Lightning to USB Cable (1m)

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  • Overview

    This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging. Or you can connect to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.*

    Highlights

    Reversible design

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Lightning to USB Cable

    Tech Specs

    Lightning

    USB

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    iPod Models

  • 1.0 Average
    1 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

      I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse. The Apple I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse. The Apple cables cost way too much and are of appalling quality. It is galling to read the tiny number of positive reviews for this truly awful product saying that the problem is just because people don't take care of the cables. What offensive nonsense. They cost a lot of money and are a pain to replace, but they stop working even when carefully handled. The idea practically everyone else who has written a review is simply a careless idiot is not only rude, it is really quite dim. These cables have uber-delicate internal wires that seem to get disconnected very easily. The microchips in them require extra internal cables, so there is more to go wrong and it seems like the only design imperative was for it to be small. I'd rather something bigger that worked!! Third party cables frequently don't work and even those sold with 'Made for iPhone' approval and sold by Apple will frequently fail and many won't charge at all as the iPhone or iPad will claim that 'This accessory may not be supported' and then fail to charge. Of course, that's better than it exploding the phone if it really is dodgy, but come on! After having that issue with a LOT of third party cables, I bought more of these Apple ones and all but one have failed. It really is stunning why Apple allowed this problem to continue for so long and haven't apologised about it and still have made no promise to improve them. Of course, wireless and inbuilt solar charging would be great, but I'd settle for a cable that works. It is hard to know what to recommend as there aren't many alternatives that are very good either. That said, my Belkin one in my car has been OK for several months and has withstood being wound up and unwound repeatedly. My iPhone and iPad are a big part of my life, taking over ever more functions, and with services like Apple Pay we are placing ever more reliance on our Apple devices. If you run out of battery on the Tube in London, you could end up being overcharged if you can't touch out. If you were hoping to pay for a meal with your iPhone, you can't if it's not powered. Being able to charge the device up is so fundamental to being able to use these devices that I just can't see why this isn't being treated seriously. Wireless charging is long overdue and competitors are way ahead on that. I'm not going to upgrade my iPhone 6+ to the next model if it doesn't have wireless or a new type of cable. In the meantime, please stop selling these awful cables and switch to a toughened Lightning cable that is designed with some slack on the internal cables so they don't come detatched so easily! And please make it easier for third parties to make alternatives that are safe, cheap and reliable too. Luckily, my JBL speaker dock (cheap and v loud, highly recommended) does charge well (and has a USB port so can do your iPad at the same time if you can find a Lightning cable that works :-P ! It is truly infuriating that I'm now having to spend another £10-£20 on yet another cable. I could have paid for one year's access to Apple Music for the same amount I've spent on these ruddy things! I think I'll have to hope another Belkin one will be as sturdy as the one in my car!!! Come on Apple, my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus cost as much as a used car! Please make charging it more straightforward, less expensive and reliable! Pretty please?!

      • Written by Simon S from London

      856 of 890 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible product

      Would give 0 stars if possible. These are just awful. I must have spent in excess of £100 on cables just over the past two months no word of a lie. I accept tha Would give 0 stars if possible. These are just awful. I must have spent in excess of £100 on cables just over the past two months no word of a lie. I accept that products aren't always perfect first time but this is quite evidently an ongoing widespread issue so I'm wondering if it's ever going to be addressed and resolved? At this point I'm honestly considering switching to a Samsung when my contract runs out which is a shame as I much prefer the iPhone but the cable issue is just too infuriating and not something customers should still be having to deal with.

      • Written by Katy B from Bramhall

      302 of 315 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible product

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Shocking.

      I have had this phone for 1 year now and It is absolutely shocking the amount of new chargers that I have needed in the past half a year! I have have around 5 n I have had this phone for 1 year now and It is absolutely shocking the amount of new chargers that I have needed in the past half a year! I have have around 5 new phone chargers over the past 3 months and that's £75!!!

      • Written by jane L from Barnsley

      244 of 251 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Shocking.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Last a long time if you look after them

      I have several of these cables and have never had one fail. If you look after them (ie don’t kink them and only pull on the plug not the cable etc, ) then they I have several of these cables and have never had one fail. If you look after them (ie don’t kink them and only pull on the plug not the cable etc, ) then they last for years.

      • Written by Jon S from Bristol

      Is this review useful?Last a long time if you look after them

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      They really aren't great are they?

      So Apple cables have always been a little flaky but the ones used for iphone 3 & 4 generally worked pretty well. Sure, they did occasionally split at the end wh So Apple cables have always been a little flaky but the ones used for iphone 3 & 4 generally worked pretty well. Sure, they did occasionally split at the end where you plug in to the phone but they generally continued to function. Unfortunately this is not the same for any phone above 5 and ipad above 4 - the new cables are just too weak. Comments from some on here suggest that one should handle them with care, this is true but any item that is designed to be used so regularly needs to have sufficient strength and robustness to function for more than a few months. Cheaper replacements work for a little but then also give up the ghost. I do love Apple products but this is a weakness that does need to be resolved. None of my friends who use Andriod phones seem to experience this issue - how is this possible?

      • Written by Phil W from Addlestone

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?They really aren't great are they?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Too expensive, rip off constantly replacing it

      Big company like Apple should redesign it

      • Written by Fayyaz M from Barking

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too expensive, rip off constantly replacing it

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