• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quits working after a few weeks...

    My husband and I upgraded to the 5s about a month ago and have already had to buy new cables. This lightning chargers a joke!!!!!!! Fix it, Apple!!!! You've obviously got mostly one star ratings of this product...

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this 0 stars, I would.

    Everyone is right- this cable is trash. I'm on my second cable. Nearly burned myself because one of the slightly broken ones got super hot one day. Don't use your cables once the protective casing is cracked. Has anyone found a better option? I'm not buying another apple USB-lightening cord.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    The one that came with my iPod Touch didn't even last a year. After that, I purchased two fakes and of course they didn't last longer than a month. I finally purchased my 4th lightning cord from Apple, expecting for it to last a year but apparently I was wrong :) The time you spent working on the fingerprint sensor for the 5S could've been used in developing your defective lightning cord. The $20.00+ my dad spent on this was not worth it. At all. I could've bought a lot of McDonald's burgers with that money.

    I barely heard any Samsung users complaining about their chargers/usb cords to be honest, just to give you a heads up :)

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Design In History of Apple

    If I could give it zero stars I would. The Lightning cable corrodes, rips, twists and basically falls apart very quickly. It is not a durable product and prone to fail far too easily with normal use. The free replacement program is hardly a solution when the entire purpose of the devices this cable is designed to power, is to increase productivity and improve quality of life. Repeatedly returning defective cables (and they are all defective) on a routine basis is a complete waste of productive time. This cable design is deeply flawed. I will not purchase another apple device that requires a lightning cable.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy piece of garbage

    Had 2 break in less than a year. In the same spot at the end of the lightning part. Definitely not worth +$20 dollars. Or $1 for that matter

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute piece of garbage

    I cannot believe apple has stooped to such a garbage level, unfortunately everything on my iPhone 5 works flawlessly, the cable itself fails within a month under regular usage. It is absurd that such a reputable, or was reputable, company would even sell such garbage and be content with themselves. As many have said this is the turn point for me to leave apple behind and hope it dies out after wasting so many peoples time and money, I'll be battling my friends to leave apple if they are on it aswell.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rating is unfair!!

    I would like to rate this product a 0 but I can't. hence the unfairness in the title. I've had an iphone for 4 months and I have gone through 5 cables ranging from 9.99 to 39.99 each. The Apples' cable is just as bad as the chineese cheap brands off the internet. Some of the best cables for Iphone are those for Ipad, however, the plug can fit in if you are using a case, so you will have to remove the case during the charging. In summary, the cable is POS and the technology behind it is lousy as well. The only good thing, is the technology lives up to its name - lightning :)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 charging cables!

    I didn't have this problem until the iPhone 5. The Lightening to USB cables are of very poor quality! Our household has had two break near the connection to the phone. The plastic tube over the wires separates and then the wires snap! You need to find a better manufacturer for the cables!!! We are being ripped off on the ones you are selling now! You could begin to lose business given the number of complaints out here!!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    These cables just fall apart and stop charging very quickly. The apple cable cost £15 which is alot when you consider its limited life span. if only you could use a 3rd party cable it would no doubt cost a fraction of price and last significantly longer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever!

    Already bought 3 cables and all lasted less than 4 months of use. Sometimes you need to adjust the cable for it to work.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    The cable insulation has completely frayed with only normal usage and now the wire has broken resulting in sporadic connection. There are 2 iPhone 5's in my house and the same exact thing happened to both cables. Never had this problem with the old cables, what happened Apple?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty and Expensive

    I am on my fourth cable. Apple evidently do this on purpose so people have to keep buying their shoddy accessories. For a business like Apple, with its enormity and expertise, how hard is it to make a durable good quality cable? Disgusting. Sort it out.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs would have been mad

    Just don't buy Apple's original cable until they fix it.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    Would not even give 1*. As with the majority of the other reviews, the cable works fine until it crumples at the end that connects into the handset. Had the iPhone 5s for 6 months and have not "abused" the wire however the crumpling of the rubber casing appeared after only a few months. Worked fine until approx. 3 days ago when once plugged in to charge the notice "this accessory may not be compatible" kept appearing and the handset would not acknowledge the charger until unplugged and reinserted. This meant the phone would constantly be beeping and/or vibrating whilst it tried to determine whether it was going to charge; VERY annoying whilst trying to sleep let alone in the day! This is the genuine Apple charger that came with the phone and am not prepared to keep spending £15 on a wire that is likely to break again due to its poor manufacture and fragility. I have had an iPod Nano charger for at least 5 years and never had such problems even accounting for the fact the Nano wire would have been used plenty more times than this iPhone 5 wire. Very disappointing.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My patience has dried out

    I have had every single iphone made. I love iphones and have never had a problem with them. The chargers? Now thats another story. Every single one has fallen apart on me but i would simply go to the Apple store and exchange it for a new one for free once showing and explaining my issue. Now with this new cord i have had more of a problem than any other iphone charger. I reached my max of exchanges at the apple store so i bought 1 from the AT&T store, that broke. Then i purchased one from the apple store, that broke even sooner. Then i went to target, that broke. Then i bought one online that also broke! And Finallly i went to walmart and my charger just broke once again. This new design is just the complete downfall for Apple. I love my Apple products but if this doesnt change i'm going to have to find something else. I would honestly give it NO STARS if i could.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    The first cable lasted 6 months, the second one - 2 WEEKS!!!! I am about to buy a third cable in 6 months. Terrible quality, breaks even with careful use. Seems a cheap toy rather than a quality pricy accessory it is supposed to be. Shame on Apple for making such a low quality product! If I could sell my Iphone without a huge loss, I swear I'd do!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the last straw

    I have lots of bearable issues that I've lived with since the iPhone first came to market. Bearable enough that I moved to the iPhone 5, even though it meant purchasing new cables. Now that I have an iPhone 5 for some time, I can safely say that I believe the Lightning cable may be the nail in the coffin for me.

    They are absolutely horrendous, unreliable, fragile, and poorly designed! A smart phone is like a mini-computer that you keep with you at all times. That means it becomes very critical in my daily activities for both work and personal life. The ability to keep the phone charged so it is useable is by far one of the most critical things. If it's not charged, it doesn't matter how good or bad any of the features are since you can't use it. Something as trivial as a working charging cord should not be a day-to-day struggle! Forget all the features and data sync options the cable supports, just charging is all I want right now!

    If this overpriced, poorly designed, cheaply manufacturer piece of garbage is Apple's way of preventing competition and gouging their customers for more money, it may just cost them customer locality as well. My next smartphone will likely be from HTC. Heck, I might even go with a Windows phone instead of the dead brick!

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Please do something about this, Apple! It's frustrating buying new cables every other months due to poor quality. Your cables cost $28 each and is not worth a single cent!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 6 months

    Mine that came with ipad air broke after six months. Surprised to see that I'm not alone here. Does this thing have one year warranty? I'm going to buy a 3rd party cable instead. It's ridiculous to charge $19 for a basic cable that won't last.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th charger in less then 2 years

    This is my 4th lightning charger for my iPhone 5. Every 3-6 months they stop working and you have to hold it a certain way to get it to charge.

    17 of 19 people found this useful