• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive for the quality

    • Written by Amanda L from Ringwood

    Fed up of spending ridiculous amounts of money, £29, for a lead to charge a phone and they break right after the plug every time. Apple are getting too expensive while their quality goes down! Most people bought Apple because you knew you would get top quality and so you could warrant the price but now I'm not so sure.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, no issues!

    • Written by HELEN W from RUNCORN

    Bought my IMAC and accessories in December 2016 and only now am I having problems with the lead for my magic keyboard.
    In this day and age, tech lasting over 2 years is good!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Caroline S from Birmingham

    I have had this cable for only a couple of months and use it maybe every other day, just round the house just to charge my phone and iPad, so essentially not heavy use. It has frayed round the connector already, the casing is broken and the cable insets has frayed. £29!?!?! Total rip off.
    Please Apple! You know you make the worst headphones ever, I won’t even go into that I can let that go but please please make a charging cable that I don’t have to replace every few months

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My cables have lasted me for ages. 2 years

    • Written by Shay S from Jarrow

    I am buying a new cable as my old cable’s rubber sleeve has ripped. It has done me well and I don’t know why everyone cries about their cables snapping because I’m very rough with my cables. Constantly pulling and bending them. I don’t see how mine haven’t broke yet. It’s simple don’t rag the cable about and it won’t snap. I learnt my lesson but seems like others would rather complain and repeat.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Had mine years

    • Written by Denis J from Bradford

    Yes, mine is in frequent several,times a day use.....for several years ....looks dead scruffy but still working ....all plastic coating gone , but Apple stuff is good n juicy , might get a mortgage and buy another one just in case my old one dies ......

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My second lightning to USB cable fraying at the lightning end in 20 months

    • Written by Florence P from Woking

    The first cable I had frayed less than two years old. It frayed at the lightning end. I thought it was me pulling the cable off wrongly . Hence when I bought the second lightning cable I was very careful to pull the cable out by putting my fingers on the hard white plastic. Nevertheless it has frayed at the same place after 18months. These lightning to USB cables are now cheaply and poorly made and not worth replacing with another Apple cable.
    Sadly I will look elsewhere to replace this.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had any problems so far

    • Written by Finlay M

    I've read plenty of reviews saying that Apple's Lightning cables are awful and break easily, but I honestly haven't had any problems with my cable so far, and I've had it for around 1.5 years, plugging it in far more frequently than most people would due to the not very long battery life of my iPod touch. To be honest, my cable looks almost just as good as it did when it was brand new.
    The only bad part of these cable are that they are slightly overpriced, but they're made by Apple, so that's probably why.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Try it & see

    • Written by Christopher M from London

    There isn’t a bigger sceptic than me. I was 100% with the two for £5 brigade. I think over the years I’ve got through more of these moody ones than I can remember. Last Monday, I went into the local Apple shop & was heartbroken and having to part with nearly £30 nicka for one cable. The moody ones were getting so hot it did genuinely concern me. All the stories on hear about yes they’re wonderful or terrible. In my humble opinion, the difference in terms of manufacturing (being tangible I mean) the difference is remarkable. I’m in no way condoning the RRP for the product, how can a cable cost nearly £30 nicka which would cost no more at guesstimiation in the little people land 50p to produce. The quality is immediate once you open the box. We all know Apple is top draw & essentially you get what you pay for. It’s top quality & everything just works as we all know. The moody cables are more than likely made in the same sweatshop anyway. I’m not justifying their price in anyway, however I thing if treated more carefully & respect this should be ok for a few years. Why on earth would anybody wear a Rolex???? It’s essentially ostentatious & in your boat. I’d take Patek Philippe everyday.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Awful!!

    • Written by Warren P from carshalton

    I canot belive apple would produce such rubbish. I have an old iPad and iPhone on the old adapter its frayed and split but still works! these new lighting cables are so bad I'm on my 4th 2 were not apple products but 2 were this one I've had for 5 months and AGAIN!!!! its failed are apple even aware how poor there cables are? or do they even care any more. Apple stuff has been breaking a lot recently the company seems top be producing so very poor stuff.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad at all

    • Written by Ray D from Gillingham

    To all the idiots who say these are badly made kindly shut up
    Are they overpriced I’m sure but that’s Apple don’t like it get a ht c
    Do they break easy yes only if you misuse them but let me tell you something
    I’ve used cheap chargers a while now last night my dad’s CE approved
    Knock off charger caught fire while he was in bed thankfully he acted as it burst into flames
    Starting to catch fire to the sheets don’t risk your health or
    Your home just to skimp on 15 quid it’s pathetic now I realise how dangerous
    The cheap ones are like heck im going back !
    Only use official please guys for your own sake

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of what I used so far

    • Written by Houda A from Muscat

    I am using this cable since a year and no issues so far. Pleased with its length, made my phone usage comfortable that I don't have to stick close to the socket. I would recommend it.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems with Apple cable I bought

    • Written by Lesley P from Harrogate

    Purchased Apple 2m cable and adaptor over a year ago with new iPad Pro. Not had any problem with it. I tend to leave cable plugged in to adaptor and just plug other end into iPad when needed. I think if you handle it gently it shouldn’t come apart as some people have experienced. I also bought a 1m cable and adaptor from another company to use elsewhere. Yes, it was cheaper but I find the cable too short to plug in directly to wall socket if I want to use iPad whilst it’s charging. Have to plug in to an extension socket. Also the cheaper one takes ages to fully recharge the iPad even when not in use. I suppose you get more reviews from unhappy customers to complain and there are many more satisfied customers who don’t bother to send a review.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to improve this urgently

    • Written by Dorette H from Road

    I was forced to purchase another 2m iPad cable approximately three months ago, it has already started to fray and I will need to replace it yet again! iPads are premium products and yet the charger quality seem no better than something I would buy at a thrift shop. This is disgraceful, whilst I am sure this increases the profit margin for the company, heavy users of their iPads (like myself) are being pressed. I depend on my iPad as a disabled person I can't get out and about, I certainly shouldn’t have to (and can’t afford to) keep replacing such an essential part of kit!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star because that’s the lowest I can go

    • Written by Martin C from Barnstaple

    I have bought four of these cables @ £29 each within six months, I go to my local pound shop, for cables, I am still on my first cable from the pound shop 9 months later, so I wouldn’t waste my money on a cable that cost me £29 over one that costs me £1

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product if Used with respect

    • Written by John T from High Wycombe

    Never had an issue with any lightning Cable treat it with respect will last you years over priced but its Apple what do you expect ???

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by Duncan N from Glasgow

    I bought two of these, one each for my good lady and myself, every time I plug in one of our phones or ipad it says accessory not supported, what a waste of money, time and effort

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Cat M from glasgow

    3rd charger I've had now. These are so poorly made it's unbelievable. Not the standard you used to expect from Apple but this seems to be the way these days. Plus the price has increased AGAIN. I used to think I'd always be an Apple user, but it's all these little things that make me think they're getting a bit too big for their boots.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Marina W from Potters Bar

    This is truly awful. After about 3 months the plastic at the lightning end comes off and the wires start to fray and pull out rendering it useless. I have gone through about 9 of these since Jan 2015. It's not a case of 'being careful' when pulling the wire out, it seems any contact with the lightning be weakens it.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by Damon F from Chell

    Lasted 9 months. Utter garbage.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine lasted years!

    • Written by Caroline T from Bradford

    My cable has lasted years. If you hold the part that plugs into the phone rather than the wire, then your charger will last 10 times longer.

    26 of 45 people found this useful