• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality.

    If Apple is going to create a new standard cable for their devices and disable third party cables through software updates they should first make sure that their cables are up to par. Charging over $20 for something that costs dollars to make is ludicrous. Makings those cables complete garbage that fail more often then any other cable I have ever used is even worse. Disabling third party cables that cost half the price and boast twice the quality is the last straw. I vote with my wallet, and I'll be voting anyone besides apple from now on.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst cables EVER

    I have owned iPhones since 3gs in 2008. I own a MacBook Air and its power cable is brilliant. I am frankly shocked at how unreliable these lighting cables are. I personally have a 100% failure rate.

    As others have mentioned, I bought some really tough after market cables on Amazon; they worked for a couple of days and know the phone won't recognize them and the cables won't charge the phone.

    Apple really needs to address this problem immediately. Don't buy.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such bad quality from a top company

    I am currently on my 4th 'lightning cable. Every time a wire comes loose at the tip of the charger where you put into your phone. I must admit I may of neglected my first charger, but after that broke the next ones I took ultra care of and this still happens! I think this is disgusting as Apple are meant to sell top quality products and this is not the case. Modern mobile phones are so essential to people as they are used for contact, work, alarms ect and when the charger breaks, panic mode begins.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    I wish they would go back to the 30 pin connector. I have gone through 1 cord and two 30 pin adapters cause the lightening connector is very poor quality and stops working after a few months.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    I had this cable for barely 4 months and it stopped working. I really don't have the money to buy a new one every 4 months. This is awfully cheap quality for Apple. Disappointed.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    observation

    Hi. I had loads of trouble with my cables, kept on changing them the outer insulation is very frail especially if you puncture or pinch it it will be days and will come apart. I do hate the proprietary cables and some other decisions thei made but I like their security, more or less.

    So I tried to open and fix my iPhone 5 cable but it just felt apart once i managed to get pass the metal casing which protects the chip, respects to apple it is actually made of two pieces spot welded at a very small scale. and the inner wires are quite a good quality, I don't expect them to brake very easily.

    Either way I'm writing this to let the community know of my small observation.
    if your phone stops charging if you move your cable, check if the connector is properly inserted. and if not, look inside the connector there may be a load of gunk (sorry for my frankness now" belly button gunk type" I'm talking about) build up inside which can be considerably thick and compacted over a few months. Clean that and hope will work for you.

    For the Ones not so DIY. I took a piece of plastic ( Very Important Do Not use metal or any conductive wires) so plastic or toothpick is the way to go. power Off your phone and gently and with patience scrap it out.

    And in the spirit of XXI century. I take no responsibility for any actions following my observation and proceed at your own risk!
    Regards

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star is even overrated!

    This is the WORST product that I have ever purchased in my life. It makes me doubt Apple's quality control forever. It breaks too easily and too soon and the price is not cheap, considering the absolutely disgusting quality of this rubbish. Apple should be responsible for the defect of this product line and should work on it and for the sake's of loyal customer, refund the purchase of the cable replacements paid at user's expenses. For the first time that I wrote negative comment on Apple's product, I do not regret writing this but upgrading to an iPhone 5. Terrible product!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Each cord consistently breaks

    I have had my iPhone 5 since November 2012, and will be purchasing my 5th cord soon. The cords always seem to crunch up at the lightning end. I assume they fray inside the insulation and separate. I have had the same problem with my MacBook Pro power cable. I have been impressed with the machines themselves, but for the price, I expect the components to be of the same quality. Not impressed.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality Apple product

    I thought I had upgraded my phone when I switched to IPhone. The cable has been such a frustration so far. Need to hold on for a few more months before can upgrade to a different phone.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    I went through 5 of these charging cables in the past year. Without fail, every 4 months or so, it'll stop connecting. Previously, I had the 30 pin one for over 2 years before I had any issues.

    I'm seriously starting to think Apple makes this so shoddily just so you're forced to keep buying new ones. Recently I switched over to a Belkin one and so far it seems to be holding up much better.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger

    I have had my iPhone 5 for a year now, and gone through 5 chargers. These chargers are so poorly made and last around two months. Obviously everyone else is unhappy with them as well... They need to do something about them! I am seriously considering switching to a non-apple cell phone with my upgrade. I'm a poor college student! I can't keep buying new chargers!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO STARS IF I COULD

    Seriously? Why do these cables last like 2 weeks? APPLE YOU NEED TO FIX THIS NOW!!!! I'm like on my fourth cable and i bought my iPhone in August!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apples lightning cords are bad

    i have had my cord for like two months and its my second one apples cords are bad they need to go back to the original DO NOT GET ONE THEY ARE BAD

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would get a Windows phone just to avoid these cables.

    I've had my iPhone less than a year. I've gone through 8 cables. 8 of them. In one year. Get your self together Apple. I had other apple products for 6 years before my phone, I had one cable in that entire time die on me. These are an absolute piece of junk

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality product

    I own an iphone and MacBook and have come to believe that Apple must assign cord design to the most incompetent, useless engineers in the company. Either that, or Apple doesn't care about customers. I'm replacing the cord AGAIN for the same reasons listed again and again in other reviews and it really annoys me. Charge me an extra $20 for a workable, longlasting cord -- I'm sick of Apple repeatedly charging me for poor quality accessories. Am really considering going elsewhere for my next phone.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH

    Ive had my iphone 5 since july and ive had 5!! yes 5 cables each one last a few weeks and then breaks.. sick and tired of paying for ones especially when my phone is a contract so cant change my phone. sort it out apple!! WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER IPHONE OR AN IPOD!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Already broken

    I had to hold the cable straight when plugging it in for the last month, now it completely does not work. Apple needs to beef up the cable a little bit to make it more robust, because these are too expensive to replace. I have 30 pin iPod connectors that are probably 8 years old and work fine, what happened with this thing?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not strong cable

    Very expensive and cost too much for nothing, made of very expensive material but it has a trick in each end to make it very easily to damage, it doesn't last 2 months of use and will be disable by a macbook or air book,

    I do not recommend.

    Buy flat cables

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wowww

    I got my phone for Christmas. It is currently February 6th and my charger is already wearing out. I have to hold straight for it to charge and we all know that will only work for a few days. I have a MacBook Pro as well, and I'm comparing the rubberized part of the cord and the computer charger's is much thicker and more durable - I don't understand why that couldn't be used for the phone chargers. Also, the old MacBook chargers were problematic and Apple has since changed the design and I haven't had a problem since. Please fix this lemon of a charger.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    Piece of Junk. This cable I have had for a little over 5 months and it already doesn't work. It stays at my house at all times and I take care of it but it won't even charge my iPod anymore. Furthermore, I don't want to give another 20 of my hard earned dollars to apple for another junk cable that will break in half a year.

    9 of 12 people found this useful