• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Rage!!!

    I can't believe after so many issues and complaints from Apple loyal customers, Apple continues to launch their products using this deficient accessory. I have bought several; Apple or generic; they all have the same problem and end up failing. I am replacing my iPhone 5s (which I love you) for two reasons:
    First One: THESE CABLES
    Second One: Lack of memory expansion slots like Mini SD cards that allow you to increase memory on your phone; with 16GB, if you leave your phone light enough maybe you are lucky enough as to update its operating system software every time there is a new release. Otherwise you are stuck until you free up memory.
    So I have decided to take the easier approach to ease of life; I need a phone, like the convenience of apps and the easiness and friendliness of miniusb chargers, plus I want to take pictures and music with me at a reasonable cost. I am going with HTC M8 today, and replacing my iMac with a friendly Windows hybrid laptop. Will keep an old iPad because there is some aviation software that only runs on IPad. End of the story and bad press for Apple. I am sure if Steve was still with us he wouldn't allow this to happen!!!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Rubbish.

    Complete waste of money. Lasted a whole 8 days !!!
    I seem to be echoing the vast majority of people on here.
    Come on Apple, this is totally unacceptable. Poor quality,inflated prices, really looks like the standards we have all come to expect are non existent.
    Not much point having a great great product like an iPhone or iPad if you can't reliably charge it !!
    Phone upgrade is due next month, time to start looking at the the other smart phones on the market.......at least their charging cables don't give up the ghost after a few days.
    You would tend to think that somebody from the company keeps an eye on the reviews the products get and do something to rectify the absolute problems when things aren't up to scratch ..... Apparently not !!!
    One star is FAR to generous.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please go back to old coating

    I am tired of having to replace your chargers every other month because of the material you use to coat the wire causing the chargers to scrunch up and short circuit, or even fray. Yet you people wonder why people would rather send 5-15 bucks less or even MORE money than your brand on third party chargers. The coating used on your older chargers was good and this was one of the most pointless switches I have ever seen. My iPod charger from 2003 is still being used on my older iPhone that i use for games when connected to the house wifi. An 11 year old charger that still works because it wasn't designed to break every few months. People shell out lots of money for your macbooks and phones, yet you guys went cheaper over the years on your chargers and expect everyone to be ok with shelling out 20 bucks per charger then get mad when people look for other options. The ratings on all of your charging devices speak for themselves. THis has gotten ridiculous over the years.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An epic fail

    I actually have to worry whether my Apple devices are charging, and that is very poor reflection on Apple and their quality control (or lack thereof). The connection simply goes bad between the male plug and the female socket. Use of these cables is an epic fail on Apple's part. I like their products, but I do not like their unwillingness to admit mistakes.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk!!!

    Bought the Iphone 5 after 3 months the cord broke. I have the 3rd generation Ipod (2003) and 2 cords and never had a problem with the cords and both still work. I hope you are reading these reviews, for $20 please make these cords more durable so we don't have to keep spending $20 on these cheap things.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever made,

    I've had my phone for 1.5 years now and I have purchased nine charging cables for my phone. After the fourth Apple charger broke I just started buying the cheap five dollar charges because I could afford to lose five dollars every month. If I could give this product a negative star rating I would. Between the charger and the operating system personally I can't wait for the Samsung galaxy six to come out because I've had it with Apple products.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    Had countless amount of these cables and every one of them have broke, only got a one star because there is no zero. EXTREMELY weak!!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed and Enraged

    I need to replace my cable every month. I barely move or bend the cables, they just stay on the table where i charge my phone. Despite my best efforts to avoid breaking them, these cables end up unusable. I am sure everyone would appreciate an effort to make cables more durable, even if it were at the expense of appearance.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chord is low quality, not up to apple standards

    These chords are terrible. Yet another one just gave out today. The common problem seems to be where the chord connects to the head, it always breaks internally or something like that, no matter how carefully I treat it. I'm fed up with buying these - if you're going to sell a low quality product at least sell it at a price that reflects the quality. Won't be making the jump from ipod touch to iphone until you solve this quality issue. 1 star for the limited use I get out of these.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality, doesn't last....when will apple finally fix problems?!

    Its an expensive cable that does not last long at all. You're given a years warranty for the cable but you'd be lucky to get a couple months worth of use out it. You could buy cheap $2-$10 cables from cheap stores but they have even less life span. It feels like a con when you buy apple products - I guess they know they have made a nation of braindead zombies who for some crazy reason will dish out whatever money needed in order to have the latest iphone product even though none of the products work correctly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasts no more than 2 months.

    lasts no more than 2 months.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT FROM APPLE

    There really needs to be a recall, I've been through 7 of these cables and I'm about to buy another. For normal usage, which includes holding the iphone while charged & resting it against my chest the cable is not strong enough.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    this usb cable s@#ks so much i want to cut it into peaces and send it to the trash, its like the 6th usb cable and only 1 is working, seriously? this cable its the worst

    Apple needs to re invent the Lightning to USB Cable, as soon as possible!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD MONEY MAKING SCHEME

    Clever.. make a cable that breaks every few weeks so your loyal customers have to keep buying new ones.. Good one Apple....... NOT!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There needs to be a recall

    I've gone thru so many Apple USB Cables it is not even funny. They aren't cheap either. I have a 3rd Generation iPod Touch on its original cable cord and a 5th Generation Touch on its 5 cable or so. I finally decided to go to a third party because they last longer than the Apple Cord. Apple needs to do something with the new USB Cables because it is terrible that they keep going out.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    The cable lasted a little over a year of normal use, bedisde, charging my iphone every night. The part of the cable just below the lightning jack seems worn out, apparently from bending (again, normal use, honestly), and now the connection drops randomly. So I have to replace it. For twenty bucks you'd expect the thing to be a bit more durable.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    We have at least FIVE of these cables. They are all broken.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Least Durable

    If you're looking for a cable that would last a week, Apple's lightning to USB Cable will surely be just the thing you have been searching for all your life!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    Like almost everyone else here my lightning cable got crinkled up at the lightning end hence stopped working. Hasn't pealed or anything just a little crinkle. Talked to the guys at Apple seeing as I was nearby and they just said I abused it and that's why it doesn't work anymore. That's just a load of rubbish. How come everyone has the same problem. Does everyone abuse their chargers? Don't think so. I've got a 30 pin charger from an original iPod Touch and it's still going strong. Get you act together Apple and stop ripping everyone off. The chargers are poorly made and everyone knows it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST WORST QUALITY CORD EVER MADE

    I have been through several of these cords in the past few months. What a waste to have a phone with a charger that barely lasts a couple of weeks. I have had my iPad for 3 years now and I have never changed the cord. Something must be done about this grossly inferior product. I will never buy another iPhone again once these are the cords that charge them. Sorely disappointed!!!!! I give it zero stars but 1 is the lowest they have.

    12 of 12 people found this useful