• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works.... Then doesn't

    I got the iPhone 5 for a couple of week thes original cable worked perfectly until the bit of wire towards the lightning adapter starts to crimple, eventually it just doesn't work after more weeks off the cable working and not working constantly vibrating when trying to sleep, can drive someone mad!, I then bought a new offical cable and yet it worked perfect and the same problem occurred, I am sick of paying £15 each time the cable fails to get it replaced!

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    I have had 4 of these in the past month and have had the same problem with each. They work fine until i suspect a wire comes loose in the top of the cable (where it enters the device), then it will only work when it is pulled or pushed into certain directions, until eventually it will not work at all. Im sick of wasting money on these cablels. A new cable must be brought out.

    3136 of 3273 people found this useful

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    £45. Yes. £45! I've bought THREE Apple cables in the past 4 months! I'm absolutely disgusted with the quality of them. They just seemed to break! I'm always, always very careful with things I buy and these cables are just expensive and nasty. I'm just utterly disgusted with Apple. Horrible quality and far too expensive! Get it fixed!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sort yourself out apple.

    this has got to be the WORST purchase i have ever bought in my fifteen years of living on this planet. i have bought 5 Lightning to USB Cable's in the space of 3 months. in other words, piece of rubbish. you would think that because apple is such a good company they would actually make something that would CHARGE your ipod/iphone/ipad instead of it breaking instantly, my recent Lightning to USB Cable lasted four hours, your products are not reliable in any way at all. you should definitely make some new sort of USB. i will stick to banana's from now on. i am now going to buy a docking station (THAT IS NOT APPLE) to charge my ipod because apple is this unreliable, if you don't put my review up you obviously just can't face the truth, goodbye. oh and i had to rate this a 1 star or it would not let me do it, so don't think for one minute i wanted to make it one star. YOU MADE ME DO THIS.

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    I'm going to say the same thing as everyone else - was great at first then started messing around unless it was at a certain angle, then just stopped.

    I will try to call apple to see what they say, but I'm going to Apple to buy a new one first just in case - then at least I'll have a spare because that's likely to stop working as well.

    In fairness to Apple, the problem is probably because it does charge very fast. Could be too much for the wires inside and this would make them overheat/melt. But I would rather it didn't charge at lightening speed but LASTED.

    Thanks for reading.

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    This item is the worst product ever! I'm sure i was not aware that I would have to go through 4 wires and now the charger has overheated and the top end of the plastic has melted and burnt onto my duvet, what if it was to damage the charging area of the iPhone 5? Not My Fault! I am not happy with the lightning cable, a new improved version must be brought out. And i am sure i speak for the majority of iPhone 5 users! Rubbish charger!

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    the i phone 5 cables are terrible and are NOT robust. What is Apple going to do about it?

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    I had a blackberry for 2 years and the charger never once broke, then I buy into an expensive phone and I've gone through four chargers within 5 months. It's a joke.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Agree with the majority of the comments on here, I've not had my iPhone 6months and the cable has already totally broken from bending at the connector! My friend has an iPhone 4 and has not had a problem with the charger for almost 2 years so why is the new design even less robust? Very annoyed that I have to pay £15 for a new cable, apple should replace the cable for free, especially if its within 6 months!

    244 of 247 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Had the ipad mini for 3 months, and the ipad end of the cable has pulled off. Cheap cable for an expensive product.

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    Absolute Joke !!!!!

    I am on contract with Orange for the iPhone 5 i got the phone in October 2012. Everything worked fine, i was made up with the phone. Then i noticed the wire started to bend and crack around the Lightening connector a week later the cable became faulty and i had to wiggle it to get it to work. I came to work and plugged it in went to put my phone on charge and a sparks were coming out of the part where the wire meets the connector and gave me quite a harsh electric shock! Called orange today who put me through to apple tech support and they have kindly replaced it. So maybe you should give them a call instead of wasting your money on a product that is clearly poorly manufactured! A lot of people are let down by this, it's quite disheartening coming from a company who prides itself as an idustry leader! Pfffttt.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    better of throwing away money than buying this

    Iphone 5 lightning USB chargers are the worst things ever .. break within two months of each other .. considering the amount of money we spend on our iphones, ipods and ipads and what not - perhaps they should provide us with better quality chargers!!! £15 each time and i find myself purchasing one about every 8 weeks !!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor wiring poor build

    i've bought this as a replacement for my original cable i got when the iphone 5 first came as the wiring has come loose inside the connector and now my phone doesn't charge all the time... shocked at the poor build quality of these new lightning cables.. i've still got a charging cable from when i had a iphone 3 that is still intact... sort it out apple

    158 of 168 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad 4 cable

    The cable is useless, I'm on my second one in 2 months and they have both broken at the 8 pin end, complete waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks constantly

    All i do is buy new ones, £15 every time it breaks, cant keep it up. Terrible, should get this problem fixed, it only works for a few months, ive actually bought two this time ot last me, absolute joke.

    139 of 143 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed...

    I've had my iPhone 5 about 5/6 months & I'm now on my 3rd one of these leads... Absolutely ridiculous. Had my iPhone 4 two years & never had an issue with the charger. What on earth are they playing at? Makes you wonder if they're made flimsy on purpose so that they need constantly replacing!

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    I have purchased 4 iPhone 5 leads since upgrading 6 months ago and have had the same problem with every one, the wires continually come loose. Is this something your looking into changing as its very inconvenient and become a serious problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great.... Its broken

    Had my cable since release of the iPhone 5 and it has already broken, need to wobble it around to get any sort of connection. Marketing will only mask low quality on these for so long.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

    I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse.

    The Apple cables cost way too much and are of appalling quality.

    It is galling to read the tiny number of positive reviews for this truly awful product saying that the problem is just because people don't take care of the cables. What offensive nonsense. They cost a lot of money and are a pain to replace, but they stop working even when carefully handled.
    The idea practically everyone else who has written a review is simply a careless idiot is not only rude, it is really quite dim.

    These cables have uber-delicate internal wires that seem to get disconnected very easily. The microchips in them require extra internal cables, so there is more to go wrong and it seems like the only design imperative was for it to be small. I'd rather something bigger that worked!!

    Third party cables frequently don't work and even those sold with 'Made for iPhone' approval and sold by Apple will frequently fail and many won't charge at all as the iPhone or iPad will claim that 'This accessory may not be supported' and then fail to charge. Of course, that's better than it exploding the phone if it really is dodgy, but come on! After having that issue with a LOT of third party cables, I bought more of these Apple ones and all but one have failed.

    It really is stunning why Apple allowed this problem to continue for so long and haven't apologised about it and still have made no promise to improve them. Of course, wireless and inbuilt solar charging would be great, but I'd settle for a cable that works.

    It is hard to know what to recommend as there aren't many alternatives that are very good either. That said, my Belkin one in my car has been OK for several months and has withstood being wound up and unwound repeatedly. My iPhone and iPad are a big part of my life, taking over ever more functions, and with services like Apple Pay we are placing ever more reliance on our Apple devices. If you run out of battery on the Tube in London, you could end up being overcharged if you can't touch out. If you were hoping to pay for a meal with your iPhone, you can't if it's not powered. Being able to charge the device up is so fundamental to being able to use these devices that I just can't see why this isn't being treated seriously.

    Wireless charging is long overdue and competitors are way ahead on that. I'm not going to upgrade my iPhone 6+ to the next model if it doesn't have wireless or a new type of cable. In the meantime, please stop selling these awful cables and switch to a toughened Lightning cable that is designed with some slack on the internal cables so they don't come detatched so easily! And please make it easier for third parties to make alternatives that are safe, cheap and reliable too.

    Luckily, my JBL speaker dock (cheap and v loud, highly recommended) does charge well (and has a USB port so can do your iPad at the same time if you can find a Lightning cable that works :-P !

    It is truly infuriating that I'm now having to spend another £10-£20 on yet another cable. I could have paid for one year's access to Apple Music for the same amount I've spent on these ruddy things! I think I'll have to hope another Belkin one will be as sturdy as the one in my car!!!

    Come on Apple, my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus cost as much as a used car! Please make charging it more straightforward, less expensive and reliable! Pretty please?!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    impressed i am not

    this cable, when you first get it works amazingly. no doubt it definitely charges at lightning speed. However, after a few weeks, the cable around the pin end begins to weaken, crimple and twist, begins to only charge when you hold it at a certain angle then eventually stops charging altogether. I've had this problem twice in the space of 4 months, extremely annoying. the first time i returned it to apple who exchanged it for free but advised me that i should leave it to charge on a flat surface so the cable remains straight, as they would not be able to keep replacing it. i ensured i was extra careful the second time but yet the same problem ensued.

    i had the charger for my iphone4 for a year and its still going strong, no problems whatsoever. Seems they've changed the cable in favour of cheaper construction and materials at the expense of their customers. i may purchase the converter head instead to prevent long-term expense of continuosly purchasing cables.

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