• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short lived

    Had my iPhone 5s for 8 months and I'm now about to buy my 4th USB cable. This is really annoying because I've been extra careful with my last one and it's still stopped working like all the rest

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables wear out fast!

    These cables are very disappointing. They wear out extremely fast from normal use. The cable begins to bunch up near the end that connects to the phone and eventually they don't work at all. I have already gone through three of them and I have only had my phone for one year.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad bad bad bad lightning cables!!!!

    Had to replace 3 cables so far for 2 iPad Airs and iPhone 5 and 5S so far. These cables are expensive and they don't last as long. Terrible cables from Apple. My older 30-pin cable lasted much much longer on my older 4S than these new and supposedly improve lighting cable! Every disappointed in these lighting cables. Bad bad bad quality cables!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Wish apple made its usb cables as good as its other products. They dont even replace the cables even if it is in warranty, saying that since it is physically damaged we wont replace it. If you are putting such a high price on your cables it should last for more than a year atleast.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should replace these for free

    I have bought two lightning cables in addition to the 1 that came with my iPhone 5. Both that were purchased are "certified'. But in less than a year they have all deteriorated (at the iPhone plug side)! I first noticed the rubber/plastic part wearing down and exposing the wires. I thought it was just that 1 but now I've noticed all 3 of them are experiencing the same wear/tear. I am very disappointed Apple! Please make them better. :-(

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    I've had my ipad 4 since November and iphone 5 since just before Christmas, my ipad cable lasted for 3 months and my iphone cable lasted just 3! Since then I have purchased 4 more which have all broken. I'm sick to death of forking out for these poxy cables when the ipad & iphone were so expensive to begin with. Apple really need to rethink these lightening cables because they are a joke! If I didn't need my iphone to Facetime my other half in the Army when he's overseas (better call quality than skype) I would go back to using my Android, at least their chargers don't fall apart every 5 minutes!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Criminal

    I have purchased an ipad mini (for personal use) and been given an ipad air (for corporate use) within the past 2 months. Both of these new style charging cables, fresh from the box, have stopped charging my devices. I would have been less upset if I thought it to be potentially a one-off problem, however, this issue appears to be a fundamental flaw with the product rather than an outlier event. It should be criminal for a company to produce premium priced devices which are fitted with non-industry standard peripherals. This would be excusable if the cable actually worked (let alone provided a tangible benefit over-and-above industry standard). Why Apple has delayed recalling the cable is a mystery. It is not enough to be able to walk into a shop an replace every 2 months. This costs me £4.40 in tube fare and takes an hour of my time (priceless).

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    A bloody hopeless person made this cable thinking they can stop the 3rd parties by putting the chip in the wire but the overall quality they forgot to upgrade.
    I don't mind paying $25 for a cable but give me a cable which would last a lifetime not just 6 months.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another dissatisfied customer

    Given that Apple is so touchy about their products, you'd think they'd produce something that actually worked. I've purchase 2 new "certified" cables and neither of them work! Ever! Absolutely unacceptable.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its true... they don't last

    I'm bummed that almost 2 years after intro if lightning cable it still costs $19, I have gone through several of these, they kind of bunch up near the lightning connector and then you have to wiggle you phone repeatedly to get it to work until they eventually die. Tried a generic once and it was worse!! Please Apple either fix them or at least make them cheaper!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cord HORRIBLE.

    This is the second one I have gone through in three months. The first one I used in my house and set it on my night stand when charging and it all the sudden stopped working and started not charging. This current one that I have I use in my car and yesterday just stopped working, I know it is the cable and not the outlet in the car because I hooked the cord into my computer this morning and it still did not work. These cords are not cheap and to keep having to buy more and more is ridiculous. My contract is up soon and if this keeps happening I may have to switch from Apple iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of 6 original Apple lightning cables, none of them work after 8 weeks!

    These cables wear out extremely quickly and my iPhone and iPad then complain they aren't original Apple cable (I bought them from Apple!).
    This is very disappointing for an Apple product! Is there a redesign in sight?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issue as everyone else.

    My issue is the same being experienced by what appears to be quite a number of consumers. The cable twists where it connects to the lightning pin, and then refuses to work unless manipulated.

    My last charging cable experienced the same issue, and eventually ceased to work altogether. My current one is now doing the same thing.

    At $25 a cable, this is ridiculous. I expect a lot more from Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Certified to Fail

    I bought two "CERTIFIED" Apple lightning cables from my local Apple retailer and within 3 weeks neither of them was recognized by my iPhone5. At $15.00 apiece you would think these things would work.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars

    I've had the same cable for nearly a year with no issues. I always pull the cable out by the actual end rather than just yanking the cable as most people do. Also it's good to clean the inside of the lightning port as it gets dirty and can make your cables stop working! Just some words of advice �� love this charger. So much better than the 30-pin!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just a cable but a big problem

    i love my i phone and this is my 5th one over the years. this has went on for far to long now the lightning cable has major problems what is being done?
    i have purchesed 3 apple cables over four months then started buying from the pound shop as they last between two to four weeks.i dont want to buy cheap cables as it could do damage to my phone but £15 every few weeks is too much.please sort this NOW.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are Apples weak spot.

    Ive owned my iPhone for 18months now and I've been through 4 usb leads due to the poor quality throughout the range of cables offered by apple. The usb lead stretches and the excess gathers at the ends, then splits and peels away. The price does not reflect how bad this product is. Apple encourage everyone to buy genuine due to safety reasons but Apple leads are worst. Not only just usb leads but I've had to replace Magsafe Charger for the same reason, rubber shielding coming away and eventually cracking and peeling.These are NOT cheap to replace at £65 a pop!. But i doesn't end there, Apples EarPods do the exactly same thing (2pairs in 18moths). If Apple don't decide to take these reviews in to consideration then i will be forced to advise companies and private owners to purchase 3rd party products and stop wasting their money on inferrer rubbish.0 stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be priced as a disposable product

    These only seem to last about two months before they fail. This product really seems to lack quality. I have never had this happen with any other brand. Very disappointing. I expected better from Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cables

    With 2 Iphone 5 in our home we have gone through 8 cables in 6 months. Apple has to do something t make a stronger or better cable or they are going to lose me as customer and many others when ready to upgrade phones.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - this design is rubbish

    6 cables, 4 brand new with an iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S broken. 2 replacements (purchased) broken. The quality of these cables or the design is just awful.

    Bad, bad design.

    5 of 5 people found this useful