• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening cable failure

    Wow... A cannot believe all of the horrible reviews just on Apples website on the very low quality and issues Apple owners are having with these new lightening charging cables. Well, I have also experienced many issues with these cables. We have 6 devices in the house that use the new cable and all 6 cables have gone bad. We have 3 iPhone 5's, a 5c, and 2 iPad minis. I have purchased several new cables.... 2 have since gone bad... Now our family is down to 2 cables that are still functioning. We are literally fighting over who gets to charge their device.... It is really pathetic! Like many others, I never had an issue with the 30 pin cable. I wish they never changed. I really hope Apple is doing something about this... And fast. They have some of the best devices out there....the iPhone.... iPads... But if one cannot reliably recharge them, what good are they? Apple ought to recall all lightening cables and allow Apple customers to bring any bad cables in to any Apple store or even a best buy for a swap out to a new.... Preferably redesigned and reliable lightening cable. If they don't act soon, their stellar reputation will surely be damaged... If it hasn't already to some degree. Ca mon Apple, step UP and make this issue go away and make your millions of customers happy with their devices by doing the right thing.....

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why all the negative reviews?

    I have two of these cables, have had them for about 6 months each, no issues whatsoever. They charge my iphone and iPad mini. They work.

    5 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB iPhone 5 cable

    Okay, seriously now? I have legit been through 3 chargers in the past 4 months not including the ones I've tried to purchase that weren't apple and seemed to automatically be faulty with the device. This is getting ridiculous.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Connectors

    From reading all of the other reviews, I was one of the lucky ones. My cord lasted for 6 months before I went through the crazy positions to get my 5 to charge and it stopped charging all together. I never had this problem with the 30-pin connector, so until Apple rectifies this issue with the lightning connector, I am using my 4. If I wanted to use my 4, I wouldn't have upgraded to the 5. Please fix!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    The fact that apple changed from their old chargers is bad enough, but these new ones are terrible. I've barely had the cord any amount of time and it has stopped working, and the only problem I can see is that the cord is slightly crimped by the base of the usb. I was pretty frustrated that an off brand cord I had would not work as well. If the cord is going to be so expensive and fragile, don't update software to prevent users from going with a cheaper (but just as good!) product!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks very quickly, Shame on you Apple.

    I have gone through 5 of these cables in the 14 months I have had my ipad 4th gen.
    Before that I still had 30 pin cables for the iPod Classic that was years and years old and they still worked fine.
    What a horrible way for Apple to make money. It is so annoying when I can't use my ipad for days because it will not charge and I have to order another new cable online.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality.

    If Apple is going to create a new standard cable for their devices and disable third party cables through software updates they should first make sure that their cables are up to par. Charging over $20 for something that costs dollars to make is ludicrous. Makings those cables complete garbage that fail more often then any other cable I have ever used is even worse. Disabling third party cables that cost half the price and boast twice the quality is the last straw. I vote with my wallet, and I'll be voting anyone besides apple from now on.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst cables EVER

    I have owned iPhones since 3gs in 2008. I own a MacBook Air and its power cable is brilliant. I am frankly shocked at how unreliable these lighting cables are. I personally have a 100% failure rate.

    As others have mentioned, I bought some really tough after market cables on Amazon; they worked for a couple of days and know the phone won't recognize them and the cables won't charge the phone.

    Apple really needs to address this problem immediately. Don't buy.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such bad quality from a top company

    I am currently on my 4th 'lightning cable. Every time a wire comes loose at the tip of the charger where you put into your phone. I must admit I may of neglected my first charger, but after that broke the next ones I took ultra care of and this still happens! I think this is disgusting as Apple are meant to sell top quality products and this is not the case. Modern mobile phones are so essential to people as they are used for contact, work, alarms ect and when the charger breaks, panic mode begins.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    I wish they would go back to the 30 pin connector. I have gone through 1 cord and two 30 pin adapters cause the lightening connector is very poor quality and stops working after a few months.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    I had this cable for barely 4 months and it stopped working. I really don't have the money to buy a new one every 4 months. This is awfully cheap quality for Apple. Disappointed.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    observation

    Hi. I had loads of trouble with my cables, kept on changing them the outer insulation is very frail especially if you puncture or pinch it it will be days and will come apart. I do hate the proprietary cables and some other decisions thei made but I like their security, more or less.

    So I tried to open and fix my iPhone 5 cable but it just felt apart once i managed to get pass the metal casing which protects the chip, respects to apple it is actually made of two pieces spot welded at a very small scale. and the inner wires are quite a good quality, I don't expect them to brake very easily.

    Either way I'm writing this to let the community know of my small observation.
    if your phone stops charging if you move your cable, check if the connector is properly inserted. and if not, look inside the connector there may be a load of gunk (sorry for my frankness now" belly button gunk type" I'm talking about) build up inside which can be considerably thick and compacted over a few months. Clean that and hope will work for you.

    For the Ones not so DIY. I took a piece of plastic ( Very Important Do Not use metal or any conductive wires) so plastic or toothpick is the way to go. power Off your phone and gently and with patience scrap it out.

    And in the spirit of XXI century. I take no responsibility for any actions following my observation and proceed at your own risk!
    Regards

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Stops Working After 2-6 Months

    I have had an iPhone 5 for 2 years now. I have two lightning cables, one that came with the phone and another which I purchased when the first went bad. Both of these cables have gone bad once each now, and thankfully Apple will do an advanced RMA and ship me a new cable overnight. The issue is that the cables keep going bad. Hopefully Apple can do something about this and create cables that do not go bad. As said in other comments, I have many 30 pin cables that work great even though they are beat up and have NEVER had one actually go bad. Please get this issue fixed. I will say I am thankful for the replacement services and how easy / fast it is to get it replaced.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star is even overrated!

    This is the WORST product that I have ever purchased in my life. It makes me doubt Apple's quality control forever. It breaks too easily and too soon and the price is not cheap, considering the absolutely disgusting quality of this rubbish. Apple should be responsible for the defect of this product line and should work on it and for the sake's of loyal customer, refund the purchase of the cable replacements paid at user's expenses. For the first time that I wrote negative comment on Apple's product, I do not regret writing this but upgrading to an iPhone 5. Terrible product!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Each cord consistently breaks

    I have had my iPhone 5 since November 2012, and will be purchasing my 5th cord soon. The cords always seem to crunch up at the lightning end. I assume they fray inside the insulation and separate. I have had the same problem with my MacBook Pro power cable. I have been impressed with the machines themselves, but for the price, I expect the components to be of the same quality. Not impressed.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality Apple product

    I thought I had upgraded my phone when I switched to IPhone. The cable has been such a frustration so far. Need to hold on for a few more months before can upgrade to a different phone.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    I went through 5 of these charging cables in the past year. Without fail, every 4 months or so, it'll stop connecting. Previously, I had the 30 pin one for over 2 years before I had any issues.

    I'm seriously starting to think Apple makes this so shoddily just so you're forced to keep buying new ones. Recently I switched over to a Belkin one and so far it seems to be holding up much better.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger

    I have had my iPhone 5 for a year now, and gone through 5 chargers. These chargers are so poorly made and last around two months. Obviously everyone else is unhappy with them as well... They need to do something about them! I am seriously considering switching to a non-apple cell phone with my upgrade. I'm a poor college student! I can't keep buying new chargers!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO STARS IF I COULD

    Seriously? Why do these cables last like 2 weeks? APPLE YOU NEED TO FIX THIS NOW!!!! I'm like on my fourth cable and i bought my iPhone in August!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apples lightning cords are bad

    i have had my cord for like two months and its my second one apples cords are bad they need to go back to the original DO NOT GET ONE THEY ARE BAD

    10 of 12 people found this useful