• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    I purchased this cable less than a month ago and it has already stopped working!!!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

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    Waste of money

    I bought two of these, one each for my good lady and myself, every time I plug in one of our phones or ipad it says accessory not supported, what a waste of money, time and effort

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting Cable

    It’s your newer cables that are made with inferior product coating. Your 1st and 2nd generation iPad charger cords were very durable. I still have some of those. The cords got flimsy with the iPad Air and beyond. That is probably where you should start if you wanted to make an improvement on the cable.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Design

    I love Apple products but can't believe that it wouldn't insist upon good quality charging cords, which are critically necessary to use its products. Within 4 months after purchasing my iPhone 6 Plus, the charging cable became unusable and I've had to replace it at least 15 times thereafter. These cords and power plugs are very expensive. In effort to save money, I then started using non-Apple charging cords/power plugs, but it seems that Apple has coded its devices to phone home so as to detect use of non-Apple accessories and render them useless, even if they were advertised as being Apple-certified. It's a wonder that a class action hasn't been commenced to seek damages for losses associated with these defective cords.

    Please - if Apple cannot provide quality charging accessories, at least allow us to mitigate our losses and purchase off-market accessories that last as long as (and many times longer than) those provided by Apple? We use our phones for business and are at our wits end when charging codes fail to work. Our son no longer uses an iPhone, and it's likely others have ceased purchasing these phones for this reason among others. Please remedy this obviously defective design.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

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    On here again, to purchase another one of these. They last less than 18 months. Will look for a different phone...I'm tied of spending $30 a year on just phone cables.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Not compatible"

    I bought this charger less than 2 weeks ago and it won't charge my phone anymore, claiming to not be an apple brand charger. Waste of my money

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only an Apple cable works best!

    Love Apple products and if you're going to need to charge something, you should only use an Apple brand charger. I don't get all the complainers on here saying they have to keep buying month after month when I had the same cable last me three years. Keep in mind nothing lasts forever and you're going to have to replace things eventually so when you do you're going to need to spend money on a good cable. Apple cables are really good!

    9 of 18 people found this useful

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    Very poor quality

    Too bad Apple can't make a stronger cord.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The life of these cables is less than 1 year

    Cord does not hold up to light use.
    Lightening end wears down.
    The cord frays and the cable protected wire breaks.
    Definitely an expendable requiring repurchase.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

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    Apple, you seriously need to get it together. I've only had my iPhone 6 plus for a little over a year. My original charger stopped working out of the blue a few months back, and I've constantly had to spend money on new cables because not even the off brand ones last long. This is going to be my fourth in less than 4 months. I've had it with your cheap made yet overly priced chargers. Its ridiculous how much these phones cost and you all can't even give us quality chargers.

    Get it together Apple, or else I will gladly switch back to android and get a Samsung Galaxy. At least they listen to their consumers and make durable, well lasting accessories .

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust....

    I cannot even keep track of how many of these I have had to buy. The only pro about this specific cord is the length. Otherwise, it breaks just as often as all the other chargers Apple makes. Apple.... I beg you.... when you release the 8.... LISTEN TO US AND MAKE A BETTER CHARGER! Quit updating stuff we do not care about and LISTEN TO THE CONSUMER!

    30 of 33 people found this useful

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    3rd charger I've had now. These are so poorly made it's unbelievable. Not the standard you used to expect from Apple but this seems to be the way these days. Plus the price has increased AGAIN. I used to think I'd always be an Apple user, but it's all these little things that make me think they're getting a bit too big for their boots.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I have now bought multiple of these cables (2m and 1m lengths). They are so expensive for such cheap quality. They keep fraying near the lightening connector, exposing the wire. Apple won't even replace these under warranty. Staff at Apple Store act surprised that this issue ever happens, and put it down to improper use (i.e. using iPhone and iPad while charging). Yet there are so many reviews that point out how flawed and faulty these cables are. Disappointed that this quality issue and the Apple staff reaction is such a let down to Apple's reputation.

    50 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works...

    As an Apple consumer since 1983, I'm accustomed to paying a premium for Apple products whether I like it or not. I've tried aftermarket cables for Apple products and found them to be less reliable than the Apple brand. Granted, the Apple cables themselves don't seem to last as long as they should but until Apple goes completely wireless for charging, there isn't much else we can do.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product....

    It isn't worth paying Apple's mark up to buy this product when any cheap, compatible cable can't be any worse. The casing shreds, exposing the wire inside. It get sharp and stabby. Totally awful. Do not recommend it all.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm over apple

    It's one thing to make cheap, weak cables and charge top dollar for them. It's another to program your software to reject knock offs that are probably just as good if not better than yours. These raggedy cables, plus the fact that I have had THREE Iphones completely DIE on me in 5 years means that THIS is my last IPhone. LAST. Keep your raggedy cables, your defective batteries, your phones that just up and stop making phone calls and not even your own shops put any effort into troubleshooting. the answer is always... SPEND MORE MONEY.

    Nope, no more donations to your shareholders. Good Luck.

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple?! Fix these things!!

    We pay hundreds for iPhones, ipads, Apple watches etc and we get left with these things that work for the first 6 months then they start to fall apart and stop working. It's a joke. It's not hard to make a working cable that doesn't fall apart after a couple months! I've had my iPhone 6 Plus for almost 2 years and I've had to buy 5 cables and 2 for my iPad Pro aswell! It's a joke and they aren't cheap! I think after paying hundreds for a product we should atleast get a working cable!!!

    58 of 62 people found this useful

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    Cable design options/ideas

    Like all reviewers I too am dissappointed in you. :(
    Make up your mind. Which do you care most of? The environment or profits? If it's the environment by all means! Please! Make the wires from a sturdier material as well as the rubbers covering the wires at each end of the cable from a sturdier material to grab on. Imagine big, wide, fingers-thumbs grabbing the cables from either ends. Make those ends/reinforcements from a longer/wider much sturdier material. I am willing to pay more for that rather than keep having to toss your very poorly designed cables. I will purchase one more cable and if that one doesn't last me longer than the one I have I'm seriously considering switching to competitors that make better sturdier cables.
    Thank you for reading!

    51 of 54 people found this useful

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    With a price tag of almost 30.00 you would expect it to last longer???

    52 of 56 people found this useful

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    This is the 5th cable I will be buying since having my new phone in September. They are awful, constantly break and aren't even at a reasonable price making replacing them even more annoying. I hope one day you will make a charger that will not just work, but work for a long time because so far that is only in my dreams.

    47 of 50 people found this useful