frayed. All of the other cords that I've ever used for any product have never frayed. Then there's the lightning cable.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    These charger cables last longer when you wrap a small amount of mounting putty (can be purchased from places like CVS, Staples, school supply stores, etc.,) at the weakest spot. Mounting putty is a product used to place posters on walls without damaging the surface.
    Suggestion: as soon as you get your new phone charger cord, wrap some mounting putty around the areas that tend to fray. This offers a good degree of protection so the cord does not get damaged. Problem solved!

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What junk

    These nightmares fail much more often than the old connectors, even though they quickly got frayed and looked awful. These connectors don't show any physical damage but they stop working after 5-6 months. You can tell it's all over when you plug your iPhone in and you you hear repeated dings as the connection indicator goes on and off repeatedly, even though now one is touching it.

    It's enough to make me consider a Galaxy. I can't keep dropping $20 every few months to buy new connectors.

    Yes, I carefully hold it by the body and not by the wire.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable

    Thought I loved my iPad Air until the beginning of endless purchase of lightning cables due to their constant failure. This occurs with them working for some time then failing, despite being certified. I have sunk endless$$$$ on replacing them. If not for exploding Galaxy tablets, would even consider alternative to iPad. Apple, relying on the substandard subject to constant failure cables, has seriously damaged your so called sterling rep with me.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightining charger cable

    I doubt anyone one from apple ever takes these revues seriously, and frankly I would never even bother to write one, but this issue is just too infuriating.
    Like many apple users I own a lot of apple gear, 3 imacs, 3 iphones, 1 ipad, and consequently spend a fair bit with apple, generally happy with the products.

    I suppose this has lead to an arrogant complacency at apple, because the lightning charger is a product which should NEVER been launched. I still have an Iphone 4 which from new the old 30 pin cable still works fine even if battery life has decreased. in the period since I owned my iphone 6s I have replaced the cable no less than 8 times, and now even a brand new one has to be levered in some way to make it work.


    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These cables stop working within months.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    life expentacy only depends upon your care

    i've had my usb cable for a couple of years now and it's still in good condition. i can't lie about its fragility though. i just saved myself lots of dollars for taking good care of it.

    10 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vastly better than other competitors

    I saw so many bad reviews that I felt compelled to write my own review. I have had an iPhone since the first iPhone. I skipped 1 or 2 of the S versions of the phone but for the most part I try to stay with the newest model. The cable has always worked great for me. I currently have 3 lighting cables from previous phones. They all work great. My oldest one is starting to come apart but it's around 3 years old. I have never had a problem with charging slow or plugging in the cable to my phone.

    Just so you get a feel for how I use my cables. I like to have multiple cables for charging throughout my house and in my car. I'm constantly on the phone for hours at a time so I need to essentially be connected to a charger throughout the day. I've used many other brands of cables and they are not even close to the quality of Apple's cable. No other cable has lasted more than 1 year without falling apart. I'm at the point where I exclusively by Apple cables. They are not perfect but much better than any of the competitors.

    As far as the length is concerned, I think it's perfect. Any longer and it would be a mess. However, Apple does offer longer cables.

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super fast delivery

    Ordered a new charger/cable yesterday afternoon and it arrived before 12pm today! I left my old charger in hospital recently- that one was over 2 years old and I've never had an issue with it. My partners iPad charger is now 4 years old and again no issues...

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Sick of buying leads, bye, bye Apple, wake up and manufacture better quality leads, went over to Sony after iPhone 5, phone used for business , so no phone charged equal's no business, still have iPad but not for long , once again lead broken, use my Sony lead to charge phone, e CIG and kindle after 18 months same lead still works

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    These cables are terrible. They come apart in just a few months after regular use. I don't know how many I've been through. I've exchanged 2 at the Apple Store and I've bought so many more. Please fix this issue! The cables aren't worth the money spent on them, nor the aggravation of using them.

    27 of 29 people found this useful