• 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 last for years.

  • 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 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?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive, rip off constantly replacing it

    Big company like Apple should redesign it

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work OK

    I have had my cables for years and they work fine. One has become a little frayed at the phone end, but I put a piece of sticking plaster round it and it has been no trouble for over a year. In fact our recent house-sitters took both cable and 12W power adaptor with them when they left. Not happy about that. Maybe the older cables were better made?

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why apple why

    Same thing, I don't even remember how many cables I already bought. Why are u doing this apple? Why? Seriously can u give me an aswear?

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    4 iphones in our family, every one has an Apple supplied cable broken or breaking in the same place.
    The cheaper copy cat accesories available don't generally work, so the only option is buying Apple's expensive version. Which will surely break in a few months. Very disappointing. 1 star rating given as 0 not an option, but surely deserved.
    Apple, you are a great company with great products. But I don't think I've ever seen a worse star rating on any site, for any product, than you have achieved on this small but essential accessory. Maybe one to look at again.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I'm on my third lightning cable and my 2nd magsafe power adaptor cable because Apple cannot make good quality cables. Each time, it's been the same problem - the rubber near the connector splits and the cable starts to fray.

    Your first thought might be "this guy doesn't look after cables." That's not true. I have mini USB and micro USB cables that I have had for years. I haven't used my lightning cables anywhere near as often as I have used those other cables. Apple cables are the only ones that have ever broken like this for me. It seems to be because of the material. If the cable gets twisted while it's plugged in (e.g. through use or moving around while charging), it puts strain on these parts and eventually splits. If all you ever do is leave your device perfectly still while this cable is plugged in then you might be ok.

    Third-party cables are also poor, I have two in front of me (one is braided for extra strength) that do not work properly when connecting my iPad to my MacBook Pro. They both continuously connect and disconnect. So, through bad third-party experiences, I'm forced to spend a lot of money on an official Apple product that I know will not last.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So much waste :(

    I really love apple products but having to buy a new charger nearly every other month of £20 is ridiculous, it's ba fro see all the low reviews as well and it's the same reason Apple really need to do something about this, the money I spend on charger I could use to buy the songs that I want or anything else really, I love my iPhone but it's so hard to stick with it when my partner who has had his phone for nearly 3 years now and hasn't had to buy a new charger at all and he treats it like absolute rubbish but I look after my charger and slight bend the wrong way and it doesn't work anymore, this is really the last time I buy a charger if it breaks again might have to get rid of my iPhone as it's costing me way to much in chargers which is not something I can go without.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible value for money.

    I'm just about to buy my third cable in a year, and I do take care in my use of them. The plastic sheathing always breaks near the lightning socket exposing the metal. If I could give zero stars I would - they are grossly overpriced, they were expensive at £14, and the increase to £19 after the Brexit referendum was just taking the micturation (apparently Apple doesn't like us to use the word beginning with "p"). £10 might be a fair price.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    your able chargers are absolutely terrible

    your chargers are terrible, we want a new style for the iPhone 8 or I will move to Samsung.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    18 of 19 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?

    11 of 27 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.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Breaks easy

    21 of 21 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!)

    18 of 19 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.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

    13 of 14 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!!!

    15 of 17 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.

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  • 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.

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