• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best cable ever

    • Written by fernanda F from swansea

    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*****

    18 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst possible accessory

    • Written by Dilip M from Bangalore

    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

    • Written by Andrey C from Richmond Hill

    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...

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Layna T from Tempe

    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.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Once you go Mac you never go back" - no longer is true.

    • Written by Mairead H from Townsville

    If you could give less than one star I would. Apple's cables are a joke they are not durable at all. I have bought at least 15 chargers in the past 14 months.

    Constantly having to buy new cables because the company cannot make durable products is so frustrating and infuriating not to mention their condescending staff in Apple stores.

    I have two macs, ipad, two iphones and apple TV. However I have decided that I am going to leave Apple.

    The saying "Once you go Mac you never go back" - no longer is true.

    This is extremely disappointing

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish quality

    • Written by David E from Newark

    Expensive poor quality.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Vadims K from London

    Not lasting for long, hate to get replacement all the time!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix your charging cables

    • Written by Jonathan F from Blaine

    If it was up to me I would label all these lightning USB cables 0 stars. I have been an apple user for 4 years now and the only reason I have not moved to PC is because of the new iPad pro which makes paper usage for my company documents obsolete. Through out the years I have seen so many chargers brake in the 1st month. At first I thought it was the way I was treating it, so I had been purchasing cables for every room and every location I could be in that way I have the minimum amount of interaction that would make the charger loose its ability to do what it was made to do which is power my device that I bought. Even after trying this for many months I still had them loose its ability to power my device unless the phone was positioned at an angle. If I wanted to go through this I would of bought an antenna TV. If any one reviews these I would say fix your dumb chargers. Stop being so freaking cheap and invest on more durable wiring.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be really careful!

    • Written by Lauren Noelle M from San Jose

    The charger is only good if you take really good care of it. For someone who has to constantly share the cable, it's really bad quality. After a few months of use the charger gets bent, it stops to work. Then you'd have to twist the cable in weird ways to simply charge your phone.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues

    • Written by alan P from Neptune beach

    I don't understand all the negative reviews. I've had mobile Apple products for 15 years and I've never had a problem with my chargers, this one included.

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Priscilla B from Atlanta

    As much money we the consumers spend yearly on your extremely high in price products, you all at Apple should produce chargers that would last longer then a month. I've had my IPhone for a year now and I've had to purchase a total of 12 chargers within that year. I've had to pretty much purchase a new charger every month. Apple products are the best but your chargers not so much. Sorry not sorry....

    31 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced, poor quality

    • Written by joanne N from chadderton

    Waste of time, waste of money. I'm now on 5th cable!!! All have slit and stopped working, and no I haven't over used them!!! Apple needs to drop the price of a needed but poor quality item!!!

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disgraceful product

    • Written by Amanda W from Harlow

    I am so tired of replacing iPhone/iPad chargers. We have in our house 6 apple products but never more than 2 chargers working at a time
    It's about time Apple designed a cable that is built to last.

    I have spent a fortune on cables and I am seriously considering changing to an android phone if the problem with cables isn't fixed soon.

    Come Apple sort this out. Instead of working on another iPhone get some of your technical guys to fix this issue. Or at least make the price of replacements a lot cheaper.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you willing to buy a new cable every 6 months?

    • Written by Guilherme A from Nova Iguaçu

    Because that's what will happen. I just don't understand how Apple can build and iPhone in all it's complexity and fails to bring a reliable cable to us.
    It's just a cable! Why can't you build one that actually works for a while??

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the Best Lightning Cable Ever

    • Written by Hannan G from Southgate

    I bought this 0.5m usb lightning cable for my 64gb space grey iPhone 5s, to plug into my macbook air, but then i also bought the £35 new designed apple lightning dock stand, but i didn't want too much cable clutter around my desk, so this is the perfect cable for my macbook air to my iPhone 5s, its short, simple, and very reasonable length, which is plenty far to go around from the back of your macbook to you iPhone, if i could post an picture i would have explained it more, but unfortunately theres no way i can show it to yo, but it works perfectly and its amazing, its an must buy for all macbook, pc, laptop user or even for your car. :-)

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hopeless cables

    • Written by Mark B from grays

    Apple cables are very poorly specified. The strain relief is insufficient and the cable sleeve wears easily. They have been like this since I first had an iPhone 3G. Lightning cables have not improved the reliability at all. I am constantly throwing out failed cables and buying replacements.

    It really is time Apple addressed this. It's a joke.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consider changing to Android

    • Written by Sam W from bristol

    I've never previously owned a phone that lasted longer than the charger. But my I-Phone 5 has just been one long story of terrible cables. The one that came with the phone just stopped working after a few months. I've tried cheap ones, which periodically get blocked by Apple. But today my patience has been blown. Having bought two expensive chargers which were sold as certified in an attempt to avoid 'cable not certified message' they both stopped working at the same time. No doubt some upgrade that I've not been warned about. If Apple can't produce a charger that works then it is totally unfair not to let you buy one that does. I've now got a dead phone with no means of charging. I was considering buying the new I-Phone when it comes out, but I will seriously consider changing to a phone with a reliable power supply as that is basic.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by Grace W from York

    Had my iPhone 5c for only two weeks and the charger has already broken! The wire has come out of the actual charging component that fits into the phone, exposing the copper wires. Very dangerous! Turned it off straight away, preventing a possible serious accident. Not impressed, Apple.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Caleb L from Auckland

    Lasted longer than my phone did

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Matthew P from Henley Beach South

    Cord after cord after cord stops working after only a few months. Absolutely disgraceful Apple!!
    Must be how they make the lightning as the 30 pin cord from my iPod Classic is the same one (never replaced).

    1 of 1 people found this useful