• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed for everyday use

    Apple keep blocking the use of third party cables, yet the 3rd party manufacturers are the ones actually improving the design of this. The apple cable is too thin especially where it joins the lighting connector, constantly fraying or tearing from daily use of pulling in and out, or using the phone whilst charging causing the cable to bend.

    It is such a poor design that for a few cents extra could be fixed, and has been by many third party manufacturers. It is arrogance from Apple that is screwing over customers with such a poorly designed yet essential accessory

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really bad

    I've bought so many apple chargers I'm so done buying these useless chargers. Apple's products are already expensive enough, on top of that they want us spending money on a new cord like every month (thats an exaggeration), but seriously i've bought around 7 cords already not including my other family members in my household, apple really needs to fix this or they're going to lose customers for having bad quality cords.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    What's the point in a having a brand new iPad and you can' t connect it to your camera with this lead because the camera uses too much power!!! This will be returned way too expensive and does not do the job it should.....

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    length upgrade

    Sure are a lot of negative reviews on the charging cables. My wife and I must do something different because we have each had our iPhone 5 for two years and both still use the original cables. Not sure why everyone is having so many issues. A co-worker picked up an off brand 5ft cable from the phone store and experienced a connection problem but not with the Apple cable.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but not the cheap quality some claim

    It's a cable, that's it - a cable. I've seen a lot of reviews on here complaining about how this is their 4th or 5th one - most of which allude to children, pets, or something else along those lines. I've had 4 cables total (all apple lightning cables) since the iPhone 5 came out (fall 2012). None of the cables have given me ANY issues. Then again, I'm a young professional who doesn't have pets that chew through cables, children who eat/bend them, or the IQ to try and eat or treat my cables like play-doh. Only complaint I have about the cable is that it is horrendously expensive, but you can consider that the "apple tax".

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much what everyone else has said

    Now off to get my third charger within less than a year of having this cable. I had the 4S for over two years and didn't need to replace the cable once. Yes this new charger can be put into the port both ways, but I'd rather have a cable I have to turn over which takes about 0.5 seconds than one that I have to spend about 3 hours going into town and coming home again with a new one guaranteed to break again every couple of months. Apple are full of empty promises and when they come with a new feature another one goes down the drain.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's all in the wrist.

    Purchased this cable having read the reviews on here and also taking into account the number of cables I've seen that have obviously been mistreated. This is a delicate piece of equipment and needs to be handled as such, don't pull on the cable, grip the plugs when you need to remove it and you'll be fine, don't try towing a car with it and if it does breakdown - try fixing it yourself for a greater understanding of how delicate it actually is.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this cable on Dec 19th and have used it many times since. I have not had any problems with the cable failing and the quality on it is excellent. I still have my original Lightning to USB cable for my iphone 5s and I have never had any problems even though I coil the cable and just toss it around in my backpack.

    The only thing that I would wish for would be for the cable to be at least 3m in length.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible. Is Apple reading these reviews??

    The cables are crazy weak. I already have killed like 4 within last two years. I was hoping with iPhone 6 there will be new quality but I guess I was wrong. GET IT DONEA AND MAKE BETTER CABLES.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OUT RAGED!!!

    Can I give it a 0 stars? About to purchase my 6th charger!!! Total cost of £150. Will never purchase another apple product again,over priced and TERRIBLE quality. Appalling. Would never have purchased this iPod if I would have known it was such a con.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Purchase Under any Circumstances

    I'm on my second one (purchased from an Apple Store) - the white rubber sheathing begins to come apart at the end where the lightening plug is. It's happened to both of them. I actually experienced a small electric shock from the last cable. It requires duck tape until you purchase another cable. The quality is very low and it's obviously a manufacturers defect. I'm very surprised as Apple quality is normally very high. I could not recommend this product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my longer cable

    I have not had the issues that others have here. My cables last until my cleaning lady runs the vacuum cleaner over it and shreds it or until my cats have decided to chew through it. Just using it for my phone, it is conveniently long and lasts until the previously mentioned incidents.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone Lighting Cable Helpful Hint

    If you are having problems with the ends of your cables bending and breaking you can use the springs from pens ton the ends to strengthen them. I've been doing this since before the iphone 6 plus came out and have yet had any problems with my cables.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep breaking cables

    Think the problem with the cables is the "reversible" design, it put undo strain on the plugs because of push/pull like folding a piece of metal back and forth

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed in Apple

    I purchased a replacement cord for my iPhone 5s and my iPad Mimi. Both use the same cord. The cord broke just like the first one included with device. I always thought that Apple made high quality products. Boy wae I wrong. What gets me is the longer 6 foot cord is sturdier. Sturdier for the cord part. The Lightning connector on this replacement cord broke just like the first one. The connection point where the cord feeds into the adapter needs better reinforcement so it won't break. I have noticed that most of the reviews for this accessory are very much like this one. With the exception of a few people who I expect haven't had the cord long enough for it to break, the reviews are the same. Your devices are top of the line. Your accessories should be, too. I will order one more cord and depending on the length of time it lasts, I will change to another brand besides Apple. Fix it, because it makes your company seems like it doesn't care.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Poor quality/high price!
    Cable goes at the point of connection to lightning connecter.
    Sleeve comes out exposing the wires that can sometimes give a shock.
    Fed up of replacing them.
    Come on Apple - premium products - rubbish overpriced connectors!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Product. Ever.

    I have gone through about 6 or 7 of these charging cords in the last year and a half. This week I went through 2...These cords are so expensive and useless..they don't even last more than a couple months! Like everyone else said in their reviews... Apple needs to fix this issue!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets My Expectations & Does Its Job Well

    First, I'm glad to see a much smaller cable head compared to the 30-pin head from previous generations. I'm also a fan of the new design which no longer has a hollow component prone to dust/lint. The fact that it's now also omni-directional makes it easier to quickly insert-and-charge.

    I'm not sure why so many people complain about the manufacturing quality. Not only do I still have my original cable from my iPhone 5S purchase (December, 2013), but I also have my original cable from my iPod Touch purchase (May, 2013). Both function perfectly just like the first day out of the box, and I've never needed to purchase a replacement cable due to damage.

    I use my cable like the (I believe) average customer: charge my iPhone a couple of times a day (in the car and at home), sync my iPhone and laptop weekly, and back it up monthly. Since one cable is always in my car, I use the other everywhere else, constantly unplugging and re-plugging it to take to work, school, then back home, etc. I coil it neatly to prevent kinks, and keep it from ending up under the heavy books in my backpack. Sure, the occasional friend will borrow it for a quick charge, but that's about all... It's not I play tug-o-war with it.

    Anyway, take care of this cable like every other normal adult would, and it'll work perfectly fine for at least another generation or two.
    ... You wouldn't use your iPhone to prop up the short leg of an uneven table, right?

    "4 Stars" because it sufficiently meets my expectations.
    "5 Stars" if it could brew my coffee.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cord EVER

    I upgraded my IPhone from a 4 to a 6 in October, 2014 and purchased this cord.....WORST CORD EVER. Didn't even work for two months. You would think with the technology that Apple has it would produce a cord that lasts longer that 48 days. Never had this problem with the 4 cord. I wouldn't mind paying $30 for a cord that lasted, but less than 2 months is ridiculous!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe they should focus on the cable now

    These cables are horrible quality.. Everyone I buy breaks and I am honestly thinking about getting a new phone that has a decent charger. Maybe you should worry about the cable instead of the size of our phones because all of them break. I had 3 brake for my iPhone 4, and I just got my phone in the summer and my iPhone 5s cable is already broken.

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