• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, bad choice of material, and barely fit for purpose, zero stars

    I've had three cables. On one of them the outer plastic covering just corroded away and started flaking off so I could see the metal sheathing underneath. On another two after normal use (yes, cables are meant to flex and bend in normal use without breaking) the plastic and metal sheathing just broke apart near the lightning connector, and I've had to resort to wrapping them in sellotape around the end to cover up the break and give them some strength. Considering the lip service given to industrial design, these cables are terrible.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problem with Cable Breakage Here

    I don't understand why so many complaints about the iPhone USB cable easily breaks. I've had my original cable for over a year and it still looks brand new with no sign of breakage or poor charging performance. I treat my cables like I treat my phone itself, with respect. I never wrap my cables where either end becomes bent, whether charging or storing, (even while in my pocket).

    A family member had a cable for another brand phone and it began tearing at the phone entry end. All I did was put some electrical tape around it and it works fine. I suggested that she not allow the ends to bend. One thing you can do with your cable is wrap it at each end before it breaks. This will prolong its usefulness. You may say, "At 20 bucks, I should not have to do that." I agree, but as I said, I take very good care of my cables. I have not wrapped mine with tape and don't intend to due to how i take care of it.

    I'm about to purchase another Apple brand cable to leave in my car. It too will be properly cared for, with respect.

    25 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    This charger is great but you just have to take care of it.....that means don't bend it or press it down with your phone on a table or bed/couch also don't just let it fall to the ground when your done with it. People are saying it's bad quality but honestly you just have to treat gently.

    10 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine Works Great

    Im not sure what people are saying about there cords breaking mine work fine

    9 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break easily

    It's no news that Apple charging cable breaks easily.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I had the same charger that came with my phone ever since i bought it last year in June of 2016, it lasted me until about the month of March of this year. The bottom portion of the charger where it was connected to the charging port started giving me issues, meaning I had to start placing my phone in different positions in order to get my phone to charge. Up until June of this year I had gotten another charger from 5 below which was 10in that only lasted me until about a month. Then I ordered another charger from eBay which came on Saturday July 1st, which now broke yesterday. Now I have to go to the Apple Store to buy a brand new charger for $20 that will most likely not last for a long time. Apple if your chargers had lasted longer than expected than I wouldn't have to go out and buy a new charger today now would I? Please Change your design and make your chargers last longer and more dependable.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for?

    Not sure why this item gets such flak – I've bought a non-Apple version from another supplier and it was rubbish, but I haven't had a genuine Apple one fail yet. You know that all cables need fairly sensitive handling, especially lightweight ones like these, right?

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cables All

    Absolutely disgraceful. Such poor quality, break continuously, should seriously be looked at by Apple Quality Control - surely for the price they could make them more sturdy... or is it deliberate to ensure constant purchases?? Becoming very disappointed with Apple and may change to other brand when time to replace.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The game is up Apple!

    There is something very wrong with the world we live in when the biggest company in the world can't make cables that last longer than a year.or so. Indeed this is one of the reasons why they are the biggest company in the world - they keep you coming back...that's fine for upgrades etc..but for basic nuts and bolts? Crazy business practise. If they keep treating their loyal customers like idiots though you would expect their days at the top are numbered. Or else address this obvious problem Apple, it's really not that difficult to provide a good product at a high price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger on fire

    After using this charger for a few months in my car it actually caught on fire while I was driving. Never have I had a phone charger catch on fire. It burned my hand too. You think for the money you pay for the thing they could make it better. Step it up Apple. So caution when using it, I myself was never expecting it to catch on fire.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Look after your cable!!!

    Just ordering a new cable for one of our staff, they are the one that doesn't look after there cable, always twisted and pulled, consequently they need a new cable, I my self still using one from 4 years ago no problems and other staff have cables in good condition!

    If you look after the cable you would have your product a lot longer, its ashame that the reviews are from negligent people not looking after there products.

    Reviewers are quick to find fault and not take any responsibility for the care of it!

    Its a good cable and worth the money!

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't have a problem with breaking?

    My iPad is almost 5 years old still have the original cable little dirty but not broken. My iPhone 6s+ over a year old no broken charger here. USER ERROR don't blame apple for your chargers breaking. Getting an extra cable tto keep with the MacBook (also not broken)

    6 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    Breaks easy

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Connector

    Used this cord for about 1-1/2 years and had to replace it. The Lightning end appeared to loose some of the coating and would not consistently make a good connection. Thought by buying an Apple cord it would be high quality but was wrong.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Come On, Apple.

    These cable either fray at the end or short out. Too bad.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR OLD CHARGING CABLE

    I have owned iPhone's since the iPhone 4. The cords that come with the phone used to last me until I upgraded (usually 2 years or more). I now have the iPhone 7S PLUS and oh. my. god... I am so frustrated!!! I constantly have a phone that is dying!! I have had my phone for 2 months and the cord broke within the first month.. it just goes from charging to not charging every second and it drove me nuts! So I purchased another cord which has now just stopped working altogether! And forget trying to use any other brand then apple as none of them work.. So i'm forced to pay $30 for a cord that MAY last me a few months.. It's an absolute joke.. this phone is worth $1300 or more and I am constantly stressed and trying to find a WORKING cord that will actually charge my phone... My phone is always dying! It's an absolute joke. What did you do your phone cables apple??!!? They used to be fine. The cords are such poor quality that when I use my iPone and charge it at the same time the phone actually goes down in battery percentage... I have NEVER ever had this happen with any other iPhone I have owned. Get your stuff together Apple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers

    I love my iPhone, but seriously apple needs to step up the game with the chargers, they are terrible. My charger is broken and I had no other charger than another broken one that was in worse condition than my new one, but it worked??

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever

    Please fix. Honestly I am very upset. I just got my new phone and the new charger broke in two months. How? I don't even know ! I take very good care of my chargers.ive had chargers for years and this was the first time that it broke unexpectedly! Again not worth the price.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much garbage

    I recently needed a replacement as my original cable for my ipad started tearing at the usb part.
    And the new one broke after 16 days! Returned to store and luckily got a free replacement but from what i can see this will probably not last a month either because the rubber part going into the plastic is not really stuck in place

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and break too easily

    Title says it all really, they're very expensive for a bit of wire and I've had two now where the outside coating has broken (and I've tried to be careful not to bend the second one very much after the first one broke!)

    18 of 19 people found this useful