• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality

    I have bought 4 cables already in just 1 year, and they all have broken at the end. They're not cheap wires (at least at my local store), so It just kept me thinking... how much more am I going to spend on my iPhone? I love me iPhone6, but my pocket do has a bottom.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sick of these chargers

    constantly breaking, sort it out. Pay enough for the phone can at least supply a charger that lasts and doesn't break all the time!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable

    Apple, why are you making these kind of cheap quality cables for your best products like iphones? Broke at the end of the cable exactly after 1 year. I dont see a 0 star thats why i put 1 star.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    I am now on my 4th cable in less then a year, and because I have the Lifeproof case, the only cable that fits is the OEM apple one which is very expensive since it only last 2 months top! Apple needs to fix this, they already make a fortune off of us, put some quality into your wires!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just doesn't work

    Bought a brand new official Apple Lightning Cable, because I'd been having problems with overheating and the "genius" at the Apple Store insisted I switch to an official Apple brand cable. I took it out of the box, plugged it in and got no response from my cable. After some wiggling, a box finally popped up to let me know that "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone." But... I paid $20 for an OFFICIAL APPLE LIGHTNING CABLE. So now I get to go back to the store and exchange it! Goody!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd replacement cable

    These cables are poor in terms of quality. I am now having to buy my third cable in two years because the others broke (by broke I mean just stopped responding/charging).

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super low quality for the charger cables

    For 2 months i already bought 7 cables /chargers for my iphone, so disappointing! Apple really needs to work this out!
    Im tired of spending a lot of hard earned money for too many low quality chargers ! Super low quality yet expensive!
    Please fix your problem with your chargers, dont wait and lose a lot of loyal apple customers!
    Fix your junky cable chargers or atleast replace those charger cables
    If only used for a couple of months!!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 1 year with heavy use

    My first cable lasted 6 months with fairly heavy use. I am more careful not to bend, twist, or pull on it too aggressively. Could/should be more durable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    my third...afrayed yes

    my ipad2 cable, my iPod 4th gen cable and now my iPad Air cable, all frayed from the same spot. This indicates a major design flaw. I use these devices very frequently, as I travel a lot and this low life expectancy is hurting me. Apple, please do something about this..and soon

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made

    Every apple charger I've ever had for an iPod or iPhone has either; 1) Gotten a shortage forcing me to move the cable around to where it will finally charge or 2) somehow tears open exposing the wire within.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    I have had to replace my charger pretty much every 3 months. Really not happy!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!!

    I only gave it a star because I had to!!

    Works as it should for around 2 months, then have to buy a new one!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They're fine as long as you use them properly.

    This works fine if you do not consistently bend the cable. If you are a person that uses your phone while it is charging, which may then cause the cable to bend at the hinge..you should expect it to break sooner rather than later. The same principle applies to earphones and other connections too. This lighting cable is thin. If you want one you can bend and use at awkward angles, one would suggest to invest in a heavy duty cable of some kind. Also, apple will replace the cable for you if it fails and give you tips on how to make the cable last longer.

    6 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caught on fire

    Plugged the fully functional lightning cable into a portable charger that I have used time and time again, and a hole was burned through the cable and it caught on fire. This is now the second cable I have had that has either stopped working or burned up. Not a good cable at all.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    These chargers break very easily, are extremely expensive, I have to charge my iPhone all the time as the battery is terrible and it doesn't work with cheaper alternatives. Thanks Apple!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    These cables are just horrible. The insulation at the lightning end flex and eventually break in a matter of a few months. In a family with everybody using ipads and iphones you have to buy cables all the time. This is probably the worst designed apple product in recent times. Astonishing they been selling these poor quality cables for so long. Its long overdue to come up with a better solution.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensively Cheap

    I love Apple and their devices but I've had to replace this cord three times in the last year and now I'm onto a forth. For how costly these cords are, they should be able to last longer than just a few short months. Please fix this!!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and Practical

    After having the same cable for about 2 years, The Lighting cable still works just fine. down side about it that is white (gets dirty very fast) 19.99 is a bit high price and to upgrate for 2m is even more expensive.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Problem Every Time... Awful

    I've only had my iPod for about half a year and after just a couple of months the charger it came with broke. It started to crumple up at the lightning end and eventually stopped charging my iPod unless something was pushing down on the wire before the lightning connector, in which case it worked although I kept having a message popping up on my laptop saying there was a power surge at the port. I assumed this can't be good and could even possibly be dangerous so I stopped using it entirely. At the time I thought it must just be a one off but it wasn't. Since then I have been through a total of 4 chargers and have encountered the exact same problem with each. I think this is appalling especially considering the high quality Apple is known for. The charger is way too expensive and breaks within the first two months. Having to pay £15 every 2 months just to be able to use my iPod is simply unacceptable and this must be fixed!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor product

    I love Apple and iPhone, but this cable is simply driving me crazy. Over the past year I owned three iPhone Apple branded cables, 2 "Made for iPhone" cables and 3 or 4 cheap non-licensed chargers.

    The iPhone (Apple branded) cable breaks very easily, something you wouldn't expect from a simple and basic cable that sells at 25$ here in Korea. I understand if Apple wants to use a different connector from the standard microUSB at a higher price if they want to provide a more reliable product than other manufacturers. However, truth is Apple is not providing a better service. They are just ensuring they can have a proprietary charger that is smart to prevents cheap imitations (through a chip included in the charger). There's nothing wrong with that as long as your Apple cable is a superior product that won't easily break. And as the 1,502 negative reviews before mine show, this is not the case.

    The alternative may seem to buy licensed iPhone chargers from 3rd manufacturers but those aren't good either. Many chargers are much better than the Apple one in terms of sturdiness and won't break but they will just stop working. I realized the Made for iPhone license doesn't really ensure your charger will be compatible during a long time. Many chargers licensed by Apple stop working after a few weeks of use.

    It's a shame how Apple is not handling this issue. I guess the 92,000 employees at Apple are too busy to notice the 90% negative reviews this cable has in their own site, but if someone is reading, PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!

    19 of 19 people found this useful