• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bends Easily

    • Written by Julie M from Madison

    This cord does not hold up to normal use. If the computer falls over onto it or is dropped it bends and becomes useless. Worst cord ever! Hate having to replace it every couple of months of normal use.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable has strange "gunk" on it.

    • Written by Matthew S from LINDEN

    I bought this cable to charge my iPad Pro 11". My only concern is being able to charge the iPad but having a little more length. Data transfers aren't a concern for me which seems to be the biggest complaint. What I have a problem with is the strange "gunk" that is on the cable. As I was unrolling it, my hands were getting some strange substance on them. I held a paper towel in my hand and pulled the cable through it and noticed a yellow substance was left behind. The cable is well made and durable which is important but this gunk has me a bit concerned. Plus it's just plain gross.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible charger cable

    • Written by Jessie M from Tempe

    Here I go again! This is my third Apple charger cable for this MacBook. From the beginning it wouldn't stay hooked up if moved ever so slightly. Within a few months it bends and is basically useless. This is not the quality I expect from Apple.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit snugly into power brick, so loses connection to brick

    • Written by Thomas M from Los Angeles

    This was a replacement for the cable that connects power brick to laptop. When plugging it into the power brick, it has to be aligned perfectly or the computer will not charge. Placing the brick on the floor after plugging it in runs the risk of dislodging the cable. It's that sensitive, though the original cable that came with the laptop was not.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not connect two modern MBPs in Target Disk Mode with this cable

    • Written by Jeffrey A from San Ramon

    Apple's "It just works" mentality died a long time ago. This cable is a piece of junk.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should not be marketed for data transfer

    • Written by Steven H from Berkeley

    The item name is "charge cable" but the description says its good for data transfer. While it technically does transfer data, it does so at a top speed of only about 30 MB/sec. It actually makes my external SSD slower than a spinning disk. The external SSD should be about 500 MB/sec (and is that speed with a different cable)!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Has BAD ODOR

    • Written by Donna A from Alexandria

    I recently purchased MacBook Pro. Upon opening the box I smelled a foul odor. Isolated this to the USB-C cable. I thought maybe after using for a week or two, cleaning it and airing it out, the smell would go away. After researching this on the internet, I was surprised to find many have had this issue. I could not find anything from Apple as to what they are doing about it. I did call Apple support and they are sending me a replacement. The two support reps I spoke to were completely unaware of this problem.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice cable

    • Written by Holly H from Brecksville

    The rapid charging is awesome! I wouldn’t want to be without it. I use this cable with the C charging block and the mophie external battery which supports the C cable for rapid charging on the go.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pervasive Mold Smell - Disgusting on-going Problem

    • Written by Corinne B from Minneapolis

    I'm a consultant, and every new MacBook that comes with this cable, as well as the separately purchased boxed version has the disgusting unhealthy & pernicious smell that gets on everything around it & doesn't dissipate.

    I've checked at Apple Retail Stores & Best Buy. Sometimes it's so bad you can smell it right through the box.

    Apple needs to solve this problem that is originating most likely right in the factory, as computers that come direct from the factory in China have the problem.

    This has been an on-going problem that I first encountered in January 2018, and repeatedly since then on every new MacBook I work with. I've been working with computers (mostly Apple) since 1985, and this has never been a problem until 2018.

    Apple, PLEASE take this seriously & get it fixed. Customers are becoming disgusted with Apple, and it is affecting the bottom line, as well as the health of those with mold allergies & the sensibilities of those who practice & enjoy good hygiene.


    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not stinky on 18 Dec 2018

    • Written by Griff D from Mountain View

    Just bought the 2 meter cord. Had to see whether it was stinky. Putting my nose up to the coil, it had an interesting slight odor. Plugged it between my Mac and charger (charges as expected). I have a pretty sensitive nose. I don't detect an odor coming from the cord while the laptop is on my lap. If I press the cord to my nose and inhale, I do smell a slight odor similar to that of rubber. While you may have been daunted by other reviews about the cable being stinky, I encourage to make the purchase.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable odor overpowering

    • Written by Eric S from Holt

    So Very disappointed with this cable. Tried to buy a new MacBook Pro, but the cable smell was so bad, we eventually had to return the computer. Tried airing it out in the basement, then the garage with no success. Causes headaches and nausea, and the odor seems to spread to everything the cable comes in contact with. We returned the cable to Apple store for a new one, but sadly had the same result. The staff in the store, including the manager, reportedly had never heard of the issue, but did admit the cable smells of mold when they opened a third one. Apparently all the cables are made of the same materials. This causes me to question why I would ever buy another product from Apple. We are long term users. I hope this issue will be corrected soon.

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    everyone is right this cable and standard is actually a disappointment

    • Written by TJ H from Santa Monica

    You can basically only use this cable to charge, and you HAVE to use the apple cable to charge at full speed. aftermarket cables in my experience take twice as long to charge. So the "wireless future" that apple has described is actually double the cables you carry around with you all th time. Apple is expecting the aftermarket to plug all the gaps between accessories and macbooks, but its not graceful and its not carefully enough thought through. If I pull this cable our of my macbook 1st gen touchbar laptop even 1mm, I loos connection. it looks like its connected but its not. Also, my drives eject constantly. Thats a macbook problem more than a cable problem, but the two sides were ill conceived together. Lot of potential for USB-c, but its not helping me in my day to day life as a person who makes a lot of video and photo. Its just a lot of dongles and adapters and a heaping bag of cables. I now carry at least double the cables I used to.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable after 1 month already wrinkled

    • Written by C.C.O. V from WAALRE

    This is a stiff cable that when wrapped around the MacBookPro charger it startes to wrinkle after only one month ☹️ looking for other brand cable less stiff.

    11 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cracked and kinked after only 5 months

    • Written by Elizabeth K from Downingtown

    Very disappointed with the power cable for my new MacBook. After just 5 months it has kinks and one part is actually cracked with the wires exposed. My MacBook spends most of it's time plugged in at a desk or my bedside table - not traveling a lot. The cable for my previous MacBook Pro was great for over 4 years and is still going strong. The quality of this cable is poor (read the other reviews!) and unacceptable considering the cost of a MacBook.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jessica A from Calgary

    I have used about 3 of these charges since I got my MacBook...with all three charges, charging is a hassle, I have to unplug and replug the charger several times, in several ports before it works. Sometimes I give up and just leave my laptop dead for the whole day. It is really really stressful and inconvenient.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no magsafe, no charge indicator light, doesn't transfer data at high speed

    • Written by philip S from Houston

    It's like the charge cable apple used to supply with laptops but this one doesn't include magsafe and doesn't include a charge status light. Also, don't confuse this with a thunderbolt 3 cable or even a useful data cable, it's just a dumb charge cable.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by Heidi B from Erwin

    I have had my 12" MacBook for less than two months and my computer is completely dead and will not charge. After reading the other reviews, I am more hopeful that it is the charger that is bad. When you pay 2100 dollars for a computer, you don't expect that you will only use it for two month before it is completely useless. I am praying it is just the charging cable and will be happy if it is, but still, that is unacceptable.

    12 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cable for Google Pixel

    • Written by Peter F from St. Paul

    I've used this cable for my Google Pixel (2016) for over a year now and I've had no troubles with it. It's well constructed, the casing hasn't broken or split yet, it stands up to lots of moving around (it's the one I use in my bedroom), and provides the rapid charge for my phone. I use it with the wall charging block I got from Google, and this is a great replacement cable to use with my phone. Good price, no complaints.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent (and USB-C COMPLIANT) Cable

    • Written by Alejandro A from Philadelphia

    As other INFORMED reviewers have mentioned, this is a great cable capable of 100W USB-C power delivery. I've been using mine DAILY for 7+ months with a 13" 2017 MB Pro and then 15" 2017 MB Pro with zero issues. If you're not an animal and you treat your cables with care (in other words, use them like a normal human being and not a 5 year old child) they should last many years.

    I store ALL of my cables in a circular way (a "loop" if you will), never bending them into a "bow" shape or stressing the ends of the cables excessively. I've used Apple, Belkin, Anker, Samsung, and MonoPrice cables of ALL sorts and have only ever had ONE cable failure (an Apple USB-A to Lightning cable from 5+ years ago). And I probably have 20-25 cables of various types (as a software tester with many devices to keep charged). For the past 7 months for 5 days/week I've been using:

    2x USB-C to Lightning 2M cables (Apple)
    1x USB-C to Lightning 1M cable (Apple)
    2x USB-C to USB-C 2M cables (Apple)
    4x USB-C to USB-C 10Gbps cables (Belkin)

    Zero problems. Zero fraying. Zero short circuits. Zero house fires. No roof collapses, landslides, or floods either. Amazing right?

    This is a GOOD cable, it meets the spec, it can deliver a ton of power, and as with ANYTHING well made it will last if you use it carefully and properly. If you wrap it tightly and cram it in your bag carelessly, if you unplug by yanking from the cable instead of the connector, and if you generally treat it like garbage then what do you expect lol?

    48 of 60 people found this useful