• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, bad choice of material, and barely fit for purpose, zero stars

    I've had three cables. On one of them the outer plastic covering just corroded away and started flaking off so I could see the metal sheathing underneath. On another two after normal use (yes, cables are meant to flex and bend in normal use without breaking) the plastic and metal sheathing just broke apart near the lightning connector, and I've had to resort to wrapping them in sellotape around the end to cover up the break and give them some strength. Considering the lip service given to industrial design, these cables are terrible.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for?

    Not sure why this item gets such flak – I've bought a non-Apple version from another supplier and it was rubbish, but I haven't had a genuine Apple one fail yet. You know that all cables need fairly sensitive handling, especially lightweight ones like these, right?

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cables All

    Absolutely disgraceful. Such poor quality, break continuously, should seriously be looked at by Apple Quality Control - surely for the price they could make them more sturdy... or is it deliberate to ensure constant purchases?? Becoming very disappointed with Apple and may change to other brand when time to replace.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    Breaks easy

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and break too easily

    Title says it all really, they're very expensive for a bit of wire and I've had two now where the outside coating has broken (and I've tried to be careful not to bend the second one very much after the first one broke!)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Premium price for a product not even worthy of a star.

    Way below the standard I expect for a premium priced product from a company who used to trade on its build quality. Finally giving up on Apple's own brand cables after many iPad to Mac Book pro connection issues traced to the cables with no obvious external damage to the connectors.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Broken on first use. Only works when the cable is at a certain angle which may have been acceptable should I have had the charger for ages, however was like this straight from the box. Awful.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd cable brought this year!!! Joke!!

    As stated above this will now be the third cable I've purchased this year!! It is not fair I spend £800 on my iPhone 6 Plus and ed up spending another £60 on charging it!!! Sort the problem Apple!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied customer.

    I bought four of these in October 2014, for home, for work and for the car, with one spare; it's now May 2017 and I still use three of them because they are in perfect working order. Only one failed, but that was after over two years of being the one that was used most. The rubber at the 'lightening' end started to come away and expose the wire within, so, although the cable still worked, I binned it. I'm now back to buy a replacement.

    My advice may be a little patronising, because it's common sense. Don't treat the cable roughly; when plugging or unplugging it, handle the plastic lightening or USB connecting parts, not the rubber cable. Also, when holing your device while the cable is connected to it, do so at an angle that does not strain or put bending pressure on the cable within about a couple of inches of the device.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, but there's one problem.

    So, as I said, there's one issue. The charger will burst open over time for some strange reason. I think the actual wiring generates small amounts of heat under the rubber casing, causing the rubber casing to swell (bubble), and then eventually it just bursts open.

    It's the end that goes into the phone, it mostly happens at that end. I don't pull it out of my iPhone by the cable, I take great care of my Apple products (because I love them).

    But, the point is that I think Apple should think about the charger and recreate it, fully or just fix the issues. If Apple does this, please upgrade the USB to 3.0, for more efficient charging and syncing. Apple is all about performance, sleek designs and efficiency.

    If you all keep complaining and hating on Apple, just stop moaning about everything and move to Samsung or something. Apple doesn't need people like you.

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    Don't buy this piece of ****
    Better visit other store, buy it cheaper and enjoy that cable forever not like this about 2 months ��

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire hazard

    Mine caught fire today if I wasn't there it would of burnt the house down and my dog would no longer be with us.
    NEVER LEAVE IT ON UN SUPERVISED

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Expensive - more than £10 is a Joke!!!

    Too Expensive - more than £10 is a Joke!!!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable design not fit for purpose

    I am about to purchase my SIXTH cable at £19 each. They break at the lightning connector end. Every couple of months.
    3rd party ones are useless - don't last any longer and take ages to charge my 12" iPad.
    Apple - please sort this out.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish Product

    I own Android and Apple products. I think I may have been through twenty times as many chargers and leads with Apple products. Apple ones either just break or the device does not recognise the official chargers or leads. I'd like to know how much Apple has made from this. The older type leads and charger were reliable, just as quick with data transfer, so why the change to lightening.....or should I say. From now on, all my products bought will be Android.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Like all the reviews on here I'm sick of buying ridiculously expensive cables that have a v short life span - shame on you Apple

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Ever

    Its inconceivable that the cheaper phone charger last longer than an Apple charger. This issue has dramatically increase my urge to stop using iPhones. I have changed chargers at least twice a year in the last 7years. unacceptable bearing in mind the cost.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable and cable insert both unreliable

    I had an Iphone 5 and an ipod 5 and the charging ports on both of these died after 1.5 years. the lighting cables themselves are also very unreliable and break continuously, the old 30 pin chargers are a million times more reliable, Apple should just do something similar to the micro USB as these are very simple and reliable, obviously Apple wants to be the monopoly so if they just make it a slightly different shape but the same principle, i will by a newer phone again, in the mean time I am using my Ipad 3 and have recently bought the iphone 4S which are the last apple products with the 30pin charger.
    they could also get around this by doing wireless charging. something needs to be done as these are really bad PR for Apple and more should be done to handle the publics originations.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable design, come on Apple you can do better!

    Like all the others, have been through so many lightning cables in just a year or two. Some smugly say you only have to be more careful when pulling them out and grip only the tiny plastic end, etc. I say, design the cable to handle real life!! Make the part you have to grab large enough to grab without a pair of tweezers, if that's the only way the cable will survive. It's ridiculous having to treat these cables as delicate instruments to get them to last a reasonable lifetime. The products being charged, I've found to be tough as nails and am very happy, but these over-sensitive cables are the Achilles Heel of the whole Apple product line.

    It's inexcusable that the cables are not durable enough to survive outside a clean-room laboratory white-gloves environment. If any company would make a ruggedized version to stand up to real use/real life, they would have one heck of a blockbuster product -- I'll take a half-dozen and you can name your price, after all the money already burned on these "disposable" Apple cables!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    :-(

    You NEED to start making stronger cables mine ripped in half yesterday after 5 months however the cables are great when in one piece.
    Try making a cable wrapped in fabric or a cable with a metal exterior.

    12 of 13 people found this useful