• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So upset!

    I have 2 iPhone 5's an iPad mini, a 5th generation iPod touch, a 1st gen iPad and an iPad 2. Never had a problem with the iPad 1-2 chargers. Still have the original cable that came with my first gen iPad! Guess what!? Every Lightning cable I own is broken. I have one cord that still works if I wiggle right to charge all devices! It's the same problem with them all. The cord is loose around the end where the wires have come out. I am mad! I paid a lot of money on these products, get it together and give us some decent chargers that work!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A pain

    2 months after purchasing my phone the charger stopped working unless I played with it for a little while. After 6 months of playing with it to get it to charge EVERY night it is nearly finished. I am seriously thinking about leaving apple because this is just Dumb. Make a quality charger already.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you are unsatisfied, you're not buying the right product

    This is the cord that comes standard with the iPhone 5s (and I would assume the 5c and 5). I use it for charging in bedroom, kitchen, at work, in the car, etc. The functionality is perfect and works with a variety of USB ports. I have had terrible difficulty with NOEM (non-original equipment manufacturer), both cords (i.e., USB to lightning) and adapters (i.e., 30 pin to lightning). Apple's overpriced suggested retail is what's best as far as iPhone 5s compatibility is concerned.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, to say the least.

    I, and I think just about any tech worthy person these days knows that you must care for your wires. Wrap them in the correct way and so on. When I purchased this, I did exactly that, just as I did with the older Apple charger, but to my complete disappointment and extreme annoyance, Apple once again has succeeded in making me spend more money where I shouldn't have to. Just as many of these reviews say my charger's wires have broken where it joins the lightning adapter. Although the charging speeds are good this is a terrible fault in an essential product and needs to fixed right away. I mean come on Apple, it's not like you haven't got the money.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    For Christmas I got the iPhone 5 and the new iPod, which both use the new charger. So I had two chargers, one for the car and one for home. It is now October and one's wire is twisted and not working where it connects with the end, and the other is not working in the part that actually goes into my phone. I'm very unhappy and can't believe that something this expensive is this flimsy and is not working after only 10 months of light use. I'm going to buy a 3rd one, maybe 3rd times the charm, but if this one also goes bad, Apple will lose a customer.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 stars I would

    This charger is an unreliable product. I've had my iPhone 5 since it was released (about a year ago) and I am about to outlive my 4th cable. The product design is faulty to say the least. Expect the wire to begin damaging at about the end of the cable and the beginning of the lighting plug. That has been my problem with the first 3 cables and now my 4th one is breaking by the end of the cable and the usb plug. You spend so much money on a phone you cant even use because the charging cable is constantly breaking. This is not "human error" as I've been told. I would not break 4 cables in less than a year. Apple needs to redesign this product before people begin to believe this is a case of planned obsolescence, unless it is.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad design and Too Expensive

    This is the worst charging cable, aside from the apple 30 pin cable, I have ever owned. With just normal use, i.e. charging your phone, it wears out quickly where the chip inside doesn't recognize the cable anymore. It's such a terrible design of a cable that doesn't even last more than a month. Or are we just being fooled? Do you think they designed this cable to fail from light use so we have to keep buying these cables over and over again? I now own 7 apple products which require charging with this cable and am thinking of ditching Apple all together because of this one issue. It has become a daily chore to ensure my charging cables are working right. Why can't Apple just go to an industry standard like the micro usb cable? So much waste involved for a few extra dollars of profit.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk don't buy.

    This is junk, breaks after couple months then another 20-30 dollars to fix. What a scam. Apple should replace them no matter how long the warranty. DONT BUY!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    I must be on my fifth charger in the past two months. For such a huge company Apple have really let themselves down. Stronger chargers need to be created asap. A complete waste of money.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    short lifespan

    I had the same problem that I see many other people have had with the end getting scrunched up and the charger becoming relatively useless and extremely inconvenient, as it now takes me about 5-15 minutes of playing around with the cord before I find a good position in which my phone will charge.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks inside rubber casing, too short, overall bad

    I am currently on my second cable which has just broken. My iPod 5th gen is slowly losing power. I have no way to charge it because what the cable does is it breaks on the inside of the rubber casing around the wire itself. I have no way to fix it because I don't want to cut the thing open and I've tried more than once to fix it other ways by twisting it, bending it until it worked, and more. But even though that gets me by for a while, after a day or two of this hassle it breaks entirely and they are very short for 20$. I am using my English teacher's tomorrow.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger not fit for purpose

    My Charger stopped working overnight. In the last 3 weeks my iphone 5 charger stopped working - my macbook air charger stopped working and today my sons ipad mini charger has stopped working. Charges from my charger not his. This is SERIOUSLY effecting my outlook of apple products. Apple you need to sort this

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless and rubbish

    I don't understand why they were changed - what this cable offers that the old style doesn't is unclear. Size was hardly and issue...so previous (and convenient) collection now redundant. As reviewers mention - quality is pretty poor also. A rare slip from Apple, though frankly a minor one in the grand scheme of things.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I had it for almost a year probably gone threw three already so having doubts about getting the iPhone 5s

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I CAN'T EVEN CHARGE MY PHONE..APPLE YOUR UPSETTING ME OFF I AM ABOUT TO GO TO ANDROID. GET IT TOGETHER.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not deserve half a star rating

    This product doesn't even deserve half a star. very poor quality. Visited store and claimed for a warranty but was denied and was blamed for mis-use. How would it be mis-used if the product is of poor quality.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Cable

    So frustrating - I take extra care with and the charger just stopped working, what doesn't the cable fall under the extra care protection? So frustrating!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broken

    Broken at the lightning end after couple months on my Ipad4. No more Apple product for me. A total rip off and not last long.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be very careful

    This is a really flimsy cable. I had two at the beginning, one for home and one for my car. After getting the car one a bit twisted up the end snapped off. This is just a terrible design. I don't understand any real benefit to using such a thin cable as a power connector. It's the biggest complaint I have, that Apple couldn't have just went with a standard mini-USB or something, because this is far too flimsy for real world use, and the cost is outrageous.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great until it started deteriorating

    I've had every iPhone since the 2G and have accumulated a lot of those 30-pin cables. In my time, I have NEVER had one of those things break, not even so much as have the rubber casing for the cables rip. They all work, to this day. The only thing that happened to my 2G cable was that it yellowed a bit, at least it works still.

    Anyways, I had the iPhone 5 for about 6 months and the 2 out of 3 lightning cables I had began to deteriorate. The rubber casing for the actual cable itself just started crumbling, ripping apart. And it riddled my car with white rubber pieces. Anyways, at least it still worked. As the deterioration got worse and soon, the only thing left was just the cable and no rubber casing, the cable began ripping apart as well (around 9 month mark). It happened to the two cables about the same time, maybe a week or two apart in severity. I find it funny that they both followed the same deterioration timeline.

    Unfortunately, there aren't many options anymore. Apple must have changed the quality from 30-pin to lightning. It blows.

    15 of 18 people found this useful