• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and poor quality

    Lost count on how many new cables I've had to buy. My advice would be to find an alternative branded one, they last A LOT longer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable and Phone

    I used a brand new cable from a new iPad with my phone and it keeps disconnecting changed every USB port I have still does the same.

    It has put me off getting a new phone until the problem is fixed, as I feel it must be both cable and phone/ipad...

    Never had this with the other connectors ever all old connectors work 100% of the time.

    Please fix this chaps

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cables if looked after!

    The reason these cables fail is because people are pulling the cable from the cord and not from the plastic white bit and also because folks wrap the cable up leaving the ends open to getting caught on other objects then yanking them out of storage!

    I've never had a cable fail (yet) and I've been using the lightning cable since 2012, My wife on the other hand has but she does the above, pulls it from the cord!

    Only reason i didn't rate this 5 is because the price increase from £15 to £19 cannot be justified!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soddy and expensive

    Have had my iPhone for about 18 months and am now on my 4th cable. They all fray no time. I agree with the other comments that this is a bit disgraceful. At £19 per cable, 3 replacement equate to just shy of £60 to keep my phone running. Lightning products are really not good value for money - maintenance costs are way too high.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst iPhone cable out there

    Those Apple cables are just awful.
    Despite the enormous price tag they are flimsy, poorly manufactured and don't last.
    After changing a few of them I gave up and switched to more durable and better designed third party cable.

    Need an iPhone cable? Don't waste your money on the original one, it is a really-really bad product.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Raised the price to £19 from £15 for this garbage?

    I am sick of buying this stupid cable every month. Now they raised the price from £15 to £19. Are you serious apple? What is wrong with you guys. I am switching my phone soon, bye bye apple.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of replacing these leads at my expense !

    How about spending some money on improving the quality of all you cables they are a disgrace ! I'm sick and tired of replacing them every few months. I have a house full of apple appliances with all my family members and it's the same problem over and over.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionaly bad

    I have lost the count on how many lighting cables I have bought. They all split at one end. I don't understand why Apple do not improve thus repeated fault! One after another always tge same! Expensive product, very poor quality and Apple dont care.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    'Made for iPhone 6' lightening cables

    I think there must be a serious design fault with the lightening cable design. They don't last. At the current rate I am replacing them monthly. There should be no difference between the 'made for iphone, ipad etc.' versions and the genuine Apple versions. I have had both and both are equally prone to failure and not robust. You don't get this problem with other forms of connector/ charging cable design.There must be a design fault. I now make a conscious effort to keep receipts so that I can return them to retailers for a replacement. However, this should not be necessary and the product should be fit for purpose from the start. It would be nice to get a response from Apple on this.


    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best cable ever

    I must confess I didn't come to the Apple website with the intention of writing a review on lightning cables, I intended to get another one. I was so surprised about the bad reviews I thought I should write a genuine review.
    I've been using lightning cables since they appeared on the planet, they never died on me, never failed even for one day. They're more expensive than other cables we get from Amazon or eBay. But they're worth every penny, as we know we're getting the real deal. Also Apple customer service is brilliant*****

    12 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish quality

    Expensive poor quality.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Not lasting for long, hate to get replacement all the time!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced, poor quality

    Waste of time, waste of money. I'm now on 5th cable!!! All have slit and stopped working, and no I haven't over used them!!! Apple needs to drop the price of a needed but poor quality item!!!

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disgraceful product

    I am so tired of replacing iPhone/iPad chargers. We have in our house 6 apple products but never more than 2 chargers working at a time
    It's about time Apple designed a cable that is built to last.

    I have spent a fortune on cables and I am seriously considering changing to an android phone if the problem with cables isn't fixed soon.

    Come Apple sort this out. Instead of working on another iPhone get some of your technical guys to fix this issue. Or at least make the price of replacements a lot cheaper.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you willing to buy a new cable every 6 months?

    Because that's what will happen. I just don't understand how Apple can build and iPhone in all it's complexity and fails to bring a reliable cable to us.
    It's just a cable! Why can't you build one that actually works for a while??

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the Best Lightning Cable Ever

    I bought this 0.5m usb lightning cable for my 64gb space grey iPhone 5s, to plug into my macbook air, but then i also bought the £35 new designed apple lightning dock stand, but i didn't want too much cable clutter around my desk, so this is the perfect cable for my macbook air to my iPhone 5s, its short, simple, and very reasonable length, which is plenty far to go around from the back of your macbook to you iPhone, if i could post an picture i would have explained it more, but unfortunately theres no way i can show it to yo, but it works perfectly and its amazing, its an must buy for all macbook, pc, laptop user or even for your car. :-)

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hopeless cables

    Apple cables are very poorly specified. The strain relief is insufficient and the cable sleeve wears easily. They have been like this since I first had an iPhone 3G. Lightning cables have not improved the reliability at all. I am constantly throwing out failed cables and buying replacements.

    It really is time Apple addressed this. It's a joke.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consider changing to Android

    I've never previously owned a phone that lasted longer than the charger. But my I-Phone 5 has just been one long story of terrible cables. The one that came with the phone just stopped working after a few months. I've tried cheap ones, which periodically get blocked by Apple. But today my patience has been blown. Having bought two expensive chargers which were sold as certified in an attempt to avoid 'cable not certified message' they both stopped working at the same time. No doubt some upgrade that I've not been warned about. If Apple can't produce a charger that works then it is totally unfair not to let you buy one that does. I've now got a dead phone with no means of charging. I was considering buying the new I-Phone when it comes out, but I will seriously consider changing to a phone with a reliable power supply as that is basic.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Had my iPhone 5c for only two weeks and the charger has already broken! The wire has come out of the actual charging component that fits into the phone, exposing the copper wires. Very dangerous! Turned it off straight away, preventing a possible serious accident. Not impressed, Apple.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor engineering design

    Might want to consider and arrange customer priorities when designing a product. You seemed to have poorly evaluated the customers needs on cable specification of life expectancy. Have bought several cables now didn't realise there was a monthly subscription fee of one cable per month for charging my phone.

    18 of 24 people found this useful