• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible- Apple should be sued over this

    My family owns 3 iPhones, 4 iPads and 2 macbooks. Plus I bought 180 iPad Air 2s for work (I work in IT). These cables are terrible. They break after just a few months of occasional usage. I believe Apple made them this way to make money off of replacements. I love Apple products, but these cables are a stain on Apple's reputation. I have to buy all new cables now every 3-6 months.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless lightning cable quality

    The quality of apple lighting cable is worst and hence forth I won't be buying any product of Apple bcoz of low quality product I have to buy every now and then and the cost they are taking is too high and quality is very very very low I suggest don't but Apple products than these people Ll understand

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guess it wasn't just me

    Thought maybe it was just my charger but 4 pages into the reviews and not one over 2 stars. I've had two iPhones and with both phones their cables have crapped out after the first year. Unacceptable! you're charging $700-1000 for a device yet the charger can't even deliver? It's bad enough that the battery on these phones are weak as sin. I had my phone charged at 100% and within an hour of taking it off the charger and not even using it I was down to 92% on top of that my original charger is broken. I refuse to spend money on another item that will not last and thank goodness I checked these reviews before fixing my fingers to order one. Apple really needs to do better. Instead of coming up with all of these useless updates that take up an unnecessary amount of space why not use that time to come up with a quality product.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You'd think Apple would fix it.

    These cables break so quickly. They wear away where the cable meets the head of the lightning port. I've gone through at least six of these since I bought my iPhone last year. I've spent more in cables than on the phone itself! Generic cables work even worse. I've never had a generic one last over two weeks.

    You'd think Apple would actually make a quality charging cable. And these are ludicrously expensive.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish Iphone Cables

    I have brought so many IPhone charge cables for my IPhone 5C and they always break, why l did apple change their chargers from the 4C onwards

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Cable Breaks Easily

    Every Lighting cable I purchase for the three iPhones and one iPad in our house break within 60 days. I have spent at least $300 replacing these cables over the last 2 years. I am so frustrated! Apple needs to fix this. It's a huge problem. How about a recall?

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is simply unacceptable quality, especially considering the premium price we the customers pay for Apple products!! I see these damaged cables everywhere now. How is it possible that this has passed Apple's quality control and still in the market? Fix it Apple!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High price, Low quality

    I'm not going to leave a lengthy review as others have. I'm on my 4th or 5th cord. I use them normally and I'm not putting them through any harsh situations. The cheap white rubber/plastic cord cover ALWAYS frays apart from the metal conductor interior. This is the most basic of fixes... What’s going on Apple? This is terrible quality. You have thousands of people complaining about the same problem. Step it up.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too weak

    The cables are way too over priced, if they actually lasted more than 3 months I wouldn't be so disappointed but alas I consider it a miracle when my cable functions for more than a month only. Wish they'd fix this problem rather than releasing new iOS updates all the time. ��

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They break too easily...

    I'll say that I baby my cables I keep them in the same spot, never tug them or mistreat them and I've had two break on me that came with my last three iPhone's. My whole family have iPhones and iPads and we're short of them, we only have two cables to share between all 5 of us and a dozen Apple products that originally came with them. I've just finally bothered to buy cheap third party ones from eBay, if they last more than 10 mins it's a result...

    I've never had a single Micro USB cable break on me, in fact I have about 500 sitting in a box from over the years, Apple's Lightning cable however is useless.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever.

    Super cheap, low quality. Broken in less than 5 months.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product that is really a serious problem

    I love the quality of Apple products. I've got everything - iPad, iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhones etc etc. Love them.

    However, these charging cables are the absolute worst, and are the complete opposite of the usual apple quality.

    They last for about a month before problems set in. Suddenly, you'll notice errors like "not an authorised cable" and suddenly you'll have to move the cable around to get the phone to charge. Connections within the cable connector or the cable itself tend to degrade very quickly just with light usage.

    The dreaded constant phone buzzing when you know the cable is on the way out will drive you crazy. The phone will wake you up at night with its buzzing because the cable has decided it's time to die out. The phone will buzz every 15 seconds until you swear and rage and unplug it.

    Worst of all, aftermarket alternatives don't work for very long as apple has implemented some sort of profit protection so only their cables will work for any length of time.

    So you're basically up for a $30 hit every couple of months maintaining a "usable"cable.

    Absolute disgrace. I've never written a review that's negative of an apple product before but this is beyond a joke.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Omfg can you please make chargers that wont die

    seriously as soon as my iPad karks it I will never replace it with an apple product, this is the 7th charger I have had to purchase in 2.5 years! I think you make them cheap on purpose! A heads

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hey Apple here is a possible fix.

    These cables are terrible. I think that the issue is that the sheath that connects the cable to the plug is hard edged and harder than the cable creating a situation where, with normal use, it is kinking and fraying the cable. It would seem to me that a thicker, but tapered, sheath with the same flexibility as the cable itself would spread the flexing on the cable over the length of the sheath instead of all at one fixed point. For a company that is so focused on attention to detail, they sure dropped the ball on this one.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality!

    If apple wishes to remain on top, perhaps they need to reconsider the basic necessities of owning their products - the charging cords. I replace these every few months. Their quality couldn't be worse! Hmmm.... I hear Samsung has chargers that last and last.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but not that great

    The Apple Lightning to USB Cable looks great, but it has a major flaw. Let me start with what I think is pretty good about the cord. I personally own an Apple Lightning Cable and a non-Apple Lightning Cable. Using the Apple Lightning Cable, it takes about two and a half hour to charge from 20% to 100% from a wall outlet, whereas the non-Apple Lightning Cable takes about two hours and forty-five minutes or more to charge from 20% to 100%. Despite its fast charging time, however, I’ve encountered a problem that has been happening over and over again. The problem with the Apple Lightning Cable is that it breaks really easily. When the edges of the cable bend on both sides, the wires that are attached inside the cable break, which then result in the poor contact of the wires, and eventually the lightning cable breaks and stop functioning. I’ve replaced the lightning cable four times now, with each one lasted only three to four months maximum. So if you are thinking about buying a new iPhone charger, think about purchasing the cable from another brand or company. It probably won’t charge as fast as the Apple lightning cable, but the cables from other brands last longer and are not as pricy as the Apple lightning cable. Your choice to pick now: do you want a durable cable and is not as pricy as the Apple lightning cable, or do you want a fancy Apple looking Cable but not that durable?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple should come up with a solution

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    Terrible product & no alternative in sight

    I must have gone through 10 of these cables. It's always the same - you buy them, they work fine. But after a few weeks the center contacts start to discolour until they actually physically disappear. They basically rot away. I think this must be due to high humidity where I live. The cable itself is fine, never had any problem with the cable (no frailing, kinks or anything), but it's the connector itself that just stops working after the most 6 months (sometimes much earlier).

    I have tried alternatives and they perform the same. Some lasted me 5 days, some (MFI cert) would last me a few weeks. These will not last longer than 6 months in a humid place.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exhausted from buying new cables

    I cannot count the number of cables I have bought this year. I love my iPhone but am thinking of getting rid of it because of the charging issues. I am on my second iPhone and this is by far the worst part of having this phone. Apple products are awesome but this charging issue and poor cables is tarnishing Apple's image.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I change cables more than some people change razors

    I've only had my phone since April 2015 and I'm already on my 4th cable. If you're going to sell a terrible but necessary product, the least you can do is have the price reflect the quality. Here is what I do with my cables that apparently is too strenuous for them. The cable sits in my home next to my TV for charging while I'm here or it sits in my car to charge it when I'm not here. I guess if I want my cables to average more than 5 weeks of life I shouldn't even touch them. I got knock off cables now and they lasted as long (longer in one case) than my first apple one. Basically apple is selling you a product that is the same quality as what I found in a gas station rolled up and rubber banded for $5. The lightning platform is terrible, 3 years later and it still has it's "teething issues" seems more like serious platform flaw at this point.

    12 of 14 people found this useful