• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    broken

    i bought my ipod about 5 months ago and now the usb cable that came with it is completely useless. After no strenuous use whatsoever, the"lightning" entire head of the cable broke off. I now have to buy a $20 cable that will probably break again within the next few months and if I want a reasonably long cable I have to pay $30. Yay.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    I had one for 3 months and it broke then my sister gave me another one and it lasted me a week. (She already used it but still horrible. I can't believe the bad quality)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable

    If the designer of this silly charger was put on life-support, and this charger powered the machine, god help him.

    Great phone, silly, useless, low-quality, over-priced ancillaries marketed in terms of style and functionality, bud decidedly useless.

    Unfortunately, a charger is rather necessary in the grand scheme of things.

    Apple, sort it out. And apologise. Profusely. Not to the share-holders and quarterly finance types..but the customers. The people who actually buy the stuff. And need to charge their very expensive phones. Free cables please.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor lighting cable, doesn't last long

    Like a number of other customers, I too have problems with the lightning cable where it attaches to the actual lightning part/ attachment of the cable. I originally thought that I was just unlucky with the cable provided with the latest purchased ipad. Charging unit and cable rarely leave my house and is stored very carefully. Obviously it's a design fault, which is a shame as all other apple products that I have purchased (including cables for non lighting products), have been fine and well designed. As far as I am concerned this lets down the quality of the apple product name. I write this just after purchasing a third cable in 9 months, and they are not cheap!!!! Apple please take note and look into improvement in design on this particular type of cable. Thanks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER IN THE WORLD!

    This charger is literally the worst ! I have had my iPhone 5 for a little over a year now and I have repeatedly had my charger all of a sudden stop working and be fried to buy a new one. I am about to buy my 3rd one ! This is ridiculous! For the amount of money we pay for these devices, you'd think that the least Apple could do was create an effective charger. Before this phone, I had an iPhone 3gs which was handed down to me by my cousin who previously had it for 2 years. I then had the phone for 2 years and not once did that charger break. I still use it to this day for my iPod. Its also not fair because not everyone has the money to buy a new charger so frequently. I believe that the charger to last just as long (if not longer) than the time that you have the phone. Point is this charger is absolute rubbish so be expected to pay $19 every few months or so.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables constantly break!

    Cable keeps breaking, I have purchased multiple cables because they keep breaking in the same spot... Apple please fix the design of the cable!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Apple really needs to look into the quality of the lightning to USB Cables. I seem to be spending more now on replacing these cables than any other accessory. They should last for more than a year! I bought one that just stopped working, no reason. Tried to connect it to various USB devices and just doesn't charge phone. The other cable is coming apart at the base of the lightning connector. I basically use one at home, one at the office, and keep another in the car. 2 out of the 3 have been poor. Now I am looking for either a third-party option...$20 plus tax every time is getting a bit much!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT DURABLE AT ALL!

    I've used this charger for about 10 months now (pushing/forcing through the last 3-4) and it has finally stopped working. I only use it to charge my phone on my nightstand and occasionally plug it into my MacBook to sync with iTunes. The problem is that it's short so I keep having to reposition it or tug away at it on my nightstand and the lightning-end of the cable got all scrunched up like another user below noted and for a while, I had to maneuver, move around and position the cable a certain way for it to charge but now it's completely done. I'm disappointed to say the least because for one, this wouldn't happen if the cable was longer (or they were actually selling a longer cable). Second, why am I paying $20 for a piece of no-good cable that breaks in less than 1 year and that probably cost less than $1 to make? It doesn't make sense. I love Apple and their products in general but I hate how they exploit their loyal customer base with these over-priced, no-good accessories that you ABSOLUTELY NEED! I used to have like 4-5 30-pin cables just laying around, now I don't even have 1 extra lightning cable just because it's such a waste of money and most of the non-OEM cables out there are literally junk... Anyways, I'm actually debating taking this to an Apple store and asking for a replacement for free as this cable should have a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One per month

    I've spent nearly a 100$ so far since I've had my iPhone due to these adaptors breaking or simply stop working for no given reason. To add to my frustration none of my car adaptors are accepted by my phone meaning there have been times I've had absolutely no way of charging my phone

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality, Easily breakable

    i have purchased around 3/4 of these cables, each of them have lasted me around a few weeks, either the front adapter breaks of or the wires inside break and stop working. the quality of these are horrendous. something MUST be done about this.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Product

    Although I love the iPhone 5 and the new design, I've been having many problems with my charger. I purchased my device a month or two after it was released and I am currently trying to purchase my seventh charger. I do not know whether this at the fault of apple or me to be honest. I realized that it was my fault for using a high power wall charger which eventually BURNED the bottom of my charger. If you aren't using the appropriate wall charger for your device; then this might be your fault. If not, then this might be an issue of Apples. I know that my sister who has an iPhone 4 also experiences the same issues as me since she used a high powered wall charger that wasn't appropriate for her phone, so ensure that you''re choosing the right products for your device. For those complaining that the charger is "too short"; you can always purchase an USB connection cord, or just purchase the 2m charger that is also available. It is quite pricey for a charger, I feel it should be more convenient...
    Anyways; I personally believe that the design and simplicity are AMAZING, it is so much more easier for me to use my phone and also to use the charger. I hope apple can help find a resolution to why the chargers always crinkle and burn under the lightning section. Other than that, this product is amazing! Keep up the great work, Apple!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cable

    Honestly, I don't know what it is with all the negativity about this product. The lighting works fine for me, been charging my iPad, iPod, iPhone without any problems. The cable is much smaller than the 30 pin connector, and I like how the lighting cable can be plugged in no matter what side your using vs the 30 pin which only can be plugged in one way (very annoying when you plug it in wrong.)

    6 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd One a Charm?

    Purchased the iPod Touch less then 1 year ago and need to buy a 3rd usb cable. The 1st one just stopped working and the 2nd one now has a black mark on top of one of the connectiors and has stopped working.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible value... been through so many

    I'm very disappointed in Apple! I got an iPod touch 5th gen last Christmas, and this cable came with it. It lasted maybe a month or two, until it started bending and stopped working. I brought it into the store and they said I would have to purchase a new one, and they wouldn't replace it. For 20 dollars? No way. I bought a few online from a cheap website for around 1 - 2 dollars each , all of which lasted longer than Apple's. I'm very disappointed in Apple's new cords! I had an iPod touch 3rd gen awhile ago, and never had this problem. I went through one cord for the 4 or so years I had it! They shouldn't have even changed the lightning USB cable if they weren't going to make a quality cord for it. I would not recommend this product, go find some cheaper.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not even 1 star RUBISH

    ok i had about 3 of these with my warranty and that the wire god out of order so it cripples up and then docent charge your phone or the wire rips through so ye i would advise apple to make a stronger wire

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did Apple actually test before releasing it?

    I have had my iPhone 5 for little over a week which I bought for Christmas. It lasted 6 days. The end eventually rips off due to pulling (as required) 'gently' the cable out when finished syncing music or charging. how has Apple designed such a poor cable???
    I'm now stuck with a dead iPhone and have to order a new one from Tesco. I read other reviews and I agree. Why hasn't Apple done something already about these poor cables. It's like they purposely have them this non-durable so they can keep selling you all with this cheap design.

    An unhappy customer.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design on lightening cable

    I am headed to the Apple store to replace my cable. I just got the 5s a little over a month ago and already the device is saying the cable is not compatible. This happened on my iPhone 5 too. Not a well made product at all. Love my phone though! ��

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful!!!

    I've been through 10+ of these stupid cables since owning an iPhone 5 which I purchased oct 2012. Apple truly need to get their act together and design something which lasts or customers like me will start using other brands.

    I've even tried using other brands to combats the issue but apple are too crafty by making other brands incompatible forcing us to use their brands.

    Pathetic!!

    Unhappy customer.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgrace

    The worst charger I have ever had ! 3 in the space of 3 months, it is an absolute joke! I am sick of paying £15 every time one breaks, the phone itself is expensive never mind the chargers you need every month.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling Quality

    Just bought another two of these at an outrageous £15 each. They barely last 3 months. Shocking from Apple

    2 of 2 people found this useful