• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 USB charger - money making

    Rubbish design! Cable gets bendy near phone end
    And slowly stop working.
    It's good way to make money out of it as
    Once you buy expensive phone you are not going to
    Give up using it.
    Apple needs to review it's design and price of it.
    It won't even cost them £2 but making high money out of it.
    You can not use cheaper cables as Apple blocks them after certain use
    Saying this device won't support this accessories

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought apple liked to move fowards?

    I am having problems that I used to have with the iPhone 3gs iPod 2g cable, but those cables were fixed and replaced.
    This rubish lightning cable frays at the ends just like the original cables, this problem should have been fixed, funny thing is that the cables have been getting better and better and were fixed with the last generation. Nek minnit

    I honestly wish I could give 0 stars to this sorry piece of rubish

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be zero stars

    5 Apple devices in the family that fit this cable/connector and I have lost count of how many cables we have purchased, replaced and purchased and replaced.

    Time to face facts - this cables design is garbage and the cable prices are ridiculous

    Long time Apple product family - all our phone device contracts are ending in a few months - not sure we are going to stick around to throw another series of "lightning cables" in the trash.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What is everyones problem?

    Great new design. I have 8 cables working different product at different locations and all work fine with no issues. I don't understand the durability issues. Apple has always been the best made product. Sometimes that means expensive, but it is worth it!

    5 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give it ZERO stars!

    I've purchased so many of these freaking chargers. One night, I woke up and one of them had caught on fire and sparks were flying everywhere. Previously, I'd noticed that the charger had gotten really hot, but I never thought it'd blow up. This is insane. I am so freaking tired of buying these things from Apple and AT&T. It's so ridiculous. I haven't even had the phone that long - maybe a year. Get your stuff together, Apple!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I would give this sorry excuse of a apple product 0 stars if there was that option. I have gone through SIX of these horrible cables with all of them breaking within the time span of a few weeks to 1 or 2 months from general use. I can not stress how horrible of a product this is and it has made me seriously consider switching to a different brand of phone. These cables are EXTREMELY non-durable and Apple really needs to get their act together as this is very disappointing for a avid user of their products.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Felt cheap out of the box and performed accordingly.

    Charger gave out after a few months. I'd have to mess with it for forever to make it work and now the wire is beginning to become exposed, so if I die in a fire have no doubt of the source. I like the idea of the reversible 9pin but the execution is terrible. I worry that this is the kind of quality to expect from apple moving forward.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish item

    Very poor quality ...not working within two days..do not buy this item.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was 0 star option, I'd click it due to poor cable design

    Regretfully, the cable is designed in a way that causes it to break. The smaller end that goes in the phone is hard to grip so you end up pulling on the cable itself which results in a damaged cord. At the very least, there should be some sort of a grip on both ends of the cord; in addition, some reinforcing of the joint where the cables enter the plugs should be introduced. Maybe a an extra coating that is one piece with the plug AND cord - make it is multipurpose - easier gripping and extend it down one inch of the cord to protect from accidental bending and pulling. Apple is supposed to be the leader, but the cords on all their phones seem to be something I'd buy at a discount $$ store. Don't treat your loyal customers that way.

    The smaller end does slide in so much nicer than the older cables, but then due to that same smaller end, it makes it harder to remove without a grip of some sort.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor outer shielding

    I'm on my 3rd cable with normal use. The outer rubber shielding cracks and falls apart near the lightning and USB connectors leaving the wires exposed.
    If we have to buy apple approved cables, make them apple worthy!!!!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    on the third cable, this needs to be fixed, my last cable lasted roughly 3 weeks before issues started, a few days later, no function whatsoever

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My family is going through charging cables for our iPhone 5's at an absurd rate. The cable simply ceases to function after a few weeks, even without external signs of wear or damage. This is an immense inconvenience and an embarrassment to Apple!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it!

    There has to be a better way to make these Apple! This cord is flimsy and won't stay connected to my iPad mini without me moving it around in place and then I don't dare move it or even breathe on it so it will charge. This is the second one that I've bought and if there were other makers and/or somehow to charge this without having to use this charger I would. I hate this product!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great if you're gentle

    Hello, I have no issues with this cable. You must insert and pull out the cable on the phone end using the plastic part. Never pull or push on the wire itself. I believe that's how people are breaking them. Had mine 2 years and it still looks and works like new.

    8 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've lost count

    I have never written a review about any apple products but I just have to write about this one right here. It is because I have literally gotten them replaced over 10 times in a year as everyone in my family uses an iPhone 5/5s. I thought the reason behind these spoilt cables was that we were handling them carelessly. However, after being extremely careful with the new ones I bought, they just seem to lose its function after a few months, or even weeks, without any apparent reason. Please do something Apple. If Apple is not willing to improve on the quality of these cables, they should at least lower its price tag.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you Kidding me?

    I had gotten my iphone 5s in early December. The first month no problems with anything, everything was running smooth, it was a really great phone. Then in late January I realize that my iphone was not charging, I had no idea what was going on. I take it in to the Apple store and they give me a replacement. A week later this one messes up to, I go back there and they tell me it's my fault for straining the chord, so they did not give me a replacement and I had to buy a new one. The phone is perfect I couldn't ask for a better one, but the chargers are trash. To this date I've gone through 4 chargers in less than half a year. Apple really needs to improve the quality of their charger.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I currently have 6 lighting cables and 3 have frayed near the connecter and the other 3 are getting there. The oldest is 4 months old. This kind of built in obsoleteness is needs to be addressed or apple needs to release licensing of the connecter to someone who can produce something that isn't garbage.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than one star

    Apple may as well sell these in packs if ten. Then you'd get a month out of them. Terrible terrible cheap, nasty and not fit for purpose. I'm beginning to think I've spent more on charger cables than I have on my handset.
    Something needs to be done.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously not even worth the one star

    So not worth the amount that they cost. The amount that it costs to buy the phone you would expect a good quality product but all you get is something that is made from a poor choice of materials. Overtime the white of the wire quickly turns a horrible yellow colour and then the plastic (Or whatever it is, it's like paper) begins to disintegrate which is a massive safety hazard...I only have this problem with apple cables. The billions that the company make and they can't even produce a safe and high quality cable for the price that is paid...ridiculous.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Problems AGAIN!!!

    I am sick to death of spending money on chargers which will now be my 5th I have purchased. Apple need to think long and hard about this issue which seems to happening to everyone. I am now having to hold my charger in my phone to get any sort of charge as before I spending 15-20 mins trying to get it stay on charge without me holding the charger in.

    I beg you Apple to spend some money on fixing this issue or going back to how the charger used to be when there was no issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful