• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger

    With all the cellphones I've had in the past, I've never had a problem where the charger cord starts to break away where you could see the wires. This is the worst charger ever! I don't mishandle it but just from daily wear it weakens (SO easily) and you have to wiggle the cord so that the phone will recognize it...I've taped it now and still not working properly...ridiculous. Apple needs to make a better charger that will last more than a year. I love Apple products but not if it's going to wear/break so quickly!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I see the quality of the cable is an issue

    I was very unhappy to see the connector changed from the 30 pin and chose to stick with just this instead of buying an AC adapter or 30 pin to lightning adapter. Big mistake! I've had this cable for 8 months and now it seems the wire broke. I still have 30 pin to USB and older AC adapter models from old iPods that have worked for years during the timespans of my older iPods.

    I am appalled at the prices of some of the alternatives through Apple. Why should I spend so much money if it's going to break in less than a year? Apple used to pride itself in sleek designs and not having quality issues. Now it's much more flash than substance.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HATE THIS CHARGER

    Like all other apple adapters, these don't last! The exterior material used is too thin which results in the charger breaking quicker! I oblige to say that yes it does charge the device quickly and efficiently BUT I paid way too much for the device to have the charger breaking like this. I know a lot of people who have had to buy 3 and 4 of these because they simply do not last and that's ridiculous! I think Apple will have to come up with a sturdier adapter for their devices because these aren't cutting it!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible cable

    I have a iPad 4 and the charger stopped working after 5 months. I bought another and that stopped working after 3 weeks. Just recently my husbands iphone 5 cable stopped working. We have 4 cables and none work!?!?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The new iPhone 5 cables are JUNK!

    I take very good care of my Apple products. And they have all lasted me a long time. That is UNTIL I bought the iPhone 5. I love the idea behind the new small plug that can be inserted either way. But the cables wear out Very fast. If you still have yours under warranty take it to Apple store for a replacement. If not I advise buying the adapter and using an old cable as these were made & hold up much better.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 cables in 3 months

    Believe it or not, I had changed 6 cables in the past three months just to get my IPad charged.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting

    I'm now on my 4th cable, and I am so disgusted by the quality of the product. Every single cable I've had has had the same problem, the wires become damaged at the phone end, and the cable ceases to work very quickly. I would change from Apple to another brand but I am locked into a contract! This issue needs to be fixed immediately, how can Apple sell such a shoddy product to us like this? Sure'y it's not that hard to create a cable which actually works for more than about 2 months. Get your act together.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bad Bad

    A friend and I both got a cable at the same time and a few months later they both started to give us problems. Horrible cable apple... Do something about it already

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG

    definitely getting the adapter and using my old reliable iphone 4 cable from now on.
    havent exactly seen any 'lightning' effects when transferring photos but the cable is definitely getting faulty/not working at lightning speed!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A pain

    2 months after purchasing my phone the charger stopped working unless I played with it for a little while. After 6 months of playing with it to get it to charge EVERY night it is nearly finished. I am seriously thinking about leaving apple because this is just Dumb. Make a quality charger already.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, to say the least.

    I, and I think just about any tech worthy person these days knows that you must care for your wires. Wrap them in the correct way and so on. When I purchased this, I did exactly that, just as I did with the older Apple charger, but to my complete disappointment and extreme annoyance, Apple once again has succeeded in making me spend more money where I shouldn't have to. Just as many of these reviews say my charger's wires have broken where it joins the lightning adapter. Although the charging speeds are good this is a terrible fault in an essential product and needs to fixed right away. I mean come on Apple, it's not like you haven't got the money.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk don't buy.

    This is junk, breaks after couple months then another 20-30 dollars to fix. What a scam. Apple should replace them no matter how long the warranty. DONT BUY!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    I must be on my fifth charger in the past two months. For such a huge company Apple have really let themselves down. Stronger chargers need to be created asap. A complete waste of money.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks inside rubber casing, too short, overall bad

    I am currently on my second cable which has just broken. My iPod 5th gen is slowly losing power. I have no way to charge it because what the cable does is it breaks on the inside of the rubber casing around the wire itself. I have no way to fix it because I don't want to cut the thing open and I've tried more than once to fix it other ways by twisting it, bending it until it worked, and more. But even though that gets me by for a while, after a day or two of this hassle it breaks entirely and they are very short for 20$. I am using my English teacher's tomorrow.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger not fit for purpose

    My Charger stopped working overnight. In the last 3 weeks my iphone 5 charger stopped working - my macbook air charger stopped working and today my sons ipad mini charger has stopped working. Charges from my charger not his. This is SERIOUSLY effecting my outlook of apple products. Apple you need to sort this

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless and rubbish

    I don't understand why they were changed - what this cable offers that the old style doesn't is unclear. Size was hardly and issue...so previous (and convenient) collection now redundant. As reviewers mention - quality is pretty poor also. A rare slip from Apple, though frankly a minor one in the grand scheme of things.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I had it for almost a year probably gone threw three already so having doubts about getting the iPhone 5s

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not deserve half a star rating

    This product doesn't even deserve half a star. very poor quality. Visited store and claimed for a warranty but was denied and was blamed for mis-use. How would it be mis-used if the product is of poor quality.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never works

    had it for two months and now its hardly ever works.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CHANGE THE QUALITY OF YOUR CABLE! PLEASE!!!!!!

    i just bought my iphone 5 like 3 months ago! how unsturdy is the 1m cable that came with it!
    after 3mos of normal use, it suddenly changed, like u have to bend it in different sides till u get it charged! and now it is not working at all!
    this is so frustrating when you just bought it, and u discovered how poorly made it was!
    please improve this kind of accessory...some wire at the end looses..that's the prob i think.
    look at other people's feedback.. we are having the same issues. so there is a definite need to
    improve this. thanks! >_<