• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    These cables are absolutely terrible, I have had to go back to an Apple store on three separate occasions to replace faulty cables. If these were third-party cables then I wouldn't be surprised but they are not, they are official Apple cables priced at £15 each, this is totally unacceptable to have such a poor quality cable priced at £15 to accompany "high-end" products such as the iPhone and iPad. I would suggest to anyone wanting to buy a Lighting cable to actually buy an official third-party Lightning cable, not an Apple Lighting cable.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable stopped charging already

    The cable that came with my son's iPhone 5 has already stopped charging his phone.

    This is a huge disappointment!

    Thank you Apple for giving us such a low quality cable for our iPhone 5's!

    Now we have to pay $20 for a replacement low quality cable or gamble with an aftermarket brand!

    - Unsatisfied Customer

    p.s. This cable had no physical damage or trauma in appearance. And it was not exposed to outside elements.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables are worthless

    I have now gone through 3 cables since getting the phone in February. That's a little over 2 months of use for a cable. I don't mistreat my stuff or pull the cables out by the cable instead of the plug I don't twist them or tie them up.

    I don't do stuff with the phone plugged in. The only movement is picking up and putting the phone down while plugging and unplugging. And these cables just start fraying on the lightning side.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the £15

    I was given an iPad mini for my Christmas in 2012 and the charger that was included was fine until mid-way through April. I had to bend the cable in certain directions to charge it and then it stopped working completely in July. I ordered another one and it came a week later but that charger only lasted 3 weeks. I then ordered another one which arrived a few days ago but it broke the same day that I got it. Extremely disappointed with these chargers :(

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a month.

    Got my iPhone 5 at the end of June and my lead stopped working today. Both ends (the lightening end and the USB end) have become mis-shapen and all twisted? Phone only charges in certain positions and when I pick up my phone it stops charging.
    Terrible product, going in the apple store soon to enquire about getting a replacement, guessing that I'll need more than one replacement!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Efficiently great, but..

    i don't know if this just happens to me or other users but, me, my mom, and my several friends are using lightning (iphone 5) and unfortunately after using it for almost a year, the cable started to proceed incorrectly, comparing to 30 pin, before the iphone 5, it was really durable, i'm using it for approx 2 years and the condition was still good from the first time i bought it until the last time i switch to iphone 5. after using it for 9 months, my mom, couple of friends, and myself have to buy the new cable because the original one from the box is can't function properly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IPHONE 5 CHARGER

    Apple charges way to much for a piece of junk. The charger isn't only WAY too short it also is as cheap as it can get. I am currently on my 5th iPhone 5 charger. The charger lasts about 1-4 months until you'll need another one. The wires close to the end of the charger you plug in your phone easily bend and won't charge anymore until you get a new charger. Numerous workers who have had to replace my charger time and time again tell me how cheap they are THEMSELVES. Is apple really worried about quality of product or getting your $ that you can answer yourself!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine broke buying smsng next

    I like the concept but they are just not rugged enough and way too expensive for what it is. Did you (apple) do any reliability testing on this product? If so then your test case was poor.
    I am on my 2nd cable now, all original apple cables, all broke. the battery life on the 5 is so sub optimal (even with LTE off etc) that I have to charge everyday - which is ok however not so good when the cables are so flimsy.
    The smsng is looking more attractive...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks way to fast

    I have an ipad mini and I got a charger just yesterday and it is already broken!!! Apple fix this!!!!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to address this

    I have had an I pad 2 and an I phone 5 since each was introduced. To date, I have had to replace the I pad 2 USB to 30 pin charging cable twice and now the I phone 5 USB lightning cable once. All suffer the same defect that the rubber covering of the cable tends to split close to the end that plugs into the device, exposing the wiring beneath. For the smug commentator who remarked that he does not know what the people complaining about this issue are doing with their cables, he needs to be grateful that he has not had this problem and lose the attitude. I treat all my electronic devices very carefully.

    In stark contrast and as evidence of this problem, I have never had this issue with any of the many Android phone charging cables I have owned and I treated these devices equally carefully i.e. no differently. Apple is either not performing adequate quality checks on the design and longevity of these cables in normal use testing or is not admitting to the problem!

    So given the pretty penny that Apple charges for its cables and its other accessories, I expect much better durability from them and am now resolved to buy only generic cables, until this problem is fixed. I have never had to replace any generic cable I purchased for charging my I pad 2. So I am paying less and getting better quality. Come on Apple, I love your products but this situation has to change!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    As usual the design of this apple accessory is simple and elegant. I bought a second cable to charge my iPh5 in the car. When plugging in (either) I get the charge confirmation sound, sometimes multiple times. If i don't pay close attention to the battery icon change to "charging" I have ended up with a low battery. Not sure if its the cord or the receptacle of the phone.
    It would be great if this could be fixed. For the prices Apple slaps on their products they just cannot be cheap. Made in China or not. Bad Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm so sick of these chargers.

    I've had my iPhone 5 for about 3 months and a bit and I've already had to have about 3 chargers. I'm really annoyed with this because they're about $25 for the long leads and they just end up breaking in a couple of weeks. I think that apple should make the lightning charging end have a metal case so that it won't break as often.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFYL

    I HAVE BOIGHT 4 CHARGERS AND THEY ALL WARE OUT ON THE END. Sorry it's fine I love the product but the charger wares out everytime I buy a new one!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are terrible

    If you are on the go a lot and have your charger with you these cables simply do not last. I'm on my 4th one since getting the Iphone 5 on launch. Same problem each time, they coil up near ends and stop working. Apple should abandon these cables since many others have the same problems. Dollar store quality.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time for class action lawsuit

    I too have the same problem with this cord. Had it less than 6 months and it stopped working. I thought it was just bad luck but after reading all the negative reviews this is a manufacturing issue. Consumers should not have to bear the cost of poor design. I cannot believe that Apple has not addressed this issue. Is the only way to get a response to this issue is to hire a lawyer?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks very easily

    I've been through three cables in about 6 months. My 30 pin lasted for years. The cable needs to be built more sturdily. I also work at Sams club. Our display cables make it a week too before they are broken from all of the wear. These were introduced to be more sturdy, not less.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Nothing like being shocked from your iphone 5 cable. Beware these are very dangerous, picked up my charging phone in my car and was shocked by exposed wires. I then began checking mine and my husbands other iphone 5 cables to realized that they are all breaking in the same exact spot. Not worth $19.99 Apple needs to recall these cables and introduce a new reinforced design. NOT HAPPY!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Rubbish!

    Really angry, this is my third charger in what?, 9 months, same problem that everyone else has, after a while the wire breaks ,and the wire has to be held in position to charge. I would recommend that other people stop wasting their money on these expensive, cheaply made chargers and buy from other sites.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete disgrace

    After researching if any one elses cable is damaged so early i found this and was shocked to see how many people have the same problem, I would like to know if apple are doing any thing about this as the numbers are unbelievable.

    I have only had my iphone 5 and charger for few months and its already not working i need to wiggle the wire at the plug end for it to start charging.

    We all should get a free cable as its clear its a faulty product.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    This cable has already broken. I had to purchase additional cables which still break. They are made cheaply. Do not buy this cable. Go with a different brand that makes a much stroger cable.

    15 of 15 people found this useful