• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling quality

    Now on to my third lead in just over a year. I am astonished that apple have failed to get this right, a good quality charging lead would seem to be a pretty basic requirement.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    quality = 0
    I want to go back to micro usb where everything is compatible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    I'm adding my frustration with the quality of the Apple supplied lightening to USB Cable or it's docking port, for the mini ipad2 I own, to the long list of other contributors and repeat the request that Apple address this recurrent problem ASAP.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The reason I will no longer buy another iphone again.

    The worst thing that can happen to apple products. This cable and connector ruined my experience with apple. I used to buy Iphones every year but since the Iphone 5 i was hesitant to get the 5s after having changed cables an actual 11 times since I got the iphone 5 on launch. The cables were all left at home and always had problems charging after a few weeks , I tried dealing with the problem and not making a big deal about it but now these cables and the ways you gotta move them to make them work have damaged the connector of my iphone and now I have to change the Iphone for even a new cable to work on it, will I buy another iphone because of a cable? Never again if it will be a lightning connector Iphone. Never again.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Unimpressed

    I am so frustrated by having to constantly buy new iphone 5S cables. after a few weeks, they start intermittently charging/not charging, and if i plug the cable into my MacBook Air the charging sound bleeps constantly twice per second. This means I cannot upload my pictures to aperture or sync the phone to iTunes. I went into the Apple store to report this thinking it was my MBA that was the issue, and the Genius Bar guy said it was more likely the cable that was faulty. He plugged my iPhone into my MBA with his Genius Bar Cable, which had blue INSULATING TAPE on the section of the cable that is susceptible to the damage. So if Apples cables are becoming damaged, surely they can sort it out and make a change to the material they use to make them. I usually love apple design and i do like the connector on the cable, I just wish they had used a better quality sleeve for the cable. If the motivation was "less plastic used, happier planet" then they have failed to consider that I have had to dispose of more cables this year that I have since the first iPhone came out. Absolute Mince.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing durability

    the construction is super flimsy. My other USB cables that I have had for longer are still in great shape and yet this one is already breaking..

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Mine also broke after just over a year, thankfully I'd already bought a spare when I was on holiday in the States (they're marginally cheaper over there). When I went to the Cardiff store to see if they could fix it they said that it breaks when it twists if you use it while it's charging. But I agree Apple should make a product that is sturdier and able to withstand this sort of usage.

    So moral of the story - don't use it while it's charging kids! ;-)

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charging cable that has ever existed!

    I am tired of constantly after a few weeks having to purchase new lightening cables. They have a very short shelf life before crumpling at the ends, which then signifies the end of the USB cable as it no longer charges efficiently- or occasionally not at all. I wish Apple would sort this issue out as I am most certainly considering changing phones (despite the fact I love my iPhone) for such a simple thing. Apple are losing valued and loyal customers as they appear to simply be ignoring our complaints!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable stopped working

    After some months I was having issues for my iPhone 5 to charge, I knew it was the cable because depending on how you move it, it will work or not. Some day it completely stopped working, after taking the cable apart, voilà! One of the internal cables was cut in half. For the record, I keep the cable in the bedroom and never ever take if from there. The cable had the minimum work load a cable may have and never took it outside the room. 'The chain is as strong as the weakest link.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are beyond rubbish. 2 broken after just couple of months

    I got a new generation iPad Mini and my new iPhone 5S at around the same time, and both cables although looking brand new from the outside are broken..

    Is Apple going to start handing these out for free please????

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgraceful quality

    This product deserves 0 stars. The last one I bought was broken right from the box. They last about 3 months even though I try so hard to be gentle with them. They are unusable for my disabled young adult. He is now forbidden to charge his own iPad as his poor motor skills result in a new cable almost immediately. Apple was a leader in accessibility but what good are all those clever adaptations if a person with poor motor skills can't charge their own device. Shame on Apple!!!!!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed very disappointed

    ugghhh the terrible quality of this cord. Considering the fact that i am the only one in my family that has a lightning cord it really isn't fun when you don't have a back up cord. I have only had my iPhone 5s for 4 MONTHS not even and the cord breaks and on top of that i think my iPhone 4 phone charger charged faster than this cord and also had a better battery holding. if you do end up getting a this cord at least get a few because it doesn't last long just saying

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If it was possible to give 0 starts I would.
    I have just had my 7th lightning cable fail!
    I implore apple to address this problem and send a revamped version of the cable to every customer for free.
    If this continues, there is no possible way I will stay with apple and I'm sure countless others will feel the same.
    The iPhone and it's cable (especially) need an overhaul!
    Please buy a cheaper 3rd party alternative elsewhere as this is expensive and just as useless.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    1. These are too short. 2. They do not last at all!! All of them stop working after awhile because of the wires inside keep breaking. With how much a stupid cord costs, these should be made to last!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They work like they should

    I bought my iPod touch 5th gen and a charger just in case on March 19th, 2013, so a little over a year ago. The charger still works fine. Im not sure how this product is receiving 1 and a half stars. My charger was stationary in my room so nothing broke off and no wires were exposed. The wire itself is thick and slightly hard to bend, much harder to bend than the earpods. I assume these chargers would break after months of wrapping around so i think its best that you leave your charger in a stationary spot. In other words, leave you charger in one spot and it should work perfectly fine.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive junk.

    19 Euro's for a cable that breaks after some months is a joke. I have bought 2 new ones in the meanwhile. Rubbish.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I go lower than 1 star?

    Concept is great. My devices last a long time, but not these.. I'm up to 3 cables and one port that's fried.... I care for my stuff, and am an engineer.. I know what is "user" and what is "product"... Pretty soon my phone won't charge at all.. so less than 2yrs, and my phone will require $269 repair for a design fault? I've got Tons of Apple products, but this doesn't please me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These cords are a joke. I've had my phone for a little over a year now and been through about 5 of them. Nearest apple store is over an hour away so it's cheaper to just pay than drive to have them warrantied, even when I have they've tried blaming it on me saying I don't know how to unplug the cable from the phone. I will start exploring other brands

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another bad charge cable

    I just picked up my 3rd Apple charge cord since January. I know a lot of people are having trouble with them but I thought I would ask the question if it possible is a bad run of cords?

    I moved over to IPhone in January and love this phone. For 10 years I used Samsung phones, well, one HTC and a moto, and found this phone to be just what I was looking for. I'm not sure how long I am going to stay in love with a phone that requires and new cord every other month????

    Since I live in the sticks an Apple store is a long way off, 100 miles. My local Radio Shack stocks the IPhone cord so at least I can get a new one. They really weren't to keen on replacing the last one so I just bought another one.

    Amazing phone!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had to purchase 3 cords in 3 months because the outer coating splits, exposing the wires inside. This has never happened with previous iphone cords.

    7 of 8 people found this useful