• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER/SYNC CABLE EVER MADE BY APPLE

    I AM REALLY DISSAPPOINTED WITH THE SYNC CABLES APPLE HAS BEEN PROVIDING FOR THE IPHONE 5. I HAVE GONE THROUGH MAYBE 6 OR 7 CABLES THAT HAVE LITTLE TO NO DAMAGE THAT STOP FUNCTIONING AFTER A WEEK OR 2. I WOULD NEVER BUY THIS CHARGER IF IT WASNT COVERED BY APPLECARE. NOT RECCOMMENDED TO BUY THIS AFTER IT BEING SO FRAGILE FOR THE COSTS THAT US CONSUMERS ARE PAYING. APPLE PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Work and doesn't all the time :( Hate it !

    Never had these problem with 30pin ! arrr...

    Cable has no visual damage was always on my table. It has stopped working and then started again, after it stopped again I took it to closes store (40min drive) and there it started to work again, so they refused changing it. Came back home not working again, pain in the bum.
    Phone charging ok of replica cable but iPad Mini won't recognise it ! Absolutely hate it... :( I don't want to spend another $25 to get the new cable as if it can be replaced under the phone/ipad warranty but I can not drive back and forward every time it stopes working !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE and CHEAPLY MADE

    Can't count how many of these flimsy cords I've been through. :/ They come apart at the ends with hardly any use. Cheap quality and they want us to pay good money for them! :/

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad buy

    There is nothing else to say. Apple either does it on purpose or is simply incapable of doing things right. The quality of the lighting cable is so poor yet there has been no apparent attempt to fix this problem. Monopolizing the market with terrible products, by the way, is shameful.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Garbage

    I purchased an additional 3 of these when I first purchased my iphone only because of its dodgy battery life. However after only 6 months, all 3 purchased cables frayed at the end and now fail to charge. Now have i have to purchase not by choice... Thanks Apple for forgetting that the customer experience includes reasonably priced long-lasting accessories.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last a month

    i had 2 charger over 5 months right now. and i dont like that. It mess up really fast

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great design, this really needs to be addressed

    I'm thinking I should just about have shares in Apple about now. Between our family of 4 and all the apple products we've purchased. It's bad enough my kids need the latest, greatest. Now with the newest lightning to USB cable, since the birth of the iPad mini, iPhone 5 & 5S it's awful.
    The cable is one of Apples worst designs yet. I feel before coming out with another phone. They need to listen to the people and fix the flaws they've already created. WE NEED A NEW CORD DESIGN preferably one that's stronger, last longer and I don't have to spend another fortune on cases.
    I like my iPhone and I really don't want to change but......., come on Apple.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Im sorry but im now ordering my FOURTH cable after the lighting end has broken on every one. Im careful with it, I wrap extra tape around when bought new to prevent it from happening again, and it fails every time!! I'm just waiting for apple to send me a years supply of them because this nuts!! I cant keep paying £15-25 for a piece of wiring that doesn't last.

    About time apple fixed this and got some decent welding tools in on those wires, but of course this is all you can do and so im going to have to keep on paying £15 every time it breaks!!

    Not impressed!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Failures

    I have now had several Apple (not aftermarket) Lightning to USB Cables fail. They all worked fine initially but, after several month of use began to fail intermittently and then with greater frequency. Cleaning the ends has not solved the problem.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    I have had to return about 4 of these wires as they break so easily. Last time I went to the apple store to swap it with a new one I was told they have perfected it and it will survive past the warranty this time... it lasted a month. Whats the point of having a phone that you can't charge? Apple need to sort this issue because its becoming a problem for many people!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    I have gone through 4 lightning cables and 1 MicroUSB to Lightning adapter. So the two that came with my iPhone and iPad, respectively, broke (just stopped working) and one of the two was torn and every time I plugged it in, a light when on inside the cable. After that I bought a certified aftermarket lightning, lasted about 2 months, then that one completely stopped working and I went and bought an original. That stopped working so I bought an adapter and returned it yesterday to get another original. I'm not even taking it out of the package until I get my iPod's, if I have to return it I'll just use my iPods cable which should arrive with my iPod in 5-6 days. Just to sum everything up, avoid losing the receipt and packaging of the cables.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Breaks!

    This cable breaks waaay too easily. I've never had a problem with the previous generation cables. I've gone through 3 cables already. They're overpriced pieces of junk. They should call this Lightning-gate.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am disgusted!

    2 months = 8 chargers! I had an iPhone 5s since Xmas that worked completely fine, then a few months after my charger broke and ever since then I have had to keep on buying new chargers. Then one day I bought my most recent charger I plugged it in and it asked me to sync it for no reason so I did then next thing I know I plug the charger in again and my iPhone is completely broken because of that charger (original apple) I am very upset because I loved my iPhone but now I don't have it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    I've just about had it with these chargers the amount off money you pay for their items and the chargers you get I bought my kids a iPad mini each so x3 off them and my husband a iPhone 5 and myself a iPhone 5s and my phones 7 weeks old and been though 2 chargers where not working now the sliver cable inside them is sticking out but all off our chargers none off them work we've had to borrow one to charge my phone my husbands and all the 3 iPad minis so I ring apple where am fed up and they don't wanna know so throb me off with making me go into their stores and one off the mangers from apple spoke to me about my charger that broke on my iPhone 5s she sent me out a new wire and that's broke dangerous and she tells me she's sent me her email and phone number in case I need to speak again so I email her beginning of this week yeah she don't reply use less am telling ya if they don't replace all my chargers tomorrow their having all their items back as I've bought all these items out right so that's a lot off money what a joke I've had enough now big time these items are only couple months old all off them

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    Bought two. Can't charge my phone anymore. I'm getting frustrated with Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Strain relief badly designed

    Cable deteriorates rapidly near lightning connector. Please redesign

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY DISAPPOINTED!!

    I've been through 8 lightning cables in the past year and the all broke the same exact way. There's no way in the world I can unplug this cable without damaging it. This design is very terrible, I have never twisted nor bent. But somehow the wires were ripped for the connector part, and the part that covered the wires connect just comes off. So once agian me saying, there is literally no way to unplug your device without damaging the plug. Please find a way to make it durable because this is very annoying and I'm very tired of buying a new charger every two months or so.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutley appalling .

    I have purchased so many apple chargers that i have lost count. By looking at so many reviews i can see im not alone in the line of dissapointed customers APPLE SORT THIS OUT!! If Steve jobs was alive im sure he'd be ashamed to see what utter rubbish apple have designed to honour his name. This product Deserves no stars at all. Appalling just appalling.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor disappointing quality

    I sadly have to agree with all of the reviews on here which state the latest 8 pin charger is completely useless and a waste of money. I'm on my 4th charger in 6 months. Such a let down considering I've had the iPhone 3 and 4 and never had any charger problems. The charger is essential considering the phones themselves have to be charged daily! What is Apple doing about this?? Anybody had any response from them? I'd love to know why the design was ever changed in the first place! Oh I forgot, to make more money! Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave poor man.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple PLEASE PLEASE

    I am sick and tired of buying my 6th lightning charger for my iPhone 5 in just over 12 months...this is simply unacceptable quality by Apple and as is evident by the tens of thousands of user updates on the web will begin to have a material impact on bottom line.Please Please listen and make the necessary quality changes at factory to ratify this matter once and for all.. In actual fact and despite Australian warranty conditions render replacement free of charge these lightning chargers must be recalled worldwide...

    1 of 1 people found this useful