• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and terrible!

    • Written by from West New York

    I'm on my second cord in less than three months after buying my iPhone 6 Plus. I keep encountering the same problem: the cord bunches up at the end from overheating and exposes the cords underneath and it stops working. It's already time for a third cord after the second only lasted for five weeks.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I'm getting a new phone in two weeks and I am really debating on if it will be worth my sanity to get an iPhone 6 because of the lightning charger. I've had my iPhone 5 for 2 1/2 years and I've gone through 4 official Apple brand lightning chargers and countless cheap chargers bought online. It is beyond ridiculously how easily these chargers break. I can go 3-4 months with a charger before it just stops charging my phone. And it's not like the cheap "non-official" chargers are any better. Bought one literally a month ago and it stopped working just the other day. It is very frustrating to the stupid notice that says "this accessory is not compatible." Apple needs to do something about these chargers. It makes no sense to have to pay $20 every couple of months for a new charger. I guess it's time to switch phone brands until Apple can release a better quality product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars if i could

    • Written by from Burnaby

    These cables break down over time (<2 years). We have 3 of these lightning cables at home used between 2 iPhone 5s, and all 3 cables have now damaged wires at the end that connects to the phone. Two remain at our night stands for overnight charging, while the 3rd stays in the car for listening to music.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had a problem with mine!

    • Written by from Keller

    I'm starting to order if there is 1500 paid Samsung "fake posters" out there.

    In our house we have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 2 iPad Minis, and an iPad Air 2 all bought back in the fall when they released the new products. He cords that came with our devices all still work fine, wih no visible signs of damage. Also in both my wife and my car we have dual use chargers with two lighting cables from when we had our iPhone 5s, those cables are two years old and they work just fine as well.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Worst Product

    • Written by from Somerville

    I've gone through 2 of these in 1 year while owning an iphone 5. Apple replaced this cable once, which was free under warranty, but the 2nd one is nearing uselessness. Non-apple cables/chargers stop working after only a few months too. It's really a major pain-point in the mobile Apple universe.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Eveleth

    I purchased a spare "Apple Original" lightening cord, once out of the box it has never been moved from the same outlet nor ever crimped or bunched up. I now get a "This accesory may not be supported" message and the phone will not charge. I have tried numerous outlets and nothing seems to work. Apple PLEASE fix your product before someone starts a class action! At $20 a cord, I EXPECT it to last LONGER than 5 months! Love all my other Apple products except for this..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    These cables have a reputation of starting to deteriorate almost immediately, and Apple has added 3rd party cable incompatibility if you have thoughts of more affordable alternatives. Don't try fixing breaks in the outer insulation with electrical tape. This type of rubber actually dissolves when it comes into contact with the glue from electrical tape! When your cable is new, coat the area where the cable meets the lightening plug with a heavy coat of "Shoe Goo" (a one inch section) and let it dry completely before use. This trick will give you more acceptable durability, while avoiding having to shell out another $20 in three months time.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks down with normal use after a year.

    • Written by from Berne

    The cord bunches up near the lightning connector end and eventually stops working. I have asked apple to replace it twice and there is no improvement in the product. Plan on the cable not lasting for more than about a year.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality

    • Written by from Lima

    I have bought 4 cables already in just 1 year, and they all have broken at the end. They're not cheap wires (at least at my local store), so It just kept me thinking... how much more am I going to spend on my iPhone? I love me iPhone6, but my pocket do has a bottom.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Apple, why are you making these kind of cheap quality cables for your best products like iphones? Broke at the end of the cable exactly after 1 year. I dont see a 0 star thats why i put 1 star.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lynn

    I am now on my 4th cable in less then a year, and because I have the Lifeproof case, the only cable that fits is the OEM apple one which is very expensive since it only last 2 months top! Apple needs to fix this, they already make a fortune off of us, put some quality into your wires!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just doesn't work

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Bought a brand new official Apple Lightning Cable, because I'd been having problems with overheating and the "genius" at the Apple Store insisted I switch to an official Apple brand cable. I took it out of the box, plugged it in and got no response from my cable. After some wiggling, a box finally popped up to let me know that "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone." But... I paid $20 for an OFFICIAL APPLE LIGHTNING CABLE. So now I get to go back to the store and exchange it! Goody!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 1 year with heavy use

    • Written by from Statesboro

    My first cable lasted 6 months with fairly heavy use. I am more careful not to bend, twist, or pull on it too aggressively. Could/should be more durable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    my third...afrayed yes

    • Written by from NOIDA

    my ipad2 cable, my iPod 4th gen cable and now my iPad Air cable, all frayed from the same spot. This indicates a major design flaw. I use these devices very frequently, as I travel a lot and this low life expectancy is hurting me. Apple, please do something about this..and soon

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made

    • Written by from Pembroke pines

    Every apple charger I've ever had for an iPod or iPhone has either; 1) Gotten a shortage forcing me to move the cable around to where it will finally charge or 2) somehow tears open exposing the wire within.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caught on fire

    • Written by from Mesa

    Plugged the fully functional lightning cable into a portable charger that I have used time and time again, and a hole was burned through the cable and it caught on fire. This is now the second cable I have had that has either stopped working or burned up. Not a good cable at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    These cables are just horrible. The insulation at the lightning end flex and eventually break in a matter of a few months. In a family with everybody using ipads and iphones you have to buy cables all the time. This is probably the worst designed apple product in recent times. Astonishing they been selling these poor quality cables for so long. Its long overdue to come up with a better solution.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensively Cheap

    • Written by from Everett

    I love Apple and their devices but I've had to replace this cord three times in the last year and now I'm onto a forth. For how costly these cords are, they should be able to last longer than just a few short months. Please fix this!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and Practical

    • Written by from Orlando

    After having the same cable for about 2 years, The Lighting cable still works just fine. down side about it that is white (gets dirty very fast) 19.99 is a bit high price and to upgrate for 2m is even more expensive.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor product

    • Written by from Marín

    I love Apple and iPhone, but this cable is simply driving me crazy. Over the past year I owned three iPhone Apple branded cables, 2 "Made for iPhone" cables and 3 or 4 cheap non-licensed chargers.

    The iPhone (Apple branded) cable breaks very easily, something you wouldn't expect from a simple and basic cable that sells at 25$ here in Korea. I understand if Apple wants to use a different connector from the standard microUSB at a higher price if they want to provide a more reliable product than other manufacturers. However, truth is Apple is not providing a better service. They are just ensuring they can have a proprietary charger that is smart to prevents cheap imitations (through a chip included in the charger). There's nothing wrong with that as long as your Apple cable is a superior product that won't easily break. And as the 1,502 negative reviews before mine show, this is not the case.

    The alternative may seem to buy licensed iPhone chargers from 3rd manufacturers but those aren't good either. Many chargers are much better than the Apple one in terms of sturdiness and won't break but they will just stop working. I realized the Made for iPhone license doesn't really ensure your charger will be compatible during a long time. Many chargers licensed by Apple stop working after a few weeks of use.

    It's a shame how Apple is not handling this issue. I guess the 92,000 employees at Apple are too busy to notice the 90% negative reviews this cable has in their own site, but if someone is reading, PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!

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