• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep.. here we go again.

    • Written by Brittany L from Delhi

    These cables are the worst. Horrible! I have to replace these charger cables (regardless of which length) every couple of months. A complete ripoff!!! I LOVE Apple and my Apple products... EXCEPT the cables!!! They either stop working for no reason after about 10 uses, or the wrinkle near the end that plugs into your product (which happens ALL the time... it's inevitable!) will make the cable split open and expose wires. TERRIBLE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Rip Off

    • Written by Fiona M from Lanark

    £700 for my phone and £25 every time this product breaks. You all know the problem so I won't bore you. Just an awful design. I'm furious.

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable (2 m)

    • Written by Leslie K from New Castle

    This cord is sturdy and has held up very well. I ordered one in 2015 and it still works great. Ordering an additional one for the office.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality

    • Written by Bogdan R from Gravesend

    As I seen so many 1 star reviews, I thought I might make a mistake buying one, but after a few months of use I can see that people are "bad quality" and not the product instead... So for those who are looking to buy a longer cable then the one provided in the devices boxes, you can surely get this one as it is the same quality!

    20 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better buy 0.5m USB Cable

    • Written by Radu Florin G from Ravenna

    I bought this cable last year for 29€ and today I noticed that was broken. It is my second cable in the last 20 months!! It's very disappointing because I took care of them... Don't buy it! THIS IS NOT APPLE QUALITY!!!

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality. Not durable in any way.

    • Written by Matthew T from Glasgow

    The cable jacket, that is the white rubber that goes around the wire of the cable, is simply utter rubbish. It is the thinnest of rubber, kinda like stretched chewing gum. All other wires are made of pvc, whilst Apple uses thin rubber. The cable will last, at most for 5-6 months before failing completely. The people that are saying that the cables last years, know as well as I do that this is not true. The cable is of the lowest standard of quality I have seen on any wire and for the price charged this is absolutely appalling. The wire is marketed for portable products, therefore, it should be designed in a way that is built to last. It should not be the case that a slight turn of the wire causes the rubber jacket to fray. I am starting to believe that the cables are designed in such a poor quality so that, along with Apples restrictions on third party wires, you have to buy a new one every since months. I find it simply appalling giving customers this wire with 600 to 700 products.

    288 of 328 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice length, not too durable

    • Written by Shawn C from Ontario

    I purchased this a couple of years ago because the length of he cable is quite nice for charging next to my bed. I've tried off brand cables but they just didn't last. I did however expect this to last longer than it did. This cable never moves. It stays next to my bed, I plug my phone in once every couple of days. And yet it is already falling apart! The outer jacket nearest the Lightning connection has broken open. And this cable is hardly tampered with! Not at all impressed considering the price I payed for it. Should still be in one piece! Makes it look like I don't take care of my things!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome charger

    • Written by Emory V from Cockeysville

    While most don't have a through understanding of electronics, as I do, Those that complain about it not working are probably using a 1amp charger with the long cable. Highly recommend using the iPad charging block (just because it says for iPad doesn't mean it won't work with the iPhone, iPhone will pull what it can handle up to the limit on its own) with this cable for best results. Longer cable = more resistance to power coming down the line, hence the higher power charging block recommendation.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    seems the reviews are right

    • Written by Ian R from Preston

    I bought this 2m cable despite reading the reviews, it becomes braided at the base of the lightning connector, it's tearing off the joint and soon will be desting for the bin.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Cable

    • Written by Zacharie B from Albuquerque

    Ive purchased two 2m cables from the Apple Store and i have had no problems at all. The only reason I bought a 2nd one was because my brother lost his cord so I gave him my old one.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money! but what other choice do we have?...

    • Written by Stephanie D from Perth

    Im pretty convinced I've spent more on replacement cords than I have the actual phone over the years... and I'm someone who does take care of their things. My charger doesn't leave my bedside, I dont yank on the cord to remove it but its still the constant problem, bends and inevitably splits... Sort it out Apple, how many more complaints do you need????

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does anyone at Apple care?

    • Written by Scott D from Maryville

    The quality of your charging cords is extremely poor. I have replaced the cords many times. I decided to get a 2nd party cord, and now my iphone says its not certified. You need to build a better cord. Did you understand the previous sentence? YOU NEED TO BUILD A BETTER CORD. How many bad reviews does it take to have you act? Just wondering.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have saved my receipt

    • Written by Helen S from NEWPORT

    I thought a genuine Apple product would be superior to the knockoffs. Not so much. And I'm not twelve years old - I take care of my stuff! I'm going to try again (love the length) but read the fine print and keep the receipt this time!

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    • Written by Kevin D from Fort Frances

    I'm sick and tired of these 'lightning' cables breaking. All the reviews on here are correct.. the sheath bunches up at the connector and eventually splits, and breaks. I have replaced my cables two times now. This should not be happening when I paid over $35 for the cable (likely costs less than $2 to manufacture). I vow to not buy another apple product again.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable broke really quick 6ft 2mm is really slow

    • Written by Sarah D from Doniphan

    I love apple but their cords are terrible. My cord got black lines on it that stopped it from being able to charge. And I bought a 6ft 2mm and it's not any faster then the 0.5. The 2.4 car charger works awesome though.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Fern D from Rochester

    please sort out these rubbish phone chargers, they break constantly. i would give 0 stars but i dont believe thats possible. before you proceed to give me more apps that i cannot delete and take up endless amounts of storage space, fix your chargers so they last longer then 1 hour.
    yours sincerely

    soon to be samsung user

    44 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design fault of cables

    • Written by Rosemary W from Lymington

    I am now on my 5th genuine apple lightning to USB cable, 3 one metre, 3 two metre. Every cable has split at the Lightning end, exposing the wires. So far I have spent £145 on cables! Absolutely disgusting. When are you going to design a cable that doesn't split, or cost a fortune.

    I am a very careful user, so it is not as if I am a rough handler.

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger

    • Written by Brianna H from Calgary

    I have had the Lighting USB Cable for 1-2 months and it is already falling apart on me. The rubber that protects the wires in the cord is tearing and crinkling. Because of this, the wires would get damaged and it would not charge my phone. I suggest that Apple should make the USB Cables out of a more durable material instead of rubber.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Are people swinging from these cords?

    • Written by Micheal B from West Valley

    I have only had to replace one OE cable since the first Iphone and I have multiple iPhones, Ipads, iPods, and the kids have only ruined one cable since the iPods that were under a gig. This cable is thicker and holds up just fine and the length is very handy. I won't even buy aftermarket anymore because I have had such good luck with this 2M cable and every other Apple OE charging/sync cable. Stop abusing the cable and treat it like your ability to charge your phone depends on it. I always roll them in in a loose circle and pull them by the plug and they last for years, I haven't even unpackaged the cables from the last five iPhones. I am buying another 2m cable tonight because I like the length, too bad these don't come with the Apple products originally. Take care of your cables and they will last fine.

    20 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as described

    • Written by Thomas A from Lisburn

    These said genuine Apple?
    When used oh iPad they charged,eventually. Try to use the iPad whilst connected impossible. All sort of strange events,typing all over the place and many other odd events with jig saw puzzles. Streaming almost impossible, all in all a total failure.
    This only seemed to happen since last update.i wonder did Apple slap on a nasty file to prevent anything other than Apple genuine leads work.
    Some time ago I bought a new plug for iPad which looked like the real thing, the iPad overheated and when I took it into an Apple shop the were able to identify the plug as a fake. So into the bin it has gone.i hate to admit but have had to pay the price for the real item!, it hurts but having to pay for a new pad would be worse.

    22 of 30 people found this useful