• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never Again A Customer

    The most positive thing I can say about this is thank goodness the people who engineered these cords do not engineer cardiac pacemakers.
    I cannot believe Apple's complete disregard for this inconvenience. If I had to choose between an Apple product in the future that cost 1 cent, and another product that costs 1 million dollars I will pay one million dollars for the other product because it is NOT and Apple product. If Apple does not care about me, I won't care about them.

    I went to Verizon. Paid double. With a huge smile on my face knowing Apple would not see another penny from me. The cable I got is a thick, sturdy well engineered cable the manager told me there have been no problems with.

    I recommend to others to do the same. You'll pay more, but you'll be giving your money to people who actually care about your business.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zapped by Lightning Cables

    I love Apple, have at least one of most products and have never written a review — but the lightning cables are honestly terrible. I have 3 iPad minis for 3 children ages 10-16, and in the past year I have easily purchased at least 10 replacement lightning cables... originally starting with Apple brand, then trying other brands, different lengths and most recently applying wire tape to each end of the cables going into the lightning and usb connectors - before ever being used - with hope that it might help to prevent damage to the internal wiring. I've even made quadruple certain that each child knows how to gently connect/disconnect the cables and have used different color cables to determine if one child is more rough than another, but this theory proved false. Ultimately, it comes down to a cable that needs to be constructed to match the quality of the product and guaranteed/easily replaced, if needed. The price of replacing the cables is ruining an otherwise incredible experience with your products.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    This cable stopped working within 3 months.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. 0 STARS.

    Considering Apple make millions from us buying their nice shiny kit you'd think they could make a cable that lasts longer than a month at best. I am currently on my 9th Lightning cable... Buy an aftermarket one (Belkin etc.) and save yourself the trouble of having to replace it every few weeks. Very disappointed considering the phone costs in excess of £500. Never had this issue with my Galaxy S2/S3 cables.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    Would give lower then 1 if I could.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am sick of buying these only to have them fail

    For such a quality piece of hardware the cable is so poorly made. I am sick of them not charging and apple refusing to replace the cables. I am sick of having to rush into a store to buy a genuine cable only to have it fail within months or weeks. So far over 1000 reviews just like this on here why won't apple acknowledge the poor design of these cables.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I wish I could rate this below 1 star, unfortunately there is no such option.
    Under normal use, these cables should last a lot longer than 2 months. Unless you are chewing, biting or bending it at right angles, there is no other "right way" of using it.
    This is not the first lighting cable that we've had issues with. Is this by design or just poor manufacturing by Apple?
    Either way, the "quality" I attached to the Apple brand has been tarnished.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super expensive article, super cheap quality...

    POOR QUALITY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION ON THE CABLE, VERY WELL FINISHED ON THE ENDS.

    ALL THE LIGHTNING CABLES ARE SUPER-EXTRA EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT THEY ARE BUT I WOULDN'T MIND TO PAY THE STABLISHED PRICE OF THEM IF THEY WERE BETTER QUALITY MADE. THEY HAVE THE WORST CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS AND THAY DON'T LAST EVENA YEAR DESPITE YOU TAKE SUPER CARE OF THEM.

    VERY DISAPPOINTED...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 Stars I would

    Thinking about switching from iPhone due to the bad quality of their charging cords and not being able to buy a cheaper cord that would work. I have to buy a new cord every 1-2 months. Biggest disappointment. Apple you really need to fix this.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging cables (ipad lighting and previous standard type)

    I have bought 7 cables (in addition to the ones that come with the Apple devices) and none of them work for more than two weeks. When is Apple going to admit they have a problem? I have spent over $150 on charging cables alone. I have (3) iPhones and (3) iPads and ALL of the charging cables have failed!!!!!! Very Frustrating! Especially when I've come to expect extraordinary quality from Apple.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    the charger is so awful. It bunches up at the end and then if you move it the wrong way then it splits open and shows the inside cords that then stop working. For the price of the cellphone and replacing a charger every month you might as well buy a new phone where the charger works. I have had to buy a charger by another brand to make it more reliable. Which is absolutely ridiculous that the off brand is better than the actual brand charger. Im very disappointed in apple.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I pod touch 5 and Iphone 5s Charging cable is horrible

    ZERO STARS!!!!This cable has to be the worst design apple has ever made. The cable just keeps breakIng. Time to start a recall on this cable Apple, Send out new redesigned ones to all of us loyal customers that feel so let down by you. How dare you not publicly acknowledge there is a problem. READ THE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE ABOUT THIS LOUSY CABLE DESIGN!!!!! I hate Apple for this. Your customer service Reps do not even acknowledge the problem or offer a solution. I will never buy another apple product with this charger again until you acknowledge the problem and make the customers whole for the loss of use and money spent over and over and over and over and over again on this lousy, inferior design from Apple.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is Apple's worst product

    Quality of that product? ... it has no quality. Spider's web is stronger than that cable. ~80% of users are unhappy with it, Apple should do something about it!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad charger

    I've gone through 4 cables since I got my iPhone 5 last year. I'm a fan of Apple products but I'll be glad to ditch them if this poor quality continues. I don't have enough money to keep replacing charger cables every couple of months.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I ordered my iPhone 5s the day it came out and had the original lightning cord working until recently. My old android charger for my old phone lasted almost three years with no replacement and this lightning cable got one little twist year the 8 pin side and stopped working and it isn't even been 6 months old yet. It's frustrating that I paid so much money for this phone and the charger is so flimsy. I'm disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is aweful

    Both chargers for my iPhone 5 and my iPad mini have come apart right away. Not a good product at all.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!!

    So I just switched from my HTC over to a 5s. Right now, I'm completely agitated and unimpressed. Today marks one week that I've had the phone, and last night the charger stopped working. It wasn't handled roughly or anything silly like that either. From reading all the other reviews on here, instead of going to Apple to fix the issue, I'm just going to save myself some time and money and get a knock-off charger from Walmart. For being such a large and rich company, you sure make some cheap, garbage chargers for my $800 phone.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Absolutely poor. The old 30 pin connectors lasted me the whole time I would use an apple device (around 2-3 years) but I've only had my iphone 5s for a few months and the lightening cable ceases to withstand daily use.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger almost burnt my house down

    Hello,
    I was gifted the ipad 4 for Christmas in 2012. Just before it was a year old It died. I checked the cord and everything was plugged in nice. I grabbed the charger to disconnect it from the wall and I heard a spark and a beep then the iPad was charging. I had initially thought it was the cheap lightning connector but it was the 2 piece charger. So I made sure the contacts were clean and it worked fine till last week. I went to plug the ipad4 before bed and heard multiple shorts in the charger along with the smell of ozone and the iPad beeping it was charging then not. I split the two piece charger and it had black singe marks on the plastic were the connections are. Thank God I heard that before I slept. The wife will now not let me charge my apple devices while we sleep. The moment I have a day off I will go to the nearest apple store and bring the scorched charger in. In the mean time I can only charge my 14 month old ipad4 when I'm using it. Whoever came up with the folding prong two piece charger, then have the Chinese build it with no quality control should have their head examined.

    Doug

    iPhone 3, 3G, 3GS, 4s, ipad 3 and now ipad 4

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet again.. it's broke.

    I haven't ever left a review, but I had to for this. This is my third cable and guess what?! It broke again! Unfortunately my phone is out of warranty and heaven forbid Apple stand by one of their products. This is ridiculous, I've had 30-pin cables last 6 years, lightening? Never had one make it to three months, absolute garbage.

    9 of 10 people found this useful