• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An easy option for apple.

    Apple, a simple option. Change the design pf the cable. It doesn’t last long enough to even tell. Not even when is care properly. You like to fail in the easy ones.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused with the Complaining

    I guess I must be a gentle guy (NOT!) but out of the 6 iPhones I've bought in my life only one Apple-branded cable has ever failed me.
    Knockoffs and Amazon Basics have failed me far more often.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    An Apple Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

    If I purchase an aftermarket cord, I take a chance that it may or may not work consistently. The Apple one will work every time, until it dies. The biggest complaint from many reviewers is that the lifespan is too short and could be made to last longer if Apple invested time and money in exactly that. I am guessing that the cord revenue that Apple generates due to repeated cord purchases is quite substantial. Apple would likely miss out on much of this revenue if they improved on that product. I believe that many Apple customers get that. At what point do this same folks begin to distance themselves from the company because of an unnecessary, pricey, and easily fixable inconvenience. Other institutions have made the same mistake, and have paid for it later in lost profits due to bailing customers. I could see some parachutes deploying in some of the reviews. In short, quality made products keep folks coming back.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability lacking, inconsistent product.

    I have had many of these cables over the years. The durability of such seems to always be the problem. It is something with Apple and accessories made rather cheaply. They are quite weak around the point where it connects to your phone. Making sure it is always straight as much as possible can help. I have found discoloration, corrosion, fraying, compound breaks through the protective litter layer, the metal connection snap off, or it does not charge with little sign of physical defect. It might be a major selling strategy to have you replace these so often, but it is rather annoying and I would pay a fair share more for it to last longer or be able to withstand a bit more from regular use. Honestly, I have had way cheaper devices and phones that I have used just as much. They were older and out of date, but their cables always seemed to last many years. Apple, seems to be cutting some corners for profit, and it really shows.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Cables are Junk

    Original apple usb cables are cheap and flimsy junk. I've seen sparks from too many. No fires yet.
    I always end up replacing those cables with quality braided cables from more reputable sources.
    YMMV

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting, Worst cable ever. My original iPad 1 cable still works.

    I have my original ipad 1 cable. it is brown, falling apart, but never has connection issues.

    I have gone through at least 10-15 lightning cables that I have thrown away, and the 5 i have right now ALL have issues (except for the one I bought this month). within two months it will start giving problems.

    Engineering issues.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable quality for the price

    When you price a single cable at 25 dollars, you better make it durable especially when it's coming from a company that tries to continuously advertise their "superior build quality".

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They really aren't great are they?

    So Apple cables have always been a little flaky but the ones used for iphone 3 & 4 generally worked pretty well. Sure, they did occasionally split at the end where you plug in to the phone but they generally continued to function.

    Unfortunately this is not the same for any phone above 5 and ipad above 4 - the new cables are just too weak. Comments from some on here suggest that one should handle them with care, this is true but any item that is designed to be used so regularly needs to have sufficient strength and robustness to function for more than a few months. Cheaper replacements work for a little but then also give up the ghost.

    I do love Apple products but this is a weakness that does need to be resolved. None of my friends who use Andriod phones seem to experience this issue - how is this possible?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    phone is good as new again!

    Saw the tons of negative reviews and that gave me pause. But I went ahead and bought one anyway. I had been using an old one that I got originally with the phone and 3 years later it was no longer charging the phone well. I assumed it was a weak battery/old phone that might need replacement, but simply changing the cable did it. The phone charges super well now & even holds charge longer!! Very happy with purchase, ordered one more to keep at my office desk.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible cable

    I have an iPhone 5s and an iPod 3rd generation. My 2 teens have an iPod 4th generation. Their lightning cable as well as mine for my iPhone 5s just bit the dust! We've not been rough on them and have taken very good care of them, but now NONE of the 3 cables work!! Since it's all 3 of the cords it lets me know that it's in the workmanship/manufacturing of the cable. I think it says something about Apple's newer products because my 3rd generation iPod cable still works fine after all of these years. I am very disappointed in Apple and will not purchase any other Apple products. I would rather go with a different company who takes pride in their work and builds their products to higher standards.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete šh!t

    Apple, listen to the people!!!!! Everything you make is great except for these stupid charger cords...with 3 iPhones and 2 iPads in the house this will be the 6th cord we've bought this year, it's really not on considering we take care and look after them well. Put some better thought into the design or at least use better materials, just fix the problem is all we ask.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage like apple the company

    apple computers are complete garbage for mindless people. the phones were the only product id buy from apple but now the phones are junk too. the cables are junk and break every month. the phones are so jacked up and freeze... bye bye apple - time for a windows or android phone

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better

    They made the wire a better quality and it is a harder plastic not rubber anymore which I'm happy with. I've had it for 2 weeks and its worked well and I hope it continues to work for a few years.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best yet

    I have to say I have never had a problem with the cords I’ve bought from Apple, now the cheap ones from eBay is another story. I like to have extra cords at home and in the car plus in my purse so I buy one every few weeks. Wish they were cheaper though.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly stopped working..

    How about that, the cable has stopped working for my iPad! how about sorting it the heck out and prioritise it for once rather than just making new phones to bring money in! Think about your customers. In not paying that much for a cable!! I'd have better luck hand making a my own from scratch! It would last longer!

    If 0 stars was an option thats what you could be getting.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Breaks

    Bought 2 additional cords to use so I wouldn't have to keep moving them around - They constantly break with exposed wire showing. When I took the product in to my local store, they refused to replace saying that physical damage isn't covered. Apple seems very invested in adding new technology to their other products but can't seem to figure out how to make a cord stay intact.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?

    You win. $21 for a cable.
    I managed to brick my iphone trying to update it to the latest OS - tried a handful of cables all in good shape Apple brand, Anker, and some others - but couldn't get it to restore and update. Finally went to a repair store and the update worked with a brand new Apple cable out of the box.
    So if I want to update/sync my iphone I apparently need a new and perfectly preserved cable. So i am buying this $21 cable.
    I lose.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down, these are worse than 3rd-party cables!

    I, and everyone else that I know, extremely dislikes Lighting cables from Apple. They are made with a super thin sheathing, and so they fray super easily. In less than 6 months, you end up having to buy a new one because you can see exposed wiring coming out from the cable. Instead of spending money on the more expensive and lower quality Apple cable, you will be better off buying a name brand cables from Azn like Akr. You'll end up saving more money right out the gate, and in case that wasn't a good enough reason, they will last you 10-times as long!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I actually CAME back to the Apple cords!

    I was tired of paying Apple prices for my iPhone and iPad cords.
    So I found some on Amazon and got the thick cords - they lasted only a tiny
    bit longer than Apple cords. So next I bought off brands from a couple
    different sites - and the cords were too loose fitting and they'd pull out from
    the wall charger or the iPad or iPhone too easily often without me knowing.
    In addition, they would charge for like 2 seconds and stop!!!! Grrrrr!
    So, now I'm back to Apple to get my cords.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could Be Better

    I've noticed the cord has gotten better but still breaking. Mine recently broke after about 9 months, which I guess is reasonable but the way it broke was ridiculous. The cord is in excellent shape, but when I tried to take the cord off my phone, the cover around the metal parts that connect it completely flew off. I can tell it got an upgrade since he cover is off, I see they added a rubber surrounding near the bottom to prevent it from slipping off but it still did, and now I can't move the piece back over it because the rubber forces the piece down or it starts to tear. Now the piece is just dangling awkwardly on the wire.

    3 of 3 people found this useful