• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broken

    the cable worked for about a month then the end of the cable next to the piece you put in the machine came loose and ceased to work

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I got my iPod 5 just after new years and guess what i did today 5 months later? bought my 3RD CORD!!!!!!!!!! it keeps breaking and I'm so FURIOUS at this point i don't know what to do. absolutely TERRIBLE product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Jams easily in USB plugs where everything else works

    The apple lightning cord gets jammed in USB sockets much more easily than other USB plugs. (I bought it directly from apple, I never abused it, and this problem started when the cord was new). If you compare them carefully, the size is slightly different from other USB plugs. I'm not sure why such an expensive cord would have such amateurish problems.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    The new charger cord breaks too easily I am going on my 5 one since December. The old one lasted me about 3 years it is really frustrating having to always buy a new cord.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone5 Charger

    I have an Iphone 5 and i must be on my 5th charger already. I find at the end where you plug your phone is bends so easily and then is not usable. I find the phone4 charger is much more sturdy and not as breakable. i have no other option then to use this charger or buy the adapter. i am not happy with apple on this product.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrifically unreliable

    I've literally been through a half dozen of these since getting an iPod touch 5 and the newest iPod nano this past fall.

    The lightening connector keeps getting...sort of corroded, I guess. Apparently there's a reason USB doesn't expose the physical connection on the outside. My USB cables by contrast, under the exact same conditions last YEARS. I've never actually had one go bad, yet these...these last weeks or months for me so far. I'll get occasional connect/disconnects at first, maybe it'll only work plugged in one direction. Then slowly (or quickly) it'll just stop working entirely.

    If any other mobile OS handled podcasts decently I'd have to switch just because of these horrible cables. They need to use micro USB like everyone else, or heck, go back to the 30-pin connector which at least was a lot more reliable than this...

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 chargers in three months

    This product is utterly useless. The last one I bought (number four in three months) lasted a fortnight. The guy in the shop even said to handle it carefully because they break easily. So I did handle it carefully. And it still broke. Total rip off.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lets just not go there!

    Now on my 5th OFFICIAL usb for the iPhone5, totalling £75.00. Apple should of learnt from the iPhone4/4s Charger that they need to be made of a higher quality and much thicker to avoid breakages.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    Not even half a year, and the lightning cord has shorted. I know iPhone 5 users that have been through THREE charger cords since the release of the phone!! Now I have to go buy a new one. Terrible.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go back to a cord that works

    Hey Apple, I left android phones because I was tired of stuff that did not work. Started with the iphone4 and I still have the original charger that is almost 3 years old. I have replaced 3 of these lightning cables since December because the solder breaks off inside the connector from very little stress. There needs to be a real solution brought to the table for this. We don't expect this kind of garbage from an apple product.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I'm sorry but this is horrible...i have to buy a NEW ONE and this is going to be my third...it gets broken way too fast and it's annoying and im spending all my money for no reason

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible.

    I got this charger in December of 2012 and by April 2013 IT IS ALREADY BROKEN. I have to go buy another one already, someting I really don't want to do.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives Out

    Already on my THIRD cord. First one broke just a couple of weeks after I got my 5th gen iPod, so I bought a new one. Second one broke in March. Now I'm using my sister's, and even now this one is breaking! You have to put pressure on a certain spot of the cord for it to charge and sync your iDevice. Terrible cord. Revert back to the 30-Pin or make these cords sturdier. That Simple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ever heard of a warranty?

    Okay. I don't know what it is with you people complaining about Apple Cords. Apple offers a 12 month warranty on your phone, cord, and any other accessories they sell. So WHY are you people "buying" so many new cords? If the cable shreds, call 1800applecare and theyll replace your cable no charge for 12 months.
    You people make NO SENSE whatsoever. I use my cable 10+ hours a day and beat the heck out of it. Finally after (what is it now, 8 months? of ownership) my cord stopped working. Went to Apple Store and walked out 5 minutes later with a new cord. You pay a premium for apple products for their great warranty!

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems at all

    I've had one of my cables since I received my iPhone the day they were released. I have dragged it around with me every where. The cable works great and looks brand new. I also have the 4th generation iPad and that cable works, looks, and is in great shape. My husband hasn't had any problems with his cables either. They work great and are long lasting.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    Not even a month out of their boxes both lighting cables for my ipad4 and mini fails. Alot of complaints About the wire kinking up easily. Listen to your loyal customers apple, Something's wrong here!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why???

    The charger with the rest of the iPod/iPhone family seemed to be sturdier than this lightning cord. I am simply applauded at the shortness or lack of lifetime this cord has. since its so small the cord can't help but to bend causing the iPod and iPhone to stop charging. Develop a thicker and more sturdy end and it will solve the issue. Thanks.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY APPLE WHY????

    Apple is one of the most innovative/creative companies in the world BUT has the WORST charging cable for the iphone5. I have already gone through about 4 cables. This is ridiculous!!! Apple really needs to do something to improve this. As well as make it cheaper when they do for all of the people that have already bought multiple lightning cables.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    This is a terrible cable. The quality is horrible and the ends break after a few weeks of using. Go to radio shack and look at their braided lightning cables. They cost the same and are made of a braided fabric that will not kink and tear like these ones.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    last Apple product that my family will buy if the don't rectify workmanship

    I Have been a faithful follower of Apple products for several years.and find it rather disappointing on the poor craftsmanship of these cords. I would be surprised if they don't follow up with the input of loyal and new customers, since I'm now looking at future buys with competitors in the market, and I'm pretty certain that others are considering this option.
    Heck, I'm in the market for a new laptop and don't think Apple is the right choice at this time.
    Thanks for let-down ...

    3 of 4 people found this useful