• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    I have been through 5 of these now and got my iPod 5 back on November 29th, 2013, so I've only had the device for just over a year. 2 of them were Apple's stock ones, and 3 were 3rd party. The Apple ones lasted longer, but still break which isn't expected by Apple. I really do expect more from Apple and wish I could get a refund.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

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    Pointless

    Faulty after 6 months of use.

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    Built in Obsolescence

    I've now gone through 10 of these wires, because every one after about 2 months gets bent, cutting the power from the source to the end and ultimately not allowing my phone to charge unless I find the charger g spot. It's pathetic that a household name like Apple can't make a product that's durable enough to last at least 8-12 months, especially for the price of a standalone wire. Not to mention without a USB to USB extention cord they're a useful way to trap people to one spot in their house for about an hour. Something needs to be done to fix this massive design flaw.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is a Disgrace

    I just don't understand how a huge company such as Apple can rip off its customers and get away with it. I'm a single parent and it took me 6 months to save up for an iPad for my daughter starting college. We've gone through 4 cables (all genuine Apple cables) and now the tip of the 5th is stuck in the port. $469 for a replacement I've been quoted! My biggest gripe is that my poor daughter has been told off so many times for being careless and now I realise it's a faulty design. You're a disgrace Apple. My daughter shouldn't have had to go through that because you won't take responsibilty. You've caused arguments in my house and cost me so much money. I will be very vocal from now on to anyone who will listen about what a disgrace you are. 0 stars.

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    Shame to Apple

    This does not fit into my head - how the most valuable company on this planet cannot solve such a trivial issue as cable quality - I have replaced 4 of them within last year and have turned to non-original cables at the end - they cost 5-10 times less and last 3 times more!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    We have 3 iPhone 5s in our house we all love our phones but the cables are awful I have had 4 now in under a year I even wrapped tape around the weak point of the last one and even that has just broken! My son has has 6 cables and my daughter 3!!!!! Apple sort this out the cables are inferior quality goods!!!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE.

    I've been through 4 of these and it's been a year since I've had the phone. And can I just go out and buy one? Nope. They're nowhere. These cables are terrible, but yet I have to keep buying them to charge my phone. Apples about to lose a customer.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly failing

    We've gone from about 8 of these in our household down to one working one. They all get damaged around the bottom of the lightning connector. Every single one.

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    Horrible Quality

    Product worked good for about 6-8 months and then started bending right at the lightening port and now my Iphone will NOT charge because it keeps saying that the accessory is not compatible....how is this possible when its the original charger that came with the IPHONE!!
    GRRRR

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely useless and disgusting

    The Usb cables are absolutely a waste of $25 I have spent more money replacing charging cables then I have on purchasing my phone. It is terrible that a company like apple could allow such faulty products on the market. I feel it's a money grab on their part as your phone is useless without a cable so you have no choice but to buy a new one every few weeks :( not happy I am seriously thinking of getting a different brand of phone and steering clear of apple all together. I have and iphone 4 cord that is over 4 years old and is still going strong.
    Apple really need to pick up thier game and sort this issue.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst lightning cable

    please improve the quality , very disappointed , feel like a cheap product .
    easily peel off .

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over it

    I used to buy cheap knock offs only because the legit ones fail so regularly. How can the cable that came with my phone bring up a screen message saying this accessory is not supported. I've bought different cables that are MFi certified but after a couple of months the same thing, it's too expensive and is the only reason I'm moving away from iPhone in my next upgrade, at least with other smart phones a normal mini usb cable des the job. The fail rate has to be a scam and its killing Apples market share on an other wise great product

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables ruined everything

    I have owned 30+ lightning cables, and they all broke due to the poor construction of them or for no apparent reason. They just stop working, and it's terrible.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This LIGHTNING cable breaks LIGHTNING fast!

    10 of these pieces of garbage are laying around the house. Wait, scratch that. 11 are laying around the house, CAUSE I JUST BROKE ANOTHER ONE. ANOTHER $20 WASTED!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality - IOS redesign partly to blame.

    My family has 8 Apple products that use lightning cables. Apple makes great products - this cable is not one of them. iPhone users plug in this cable at least once per day, so the cable needs to be very robust. I agree with the negative reviews as far as the nature of the problem - despite careful use these cables break often.

    An important point that most reviewers have not really touched on concerns the issue that this hardware problem is compounded by a redesign of IOS allowing you iPhone or iPad to "reject" a cable - thus causing them to stop working. Agree?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    I expected better, Apple....

    This cord lasted about 4 months before the contact between the cord and the connector gave way. Lame...

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stuck Cables

    Plugged my mom's iPhone 5 into computer using 2 different lightning USB cables, and the USB end got stuck both times.

    What kind of horrible design flaw is going on here? A quick google search indicates that I am not the only one experiencing this. And to those that say "Just don't pull the cord out by the wire. Disconnect it holding the connector" - well guess what? You don't have enough leverage or grip (without a rubber band or pliers) to get this thing off. I am smart enough to know not to pull by the cord for fear of damaging the wire, so, hanging onto the connector, it took a combination of three people to work together to get it free. One to hold the connector. One to pull the laptop itself in the other direction. One to use a thin rod to add a little more leverage to free the cord. Unfortunately, I can't just produce two copies of myself every time I want to pull this junk cord out of a computer so... You, Apply, have a design problem. It might not be that prevalent, and it may only be something like 10% of your community, but that's 10% you are failing. Google it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would not recommend these

    Not long enough. Have had to buy 5 within the year because the wires keep breaking

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning charger

    Well, we have an iPad air roughly one year old, an iPod less than three months old , and an iphone 6 plus that I've had for six weeks. All of the lightning chargers cords have or are soon to fail, leaving me with no way to charge these devices. I am VERY careful with these charger cables despite the bashing put forth by the very lucky ones whose lightning chargers still work. I am SICKENED, because I was ready to switch to samsung , but didn't because the iphone 6plus was released and it was the answer to my dreams due to it's larger, easier to read size. But now I'm sickened because I have this new iphone 6plus that I'm going to have to spend a fortune in charger cables for; money I can't afford to waste on POOR quality. I can't even buy the cheaper model charger cables because Apple saw to it that they are not compatable with these devices! I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, and that's just where you want me to be, Apple! If the problem isn't fixed by the time I'm ready for a new phone I WILL be switching to Samsung! My husband has already decided he's not going with apple due to these problems- and he IS ready for a new phone. It's sad that this issue hasn't been addressed yet, but then you wouldn't be making money off of us if you fixed it. Well, instead, you'll lose me, and many others, as loyal customers who switch due your selfishness. VERY UPSET!! Wish I did t have to even give it ONE star!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    Not only did my iPad 4's cord rip and fray, so did the cord for my iPhone 4s. I traded my newest 4s charger with my sister for her old one; the old ones weren't made with the thin, useless rubber the new cords are made with. Sad that it's an Apple product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful