• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy,

    These cables are absolute rip off. I bought have 8 lightning wires in just 6 months. Its not even funny how much money i spend on these cables.i will stop using apple products completly .this is rediculous.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless cable

    ive had 4 cables so far in a year i thought it was the phone at first then the second one packed up then the third then the fourth so i phoned apple and they said take it to my nearest apple shop and they wod change it for me easier said the done my nearest apple shop is 35 miles away so wont be doing that and wont be buying a iphone again unless they sort out the cable once and for all.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    I have had my iPhone 5 for nearly a year now and I have had to buy I don't know how many replacement chargers, I have lost count. They work fine for a couple of weeks or months and then I get the message this cable is not supported, this is a really rubbish design and apple should have kept the old charger as I have never had a problem with that. Utterly disgusted and I think Apple should replace chargers free of charge.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed bad quality and too overpriced!

    I recently had to purchase a new cable after my original cable failed, I have tried yo use several generic cables and they work for about 2 weeks yo a month then they will no longer charge. I bought my replacement charger at $25 AU a pop is a bit ridiculous only to have it last less than a month and it fail. I have sent it back to the store that I bought it from and am now waiting for a replacement. These cables are the worst quality I have ever seen, they are too thin, too frail and way to easy to break. I am disappointed at the fact that I cannot just buy a generic cable and use that because as soon as I do there is an update released that stops my cable from working. Needless to say I am not very happy with the poor quality and expensive price tag put on these cables.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    G-A-R-B-A-G-E

    Would give this piece of trash 0 stars if I could. WORST cable I've ever used in my life. Literally frays beyond repair every 4 months from normal usage. The length is an absolute farce as well, shame on you Apple. One lawsuit over useless chargers clearly wasn't enough.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use Amazon basics cable instead

    The Apple lightning cable is poorly constructed. I owned 4 of them since last year. Only 1 of them still works.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    These new cords are terrible! I haven't had one last more than about six months before the end with the lightning plug sparked and frayed :/ This wouldn't be so upsetting if I didn't still have the cord from my first iPod, which is about 10 years old, and still works perfectly. I do prefer the lightning connector, but the quality of the cords really needs to improve!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    The original cable broke after only a couple of weeks. They are bad quality and begin to crimp at the lighting end very quickly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product made by Apple

    I've been using Apple's products for many years, as far back as the first iPods in the 1990's (which still runs well). I've not had any reason to complain about the quality of Apple products until now. This Lightning Cable is absolutely the worst product made by Apple I've encountered. The cable that came with my iPhone has started to fail charging and is fraying from just basic everyday use. I've had to buy new ones. I'm concerned that the care and attention to quality that kept me a customer all these years is fading. Don't let it fade.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lighting cable

    YOU NEED TO FIX THESE CABLES. THE INSULATION IS PEELING AWAY FROM THE WIRES IM NOT PULLING THE WIRE ITS JUST LOW QUALITY.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have had my iPhone 5 for just over a year and am already on my 3rd cable. I hardly travel with it and yet the wire always gets bent and then the cable stops working. My old cables for my iPods and iPhone 4 never had this problem and I am sick of spending $$$$ on a product that is poorly made.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable doesn't last long, beware to buyers!

    I've had my cable for just about four months now, and unless I hold the end (that connects to the phone) in a certain spot, my phone will not charge! After looking at multiple reviews, I know i'm not the only one with this problem. Please Apple fix this problem, or 3rd party cables will be bought by everyone. Apple should be issuing these for free considering the garbage quality.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just dies....

    This cable is completely useless after a short time. The connection to the plug starts to crimple and only works at certain angles. So you have to drop $$$$ getting another one because you can't just use a generic USB cable. What a rip off!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Even 1 star is prob too much

    If you have ever used these cord you'd agree with me

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I now need to buy a fifth cable...

    I have an iPad 3, an iPad mini for my son and an iPhone 5s. So far the only cable still working is the iPhone 5s cable.
    I have replaced the 2 iPad cables once each already and 2 months ago the mini cable again stopped working. Earlier today the cable for my iPad 3 stopped working and will no longer charge.
    This is ridiculous that products as expensive as iPad have such shoddy charging cables. I have no choice but to buy another cable as no doubt the iPhone 5 cable with break in the next month.
    Apple, read the reviews and sort this out....

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable smokes

    Like other reviews. This cable awful. I was charging my phone in the card with the wall cable and it started to smoke. Never mind the fact that the cable outliner had already split and I was already having to hold the cable a certain way for it to charge my phone.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CABLE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

    Be prepared to replace your charger every 3 months that's what I've been doing for 2 years and apple is not being very helpful in resolving this issue I am sick and tired of this I now am seriously considering leaving iPhone for good!!!!!!!!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design and quality

    This is among the worst moves Apple have made. The design is poor, the quality awful and the price is high. Not what I expect from Apple and personally I think Apple seriously need to address this. If I could give 0 stars I would,
    Apple, please sort this out, listen to your customers, I think you'll find the majority agree it is a poorly designed, overpriced step back from your usual attention to detail. I believe a serious re-think and a move away from this form of connector should be very high on your list for future models, no wasting our time/money trying to fix it and no ignoring what the majority of your customers want. The Lightning Connector is not a success and unlikely ever will be; accept this and do what you do best and solve this problem in your usual way with a new elegant seamless design please.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Despite taking great care of this cord after reading about how fragile they are, my cord didn't last more than a few months before the plastic cracked and wires were exposed. Taping up the end gave it a few more weeks but it was unreliably charging, looking like it was charging to begin with but then saying 'Not Charging'. It's really annoying that such a simple yet essential component can't be relied on, and is so expensive to replace. Great money spinner for Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Actually horrible

    I've gone through 4 this year. They should replace them for free.

    16 of 17 people found this useful