• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless design

    These cables are a really poor design and I have had about 4 or 5 of these, I've lost count! Bring back the 30pin connector, never had an issue with them! Apple I hope you are reading these reviews as they are all saying the same thing. Sort this connector out.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 11 months

    I only used this cable for 11 months before it stopped working. Yes, I was extremely careful with it. The price does not suit the quality of the cable. Apple needs to make their cables more long-lasting and durable.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years and 10 no longer functioning Lightning Cables

    These cords are not durable. A simple twist renders it useless. I love my phone and this cord is necessary, but by the time I've ready to upgrade my phone I will have paid for it twice with the cost of the cables.

    All my old 30 pin cords still work.

    Apple improve your quality on this item please.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cable

    I have 5 lightning cables for almost 2 years now. They are used in various conditions (home, office, and car). There has never been an issue with quality.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third Cable in 6 Months

    The cable is horrible. A few bends here and there and it stops working. Now I can't even figure out which angle it works at because it is totally spoiled. PLEASE, I expect better work from APPLE. I want to get my money's worth. No point paying for an expensive phone when the quality of its charger is so inferior.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement

    These are way better than the old 30-pin cables. Only one of mine have broken between the 3 I had for my iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and that was because I lent it to someone who didn't realize that bending the cable breaks it. To all the people who say the cables break to easily, all I have to say is that you need to take better care of it. When you're using it and when you're not, you should be taking care of it. If you do, it'll last long and you won't have to keep buying replacements.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please! 3 cables in a year...

    I like the lightning cable concept, but the wire and strain device is garbage. It is either poor materials or poorly designed. If you are going to use non standard cables and connectors, make them better not worse than micro USB...

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If you wanna design sthg outstanding, dont just focus on the phone. This lightning concept works but the charger. I have bought nearly a dozen of these in the past year!! Disgusting!!!!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Like everyone else, I think this cable is poorly designed at the lightning connector end. One accidental kink or pull on the cord and the wires are screwed. From then on it will be "guess which angle will work" until it just stops altogether. Currently, I have to wedge it against something at a 90 degree angle and hope that it doesn't move. If you travel with this thing, put it in a hard case by itself because it doesn't handle getting jostled about very well.

    I'll contrast this with the old 30-pin connector which has lasted years of travel, being shoved in bags of other equipment and mashed around a great deal. I think there are two problems: 1) the old connector would usually disconnect if too much force were applied on the cord, preventing the wires from inadvertently breaking. You really have to apply some force to the new connector to disconnect it, which opens the door for accidents. 2) the old connector was wider, so easier to grab at the sides without accidentally bending the cord. The new connector is so thin you have to be very careful where you're grabbing it and which angle you're pulling to maintain the integrity of the cord.

    After reading all these reviews, I might just get a bunch of cheap third-party knockoffs that are a fraction of the Apple price. Sad that this has to be a budgeting factor.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a year, which is longer than most have.

    The cable I have now came with my iPhone5 a little over a year ago. I charge my phone pretty much every night and never use it while charging. This week I noticed the battery was lower and lower every morning when I woke up! I then came to find the little bendy trick people were taking about, and started to mess around with that... Well as of today I can no longer find a position where the cable works. So now my battery is low and I'm not happy I have to go purchase something that should have been fixed my now. . .

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    works always

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guess what..

    I'm not happy either. Currently on my fourth cable. Each cable fails at the exact same place which is just in behind the reinforced section behind the phone end of the cable.

    Each time it fails through TO THE BARE WIRES.

    Apparently this is due to people using the phone when it is charging.

    Nope, it's due to a weakness in the design and a failure to provide a good product.

    I have never, never had a problem with a charger like this.

    And I had to give it one star! Fine, as it hasn't actually killed anything it can have one star

    Amazing that company with such a projected image can perform like this. Shame Apple, shame on you

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We As Consumers Are Forced to Buy these and Waste Our Money

    The phone is great but we spend more on these cables a month than we do on gas...thats CRAZY! Especially being a company like Apple, you guys should sell top quality products that last longer than a month. Cable starts to bend and wont charge anymore. I feel like Im doing origami with the cable just to get it charging again...Very disappointed. If Apple doesn't fix this we should all just switch to Androids. I FEEL APPLE DID THIS AS A MARKETING TOOL JUST TO SELL MORE PRODUCTS!

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking cable, shocking customer service

    Of the lightning cables I have had the majority have broke within 6 months, the longest lasted just under a year... had a 30 pin connector 6 years and it's still going strong, yet Apple seem to think there isn't an issue with these cables?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish !!

    So my iphone4 charger is still ok after 3 yrs and used on iPod
    & iPhone 4 and iphone4s yet iPhone5c which I have had for 8 months I have had to replace 5 times!!
    Really not good !
    Worse Cable ever !!!!
    If I had the opinion for no stars that is what I would give!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable miles ahead of its time

    Mine is rock solid , am glad so many people have issues with there's I have spent years of my life fixing devices because people pull on wires while things are charging, it's about time the wire broke instead of the charging socket, and to everyone with broken wires treat your stuff with the respect it deserves what are you 5 .

    10 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through 4 cables in 9 months

    I'm now having to dish out yet another $30 for a (apple wouldn't let me publish the word here) product that doesn't work for more than three months if you're lucky at usual wear and tear. The next phone I get will be a Samsung.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever

    This is the worst cable design ever. The cable is so fragile it's unbelievable that Apple would release such a shoddy piece of work. I've gone through 5 of these since having the iPhone 5. The only redeeming quality is the fact that it's reversible.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems for me

    Don't know what people are doing when they say they're on their 3rd / 4th / 5th cable in a year! I've had mine for 21 months so far - plug my phone in every night, plus it travels with me on business and vacation, when I roll it up loosely (about 2.5" diameter loop). Maybe people are winding it around a pencil... I believe this was $29 when it first came out, now it has at least come down to $19 - still a little steep, but a more reasonable price. Some issue with the price, but have had no issue with the quality.

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Absolute waste of time! Seem to have spent more on cables than my phone! Especially with kids. 0 stars!

    10 of 11 people found this useful