• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Money black hole!

    I have bought so many iPhone chargers I have lost count. They always break, whether it be internally after a few months resulting in the dreaded connection and disconnection over and over and over when trying to charge my device. Or the deterioration of the cable on either end resulting in exposed wires. How can a company that prides itself on quality still be putting out cheap horrible chargers? I will be buying a different brand next time. I will not waste my money on apple anymore!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is as Cable does

    I have several of these in various lengths. Never had a problem with them. I have started to take a liking to the 0.5m cables though. I've twisted them, rolled them, spun them, and haven't had any tear or fray. I fist 'em up and stuff 'em in my backpack, I twist 'em up when connecting devices in the car or in the home. I'm not sure what people expect of these cables, but they do the job. I gave 4 stars because Apple only offers them in white. Just kidding.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of replacing these leads at my expense !

    How about spending some money on improving the quality of all you cables they are a disgrace ! I'm sick and tired of replacing them every few months. I have a house full of apple appliances with all my family members and it's the same problem over and over.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have needed to replace my lightning cable for my iPhone 5 a total of three times now since purchasing it. Unlike the 30pin connector for my 3rd gen ipad, which still works fine, the lightning cable (by Apple) is not suitable for daily use. Regardless it still needs to be used multiple times daily to charge a phone.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always Breaking

    Never in my life have I had to go though more chargers for just one device. The charger tends to bunch up at the top near the charging port. After it has had enough tension, it'll rip and ruin the inner wires. I've probably bought at least 5 of these in about a year. However, the 2 meter charger cable did last me significantly longer than the .5 meter. I recommend the 2.0 meter if you have issues with the charger cord being too short. Rather than buying $100 worth of cables in a year it's a lot better to buy one $30 and go through two of them. I truly hope Apple will make their cables knit with nylon, as my old nylon cable for my iPhone 5s lasted me well over a year before it took a hit and died out.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    for single use?

    if there were the option of zero stars, this would be it.
    had the phone6 for a year now, purchased a dozen of chargers (not counting "borrowing mom, dad, sis, bro" chargers).
    they were made for single use? for a premium product as Iphone, i was hoping a more rigid charger that would last a year, and not short my laptop & phone. i'll be buying 4 more chargers now, and spend 100$, knowing that in 4 months i'll be back to the shop, and the salesman won't be surprised :(

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I stick with genuine Apple cables.

    I've tried a few cables that were not made by Apple and they are never worth the money. They break and often don't charge when plugged in. I've never had an issue with genuine Apple chargers and I know now not to bother with other brands. These are well-made and I love that this cable is .5m long. I leave these plugged into my iMac for synching/charging and they are long enough to easily plug into devices but short enough that there isn't a pile of wiring on my desk.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This charger lasts no longer than 5/6 months. This month made the 6th month for my use of the charger and it just went out. I didn't even move it around, it stayed in the same place from the beginning and I was careful with it. Apple needs to do better with the charger! How can you have top of line electronics with worthless chargers?! Can't even keep your things charged. ��

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionaly bad

    I have lost the count on how many lighting cables I have bought. They all split at one end. I don't understand why Apple do not improve thus repeated fault! One after another always tge same! Expensive product, very poor quality and Apple dont care.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than useless

    Apple must have been over budget when it came to designing their lightening cables because their cables are rubbish. It doesn't matter if I buy expensive or cheap cables. They all last a few weeks. Also, I'm extremely careful with the cables - let the device and cable charge on a flat surface, pull the cable out of the device by the plastic housing and not the cable itself. Its ridiculous!!! I shouldn't have to think of ways of being gentle with a stupid cable.

    Actually, lightning thread is a better name than lightning cable. Lightning cable suggests something strong. What a joke.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    Had iphone 6 for one year and been through 3 cables. 2 of them just stopped working and one of them broke at the end with the metal wire-bits protruding.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The chargers breaks too easy. I'm paying a lot for the phone; I should be able to get a quality charger too. Apple makes a new phone every couple of months, but can't make a new charger or at least go back to the old one. I'm convinced they just want us to keep spending money every 4 months on a new charger. Or they could even move where you insert the charger, so you are not bending it as much. Please fix the issue

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 Star is the real rating

    Charge cables are never an issue with any of my other audio or video equipment. NEVER.
    I'm a pro in video production so at any given moment I have a dozen or two pieces of equipment to keep powered and charged.
    Charge cables are ALWAYS an issue with any Apple product be it laptop, phone or tablet.
    Poor design, poor quality control, and obviously engineered to fail often.
    Seems desperate to me that the second most valuable company in the world must supply poor quality and then REQUIRE their licensed inferior design to carry 5v at 2amps through 2 conductors frequently unsuccessfully.

    182 of 191 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    I have had the USB Cable for 1-2 months and it is already falling apart on me. The rubber that protects the cord is tearing, and revealing the wire within the cable. Also, the USB Cable will not charge my phone so I have to position it correctly intruder to charge my phone. Im tired of buying new cables every month and I suggest that Apple should make there cables out of a better material so it does not tear.

    165 of 171 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    'Made for iPhone 6' lightening cables

    I think there must be a serious design fault with the lightening cable design. They don't last. At the current rate I am replacing them monthly. There should be no difference between the 'made for iphone, ipad etc.' versions and the genuine Apple versions. I have had both and both are equally prone to failure and not robust. You don't get this problem with other forms of connector/ charging cable design.There must be a design fault. I now make a conscious effort to keep receipts so that I can return them to retailers for a replacement. However, this should not be necessary and the product should be fit for purpose from the start. It would be nice to get a response from Apple on this.


    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously APPLE?! Fix the problem!

    As with the majority of the reviews this product is far subpar. I enjoy Apple products as much as the. Ext person but these light ing cord are rediculous. I have had my iPhone 5 since it came out and it works fine dispite use and abuse plus an otterbox... So i guess thanks Otterbox! But these cords are useless. Every one from apple has broken within months and all third-party chargers that stay together end up quiting and i get an "accessory not supported" message after using the stupid thing for weeks every single day with no issues. All i can figure is ur updates mess up the connection somehow. I would glad to pay more for a charger if it worked longer than a few months, even though I think $20 is too much for a flippin charger... I want quality over quantity and will pay for it if I have to.

    248 of 264 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best cable ever

    I must confess I didn't come to the Apple website with the intention of writing a review on lightning cables, I intended to get another one. I was so surprised about the bad reviews I thought I should write a genuine review.
    I've been using lightning cables since they appeared on the planet, they never died on me, never failed even for one day. They're more expensive than other cables we get from Amazon or eBay. But they're worth every penny, as we know we're getting the real deal. Also Apple customer service is brilliant*****

    14 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst possible accessory

    Highly fragile and very expensive. Easily the worst possible mobile accessory in the world. Moreover the battery backup is so short which necessitates frequent usage of these cables on a daily basis. Will NEVER buy another Apple phone purely because of the requirement of these fragile and expensive cables.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Cable

    I'm not sure where all this negative reviews come from but I have 4 apple cables (0.5m in the car, couple of 1 m at home and 2 m close to the bed) and never had any small issues with any of them. I saw same bad reviews about Apple batteries but they worked for me for about 2 years with now issues. They were the world best. So I'm going to change my behavior now. If I see so many negative reviews this means it's beautiful product and I definitely should buy it...

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I AM careful with it, but it still frays out....

    I take care of my cable. I don't pull on the cord to disconnect it; when I have to take the cord somewhere I put it in a zipper pouch in my purse. I have now just worn out my second iPhone 5 cord, having worn out an iPhone 4 cord before that. SURELY there is a way to make these more durable, or your quality control is off because some people have good ones that last and others (at least some of whom ARE careful with their phones) are replacing them all the time. DIscouraged. Love the phone, hate the cord.

    22 of 25 people found this useful