• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Criminal

    I have purchased an ipad mini (for personal use) and been given an ipad air (for corporate use) within the past 2 months. Both of these new style charging cables, fresh from the box, have stopped charging my devices. I would have been less upset if I thought it to be potentially a one-off problem, however, this issue appears to be a fundamental flaw with the product rather than an outlier event. It should be criminal for a company to produce premium priced devices which are fitted with non-industry standard peripherals. This would be excusable if the cable actually worked (let alone provided a tangible benefit over-and-above industry standard). Why Apple has delayed recalling the cable is a mystery. It is not enough to be able to walk into a shop an replace every 2 months. This costs me £4.40 in tube fare and takes an hour of my time (priceless).

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    A bloody hopeless person made this cable thinking they can stop the 3rd parties by putting the chip in the wire but the overall quality they forgot to upgrade.
    I don't mind paying $25 for a cable but give me a cable which would last a lifetime not just 6 months.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another dissatisfied customer

    Given that Apple is so touchy about their products, you'd think they'd produce something that actually worked. I've purchase 2 new "certified" cables and neither of them work! Ever! Absolutely unacceptable.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its true... they don't last

    I'm bummed that almost 2 years after intro if lightning cable it still costs $19, I have gone through several of these, they kind of bunch up near the lightning connector and then you have to wiggle you phone repeatedly to get it to work until they eventually die. Tried a generic once and it was worse!! Please Apple either fix them or at least make them cheaper!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cord HORRIBLE.

    This is the second one I have gone through in three months. The first one I used in my house and set it on my night stand when charging and it all the sudden stopped working and started not charging. This current one that I have I use in my car and yesterday just stopped working, I know it is the cable and not the outlet in the car because I hooked the cord into my computer this morning and it still did not work. These cords are not cheap and to keep having to buy more and more is ridiculous. My contract is up soon and if this keeps happening I may have to switch from Apple iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of 6 original Apple lightning cables, none of them work after 8 weeks!

    These cables wear out extremely quickly and my iPhone and iPad then complain they aren't original Apple cable (I bought them from Apple!).
    This is very disappointing for an Apple product! Is there a redesign in sight?

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issue as everyone else.

    My issue is the same being experienced by what appears to be quite a number of consumers. The cable twists where it connects to the lightning pin, and then refuses to work unless manipulated.

    My last charging cable experienced the same issue, and eventually ceased to work altogether. My current one is now doing the same thing.

    At $25 a cable, this is ridiculous. I expect a lot more from Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Certified to Fail

    I bought two "CERTIFIED" Apple lightning cables from my local Apple retailer and within 3 weeks neither of them was recognized by my iPhone5. At $15.00 apiece you would think these things would work.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars

    I've had the same cable for nearly a year with no issues. I always pull the cable out by the actual end rather than just yanking the cable as most people do. Also it's good to clean the inside of the lightning port as it gets dirty and can make your cables stop working! Just some words of advice �� love this charger. So much better than the 30-pin!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are Apples weak spot.

    Ive owned my iPhone for 18months now and I've been through 4 usb leads due to the poor quality throughout the range of cables offered by apple. The usb lead stretches and the excess gathers at the ends, then splits and peels away. The price does not reflect how bad this product is. Apple encourage everyone to buy genuine due to safety reasons but Apple leads are worst. Not only just usb leads but I've had to replace Magsafe Charger for the same reason, rubber shielding coming away and eventually cracking and peeling.These are NOT cheap to replace at £65 a pop!. But i doesn't end there, Apples EarPods do the exactly same thing (2pairs in 18moths). If Apple don't decide to take these reviews in to consideration then i will be forced to advise companies and private owners to purchase 3rd party products and stop wasting their money on inferrer rubbish.0 stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be priced as a disposable product

    These only seem to last about two months before they fail. This product really seems to lack quality. I have never had this happen with any other brand. Very disappointing. I expected better from Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cables

    With 2 Iphone 5 in our home we have gone through 8 cables in 6 months. Apple has to do something t make a stronger or better cable or they are going to lose me as customer and many others when ready to upgrade phones.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - this design is rubbish

    6 cables, 4 brand new with an iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S broken. 2 replacements (purchased) broken. The quality of these cables or the design is just awful.

    Bad, bad design.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 USB charger - money making

    Rubbish design! Cable gets bendy near phone end
    And slowly stop working.
    It's good way to make money out of it as
    Once you buy expensive phone you are not going to
    Give up using it.
    Apple needs to review it's design and price of it.
    It won't even cost them £2 but making high money out of it.
    You can not use cheaper cables as Apple blocks them after certain use
    Saying this device won't support this accessories

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought apple liked to move fowards?

    I am having problems that I used to have with the iPhone 3gs iPod 2g cable, but those cables were fixed and replaced.
    This rubish lightning cable frays at the ends just like the original cables, this problem should have been fixed, funny thing is that the cables have been getting better and better and were fixed with the last generation. Nek minnit

    I honestly wish I could give 0 stars to this sorry piece of rubish

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be zero stars

    5 Apple devices in the family that fit this cable/connector and I have lost count of how many cables we have purchased, replaced and purchased and replaced.

    Time to face facts - this cables design is garbage and the cable prices are ridiculous

    Long time Apple product family - all our phone device contracts are ending in a few months - not sure we are going to stick around to throw another series of "lightning cables" in the trash.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give it ZERO stars!

    I've purchased so many of these freaking chargers. One night, I woke up and one of them had caught on fire and sparks were flying everywhere. Previously, I'd noticed that the charger had gotten really hot, but I never thought it'd blow up. This is insane. I am so freaking tired of buying these things from Apple and AT&T. It's so ridiculous. I haven't even had the phone that long - maybe a year. Get your stuff together, Apple!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UNACCEPTABLE!

    I would give this sorry excuse of a apple product 0 stars if there was that option. I have gone through SIX of these horrible cables with all of them breaking within the time span of a few weeks to 1 or 2 months from general use. I can not stress how horrible of a product this is and it has made me seriously consider switching to a different brand of phone. These cables are EXTREMELY non-durable and Apple really needs to get their act together as this is very disappointing for a avid user of their products.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Felt cheap out of the box and performed accordingly.

    Charger gave out after a few months. I'd have to mess with it for forever to make it work and now the wire is beginning to become exposed, so if I die in a fire have no doubt of the source. I like the idea of the reversible 9pin but the execution is terrible. I worry that this is the kind of quality to expect from apple moving forward.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was 0 star option, I'd click it due to poor cable design

    Regretfully, the cable is designed in a way that causes it to break. The smaller end that goes in the phone is hard to grip so you end up pulling on the cable itself which results in a damaged cord. At the very least, there should be some sort of a grip on both ends of the cord; in addition, some reinforcing of the joint where the cables enter the plugs should be introduced. Maybe a an extra coating that is one piece with the plug AND cord - make it is multipurpose - easier gripping and extend it down one inch of the cord to protect from accidental bending and pulling. Apple is supposed to be the leader, but the cords on all their phones seem to be something I'd buy at a discount $$ store. Don't treat your loyal customers that way.

    The smaller end does slide in so much nicer than the older cables, but then due to that same smaller end, it makes it harder to remove without a grip of some sort.

    15 of 18 people found this useful