• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Ramsgate

    To the guy that is calling everyone giving bad reviews morons, you are the moron! The amount of bad review here early show the very poor quality of the cable. I've decided that my iPhone 6+ is my last iPhone, and all due to the rubbish charging cable. I'm on my third lead so far this year, no physical damage, they just stop working. This is completely unacceptable, specially when Apple charge £15+ for a lead. Sort it out! I'm already done, I'm sure a lot more will follow!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1star is bring generous

    • Written by from middlesbrough

    1 star is being generous!! After years of owning iPods, iPads, iPhones I am sick of having to replace the charge cables!! When this phone contract is up I'm off to Samsung!
    All gone in the same place, very poor design!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unreliable

    • Written by from London

    I've had the cable that came with my phone 5 worked for 2 days, my husband's 3 months. The three I've bought since all within a year have either broken somewhere inside the wire and or have ended up with a loose connection at the chip end. The one that lasted nearly a year for my iPad broke from wear and tear, the rubber casing at the chip end unravelled. I did buy an approved one that was very strong and flexible but has now decided to stop charging (it does however sometimes change it's mind).

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger in history!

    • Written by from Royal Sutton Coldfield

    If I could give this 0 stars I would. I've been through about 10 chargers in the past few years of having apple products they all do the same thing the wire cover starts bunching up at the end before splitting and then stop working. I've got old chargers 10-15 years old from old phones like Nokia etc and they still work yet an apple charger lasts 6 months tops. To the idiots saying you have to look after the cable that's BS because I have looked after all of mine only pulling from the hard plastic bit and not taking it anywhere it just stays in the plug not moving and it still breaks and my old Nokia charger I took everywhere and could wind it up and everything and it still works. APPLE YOU NEED TO CHANGE THIS DESIGN AND QUICK BEACUSE IT IS TRULY AWFUL AND THE PRICE IS RIDICULOUS!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from London

    Im just not happy with this product. How can Apple get such an important component so wrong, it's very annoying. I am now on my third charger which is simply not good enough.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening cable

    • Written by from castleford

    They are too expensive I'd expect a higher quality to match the high price.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

    • Written by from London

    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?!

    49 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable

    • Written by from wirral

    Absolutely awful. The amount of these we have been through. The price of the product why isn't the cable top quality??? Come on apple!!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable (1m).

    • Written by from BELFAST

    Absolutely atrocious how apple can put there name on this rubbish is beyond me this has to be the worst cable ever made buy apple very poor quality.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pants

    • Written by from Wolverhampton

    Only had the iPhone 5c since May this year. The wire is already snapping close to the phone adaptor end. Can even see the metal wire underneath which is a complete electrical hazard. Unimpressed.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    • Written by from PUKEKOHE

    I've been through at least 4 cables in the last few years - they are absolutely awful

    Come on Apple - please live up to your promise of a durable high quality product

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    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple! Do something! Jobs, come back!!!

    • Written by from Swindon

    I bought around 12 cables already. All stop working after about a month of using it. Do something at last!!!
    Until Jobs was alive, there was no problem with anything! What was wrong with the 21pin cable used with iPhone 4 and 4S? They work perfect! Not like your useless "innovation".

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another broken charger

    • Written by from bedford

    We have purchased around 5 new chargers for Iphone 5, some have been replaced by Apple free of charge, most have been purchased by us, surely there must be a manufacturing fault with these, so many people have posted negative reviews. I am off to buy charger number 6, come on Apple sort this mess out please.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst...

    • Written by from Leicester

    Iv had to go through approx 7 cables for my iPhone, iv tried everything in order to keep them breaking after 6 months max but they still split and break. Would not recommend!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone Lightning to USB Cable is very poor quality

    • Written by from Ilford

    The quality of Lightning to USB Cable is very poor. The cable got damaged near the lightening connector and the USB does not fit the connector properly. Not at all as per apple standard.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product ever

    • Written by from London

    I cannot believe the amount of money that I have spend buying new lighting cables over and over again. Even cables bought in the Apple Store cause the phone to prompt a message of not certified cable . It's outrageous .

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product so far.

    • Written by from Eyam

    Over the last 2 years I have gone through 10 of these cables, £150 worth of them. They all have the same problem, the end gets all bunched up and a wire comes loose.Apple really need to make a better version of these. Its bad when the knock off ebay one has lasted longer than the real Apple one but at a fifth of the price.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose.

    • Written by from Manchester

    I've gone through two in 12 months. The original with my iPad, the cable split at the Lightning connector, which then left the wiring exposed which eventually failed. The second, the Lightning connector has snapped off where it meets the plastic.

    Looking at these reviews Apple, you need to take notice, because this product is simply not fit for purpose. When design and aesthetics override a cable that actually functions and lasts longer than a few months, there is something seriously wrong. Hundreds and hundreds of overwhelmingly bad reviews on your own site from Apple customers should tell you something.

    I'm now going to have to buy a third cable in 12 months. Unacceptable. I'll say it again. This product is not fit for purpose.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap construction, ridiculously priced

    • Written by from Windsor

    I must have been through 5 or 6 of these in the last two years alone. According to the Apple Store it's my own fault because when I travel, I don't "coil it up right". It's strange because I never had a problem with the old style cable. Because of the proprietary design, I can't even buy a third party cable. These cables are obviously very badly and cheaply constructed and sold at an absolutely ludicrous price. Come on Apple, you're really letting us down.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    advice for iphone 5 user

    • Written by from Derry

    I have had multiple chargers for this phone and they constantly break within the month and obviously as a teenager I cant afford to keep paying £15 for a new charger very often so I just started buying cheap chargers off ebay. they all worked for a long time until the new ios update. In order for my phone to charge I have to switch it off to charge it which is quite useless and irritating because I cant even see if it is charging or not. But now it doesn't even charge with unofficial apple products and my phone has been dead for a few days now simply because I cant afford a new one. So I decided to try something a bit more hard-wearing and what seem to me- logical. I decided to buy the 30 pin to lightning adaptor and also buy the iPhone 4 cable, because they seem to last the same length as the phone does. The lightning adaptor wont get any loose wires or anything like that because there are no wires, and the iPhone 4 cable is very hard-wearing so that too will last a long time. I know this is quite expensive but its a good one to consider, taking in to account that you would maybe spend double that in a year- if not more- on iPhone 5 chargers that constantly break.

    7 of 7 people found this useful