• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smells!

    • Written by Paul B from Easthampton

    I ordered two of these cables for my new iPad Pro, since the cable that comes in the box of this $1500 device is criminally short. Well, these cables work fine and are a bit thicker than that one, but wow do they STINK. Both of these cables smell STRONGLY of mold/mildew. I don't mean to say that they have a light, bad smell. The stench of these cables is overpowering.

    I honestly can't believe Apple would sell something like this.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had a charge indicator LED

    • Written by Christoph W from Los Angeles

    First of all, I like USB-C and I believe it will be worth it in the long run, just like the transition to USB was a little annoying at first but worked out for the better.

    But unfortunately, the new change didn't just get rid of MagSafe, it also got rid of the charging LED. The new MacBooks don't have any LEDs on them, either, which means if you want to make sure your laptop is charging after plugging it in, it HAS to be open. I'm all for minimalism, but Apple is pushing it a little too far these days.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice cable, disappointing product

    • Written by Benjamin C from Milwaukie

    In typical Apple fashion, this is a nice, flexible cable (hence the review higher than one star). However, it only supports USB 2.0 speeds. This cable would need to support USB-C 3.1 gen 2 to support maximum USB data transfer speeds, but it doesn't — which is a huge disappointment.

    (As an aside, it's frustrating that Apple doesn't include this cable with the standalone charger for USB-C MacBook Pros — either that or lower the cost of the charge to reflect the cost of the missing, but essential, cable).

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    storage issues

    • Written by molly S from St. Louis

    apple got rid of the clip that holds the charging cord together so its a pain to get it wrapped up at all.

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive

    • Written by Mikel R from Fairfax

    Underwhelming, expensive.

    10 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast charges, breaks easily

    • Written by Sam N from London

    I have had my new MacBook Pro for less than two months and have had to replace this cable twice already! The cord bends and snaps so easily. Both times I'm unsure how it happened and they're not exactly cheap to replace

    163 of 186 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of cables not up to typical Apple quality

    • Written by Sean P from Warren

    I can't believe how much Apple manufacturing quality has gone down over the past few years. The USB-C to USB-A adapter sits completely flush with the deck of the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) while this one sticks up a few mils. It catches on your hand when using the keyboard. It sounds like a very small issue, but I'm used to Apple products having very high-end fitment. For $20 for something that used to be included with the charger, and them charging extra again for the AC cable which is now an accessory, I expect it to be on par with their other USB-C ends. Probably made by a different supplier, or it's thicker because it can handle higher power delivery rates.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Rapid Charging Supported

    • Written by Armando J from Whittier

    So right before I was on my way to the mall I had realized that my USB Type-C cable had broke. So, once I arrived to the mall I went and checked out Apple's USB Type-C cables and had noticed that they were very cheap for the length. Long story short, I got home and plugged in the cable to phone and it wasn't charging rapidly. I will say, however, that the cable is very high quality and the length is amazing (maybe because it's for the Mac's) but I must give it 2 stars for not charging my phone rapidly. You would think that a cable this thick, which is made to charge a 15 inch Macbook Pro with an 87 watt brick, would support rapid charging.

    25 of 93 people found this useful