• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Class action lawsuit, anyone?

    Each month, it seems like I spend more money on these cables, in every and any possible flavor, than I do on my cell phone bill.
    These, the ones that ship with the apple products are the only ones that work, Unfortunately, they are about as durable as a chocolate teapot.
    I'm truly at a loss as to what I have to do to keep my iphone charged.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 cables in 4 years seems like a record

    I've survived with 3 of these over my 3 phones that use it. The first one failed and the phone stopped charging so in the bin it went. The second one which was chewed on by my dog actually outlived the third one when I returned to it after the third failed and decided to tape it back together. It really is sad that one that was nearly destroyed by an animal outlives two perfectly good ones; horrid quality... Make them better or just move to Micro-USB like everyone else... Despite your cool "features" that come with the cords they have shoddy workmanship and fail to provide.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As expected

    An 8 pin connector, OEM, not a knock off obviously.
    Inside is a braided metal shield around the wiring (a red, a green, white, and bare) and silicone injected near the connector for stress relief.
    A lot of people break these because they pull the connector out by yanking on the cord. Then, they complain about the product because it broke as a result.
    If you notice the cord looks scrunched up just below the connector, it's because you've damaged the cable removing it that way. Remove it while holding the connector itself, not the cord (hard plastic bit that goes into the phone. Can't miss it).
    The yellow staining on the cord is NOT electrical burnout or an issue with the cord. It's from your fingers, oils and grease that gets left behind when you pull on the cord instead of the connector.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    I will not buy another iPhone that uses the lightning cable to charge. The contacts eventually either corrode or burn out, even if they are not exposed to moisture. Over the last 4 years and two iPhones, I have had to replace the lightning cable about every 2 to 4 months. Seriously. Sometimes this was under warranty, sometimes not. I have tried some third party lightning cables that fared no better, but were cheaper.

    So Apple overcharges us for a cable that is inherently defective to begin with. I cannot express just how unhappy I am with this situation. Having an exposed edge connector is a bad design, but it seems like the connectors can go bad just from charging. I stuck a third party lightning cable into my phone and the contacts burned out within a day. Yet the Apple brand lightning cables burn out eventually as well.

    Looking at the Apple forums it appears that a great many other people have had the same problem.

    The iPhone 7 coming out this fall will use lightning port to connect the headphones. What a disaster this will be.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    These keep wearing out. The longest I've had on last is 6 months. This is ridiculous. Sometimes they just stop working altogether. Sometimes it repeatedly tries to connect. At first this happens only when you touch the iPhone then later all the time even without touching. I thought better of Apple. This iPhone is the third I've had other cables (before this one for iPhone 6 were good.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Lightening Cable Failures

    Apple, it is about time you rectify this MAJOR FAULT with your lightening charger cables!
    I am absolutely disgusted that I have to replace this genuine Apple product quarterly.
    This is beyond a joke and you should be held accountable!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I've had 4 lightning cables now, all Apple cables and not knockoff ones. All 4 are now broken, due to unknown reasons. It has been a little less than a year as well. They have to be stable at a certain angle for it to charge, and it charges extremely slowly now. Funny thing is, when I had an android for close to 3 years, I never had to replace the default cable they gave me when I purchased the phone. I've had so many issues with Apple products now that I will never use another one again, sticking to other brands. I hope all of you do the same as well

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Would give 0 stars if possible. These are just awful. I must have spent in excess of £100 on cables just over the past two months no word of a lie. I accept that products aren't always perfect first time but this is quite evidently an ongoing widespread issue so I'm wondering if it's ever going to be addressed and resolved? At this point I'm honestly considering switching to a Samsung when my contract runs out which is a shame as I much prefer the iPhone but the cable issue is just too infuriating and not something customers should still be having to deal with.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty lightening cable

    after 4 faulty cables I am fed up. The same problem 4 times. The plastic coating over the wiring has split exposing wires.
    Not only is it dangerous. It's expensive to replace and poor quality for the brand. What is even worse is when contacting customer care they tried to tell me it's not a fault but more so my fault by unintentionally pulling cable. If you have a poor quality product Apple you should own it.
    As a huge brand ambassador I am so disappointed. I was told that it's not a known problem. However when you google it it's clearly a design fault.

    As a customer that has probably spent over 10k on Apple product in last 5 years it's just not acceptable.
    Yes they are sending me a new cable free of charge but frankly I no longer actually care about this.

    Customers vote with their feet and wallets.

    brand hero to brand zero over something so small.
    Own it and don't blame the consumer.

    I guess it's time to take my business elsewhere and so should you.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    Pro:
    None.

    Cons:
    • Wears out easily near connectors.
    • The lightning connector makes bad contact after a while, have to force it to make contact.
    • Connectors are too slippery, can't have a good grip to pull them out.
    • Cable turns yellow after a while, looks like overheating but not sure. Impossible to clean back to white.
    • Hard to keep it wrapped. Changes shape after wrapping.
    • Too short.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad quality

    Used mine for about two weeks before it broke. Since then I've been using a 3rd party charger that is cheaper, longer, has a better build quality and has lasted me almost a year now. Shame on you Apple

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality apple product

    This basic accessory is fundamentally linked to the performance of all the devices it is compatible with. If one has a problem with the cable, they have a problem with the device.

    It is important for Apple to improve this basic product, as the constant failures erode the perceived quality of their devices massively.

    As it stands, these are expensive, unreliable and at times, infuriating.

    One star is high praise for this. Please try harder, Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I'm tired of replacing my charger every 3 months Apple needs to do better or keep replacing it for free I'm spending to much money on chargers ��������������

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Rubbish I haven't even had my iPhone five a week and the charger has broken already. I took extra care with this one as with my iPhone 4s I bought four charges and all broke within weeks of use. I treat them well, unplug them properly Why are they so bad ???????

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How can this stop working in less than a month?

    I bought the new iphone 6 as well as a reserve iphone cable for my car. The one I use daily (in my house) already stopped working in under a month! So, between 2 iphone chargers, the first ones already failed. Come on apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Bother?

    I have 6 of these sitting in my apple graveyard box, 2 of them less than 4 weeks old.

    These chargers fall well short of the quality and longevity you would expect from Apple and they should really look to redesign/improve the charging process. Compared to my wife who is still using the same charger for her galaxy S3 which she bought 4 years ago on her Galaxy 5, you have to ask yourself the question, ' is the poor quality and need to constantly replace a scam by Apple to increase sales?'

    Come on guys. SORT IT OUT..........

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    I have owned 2 of these since December, 2016. Each time they have stopped working after 1-2 months. Doesn't seem to be caused by "bending or kinking" of the cord. After some experience at this point, I will not be purchasing another and recommend you don't either.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    Horrible quality cable; poorly designed with inferior materials means that the cables get frayed fast. The outer protective layer on the cables degrades in just months under normal or light usage conditions. Metal wiring is exposed to skin and skin oils as well as air which presents a significant electrical danger risk to Apple hardware. Would not ever buy or recommend one of these cables ever again.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Read so many bad reviews but I purchased one about a year ago now. I'm a typical teenager, I sit playing on my phone while it charges, I charge my phone a lot. Charger lasted me a year. Still works fine now however I'm buying a new one because I caught it on a sharp corner and slit the wire and don't want to risk it. Highly recommend though!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Extremely poorly made product, doesn't last very long. Buying a replacement is grossly overpriced!

    9 of 9 people found this useful