The POP (Portable Power) mobile multi-charger had reached more than $140,000 (£86,603) on the crowd-sourcing platform - almost double its funding goal - before creators Edison Junior pulled the plug.
Edison Junior has since launched a scathing attack on the Cupertino firm, claiming that Apple is "hurting" customers by refusing to sanction third-party ventures such as this.
"We are pissed. I think they are being a bunch of assholes, and I think they're hurting their customers," CEO Jamie Siminoff told Venture Beat.
"We would have loved to have made the product. At the same time I feel like we're making the correct decision… I'm not willing to compromise on the product."
Apple has issued a statement defending the move, claiming the POP charger did not meet its clearly-stated guidelines for third-party products.
"Our technical specifications provide clear guidelines for developing accessories and they are available to MFi licensees for free," said spokesperson Tom Neumayr.
"We support accessories that integrate USB and Lightning connectors, but there were technical issues that prevented accessories from integrating 30-pin and Lightning connectors, so our guidelines did not allow this.
"We have been working to resolve this and have updated our guidelines to allow accessories to integrate both 30-pin and Lightning connectors to support charging."
Edison Junior now faces a bill of $11,000 (£6,804) for Kickstarter charges and credit card fees.