• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    If you are going to block my phone from using other manufacturers cables, you really need to build an "official" cable that doesn't wear out in 3 months. Deeply uncool, Apple.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable is trash!

    This is the worse charging cable for any phone i have had! Apple needs to recall or redesign this cable. Terrible quality! The constantly FAIL! iPhone owners take the L!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep it's true, poor quality

    I didn't believe the other reviews. They're right though. I only ever pulled my cables out using the hard plastic plug yet two cables have died on me recently. If they were being used in rugged outdoor conditions I would understand, however these are simply not up to standard. :/

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    I'd like to see a more reliable, sturdier cable for my phone. I've had mine for less than a year (like 8 months) and it's already messed up. The rubber/plastic part near the lightning piece has broken open and now I have to maneuver the cord around just to get it to charge my phone. SO ANNOYING. Come on Apple, you can do better than this.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I had TWO Apple cables stop working this week. Took me three days to figure out that the problem wasn't the phone. The expense/life of use ratio is seriously lacking. Never had this problem with the 30-pin. What gives?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    I have literally spent more money on these cables over the years then the phone itself costs. On avarge one lasts me about a month... I would like to see a heavier duty one I can buy even if it doesn't come standard with the phone, or a easier way to use the warranty... I would have to take a whole day off work schedule a appointment then drive 2 hours to the nearest Apple store the 2 hours back for a $20 charger.... I'm considering switching to a different phone to save $20 a month even though I love apple and would hate to have to switch

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely rubbish!!

    I've had my iPhone 5S since May 2014 and I'm just about to go and buy my fourth lightning cable! I am absolutely fed-up of these cables. I've had the wires unravel and break at the lightning end and 2 have snapped off in my phone. If I had a choice, I would never buy one of these again. I can't believe Apple have invented such an inferior product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 4 months

    why am i having to buy a new charger after 4 months of use? I intend to have my iPhone 5s for at least 2 years... that means i'm going to spend roughly $150 on new chargers over the life of my phone?? No thanks.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile charging cable

    I have had the same problem as everyone else. What I don't understand is why no one contacts Apple and demand a replacement. I did, when mine went after only six weeks.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lower your prices!

    Shouldn't have to pay $29 each time your cables don't work, have gone through 5 different ones in the space of half a year - make proper ones or reduce the price at least!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    changing phone brands when plan is up

    Sick of paying good money for something worth 1/10 of what it is worth. always dies in a short period of time, for something left in one place and only used to plug a phone in and out. i live a fair way from shops so cant just pop out and get a new one so am left for days with out a phone for contacting with a baby this is not a good position to be in. not happy will not support apple products once this plan is up!!!!! disgusting the quality for the price you pay. Apparently a half star is not possible thats what this deserves.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable brittles

    I'm using 3 of this cable in the car and the white plastic sheeting breaks and peels off after a couple of month in use

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning is why I bad mouth my iPhone to my friends

    I love my iPhone 5s. IOS is the best mobile operating system and everything about the phone is top notch.


    The lighting cable is the worst computer component I have encountered in a long time. The cables quit working after a few weeks, despite learning to treat them with kid gloves. I don't crunch, bend or twist them and they look great. They just stop working. And it's another $20 trip to the Apple store.

    It's infuriating because Apple was clearly trying to be clever by inserting a chip into the cable to discourage cheap alternative cable makers. The problem is that their own cheap cables don't last either.

    I would write something worse but the website bans naughty words.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've lost two cables in the last two months. It's terrible to loose original cables without any reason. They simply stops working.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    5 months into owning my iPhone6 and the cable it's twisted/bent right under the charging port. Incredibly annoying considering this cord is only used in one place and hasn't been moved from that place since purchasing. Even more annoying is the constant "this accessory may not be supported" message that continuously pops up on my phone screen while the phone is charging. Hardly a quality product, especially considering it costs $20! Way to go, Apple. ��

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger cables I ever had.....

    I had changed the cable almost 5 times in the last one year and still none is giving satisfactory performance...
    Can Apple do something to take care of this issue on priority?
    I see lot of resentments among customers. Company must do something to improve the situation.
    Next time I would never ever try iPhone if this continues........................

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not expected from Apple

    The apple lightening charging cables are prone to breakage. You can find your phone has no charge after leaving it on its factory charger and cable overnight. Like I did. No warning, nothing. Dead phone. No one could get a hold of me. The cable would not work. No apple store nearby. What do you do. Get a windows phone? The lightening cable won't work. No reason. On top of all this Apple has now placed software on our devices that rejects cables not made or authorized by them. Reportedly due to a fire from copy cat cable. So we all have to pay $19.99 for an inferior product. Not a good sign of things to come. The iWatch supposedly will replace your wallet. Well my wallet does not disappear due to a faulty cable. Definitely not expected from Apple and its superior products....(formerly !!)

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless !!!!

    Every single cable I have had with each iPhone and iPad are all broken.
    I have paid for three other cables and now they are also damaged.
    The design of this product is disgraceful.
    Instead of developing the new iPhone 7 maybe apple should develop
    a cable that works after two months.Absolutely disgusted with the performance.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    For the $20 I spent, I thought the cable would last at least six month. Not a chance. The cable disconnected from the charging point/prongs and left the charging prongs inside my iPhone portal. Really?!?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Houston, we have a problem here.....

    So today another one of these poorly made cables has failed. Just like the last one, this cable's plastic at the base of the Lightning end has shredded exposing the wires inside and now it only works intermittingly (at best) if it’s positioned a certain way. And even then, it goes out again eventually. This caused my phone to die overnight which made me oversleep when the alarm didn’t go off. Like I said before, this is not the first time this has happened. This actually marks the third cable to fail on me in the last year, all in similar circumstances. Obviously there’s a problem! You can look at the reviews here and multiple reports elsewhere and see that a trend has been forming. Question is, will Apple do anything about it? If they want us to continue spending a large amount of money on their high priced items and support only their accessories in conjunction, then these products, just like Apple, have to be accountable. I love Apple, always have. But please, fix this.

    6 of 7 people found this useful