• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Trowbridge

    I can't believe that when I buy one of Apple's flagship products like my iPad Air 2 it comes with this totally inadiquate cable. The cable quit on me after just 1 week.

    So I ordered some considerably better quality cables from 3rd parties only to find out that Apple have done something to prevent these cables from working. It's just ridicules. If you're going to stop high quality cables from working with your product then you need to make your products with that level of high quality.

    It’s like buying a Ferrari then fitting it with the wheels of a 1970’s Lada.

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    • Written by from Ona

    1 star is all it is getting! It shorts out in 10 days.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constant source of problems, frustration and added expense!

    • Written by from Round Rock

    They quit charging our phones after 3-6 months. I have four iPhones that use the lightning cable and I must have purchased 20 additional cables over the past 18 months. I've purchased Apple and numerous knock offs, including The Friendly Swede with lifetime warranty, but they all go bad after a short time. It took three email exchanges and me sending them pictures to get a replacement with The Friendly Swede, so I gave up getting a warranty replacement when the others from them went bad.

    There must be something wrong with the design for ALL of the manufacturers to have so much trouble building something that will last. I was considering switching from iPhone anyway, but the constant problems and added expense associated with these cables has pushed me over the edge. I think I will switch my family to something else when I upgrade our phones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product! I wish there was 0 start option

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I always have problem with Apple cable, my iPad and iPhone lightning cable all broke after several months of use. So bad quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous & poorly made

    • Written by from Goshen

    I've had the cord for over two years now & its always been in the same exact spot, I noticed at around 3/4 months the cord was fraying at the top near the part that gets plugged into the phone. I never bend my cord so it was really surprising & annoying that it was fraying from me taking it in & out of my phone. I didn't think of calling Apple & replacing it, & I didn't bother buying a new one cause it still worked. Slowly it continued to rip open more to expose the wire & occasionally I noticed my phone getting really warm. The top half of the cord closest to the phone also starting turning from white to yellow & it feels thinner & you can see the wire beneath it. Apparently the cord was getting hot & burning through the rubber outer part.

    It's dangerous & poorly made. My older cord pre lightning never did this & it had 3-4 year usage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product ever

    • Written by from London

    I cannot believe the amount of money that I have spend buying new lighting cables over and over again. Even cables bought in the Apple Store cause the phone to prompt a message of not certified cable . It's outrageous .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product so far.

    • Written by from Eyam

    Over the last 2 years I have gone through 10 of these cables, £150 worth of them. They all have the same problem, the end gets all bunched up and a wire comes loose.Apple really need to make a better version of these. Its bad when the knock off ebay one has lasted longer than the real Apple one but at a fifth of the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose.

    • Written by from Manchester

    I've gone through two in 12 months. The original with my iPad, the cable split at the Lightning connector, which then left the wiring exposed which eventually failed. The second, the Lightning connector has snapped off where it meets the plastic.

    Looking at these reviews Apple, you need to take notice, because this product is simply not fit for purpose. When design and aesthetics override a cable that actually functions and lasts longer than a few months, there is something seriously wrong. Hundreds and hundreds of overwhelmingly bad reviews on your own site from Apple customers should tell you something.

    I'm now going to have to buy a third cable in 12 months. Unacceptable. I'll say it again. This product is not fit for purpose.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap construction, ridiculously priced

    • Written by from Windsor

    I must have been through 5 or 6 of these in the last two years alone. According to the Apple Store it's my own fault because when I travel, I don't "coil it up right". It's strange because I never had a problem with the old style cable. Because of the proprietary design, I can't even buy a third party cable. These cables are obviously very badly and cheaply constructed and sold at an absolutely ludicrous price. Come on Apple, you're really letting us down.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable issues

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    I would like to hear what Apple is planning to do about lightning cable failures?

    The lightning cable supplied with my new iPhone 6 failed after 8 months - the phone no longer recognized it as an Apple cable and failed to charge. Apparently this is an all too common issue.

    My old iPhone 3GS cable lasted several years without a problem.

    Tim, Jony, Eddy - are you listening to your customers?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    • Written by from Bronx

    How is it posible that such a great piece of machinery can come with such a a weak charger. The cable bends and then just stops working. I have parchased two chargers for my iPad and they have both broken. Unbelieveable. Very disappointed Apple must be more responsible with it's customers, show us some respect. Fix this flaw.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely overpriced piece of garbage

    • Written by from Nelson

    I have bought over 8 of these cords in the last year. Out of all the overpriced Apple products this is the one that I have to use and it bothers me like no other. Apple has caused non-official Apple cords not to work with the IOS 7 update. At the end of the day its just a power cord, it should be cheap like the micro usb cords used with android I never had a problem with. This expensive cord however stops working frequently and becomes totally useless altogether out of nowhere. Really dissapointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is Disappointing

    • Written by from Fairview Park

    I am on my third cable. The life expectancy of these cables is six months to a year. The cable is not durable. I have had two that the wire pinched through the plastic and one that scrunched up. Needless to say they stopped working. For all the technological advances Apple creates they cannot develop a quality cable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    advice for iphone 5 user

    • Written by from Derry

    I have had multiple chargers for this phone and they constantly break within the month and obviously as a teenager I cant afford to keep paying £15 for a new charger very often so I just started buying cheap chargers off ebay. they all worked for a long time until the new ios update. In order for my phone to charge I have to switch it off to charge it which is quite useless and irritating because I cant even see if it is charging or not. But now it doesn't even charge with unofficial apple products and my phone has been dead for a few days now simply because I cant afford a new one. So I decided to try something a bit more hard-wearing and what seem to me- logical. I decided to buy the 30 pin to lightning adaptor and also buy the iPhone 4 cable, because they seem to last the same length as the phone does. The lightning adaptor wont get any loose wires or anything like that because there are no wires, and the iPhone 4 cable is very hard-wearing so that too will last a long time. I know this is quite expensive but its a good one to consider, taking in to account that you would maybe spend double that in a year- if not more- on iPhone 5 chargers that constantly break.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple iphone and mac book cables

    • Written by from Auckland

    Poor quality replacing or taping all the time. They are useless. Do something about them apple!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    consistently terrible quality

    • Written by from Davis

    These are really terrible. I've been using Apple products for about ten years, pretty much since there was an iPod, and I replace this cord at least twice a year. I would happily pay twice as much money if they would build a cord that was worth something and would last for a couple years. I've tried aftermarket, but haven't had much better luck. I don't know why this is so hard, my other device cords are still going strong after a few years (besides by MacBook, which I replace about once every two years). I really wish they cared about making this a good product, it's just depressing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from San Isidro

    I bought this charger because mine had stopped working, and in 3 months, this one stopped to. It looks brand new, still spotless, but when I plug it, nothing happens. And the worst thing is that I do not live in the US, where I bought it so I cannot get to the store to make a claim. I tried to contact support and it is so hard that I got tired.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed... Wires snapped!

    • Written by from Bury St Edmunds

    Got my ipad mini a year ago, and the cable started to go after only a couple of months. The plastic started to bunch up around the connector, and then the wire completely snapped! Bought another, and the same thing happened! Tried to take it back, and was told that I wouldn't be served, as all the technicians had left for the day (about 10 minutes before closing), even though there were still staff in the shop! Will try again in the morning, hopefully they'll replace it for free, as this website mentions a year warranty for cables, and this was the second one I've had in a year! Disgusted that so many people seem to have had this problem, don't apple think it might be a good idea to fix it????

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a little while

    • Written by from Stoke-on-Trent

    i bought an iphone 5s which came with the official cable which worked for just over one month, then suddenly it has stopped working at all! it isnt my phones fault because i have borrowed friends chargers which have worked. there is no visible damage and it just stopped working overnight.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product and it does Last

    • Written by from BODMIN

    As you would expect from apple the cable looks and feels of high quality.

    Lots of reviews saying the cable doesnt last, but Ive had an Iphone 5 for 2 years, and currently an Iphone 6 and never had an issue (I take it to work and its travelled to several UK destinations and been in 7 countries and is still going!)

    I think if you try and look after it then it will last!

    Only given 4 stars as I would price the 1m cable at £10.