• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much terrible

    The cable always breaks right where I plug into the phone, because it bends while I have it plugged in and use it. There should be a sturdy base, like a nice aux cable. The casing breaks open then the wires get bent and it's done. Don't be ridiculous about it, be good innovators- you're already making a fortune off the phone, guys. Come on... Don't make me buy 5 new cords a year.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    Charges fast, but keeps breaking. My 3rd time buying a new USB cable.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Apple? Why?

    I agree with the other reviews, the cables seem to be way overpriced and break pretty easily. My cables typically break at the iPhone end because of unavoidable and everyday bending this way and that. Looking forward to wireless charging.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable design, come on Apple you can do better!

    Like all the others, have been through so many lightning cables in just a year or two. Some smugly say you only have to be more careful when pulling them out and grip only the tiny plastic end, etc. I say, design the cable to handle real life!! Make the part you have to grab large enough to grab without a pair of tweezers, if that's the only way the cable will survive. It's ridiculous having to treat these cables as delicate instruments to get them to last a reasonable lifetime. The products being charged, I've found to be tough as nails and am very happy, but these over-sensitive cables are the Achilles Heel of the whole Apple product line.

    It's inexcusable that the cables are not durable enough to survive outside a clean-room laboratory white-gloves environment. If any company would make a ruggedized version to stand up to real use/real life, they would have one heck of a blockbuster product -- I'll take a half-dozen and you can name your price, after all the money already burned on these "disposable" Apple cables!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable brakes

    i'm having same problems as other where the cable just breaks.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had one break!!

    I've never had a charger cord break. You all must be really rough on your cords. But my complaint is, they stop charging. I've only had apple chargers for my apple devices (5 chargers for 5 devices) only one works. Why is this happening?! I have one charger to charge all 5 devices. Lord forbid that one go out. I'd be screwed. I'm afraid to buy anymore, afraid they're all cheaply made now and are going to break or it's not going to charge my devices. APPLE, fix this!!! I'm not ok with paying $20 for a cord and however much for a box and it still not work. Help!!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    overpriced and poor quality

    for a $29 cable you'd think it would be high quality! but no, it just falls out of the connection on my phone, making it vibrate when i move it every so slightly. i was replacing the cable which came with my phone originally which frayed! you'd think apple would listen to all these negative reviews and fix their cables!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    tubing material is not good, otherwise cable works fine.

    Apple has of course given everything best in quality, but charger might not tested on various atmospheric conditions i.e. temperature and humidity.
    I have this phenomenon in me to reach at perfection, and keep things in most perfect way. Still it doesn't last long so there has to be some reason in material. I have lived in different continents of the world for sufficient duration of time to judge this issue, and what my conclusion is, outer tubing material deteriorates in atmosphere with high temperature and/or high humidity. It includes India, mexico, UAE etc. In Canada, USA same cable stays perfect for long time with same habits to use it.

    I would like to request Apple to concentrate on the polymer material of outer most layer in lighting cable. Apple could just oversee other mobile charger materials in these regions. For reference, Belkin also has good quality of cable, I have that cable and that works really good in every aspect.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality compared to other non original brands

    The original lightning cable stops working after a year. Everytime it breaks down at the Lightning adapter and starts to beep and say that there is no supported Apple accessories. The only thing that is working for me is to take the spring out of a pen and attach the spring to the wire over at the Lightning adapter. That way I can use the phone during charging without the cable moving at the Lightning adapter. My current chargingcable had his first 1 1/2 year anniversary last week :)

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I got the cable when I got my iPhone 5s which was only 7 months ago and already my cable has to be at a certain angle to charge other wise it doesn't , it's so annoying because I can't charge it while using it , I have to leave it on my table to charge . They should really fix this

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Start Only Because 3rd Party Alternatives Are Even Worse

    Not sure why nobody has been able to come up with a better design. I'd say the Apple cables last on average a year before needing replacement, and that's when looking after them. My kids aren't so diligent in storing them as I am and get through them much quicker. If it's supposed to be 'disposable' then fine, but sell it for £2.50 not £15 if that's the case.

    I've tried Belkin and other alternatives and they all break even sooner. Sometimes it's the wiring inside the cable where it joins the lightening connector, other times it seems to be the contacts on the lightening connector that fails in the power adapter.

    Can't say whether other phone chargers are better as I rarely use my Android devices beyond my desk so the cable is almost always connected to the docking station and never manipulated. The chargers on my iPads never failed (the none lightening older style), so I think it's a problem with the lightening cables. I guess the situation won't be improved until Apple have sold all their stock...

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had this phone for 1 year now and It is absolutely shocking the amount of new chargers that I have needed in the past half a year! I have have around 5 new phone chargers over the past 3 months and that's £75!!!

    184 of 189 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Efficiently great, but..

    i don't know if this just happens to me or other users but, me, my mom, and my several friends are using lightning (iphone 5) and unfortunately after using it for almost a year, the cable started to proceed incorrectly, comparing to 30 pin, before the iphone 5, it was really durable, i'm using it for approx 2 years and the condition was still good from the first time i bought it until the last time i switch to iphone 5. after using it for 9 months, my mom, couple of friends, and myself have to buy the new cable because the original one from the box is can't function properly.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm so sick of these chargers.

    I've had my iPhone 5 for about 3 months and a bit and I've already had to have about 3 chargers. I'm really annoyed with this because they're about $25 for the long leads and they just end up breaking in a couple of weeks. I think that apple should make the lightning charging end have a metal case so that it won't break as often.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    It was great and flexible at first, but i had it propped up whilst it was charging, therefore bending it. I haven't had my ipad4 for two months before it stopped charging, I had to moveto a differentplug, put it in a position whoch was extremily uncomfortable to hold, the it would have to wait, I then found i had to prop it so the charger wasnt touching any thing, agter ONE day it stopped charging. Not impressed, Apple, please sortthis out

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for quality!

    Better concept than the 32pin connectors but I have had my phone 8 months and have thrown out 3 genuine apple Lightening cables! That's $75! I had the original one that come with the phone and I've purchased 5 so that there was one in the car, one in the wall charger at home, one in my MacBook etc...I'm down to 3 and it's a nuisance but they're so expensive to replace!