• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Strain Relief

    It is absolutely amazing that the largest, most technologically sophisticated company in the world cannot figure out strain relief -- a concept which is over a hundred years old.

    I also suspect the cable's poor longevity is in part due to Apple's elimination of lead and other pliancy-providing chemicals.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality!!

    I love my apple products, but the cables are the worst. I´ve purchased 2 cables for an iPhone and 1 additional cable for an iPad in a year. The rubber material always wear to quick and it´s almost in the same spot, near the connectors.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stranded because my Iphone 5 won't charge.

    I've gone through multiple Iphones, and by far the worst has been iPhone 5 models that use the lightning cable.
    I've never had a buggier device and it's a gamble if my phone will even recognize the cord. Right now my iPhone 5 won't turn on at all after three buggy months.
    And to add insult to injury, it's a $200 replacement (thanks insurance) for the previous iPhone 5 I had with the exact same issues.
    I'm now stranded with no means of calling anyone and most likely will miss my appointments today.
    Thanks Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    This will now be the third cable I used. They are made so cheaply made that they break in the same spot each time.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly manufactured

    I have been using this cable for my iPad . When I am charging my iPad while using it the charger often bends at the joint at the head of the Lightning side. The charger stops working after only a couple of thousand bends which is terrible and I am sick of buying 3rd party chargers which don't work. I will admit it breaks because I move around when it is charging but this is not the case with any other devices.!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Monopoly, typical Apple

    Change the rating to have 0 star. I think it is unreasonable for Apple to force people to buy their accessories such as the Lightning charge cable. Compounded buy the fact that the Apple cable is too short and flimsy. I have an iPhone 6S and have used 3rd party cables that work fine and are 3m only to have Apple issue a update and cause the cable to stop working. I own this phone not Apple. I should be able to use any accessory I chose to. This seems like a class action lawsuit potential.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable for iPhone iPod

    I've had so many cables stop working lost count post on opportune times as well they need to do something about this cable is continual problem

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripoff pricing

    ridiculous price for such a bad product. very fragile and wont last long!
    Apple has had ages to fix this!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    The only good thing that I can say about the lightning cable is that you can plug it in without worrying about which way is the right way. That is the only reason for the one star. However, for the price these cost compared to the terrible quality of the product....well it really isn't worth it. The cords are complete rubbish, and constantly have to be reinforced by the customer on their own if they want to try and make this product last them a reasonable amount of time, but even then your attempts are in vain because the cords will bugger up and break no matter what you do. If Apple is so proud of their products and claim there greatness then maybe you should make products that can actually back that up.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please make more durable this product

    I have bought my 1 meter lightning cable 6 months ago, and now it just stopped working. I am very disappointed that this product is not adapted at the conditions for the use of the "average" user. Seriously, I have been an Apple fanatic for a long time ago. Please make the lightning cables more durable for us.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    We have got 5 of these cables in our household for iphones that are less than two years old and all of them are no longer working!! Absolutely appalling quality accessories for such expensive, high end items - NOT what I would expect from an Apple product!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    needs to be improved

    I love the idea of the lightning cable, the fact that it can be plugged in without it having to be specific of a side of the lightning connection. But the same problem with the 30-pin charger is the same problem with the lightning cable, that some how it becomes damaged at the end of the connection and then no longer able to be charged. I am almost required to buy a bulk purchase of these cables or risk my chances with 3rd party cables. I have purchased at least 10 of these things.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    I'm very disappointed that Apple, which used to be synonymous with quality, is now making shoddy products. I've only used my charger over night on my cabinet and it's stopped working. It's lasted a year. Ones you can buy in the pound shop have a longer life. Apple, please pay attention to the hundreds of one-star reviews and do something to resolve this.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give it a ZERO

    For the price one pays for Apple products we deserve power cables that last longer than a couple months. Reinforce these for Christ's sake. I'm on my fourth in a little over a year. If you're so proud of your others products quality then bring theses up to that level.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible cables, break very easily

    go through a cable every other month, horrible when you travel a lot too.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had a single problem.

    I have 5 lightning cables from Apple. I've had one of them since the 5s. I think there are a lot of falsified reviews floating around, because I've not had a problem in the 4 years I've owned a cable. I've had one replaced under warranty because it shorted out because of a cheap charging brick. Happy it was the cable and not my phone. I think that I've been relatively rough on them too. But I can see if you tugged, wrapped, bent or chafed the cable how it would degrade. But I just haven't seen how they can become so broken by others. Maybe it's me.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Cable - Much Easier To Use

    I've had my iPhone 5 for well over 2 years and I am still using the same charging/sync cable, the one that came bundled with the phone. I've had no issues with it during that time, and it is still holding up very well. I really like the newer lightning connector, very handy when plugging it into the device. Now if they could engineer a USB 2.0/3.0 connector to do the same....hopefully that will be released soon. Though my cable has held up well for me, I understand that many people have had quality issues with theirs. I must say that the wire and the 2 areas where they are attached to the respective connectors seem to be of a lesser quality than is usually found on an Apple product. I can see where the wire could be broken off of its connectors or just become bent enough to where it would no longer work properly. This is something Apple should have improved a LONG time ago, especially at the price they charge for these replacement cables. Yes, I'm sure some people may not use proper care when removing the cable ends and storing the cable, but it still should hold up better than it sometimes (maybe more than sometimes) does. Better quality cables are available from many 3rd party suppliers and for less money! I would have given this cable 5 stars if it weren't for the seemingly poor quality materials that Apple uses in the manufacturing process. Not bad, but could be a LOT better. Or, just cut the price, at least in half! Just an idea....

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total garbage

    I have had 3 iPhones and 3 iPads with this connector, and every single one of them have broken at the neck. It's very disheartening to have such a high quality device with such a horrendously under-performing accessory. I am now using 4 different aftermarket charging cables that cost one third of Apple's cord. This reminds me of when the Dodge Ram changed it's appearance in the late 90's. The trucks were beautiful, but the transmissions were complete garbage, much like Apple's charging accessories.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables are unacceptable

    I can't count the number of the Lightning to USB cables I have bought. I'm not talking about the cheap gas stations knockoffs either. Come on Apple, we need a better cable with a little more length. Please!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The DEAL BREAKER reason why I WON"T buy a new iPhone

    When you can't charge your phone because of these cheap connectors and charging ports, and something big happens like your car breaks down, or you miss an appointment, all because you can't charge y our phone. THAT IS A DEAL !

    Give that the charging ports on the phones wear out fast, and that the cords themselves wear out. I am beyond angry.

    Add in the constant messages saying "This charging accessory is not support by this device" and the constant connect and disconnect beeps. This was a huge fail on the part of Apple.

    Apply used to be known for quality, now they are showing that profits at the expense of their customer base is going to erode their customer base.

    Want to fix it Apple? Offer free repairs to charging ports and cheap charging cords.

    People want reliability not a PoS. People ask me why I use an older iPhone. Because I do not plan to upgrade every again. I will switch to Android, or go back to a flip phone rather than deal with cords that I can't rely on.

    What it means is Apple successfully is turning their staunches fans into angry former customers.

    Apple, gestures in your direction.

    19 of 19 people found this useful