• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I'm sick to death of buying new cables. Please upgrade the quality and even change the connector, which burns out all the time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad quality

    the quality of the cable insulation peeled off after couple of week , i will g and find better quality for sure till this is fixed, any suggestion ? Belkin or Griffin ?

    9 of 10 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.

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  • 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

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and not reliable.

    As many costumers have already sad, these cables WILL break a couple months after you unpack it. It is a shame, a company like apple, witch claims to have the best industrial design in the world, make such a bad quality item like this one.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    seriously...

    from reading reviews of other people it makes me want to slap them across the face ... this product is to charge not to be in the kitchen and expecting the cable to reach all the way from your room... i been having apple products since the 3rd gen ipod and the cables of course get all beat up from constant use but they would still work as good as new... 1000x better than the cheap $3 6ft charging cables from china ... you get what you pay for ;)

    11 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords are good and bad on all brands

    Ok I have 3apple products. Go through lots of cords. Agreed. Doesn't matter if I buy from Apple or Office Depot or similar. Ok have Samsung android phone and well my cords are bad on that too but not only on Samsung did the cord go bad but and several phones the charging connection breaks. That's there weakness. So I bought extra battery and have change battery twice day. Won't charge and I gave oh 20 great Samsung cords . They take beating keep on ticking but the actual connection on phone doesn't.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad

    I bought this cable 1 week ago in a Apple Store. I was really careful with the cable (knowing the fame) but in a morning the pin of the cable was impossible to take out, and now it's broken.

    12 of 14 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

    I wish I could rate lower

    One of two things happened during the design phase of the Apple brand charging cables. Either the individual(s) who designed them lacked intelligence and should not have been designing anything to begin with, or Apple made them to break. I've gone through far too many phone chargers to be at all satisfied with the design. Everyone I know has needed a replacement charger AT LEAST once. Step it up Apple. Your customers fed up.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple

    The end of the cable comes off and then it can get stuck into the phone. It is dangerous. Had to have about 3 cords.

  • 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.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Non-standard USB plug

    Got my Air 2 a few days ago, tried to hook it up to the computer, but can't because the USB end of the cable doesn't fit a standard USB port. It's about 1 mm too narrow. Went back to the store, talked to them, we tried some of the Apple brand extra cables first. About half of them have the same problem. The USB plug of the cable simply doesn't comply with the USB standard so it can't be used for anything but the Apple charger, because it won't fit in anything else. Great job, Apple. It's bad enough that we can't use standard cables because of the lightning bs, but when you have the cables made without ensuring they comply with the standard, that's just incompetence. Having to buy 3rd party parts to make sure it works as intended is just daft. At least the ipad and the charger works without catching fire. That's something I guess.

  • 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!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    tubing material is not good, otherwise cable works fine.

    Apple has of course given everything best in quality, but charger might not tested on various atmospheric conditions i.e. temperature and humidity.
    I have this phenomenon in me to reach at perfection, and keep things in most perfect way. Still it doesn't last long so there has to be some reason in material. I have lived in different continents of the world for sufficient duration of time to judge this issue, and what my conclusion is, outer tubing material deteriorates in atmosphere with high temperature and/or high humidity. It includes India, mexico, UAE etc. In Canada, USA same cable stays perfect for long time with same habits to use it.

    I would like to request Apple to concentrate on the polymer material of outer most layer in lighting cable. Apple could just oversee other mobile charger materials in these regions. For reference, Belkin also has good quality of cable, I have that cable and that works really good in every aspect.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product ever

    I purchased about 7 lightning cables and in spite of taking extra care, the cable gets torn at the ends. Worst product in my life. They are so expensive and yet apple doesn't take enough time to give the best products to its customers. Enough is enough i'm shifting to more reliable phones which are not expensive in all aspects like apple and which deliver more quality products.

    19 of 21 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.

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    Very bad quality

    They last a very short time. It's very annoying. I feel like cheated.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    I've gone through at least 4 Lightning cables, as these seem to fray at the Lightning end of the cable, or randomly stop working with some devices. I currently have an official Apple Lightning Cable that works with my iPhone, and not my iPad. For the cost they charge, Apple should make sure these things actually work consistently and don't go bad after less than a year's usage.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    With as much money as you people make, you'd think you could figure out a way to make sure your charger cables didn't fall apart after 3 months. I've had 3 different iPhones and I always have this problem. To save money, I just get the third party chargers but those are bad for my phone. So either way you people are just milking us for money right? Either we have to get your $35 charger (cord only) or we have to get a whole new phone. Make the chargers more durable.

    27 of 29 people found this useful