• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and expensive

    Original cable stopped working within a two months of light usage (I have other chargers I use on bedside and in car). All cables at some time have triggered the 'Charging not supported on this device' message, forcing a re-plug. In general the Lighnting connection seems less durable and more touchy than the previous cable system.

    All up, factoring in the expense of new cables/converters and the fact it's not noticeably faster, it's hard to see the Lightning connection as anything else but a backwards step.

    123 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My charger has broken after just having it for a couple of months, I have to plug it in several times before it chargers and then sometimes it won't charge at all, I don't want to spend a load of money for another charger that will break again in a couple of weeks.

    66 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd find a rotten apple (product)... but this is it!

    In less then 4 months, 3 cables stopped functioning, the first came with my iPhone 5 which I bought last December, the lattest stopped functioning after less than 1 month after I bought my Ipad mini... DISSAPOINTED!!!!!

    154 of 162 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Got the iphone 5 in september, had 2 cables from apple and both broke within weeks of using. I then bought an adapter so i could use my iphone 4 cable and now the adapter has stopped working. I have 4% battery and do not know what to do or buy next. Sort it apple.

    61 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Fragile and Unreliable Cable.

    In 9 days, I had to go back to the Apple store twice. The first time, the cable was shorting at the base. The second time, the cable just stopped working. I use this with a brand new iPhone 5. The cables were covered under warranty.

    This can be a serious problem when i travel with the The iPhone 5. I have owned Apple products for years and this is the worse reliability issue that I have experienced with these products.

    149 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5 cable

    broke after just a few weeks, a very poorly made product.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip-off :-(

    To charge A$25 for this is a blatant rip-off and an insult to customers - and that's before addressing the Apple revenue strategy of having a different proprietary connection for just about every new model - what's wrong with micro USB???

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best charger

    So I've only had the charger for a month and its already broken so I don't like the way it looks and the small size because its flimsy and breaks fast even when handle carefully!

    105 of 120 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Had a laugh at the reviews saying their kids' cables broke (kids ALWAYS look after their things don't they!?) and even the review slamming Apple for wanting the broken cable before providing a FREE replacement.

    You can't please everyone.

    I bought my iPhone 5 on release day (Oct 2012?) and used the cable almost daily since, including travel abroad twice and trips in UK. Cable never missed a beat, even after the cat had a go at eating it.


    18 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and short

    The usb cable stopped working after 3 months and the cord underneath the lightning port has bent in spite of careful use and winding.The cable got dirty in less than a month even with storage.. Cable length also a bit on the short side. I have some troubles when charging via an electric outlet.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Revolting quality, severely overpriced

    This is by far the worst thing Apple has made and I thought the 30 pins were bad.. Not only do they unexpectedly stop working they also seem to completely fail if a tiny bit of foreign material eg, dust, dirt ect gets on one of the copper strips. $25 is ridiculous for a 50cm cable which in < 3 months will be in the bin like the other two are. C'mon Apple if you're not going to make a quality necessity for your products like iPhones, iPods and iPads at least make them affordable to replace and perhaps cut the profit margins down a few hundred percent.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and dosent work

    I've had my Ipad Mini for about 4 1/2 months and I have had no problems so far. Then i came to this one. I tried charging my ipad and it didn't show any signs of charging. So I tried another outlet thinking that something was wrong with that one. Then, that one didn't work. Then, I realized that the cord has opened up! You could see all the wires on the inside! So, in the end, this is very fragile and you should be very careful when using it.

    91 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!!!!!

    No matter what I attach it to it still doesn't work. I have tried my camera, phone and flash drive and all get the same reading "Too much power"

    93 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Original cable and the one bought here failed.
    Apple honors their warranty, but returning them at the Apple store is a painfully time consuming process which just adds poor customer support to horrible quality.
    I suggest buying Lightning cables from a quality third party manufacturer, or at the very least buying them from a store at which you can return them without an appointment or an hour wait.
    If Apple is going to use a non-standard connector they could at least produce quality overpriced cables.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, fragile

    It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have inexplicably stopped working. Each has gotten a short in the cord where it meets the lightning end though I've been careful to leave them straight, treat them gently (especially since the first failed). With my current cord, I have to hold the lightning end of the cord in a certain direction to get it to work.

    On top of that, when it happens to short out, it interferes with the electric current, disabling linked ports. i.e. when it shorts out in any of my computers' USB ports, the other ports become inactive as well (disabling my external hard drive and USB mouse); when it is plugged in a charger with multiple outputs, the other outputs become inactive as well.

    After buying several chargers, three iPods, three iPhones, and an iPad, I had amassed ten of the old 30-pin connectors. All ten work just as well as they did when I brought them home; I took it for granted that I never had an issue with any of them.

    1308 of 1388 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What is everyone complaining about?

    I really don't know what on earth all the fuss is about. I've had the 0.5m cable since October 12 and it still works fine. maybe not the most elegant cable but provided you don't cut it wash it or pull on it or anything else stupid, it should be fine. take care of it and it will work.

    12 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no problems at all. So I find it very strange that the lighting cord can stop working so easily. Even the cord for my first generation iPod touch which is 6 years old and it still works. Now I have to go buy another cord and spend more money to keep using my phone. I hope the issue gets fixed soon because I don't want to keep buying new lighting cords every 4 months.

    1456 of 1591 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it 0 stars if I could

    This product is so poorly manufactured, not to mention the price of it. I've now gone through 2 cables and I can't be bothered to get another one because it's rubbish.

    81 of 87 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What's all the fuss?

    I've had my Lightning connector for around 4 months now, and I haven't had any serious problems with it, so I'm very surprised to see a 1 star on this product. The only thing I dislike about it is the length. If you charge it through your Mac, then I think the length is fine. But if you charge from a 3-point plug (UK) then I think 1m is essential. Having had a mostly positive experience, I'm confused by a lot of the reviewers' comments.

    11 of 34 people found this useful