• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design - Apple please take note

    I am dreadfully disappointed in the quality of these cables. I have had six that after about three months developed the "bubble of doom" (at the point that the cable enters the connector sleeve) and eventually died. I can imagine that if one does not touch the cable and its connected to a dock of some sorts - it probably works fine, but this is unrealistic. I travel and have to be able to wrap a cable up and throw it in my bag without fear that I have put it under "stress". None of my USB cables are that pathetic. The worst part is that there is little choice. I purchased two non-apple cables and they were not any better. Very expensive, not very good.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix the problem!

    I have been using more than three lighting cables. Not even one of them can last for over a year.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Basura, Trash.

    I am an Apple Customer. for all the money that we spend on the apple devices this cable is trash, very bad quality. Please apple fix It. This is a bad publicity for apple products. i do not want to keep spending money in a apple product that does not work. Este cable no se merece ni una estrella.
    hope they do something about this.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 months

    This cable lasted two months and is now completely dead. Ridiculous quality for a ridiculous price

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix this problem

    All of my lightning cables started malfunctioning within a month.
    I'm so frustrated
    How could this happened?
    Please don't try to make money out of it !!!!apple please fix this ridiculous problem immediately

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    Considering the price of these chargers the quality is outrageous mine broke to the point it would not charge my phone after 3 months better quality ones on Amazon for so much cheaper the fact Apple has yet to address this is a joke

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix This STAT!!!

    All my USB Cables broke at the same time, Ipad & Iphone cables after a year of use.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have two cables and chargers, one for upstairs and one for down and it's always good to have a backup, but they've both just broke within a month! There is no physical damage to either and I always pull them out correctly and am gentle when handling but obviously this doesn't work. My iphone 5 is terrible too it dies on 40% and suddenly drops from 40 to 10 then to 1%. Will be buying Samsung in the future.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? Apple really?

    having to replace cable every couple of months, throwaway product at premium pricing, further insulted by some apple supervisor at customer care that I must be abusing my cables, yes of course I am because there is nothing I like doing better in my spare time than abusing and shredding my cables to pieces. just finally for the love of god admit the design and quality problem and fix it!!!!
    ** if there was a zero star option that would be my rating.

    50 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect it to last

    Every Apple charger I have has lasted less than 3 months. No visible damage, it just stops working. Oh and you the after market ones don't work.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing!

    I am a huge Apple fan, with the exception of these lightening cables. My family of 4 have bought a ridiculous number of replacement cables in the year since we switched to iPhone 5's. Apple is certainly capable of making a better product and owes it to it's loyal customers to do so.

    33 of 34 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...

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I meant zero stars. Apple should be embarrassed

    Don't get this cable. I've been true Apple since 1977 and this is seriously over the top bad (yeah, it's just a cable)... Between all my iOS devices and ones I've purchased I've had about a dozen lighting cables... none of them have lasted (with normal use)... the ends where they meet the stress relief just come apart and then fail... buy a certified 3rd party (best have braided nylon and good stress relief)... don't get the ultra-cheap 3rd party ones.

    It's appalling that Apple hasn't fixed this major mechanical engineering flaw... but in my 40 years with their products they're secrecy means they don't get proactive when they have issues (they're still human, but still they should get better).

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly breaking

    I have gone through three chargers in the space of 6 months of having an iphone, they always break in the same place and are much too expensive to continue replacing. Why should people have to pay out a ridiculous amount of money on replacing iphone chargers when iphones are already way too expensive to begin with?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem...

    I've seen a lot of negative reviews, which has motivated me to comment. I've had an iPhone 6 since release and a iPad Air. I've got 5 lightning to USB cables, all of which are still working perfectly. I've had an iPhone since the first generation and an iPad 1. I never had any problem with the old connector either and have absolutely no complaints.

    19 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, Are You Serious?!

    As EVERYONE has already stated, my phone charger cable started coming apart even though I treated it very carefully. Just like recalls on automobiles, Apple should replace these cable for free due to poor quality and craftsmanship. What a waste of money to have to replace the cable.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Don't buy this because its not worth the money. It is over priced and breaks very easy. The cord will stretch out and expose the inside wires over time. Buy one that actually lasts a long time and will not break shortly after buying one.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stop working after few weeks

    I didn't even broke it, it just stop working, saying that the cable is not certified for this iPhone and can't work well, but it's the cable they sent me with the phone and it has been working for weeks... Really disappointed.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    To the guy that is calling everyone giving bad reviews morons, you are the moron! The amount of bad review here early show the very poor quality of the cable. I've decided that my iPhone 6+ is my last iPhone, and all due to the rubbish charging cable. I'm on my third lead so far this year, no physical damage, they just stop working. This is completely unacceptable, specially when Apple charge £15+ for a lead. Sort it out! I'm already done, I'm sure a lot more will follow!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    I personally use Samsung products, but my husband and kids all wanted apple. I've never broken a cord on my Samsung, or had an issue period. My kids and husband are ordering new cords nearly every month. I cannot believe how cheaply these are made. They are definitely a huge money maker for apple. This product alone reaffirms my choice to go with a Samsung product. After all the horrible reviews, I can't believe apple hasn't addressed the issue. I guess frequent replacement must be their goal here.

    19 of 21 people found this useful