• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse cord ever!

    I am now on my 3rd cord and having to try glue the end where the connector attaches to the phone! Same problem with all my chargers. The end of the connector keeps coming out, fraying or snaps. Ugh! I love my apple products but this is the worst by far! So cheaply made and is getting costly to keep buying cheap stuff. So disappointed with how this is made.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed power a hassle

    The iPad 4 purchase was exciting but we are so frustrated that this adapter makes previous apple products obsolete, but we knew that was inevitable and bought the latest design regardless. However we are furious that it can only be charged with the wall adapter and the very short cord the iPad came with. Doesn't charge in our standard USB port like all our iPods and other iPad. Now if we want car charging or computer charging we need a new higher power USB port or an expensive adapter. Shame on you Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks very quickly

    I've had the iPhone 5 for 6 months now and I've managed to break 5 cables in total, all at the cord. It seriously needs to be fixed ASAP. Let alone that it is extremely overpriced even for Apples standard. And please, please make it more than 1 meter. Thanks!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I have to drop 20 dollars on a new cable every two months. This charger is horrible. If I would have known I would have got the Iphone 4 or another phone all together. Actually, I might just do that!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    Now on my 3rd cable for my iPhone 5 and I am simply looking into third party cables since these cables are just horrible quality. I had an iPhone 4 previously and the cable never broke, the lightning cable seems to detach near the 8 pin adaptor and become extremely sensitive. Apple is really dropping the ball lately.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 lightening cable strain relief design blows

    Our family has two iPhone 5 phones purchased last year and both lightening cables are broken. Poor strain relief design. Must be why apple charges so much for replacements cause they know everyone who has a 5+ device will have to buy replacements.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cord keeps shorting out...Now on 4th dead cord.

    I bought an iPad mini 2 1/2 months ago. All was fine for the first month, there were no accidents or cord abuse. The charging brick is still fine. I gave up on Apple cables after Lightning cord #4 and switched to an indestructible, totally reinforced cord from another company and all is well. The iPad is mainly used (once charged!) by my son with autism and I've dealt with SO many tantrums from having a product I can no longer charge when stores are closed. I thought I was doing something wrong, but I haven't had any issue with a cable from a different company.

    C'mon, Apple! Your iPad products are so helpful for parents of children with autism, but your charging accessories almost negate the benefits. Truly a disappointing charging product!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY BAD CABLE

    The rubber part at the and of the 8pin connector is tearing off since the rubber is too cheap and fragile. Still charges but I had to make the cable at a straight position to charge it. USE A BETTER MATERIAL APPLE. I used to use the older iphone cable and it still works perfectly until now.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be perfect

    It would be an perfect wire cause its small but it doesnt last very long. Breaks at the head where the wire makes contact with the tip and begins to tear until it breaks

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    These chargers are terrible. My third cable stopped working tonight and I just had to purchase my fourth cable. I have spent $60 more than I should need to on my phone from this. If you are using this cable keep your receipts so you want return them when they break

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad from the beginning

    Cable didn't work almost right out of the box. They probably cost $.50 to make and look how much they cost. Apple should reconsider who is making these.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Two of my children received ipod5's for Christmas. Within a month both cables stopped working. Apple supplied new ones and the old ones were returned. One of the new cables is now broken! At $19 each I can't afford to keep replacing them unless Apple plans to keep doing so for free. I won't buy another device that needs the lightning cable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Week link in Apple's product

    Hope you are reading all the reviews apple I am just about to purchase my 4th cable but not from you I will by a cheap version than the original as the cable is easly damaged I am kooky if I will get 2 months out of it get it replaced apple very very very disappointed on this product.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple rubber products are terrible

    Apple... the white rubber products of your lightning cable (and USB connectors as well) are terrible. The material always sheers at one end or another and exposes the wires' shielding underneath. The Lightning side of the cable now only works if you plug it in one direction. I don't think these two issues are related.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    Had the charger a few weeks then all of a sudden the charger started to come loose and would only work if twisted and turned in different directions then stopped working completely. I've had 3 and they have all done the same thing. It's really annoying and the fault really needs to be sorted out.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd one

    I've had my iPhone 5 for less then 5 months and I've already had to buy 2 new cords. It is poorly made...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I phone 5 charger cable

    I bought my I phone 5 in February and i have already had to buy 2 chargers it is very cheaply made. Most of my electronics are apple products and i absolutely love the phone but this is ridiculous that the chargers do not last long. Apple needs to come out with a better charging cable for the i phone 5.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing with the passion of 1000 suns.

    I want to warn you not to buy this horrible cable before your money has been wasted like mine, because that is exactly what will happen if you buy this demon wire.

    I absolutely hate this cord. It is an utter piece of insert preferred curse word here.

    I love this company, but this cord is a SAD excuse for an Apple product. This is why: The cable is too short. The material is cheap. The cable is not put together well. The cable dies after one to two months (if you're lucky), yet the cable is extremely overpriced. The cable always dies in the exact same spot, at the base of the pin connector. The cable comes with a warranty. The cable's said warranty is rarely honored. The cable's working lifespan is way too small. "This isn't just planned obsolescence, it's planned failure."

    Now I'm going to give you a list of words I'd use to describe this cord: garbage, trash, horrible, cheap (no pun intended), terrible, disappointing, depressing, unreliable, fragile, made in china, worthless.

    I know that every business needs to make a profit, but it shouldn't be making a profit by selling overpriced junk, and then selling said overpriced junk's inevitable replacement(s) to the same customers two months later when the first piece of overpriced junk (I mean Amazing Lightning to USB Cable from the Apple Gods) conveniently stops working. Let's be honest, here. We all know that this cord did not cost anywhere near 20 dollars to make, let alone ship from its factory of birth.

    The bottom line is this.

    20 dollars may not be a lot for Tim Cook, or the late Steve Jobs (R.I.P.) but to the average consumer like me, it's beyond insane.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third Cable

    This is an example of poor workmanship and planned obsolescence. I am going to have to order a 3rd cable. There is no way around it. This piece of garbage product needs to be created with stronger material. I would pay more for a product that lasts, but instead I have to keep ordering a new one every 3 months. Apple get with it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough!!!

    Like everyone else I have had 2 iPhone 5 cables break (one original and one third party). However, what I have done with both is when the hard plastic sheath on the phone end pulls back (basically the lightning adapter is gripped too tightly within the phone socket and causes the adapter covering to be pulled off) I have carefully filled it with araldite (epoxy resin) and carefully pushed it back into place. Clean it up with a cloth with spirit or WD40 and leave overnight to cure. I'm hoping this has fixed them as this will

    1. stop the sheath pulling off again
    2. prevent any wires inside coming loose as they are now encased in epoxy resin.

    Job sorted. Hopefully. Though I agree this is appalling of any manufacturer, let alone Apple. Mind you, if you consider how their innovation and quality has dropped since the demise of Mr Jobs then I'm not sure Apple will be around for the next full decade.

    5 of 7 people found this useful