• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How is this $35

    • Written by Cody R from Portland

    I am honestly that guy that defends Apple in almost everything they do. I love the design of their products and they add a lot of value to my life, and at this point I’m shoulder-deep in their ecosystem.

    But how can they possibly justify attaching a $35 price tag to this cable????

    It does feel slightyyy chunkier than the USB-A > Lightning cable (2m) that I have, so that’s nice. Maybe this one will last me longer than a year before strain relief damage splits the sheathing... maybe not. (I wish I had a pair of calipers to measure, but the diameter increase seems to be just a fraction of a millimeter.) But I’m only buying one because I recently upgraded my iPad Pro, so I now carry a USB-C power brick around with me everywhere I go and want to be able to charge my iPhone with it. This is been my solution for years – I certainly don’t want to carry 2 chargers with me everywhere. It’s bad enough that I just had to buy this cable because the iPhones have not yet made the transition to USB-C (I’m assuming they will this year).

    So anyway I know that there are inevitable growing pains when transitioning from one I/O standard to another, and it makes sense that some products would be first to adopt the change, what with independent product-release cycles and all. But at $35, it’s like I’m being punished for dropping the thousand dollars to upgrade my iPad. I don’t understand why they aren’t trying to help out people like me that are caught in the awkward middle ground as Apple goes about staggering USB-C introduction in their product line. Instead they clearly see this as an opportunity to profit off a $35 cable.

    I mean honestly the profit margin must be gargantuan.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $35 cable that only lasted 6 months

    • Written by Jeremy H from Hampton

    The worst part of the cable breaking is that the cable didn't even tear on the outside, it just stopped working. About to go see if warranty will cover this. But still a let down regardless.

    Otherwise, excellent cable. The speed at which it could charge your Iphone was seriously impressive. Just a shame that it's not immune to breaking easily like the rest of Apples cables.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality but necessary purchase

    • Written by Zach M from Chesapeake

    The quality of this cable is lacking. The problem is when you use a high wattage USB C outlet charger, there are no other cables on the market that can handle the high-speed charging. With this cable and the Anker 30W USB C charger, my phone charges 50-60% in 30 minutes. Purchasing other USB C cables on Amazon, I get nowhere near the same results. I just wish that Apple’s product was more robust.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Cables Are Not Reliable!

    • Written by Tonya S from Houston

    Apple cables are the worst! They are not reliable. They fray easily or have a tendency to no longer hold charge at any given time. I can't tell you how many new cables I've had to purchase. For the amount of money that Apple charges for phones, you'd think they come out with a reliable cable, but maybe that's the point--they want people to keep spending money on useless accessories. Shame on you, Apple! Do better!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but doesn't last very long

    • Written by Pawel S from Victoria

    It worked very well for 12 months but after that it broke.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected a better quality cable from Apple

    • Written by Matthew B from Regina

    Apple's major branding point is "you pay for quality." They did not follow through on their brand promise with this product. I've had to replace the cable twice in 1 year. It's definitely time for Apple to reinvent the charging and connection process.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality

    • Written by Cheryl M from Vancouver

    I have one iPad, I am the only person to use it, I am very careful with my electronics, and this is the third freaking cable I have to buy which is so offensive given the extremely expensive products I purchase from Apple ��