• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its like buying a product from China

    The quality of this product its horrible, not even 7 months from the date of purchase and i have been forced to buy a new one because it suddenly stopped working. Apple does not care about the quality but about how much you spend at the store. would never recommend this product.

    good luck if you buying it!! are

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Four Years Strong, Even With Some Bad Cable Care

    I’ve had my 2m Lightening cable foor four years now, since I got my iPad Air back in 2013. Throughout that time the cable has performed flawlessly despite my abuse to it. The length was great, much more convient than the included 1m cable that came with my iPad. It’s a thicker cable than the standard 1m cables as well.

    A word on cable maintenace, I made the mistake of travelling with it without removing the USB end from the wall adapter when packing the cable away. This ended up bending the USB end over time and now that the casing of the cable is splitting it’s time to replace. I will definitely not be doing this with my replacment cable.

    Overall, highly recommend this cable.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not charge iPad

    cable doesn't even work for iPad, it will say NOT CHARGING. Thanks!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If I could rate this negative stars I would. The cords for Apple products are by far the worst I've ever seen. All of my cords, not just this model, all do the same thing...BREAK. The cords need to be made more durable to bend and move. If they are going to keep performing like subpar products then their price should reflect that. The fact that I have to continually tape my cords with electrical tape is both aesthetically hideous and pathetic on apples part. If this was their first rodeo on making cords I would understand, but it's not...If I am expected to pay $29 for a new cord I would expect it to last at least a year, heck even longer than that! Please either lower your prices or make a new cord.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star because that’s the lowest I can go

    I have bought four of these cables @ £29 each within six months, I go to my local pound shop, for cables, I am still on my first cable from the pound shop 9 months later, so I wouldn’t waste my money on a cable that cost me £29 over one that costs me £1

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple cares and they got it right

    I find it hard to believe people hate the cable and think going beyond that has anything to do with these fantastic cables. With that said these cables are amazing no matter how I handled them. They last as long as third party cables except mine still work like a charm. As of now after a couple of months of using them the first time, the outer later may stretch a bit, but that's the most they have ever changed for me problem wise which shows the heart and effort that went into this.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product if Used with respect

    Never had an issue with any lightning Cable treat it with respect will last you years over priced but its Apple what do you expect ???

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!!!

    After years of buying knock offs that only worked for a little while before the Apple product wouldn't accept it, I decided I'd spend the money to have all my family's chargers be authentic. Within months, we started having the ends of the cord breaking off inside the phones. We knew the cords would eventually bend too much and be ruined, but I was so ticked off at Apple's lack of quality for so much money!!! I've wanted to call Apple to ask what's up, but I can see with other reviews that it won't do any more good than this bad review. And, in the years of owning iPhones that I kept in perfect condition, I've had to replace my 6+ twice!! Now, I'm thinking I'll give Samsung a chance.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charged my new IPad Pro 10.5 once....

    ! brand new (apparently defective) charger that came with my iPad pro 10.5 ....ugh!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 stars if I could

    Why must I keep buying your crappily made cables? Oh that's right, because you can make the hardware to not recognize a non-apple brand charging cord but you can't figure out how to keep the cord from falling apart after normal use. And here I thought you guys were geniuses. My bad.

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple! Why aren’t you listening to us??

    Dear Apple, we the customers have been begging you guys to get better charging cables for years now! We constantly have to buy your $30 chargers over and over and over again. All we ask for is a longer lasting cable yet we are presented with facial recognition to unlock the newest iPhone. If our phones can be smart enough to unlock by scanning our face why can’t the cables last more than 3 months. If our phones are strong enough to stand up to being taken in the water why can’t our cables last for more than 3 months. Samsung cables last forever and when they do break after being used for years they are a lot cheaper to replace. If we are paying a $1000 for our phones why are the charger built like we are only paying $1 for them. It’s hard to sell the best phone and have the worst cables.
    Signed a begging loyal customer.

    66 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted just under 7 months

    Well here I am buying a new one less than 7 months later lol. If only they built these better or at least make the cords strong enough to last longer than a year, that’d be fantastic!!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I bought the cable in January and we are now in September (9 mouth) and it does work anymore. It looks perfectly okay but when I plug it nothing happens.
    Really not recommend this product

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Durability

    It's the great length and perceived Apple quality you'd hope they would make standard issue with all of their products. But that quickly goes away once you're outside of their warranty period. It mysteriously knots up at the top and the rubber casing rips all within a year. After a year, there also is a delay for the charging to begin.

    Stick with your $6 cords on Amazon. You're going to need to repurchase just as often.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another beats the dust :(

    My last purchase of this cord lasted just under 8 months. Thats just is not ok. I will not be buying another one from apple until they start making one that last longer! Forget about the financial cost, which is its own issue, how about the cost to the environment? The MASSIVE cost to the planet alllll these unnecessarily frail cords are taking! Its disgusting when you actually stop and think about it. Do better apple.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My first negative review of an apple product. Just bought a second iPad Pro. I like mine so much I got one for my son to start high school. It is fantastic, however we can't get a lighting cord in my house to charge it!!! Everyone knows lightning cables are horrendous. Nothing is better than finding a iPad you left charging for hours completely out of battery... The argument made for this is the cord doesn't last forever ... But this cord is two weeks old my other one is 9 months old. So really apple? This is basic stuff the product has to change... The first generation worked better perhaps these miniscule male ends just are not holding up. This is a case where bigger is better. Maybe you are getting rid of it altogether... In the meantime do the right thing 29 dollars for a cord that is not going to last a few months is an outrage. Admit the thing is awful and provide them at cost... Or a a little more like 50 cents.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    High prices.

    I don't know why people keep saying it's a bad charger, it is not! If you take care of it, it will serve for years! I had my original iPhone charger for 2 years now when I got the iPhone 6, and it still in a perfect condition. People just need to start plugging and unplugging their phones from the solid parts not the wire it self. The only thing I would complain about is the price.
    I lost my iPhone charger and went today to get a new one, amazing people great customer service but high prices, I paid $50 for a charger. And other chargers brands would ruin your phone and give you a wrong percentage of your battery life.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't buy

    i'm keeping it short, this cable is cr@p don't buy it. it lasts 2 years with daily use which is short for a premium priced cable

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk, breaks and flays easily

    This is a terribly fragile cord , it is not made to last despite numerous bad reviews , so clearly Apple is choosing not to fix the problem but to keep selling garbage for high prices. Apple should reward customers for buying the real Apple product and not a generic knock off by providing a high quality product with longevity , but thus far it has not . Very disappointing .

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    The awful truth is that the Apple supplied lightning to USB cable that come with your new Apple device probably won't last through your warranty period and Apple wont replace the defective cord. If you are like me i use my iPad Pro to stream television and movies and with the screen brightness set as low as is possible (and still be watchable) the iPad's battery drains pretty fast. My solution is to keep the device connected to my 25 watt Apple charger, keeping at 100% charge most of the time. That makes for other issues, but i won't go into them now. The constant bending of the charger cord at The lightening end makes it fail in short order. I have seen plenty of cords with a soft, tapered plastic sleeve at a point where that cable breaks most often. That design spreads out the bend over a much larger area than the current cord to hard plug design that is used by Apple today. Even the non-Apple cords have the same issue. I make the cord last longer by wrapping the first couple of inches in electrical tape but that just delays the failure. My suggestion is that users buy the cheapest cord available, do the electrical tape thing and be prepared to throw them away as they fail. This goes for all cord lengths and manufacturers.

    25 of 27 people found this useful