• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An extremely bad cable.

    The quality was so awful that just one month after I got it it started breaking and after several months it completely stopped working. Then I got another and the same thing happened. I find annoying to pay $20 for such bad quality cable.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always breaks

    I've gone through 4 cables and it's getting annoying and it's a waste of money! I saw an adapter for the old cables that can be used for my iphone 5.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible build quality

    This cable gets damaged very easily. It will last you no more than 4-5 months at the very most. It is extremely flimsy and the area near the connector end is the part that stops working first. On my third cable (in about a year), after having been used for about 3 months, it began randomly stopping charging with the message "accessory not supported". Sometimes it would then begin to charge again, sometimes not. This became more and more frequent until today when it swapped between charging and not charging every 2 seconds for 5 minutes straight, before dying. Overall, horrible quality for the price you pay. I would not mind the quality if these were less than $10 each, but for more than $20, I expect it to last at least a year.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky #5?

    I'm on my 5th Lightening Charger and that just broke. I've had my iPhone 5 for about 21 months now and the first three months I went through 3. It's a bit ridiculous.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    The worst charging/data transfer cables I have ever purchased. they break extremely easily and I have been through at least five different cables since buying my iPod a year ago.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO easy to broken!!

    The first iPad I had was in 2007, and the cable is still working for now. BUT this cable come with iPhone 5, I have bought two cables within 1 year already! It is so disappoint as a product of APPLE. Jobs would never let the product like this come to the market!!!! SO BAD...
    Even worse, if I try to buy the other cable from other company, it may not work for iPhone. You guys cannot design a good one, why you still want to block the market?

    I am disappointed for apple.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars if I could

    This is probably the worst designed product from Apple in their entire inventory. It is extremely fragile and way too short. I recently bought a Macbook Pro and during the purchase showed a frayed (from normal use) wire to an Apple rep and asked what they thought and if Apple were providing replacements, and she said we were probably using it wrong. We were using a wire with one use wrong . . . There's no way to use it wrong, unless you are swinging your phone around while connected like a flail. You seriously can't plug or unplug the wire without holding the plastic head near the connection even if you tried. The problem is the plastic wrap along the actual wiring is so cheap that any sort of slight twist over time creates tension and it eventually tears. There is no other explanation, it is plain and simple a poorly made product, and sadly way over priced as well.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite poor quality

    I've had my two Lightning cables for 2 years and they have both fallen apart at about the same time. From the other reviews on here it seems like I've done well getting a couple of years' use from them. All I know is that I'm still using the 30 pin connector I got with my iPod touch in 2008 with no problems. I've been exceptionally careful about how I treat the lightning cables, almost religious in my reverence. And yet, in the last month or so they have both suffered splits in the plastic casing where it joins the connector. One of the cables has stopped charging and the other one is just about clinging on to life. I'm going to have to buy replacements but I see no reason to choose Apple cables over cheaper alternatives.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this cable

    I've owned several of these and none has lasted more than a month or two. Same with the charging cables for the MacBook Pro, they shred and break with alarming speed. Why doesn't Apple acknowledge the problem and have a recall?

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They keep breaking

    I'm on my third cable already. They break near the lightning plug end due to twisting -- one of the drawbacks of a universal connector since you can plug any side up, the cable starts to kink. Hopefully Apple can strengthen the cable and make it less prone to twisting in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Previous chargers (the 30 pins) were great and long lasting (for several years). Ever since I have had the iPhone 5, I've gone through over 6 chargers in 2 years. That is ridiculous. And for $21, I'd expect each and every cable to last at least the lifetime of the phone, not literally less than a year.

    Get your quality up Apple, increasing your margins by using poor quality materials is not acceptable for the world's largest company.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    This cable is junk. The connector is just too small. When you pull on the connector to unplug the iPad, you also pull on cable casing. It is poor design.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Cable is just the worst.

    We have 2 iphones at home, we are currently on or number 6 or 7th cable (lost count) how can they still not get this right? with all the money the phones and these product cost, you would think they can simply have a cable that works for more than 3 months. It will start braking by being "positional" to charge and then it will get almost impossible with the position and then it just won't work at all. I really need to find a cable like this from a different company. Very tired of having to keep buying this cable.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I think these are made to break.

    Bought a new cable a few weeks back as the old one died.. Have been very careful to look after this one, and it still failed.
    It's pretty dodgy having to spend $25 to replace a cable which isn't very old, isn't broken down or frayed but still wont work.
    I can buy something for $7 from a service station which will do the same thing - and I can get a spring roll while I'm there.

    I say, either make better cables, or throw in spring rolls with these replacement ones.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    We have 2 ipod touch 5g and have replaced the lightning cables 5 times (total) in two years. Very poor quality with outer layer peeling off or cable not charging the ipod. I still have my 30 pin connector from my ipod mini that works great and its over 8 years old. I purchased a galaxy s5 instead of the iPhone due to this lightning cable issue.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality cables for an otherwise good phone

    As expected, my third Lightning cable decided to stop working and I've had my phone for less that two years.

    Because I already had two break on me, I took special care of the last one, but even with handling the cable like a princess, it started to act up and lost its ability to charge the phone. Stupid me didn't even save the receipts.

    I do like my Apple products, but the build quality is really bad on this cable.

    I recommend saving and photocopying the receipt so that you may get a new cable from Apple when it will surely break.
    The other suggestion I have is to make sure when you get the cable, to make sure it never twist or turns by adding some extra tape to both ends of the cable. Maybe that will prevent the shoddy solders from breaking loose.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS

    I cannot believe that Apple has NOT done anything about all the chargers breaking and getting knotted! I love the iPhones but the chargers are just horrible! After 2 years, I have been through FIVE of these cables. Apple is loosing iPhone customers because of this serious issue. Apple just doesn't realize what a big deal this is to everybody else and they need to take action right away

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one of the worst apple products

    i bought a ipad air and the lightning cable cracked and got stuck up my iPad's lightning cable socket

    I DO NOT ADVISE ANY ONE TO GET A IDEVICE THAT USES A LIGHTNING CABLE TO CHARGE

    THIS PRODUCT IS **** ****

    WHERE THE **** DO I GET IT FIXED FROM

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst!

    give me a break! I am willing to spend $30 on a cable...the least you can do is make it work. Will fail after 6 months...

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic Scam

    Absolutely ridiculous product and price. I am not even able to purchase cheap replacements as they are not "supported." I have spent well over $100 on these charging cables alone and am disgusted at their extremely poor quality, far worse than knock offs I used to be able to use. This is pathetic, as if the company needs to scam people for money. I am horrified to be purchasing another.