• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yeah they are terrible

    I love everything about Apple, except this. They keep breaking and this is ridiculous for twenty bucks a pop. Design change please!!

    182 of 191 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DUST is the Answer !!

    I've noticed a lot of people are saying that this cable doesn't work and that they've had it replaced many times. I used to be that person.....but I have the ANSWER...

    There is NOTHING wrong with the cable - there simply is too much dust inside the port of your iOS device e.g. iPhone 5. Just use something as simple as a toothpick and take out all the accumulated dust. That's why sometimes the cable works if you "insert or push it at an angle" because of all the dust!!

    So REMOVE THE DUST from the port and hey presto !!

    223 of 325 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    Got it with my iPhone and it now stopped working. Very poor quality. The iPhone 4 cable never stopped working. It is a shame that newer doesn't mean better. It means worse. Veru unhappy that I have to pay for another one.

    126 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

    I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse.

    The Apple cables cost way too much and are of appalling quality.

    It is galling to read the tiny number of positive reviews for this truly awful product saying that the problem is just because people don't take care of the cables. What offensive nonsense. They cost a lot of money and are a pain to replace, but they stop working even when carefully handled.
    The idea practically everyone else who has written a review is simply a careless idiot is not only rude, it is really quite dim.

    These cables have uber-delicate internal wires that seem to get disconnected very easily. The microchips in them require extra internal cables, so there is more to go wrong and it seems like the only design imperative was for it to be small. I'd rather something bigger that worked!!

    Third party cables frequently don't work and even those sold with 'Made for iPhone' approval and sold by Apple will frequently fail and many won't charge at all as the iPhone or iPad will claim that 'This accessory may not be supported' and then fail to charge. Of course, that's better than it exploding the phone if it really is dodgy, but come on! After having that issue with a LOT of third party cables, I bought more of these Apple ones and all but one have failed.

    It really is stunning why Apple allowed this problem to continue for so long and haven't apologised about it and still have made no promise to improve them. Of course, wireless and inbuilt solar charging would be great, but I'd settle for a cable that works.

    It is hard to know what to recommend as there aren't many alternatives that are very good either. That said, my Belkin one in my car has been OK for several months and has withstood being wound up and unwound repeatedly. My iPhone and iPad are a big part of my life, taking over ever more functions, and with services like Apple Pay we are placing ever more reliance on our Apple devices. If you run out of battery on the Tube in London, you could end up being overcharged if you can't touch out. If you were hoping to pay for a meal with your iPhone, you can't if it's not powered. Being able to charge the device up is so fundamental to being able to use these devices that I just can't see why this isn't being treated seriously.

    Wireless charging is long overdue and competitors are way ahead on that. I'm not going to upgrade my iPhone 6+ to the next model if it doesn't have wireless or a new type of cable. In the meantime, please stop selling these awful cables and switch to a toughened Lightning cable that is designed with some slack on the internal cables so they don't come detatched so easily! And please make it easier for third parties to make alternatives that are safe, cheap and reliable too.

    Luckily, my JBL speaker dock (cheap and v loud, highly recommended) does charge well (and has a USB port so can do your iPad at the same time if you can find a Lightning cable that works :-P !

    It is truly infuriating that I'm now having to spend another £10-£20 on yet another cable. I could have paid for one year's access to Apple Music for the same amount I've spent on these ruddy things! I think I'll have to hope another Belkin one will be as sturdy as the one in my car!!!

    Come on Apple, my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus cost as much as a used car! Please make charging it more straightforward, less expensive and reliable! Pretty please?!

    79 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Short

    The cable is just too short

    107 of 142 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I have been through three of these in less than two years, and I handled them very carefully. This is a really poorly designed product.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple sinks to new low with these cords

    I paid a fortune for my cords because "off brand, inferior cords can ruin you iPhone" I was told by an AT&T rep. Well guess what? The Apple cords don't last.

    I've had it with this company and its attitude.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You don't have any in stock? Wow

    I bought 2 iPhone 5s which I love, but I only have 1 charger. Am I supposed to carry the charger to work with me every day? Why do I have unplug the charger every morning to bring down to my iMac just to sync my iTunes? The reason is your supply chain for these cables stink!!! You could have at least included a free converter with the iPhone. How does the biggest and best company not prepare for the cable shortage issue?

    88 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple cable ever.

    Apple has always had cheap cables but this is by far the worst. I am on my third cable since I upgraded to the IPhone 5. It is ridiculous that this company can't provide a quality charging cable with their "superior" smart phones. Can't they get smarter drones to make better cables?

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REPLACE THE CABLE NOW!

    The iPhone and its cables have costed me almost $200 THIS YEAR. If this isnt fixed as soon as possible ill be leaving this brand for Android. Apple is becoming a bad apple in the cable/charger category get the poison out before it kills you!

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than Ever

    Dear Apple,

    I bought a new longer lighting cable (3M) for my iPhone in January 2015 , during a trip to Los Angeles.
    I leave in Sao Paulo, Brasil. I wanted this cable only to use at home, in my bedroom.
    I less than one year the cable has peeled and the wiring inside is coming out.
    Since then, I got a new iPhone 6 and the shorter original cable is already getting worn out.
    I am a big fun of apple products and over the years I bought 2 MacBooks Air, Ipad, we have another 2 Macs at home. All products are the best we ever had, a part from these cables that the entire world complain about. I would like to know what can be done to replace these expensive cables that have short a life time span . I real shame on the image of a company that is known by the quality of its products !

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I have had numerous Apple products, iPad's, iPhone's and Macbooks. All off their charging cables at one point or another have broken with normal usage. And we all know that they are not cheap especially the ones for the Macbook. Apple please either redesign the cables or drop the prices.

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? Apple really?

    having to replace cable every couple of months, throwaway product at premium pricing, further insulted by some apple supervisor at customer care that I must be abusing my cables, yes of course I am because there is nothing I like doing better in my spare time than abusing and shredding my cables to pieces. just finally for the love of god admit the design and quality problem and fix it!!!!
    ** if there was a zero star option that would be my rating.

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not usb 3.0...

    im very disappointed that this new cable has no real improvements over the last. its not faster AT ALL, the only difference, is that you have to buy a new product to make your existing things work. with this hassle, it couldve at least offered speed improvements, but its only usb 2.0

    60 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are complete and utter garbage

    While the concept is good the implementation is very bad, these consistently break in the same area and they are not cheap enough to be replacing them all the time. This is clearly a design issue, most likely an intentional design issue so that people have to keep replacing these all the time.

    Not impressed at all, possible solution might be to put a couple layers of heat shrink tubing on the cable near the phone end of the cable as soon as you replace it but why should I have to do that so I can have a cable which doesn't break after a couple months of use???

    This is the worst product I have every purchased from Apple.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please, for the love of all that's Apple, fix this

    I have at least six devices in my house that use the lightning cable. That means I spend more money on replacement lightning cables than I do on rent.

    Poor design. Poor quality.

    On the lightning cable launch it was touted as "more reliable".

    Steve Jobs "We love our customers" [repeated 50 times in one presentation regarding an early iPhone antenna fix].

    Prove it.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WOULD BE BETTER IF THEY ACTUALLY LASTED

    There is absolutely no reason that my 1 week old Iphone charger should break. It has completely seperated where the pins go in, and I know for a fact that it isn't due to being rough. I make sure to always remove it by the plastic because I have seen so many broken cords. You'd think a $30 charger would be a little bit better quality. Long story short, Apple is a waste of money.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad Quality..

    Bought more than 20 cables and none of them last, breaks at some point irrespective how careful you are. Apple should find a way for better quality !!!

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality USB cable

    I've never had an issue with my iPhone cables until now. This new design is absolute garbage. They bend and break very easily, wires exposed within just a few months!!!

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    These cables break very easily if you carry them in a bag. Much easier than the $1 third party cables that iOS9 disabled support for.

    So tired of wasting so much money on these overpriced cords. I'll wait for my current iPhone to break (they usually last about two years), and then switch to Android.

    41 of 42 people found this useful