• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Would give 0 stars if possible. These are just awful. I must have spent in excess of £100 on cables just over the past two months no word of a lie. I accept that products aren't always perfect first time but this is quite evidently an ongoing widespread issue so I'm wondering if it's ever going to be addressed and resolved? At this point I'm honestly considering switching to a Samsung when my contract runs out which is a shame as I much prefer the iPhone but the cable issue is just too infuriating and not something customers should still be having to deal with.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad quality

    Used mine for about two weeks before it broke. Since then I've been using a 3rd party charger that is cheaper, longer, has a better build quality and has lasted me almost a year now. Shame on you Apple

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality apple product

    This basic accessory is fundamentally linked to the performance of all the devices it is compatible with. If one has a problem with the cable, they have a problem with the device.

    It is important for Apple to improve this basic product, as the constant failures erode the perceived quality of their devices massively.

    As it stands, these are expensive, unreliable and at times, infuriating.

    One star is high praise for this. Please try harder, Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Rubbish I haven't even had my iPhone five a week and the charger has broken already. I took extra care with this one as with my iPhone 4s I bought four charges and all broke within weeks of use. I treat them well, unplug them properly Why are they so bad ???????

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Bother?

    I have 6 of these sitting in my apple graveyard box, 2 of them less than 4 weeks old.

    These chargers fall well short of the quality and longevity you would expect from Apple and they should really look to redesign/improve the charging process. Compared to my wife who is still using the same charger for her galaxy S3 which she bought 4 years ago on her Galaxy 5, you have to ask yourself the question, ' is the poor quality and need to constantly replace a scam by Apple to increase sales?'

    Come on guys. SORT IT OUT..........

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Extremely poorly made product, doesn't last very long. Buying a replacement is grossly overpriced!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    rubbish

    this lead does not last, for a apple product i am appalled .

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Quality

    I don't know what they make the cables from now, but all of the ones I own have started to disintegrate after a few weeks. I have several old iPod cables that still work perfectly, but Apple have now changed the material to one that doesn't last. They feel great at first and don't tangle, but soon after the rubber becomes brittle and flakes away. This is not a fault of mine, I have a cable at work that has done nothing but sit on my desk and the rubber is so brittle that just touching the wire causes bits to flake off. There is the same problem with the laptop chargers and the headphones. I wish Apple would test their products for longevity, not just how the look fresh out the box.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get your stuff (to put it politely) together Apple

    The quality of these cables for the price they are is ridiculous. You can go to pound land and get the same thing, if you assume that we buy your merchandise for the logo you're mistaken- on my part at least. I buy your products because they are (although recently the more appropriate word is were) good quality; and hence, I didn't mind paying an extortionate amount. The cable I had was for my i pod- I took care of it, and disconnected it by pulling the base, not the actual wire part- broke within a year (HTC charger 4 years going strong). The metallic shield was visible (and touchable), and I would classify this as a fire hazard- I don't know how you haven't been sued yet. I think I'll go to pound land next time.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    When a company avoids every other expense eg. taxes (hi Luxembourg billing address) why would anyone start to think they would avoid cutting corners when making their accessories? The fact that this charger is the most unreliable in production across the smartphone market shouldn't surprise anyone. One day they'll understand why it's detrimental to the future of their business to make shoddy products. Today isn't that day. We live and we learn people. Samsung is usually sold next to these phones. It's the phone with all the new features, innovative design and a charger that works ;) x

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    You would expect better quality from Apple.Very poor quality cables,doesn't last more than 6 months

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOTALLY CHEAP CABLE, FIRE HAZZARD - NO ALTERNATIVE

    I have had an iPhone5s for 2 months and now need to go and buy my 3rd official cable.

    People saying users are mistreating there products must have had a cable from a good batch or maybe one of the more expensively made original cables before apple manufacturing gets outsourced to china.

    I have used to same classic charge cable for 8 years with my iPod nano 4th Gen (both cable and nano still work) and the iPod is still used in my car. Never had a problem with my classic cable. Now they are both approximately 96months old and still working compared to 1month old cables.

    Both broke in the exact same place - immediately beneath the iPhone connector. I cut one open and the power cable was separated and shorting with the ground cable. THIS CAN BECOME A FIRE RISK.

    Cheap replicas are available on ebay, amazon and even pound shops - however I do not wish to us un-official accessories with my favorite phone of all time. Many people will revert to 99p cables as 99p a month for a replacement is much cheaper than £15 a month.

    Disappointed in apple, their technology really is leading the market - shame the cables are letting them down.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used once! Apple please sort this out

    Used new cable once that came with my iphone 6 once and when I removed the charger, it snapped away, managed to use a couple more times before the wire gave up. I ordered a couple of the cheap ones from china when I had my iphone 5, they were rubbish so I came on here to order a new genuine one but as I see the reviews are awful, for an expensive £15 cable that doesn't last! Why are these made so cheaply when you are charging £15!
    I didn't expect my new cable that came with the phone to fall apart on first use.

    Apple should be replacing these in my opinion!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    I've gone through 4 of these in 2 years. Poor quality and not durable.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pitiful

    Which department of Apple do people work forgiving more than 1 star for these cables? We have 3 iPhone's in the house and spent more on replacement 'Genuine' charger cables than the phones. I'm not sure whether it's the cables that are rubbish or the iPhone charger point - or both? They are nearly as poorly made as the glass screen that shatters every time you look at it. Anyway, we've had enough, so we're all going to Android so that the same Micro USB cable can be used with our phones, cameras, Kindles, external drives, PS4's, speakers, eCigs, power banks etc, etc. Oh and the added benefit is that we never need to use that dreadful iTunes sync software anymore - Hooray!! There is some light at the end of the tunnel after all...Oh Joy.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can some 1 please fix this dam cord

    I've been through 4 of these already. Y won't they redesign these cords!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy product -DO NOT BUY

    I ordered one of these and it arrived this morning, and didn't work straight out of the box!!! As I needed it, I took an otherwise unnecessary journey to my nearest Apple Store (Bromley) to try and sort it out. After a couple of tries, it became clear that none of the 1m cables worked on my iPad. The 2m ones did though. The store manager told me that the fault was with my iPad!!!

    He admitted thought that the chips used in the 1m and 2m cables were different, and therein lies the problem, as far as I am concerned. I was then put through to AppleCare, which apparently also doubles up as Apple customer care, and the person I have just spoken to was absolutely useless. The long and short of my review, is DO NOT BUY THIS SUB-STANDARD PRODUCT.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HARD TO BELIEVE APPLE MAKE THIS CABLE !

    BEST PHONES IN THE WORLD USE PERHAPS THE WORST CABLE IN THE WORLD. HOW MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST 2 YRS I COULD NOT USE MY PHONE BEC I CANNOT RECHARGE IT. AGAIN THIS MORNING AFTER PAYING €25 TWO MONTHS AGO. I MUST GO BACK AGAIN. I DONT LIKE COMPLAINING.
    REGARDS
    J.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a 'quality product' at all

    Like others, I have a number of iPhone, iPads and iPods in the house and the only reliable cables are the original large plug types used on the original iPods and iPads - the lightning connectors are very poor quality. Appl have us over a barrel - whatever they do to stop cheaper clones working to charge and synch reliably seems to work. But charging us through the nose again after spending a fortune on the devices (compared to other phones/tablets) is just taking the mickey. I have to buy a couple more now, but will bind the part where the cable meets the plug at both ends to try to make it less susceptible to breaking. I wouldn't mind if I treated them badly, but I am careful. £15 for a cable that lasts just a few months is awful.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY VERY POOR

    I have owned apple products for many years, I don't normally write reviews but in this case I will. I was going through my drawer the other day and found that actually I have 18 dead lighting leads, all with the same issues frayed at the connectors, terrible quality Apple really need to address this. I am also finding the same issue with my Mac book pro charger, I'm on the forth one in two years, same issue frayed where the cable joins the charger.Please apple sort it out.

    14 of 15 people found this useful