• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing

    Compared to the quality level of the four ipads, four iphones and two apple TVs etc. we have, the quality of the charging cables and chargers is a joke. The lightning cable is the worst i.e. the 30 pin was better or less sensitive at charging. We have several devices with micro usb charging and never had an issue. I get it, with the new ios 7 we are pretty much forced to replace cables with OEM, which is fine if you wish to give an impression of "if you buy apple, make sure you keep the receipt". I bought apple to not having to keep the receipt. Think again!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    This cord is the worst charging cord I have ever had. I have had my phone for 1.5 years and my iPad for a year and I have gone through 5 cords. They do not hold up at all. The internal wires break near the lightning end of the cord. Not only is this thing not sturdy, it is WAY TOO SHORT. So frustrating that Apple could not come up with a more quality product.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I have already had to buy four cables already. That has totaled up to about 80 dollars and this one has just broken again. Seriously. I can't believe Apple has taken this long to fix such an awful product.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Something Must be Done About This!!!

    The Lightning cable keeps breaking. It works for the first few weeks then one of the wires (I suspect) comes out and you end up having to move the wire around until you get it too charge And then it eventually breaks This is terrible. If Apple are going to make these bad-quality cables at least lower the price.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crapness

    Have to buy a new charger atleast once a month. Ridiculous. Fix it asap apple

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product apple has ever made

    Have had to buy 5 more cables because all my previous ones began to split and wouldnt work. Have one by my bed that doesn't move and that split and then would not charge my iPhone. Apple needs to redesign the cord to make sure that it is strong. Bought a third party cord and works perfectly, and much stronger, also cheaper! Do not buy an apple cord!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never Again A Customer

    The most positive thing I can say about this is thank goodness the people who engineered these cords do not engineer cardiac pacemakers.
    I cannot believe Apple's complete disregard for this inconvenience. If I had to choose between an Apple product in the future that cost 1 cent, and another product that costs 1 million dollars I will pay one million dollars for the other product because it is NOT and Apple product. If Apple does not care about me, I won't care about them.

    I went to Verizon. Paid double. With a huge smile on my face knowing Apple would not see another penny from me. The cable I got is a thick, sturdy well engineered cable the manager told me there have been no problems with.

    I recommend to others to do the same. You'll pay more, but you'll be giving your money to people who actually care about your business.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    This cable stopped working within 3 months.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. 0 STARS.

    Considering Apple make millions from us buying their nice shiny kit you'd think they could make a cable that lasts longer than a month at best. I am currently on my 9th Lightning cable... Buy an aftermarket one (Belkin etc.) and save yourself the trouble of having to replace it every few weeks. Very disappointed considering the phone costs in excess of £500. Never had this issue with my Galaxy S2/S3 cables.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    Would give lower then 1 if I could.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am sick of buying these only to have them fail

    For such a quality piece of hardware the cable is so poorly made. I am sick of them not charging and apple refusing to replace the cables. I am sick of having to rush into a store to buy a genuine cable only to have it fail within months or weeks. So far over 1000 reviews just like this on here why won't apple acknowledge the poor design of these cables.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I wish I could rate this below 1 star, unfortunately there is no such option.
    Under normal use, these cables should last a lot longer than 2 months. Unless you are chewing, biting or bending it at right angles, there is no other "right way" of using it.
    This is not the first lighting cable that we've had issues with. Is this by design or just poor manufacturing by Apple?
    Either way, the "quality" I attached to the Apple brand has been tarnished.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super expensive article, super cheap quality...

    POOR QUALITY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION ON THE CABLE, VERY WELL FINISHED ON THE ENDS.

    ALL THE LIGHTNING CABLES ARE SUPER-EXTRA EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT THEY ARE BUT I WOULDN'T MIND TO PAY THE STABLISHED PRICE OF THEM IF THEY WERE BETTER QUALITY MADE. THEY HAVE THE WORST CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS AND THAY DON'T LAST EVENA YEAR DESPITE YOU TAKE SUPER CARE OF THEM.

    VERY DISAPPOINTED...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 Stars I would

    Thinking about switching from iPhone due to the bad quality of their charging cords and not being able to buy a cheaper cord that would work. I have to buy a new cord every 1-2 months. Biggest disappointment. Apple you really need to fix this.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging cables (ipad lighting and previous standard type)

    I have bought 7 cables (in addition to the ones that come with the Apple devices) and none of them work for more than two weeks. When is Apple going to admit they have a problem? I have spent over $150 on charging cables alone. I have (3) iPhones and (3) iPads and ALL of the charging cables have failed!!!!!! Very Frustrating! Especially when I've come to expect extraordinary quality from Apple.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    the charger is so awful. It bunches up at the end and then if you move it the wrong way then it splits open and shows the inside cords that then stop working. For the price of the cellphone and replacing a charger every month you might as well buy a new phone where the charger works. I have had to buy a charger by another brand to make it more reliable. Which is absolutely ridiculous that the off brand is better than the actual brand charger. Im very disappointed in apple.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I pod touch 5 and Iphone 5s Charging cable is horrible

    ZERO STARS!!!!This cable has to be the worst design apple has ever made. The cable just keeps breakIng. Time to start a recall on this cable Apple, Send out new redesigned ones to all of us loyal customers that feel so let down by you. How dare you not publicly acknowledge there is a problem. READ THE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE ABOUT THIS LOUSY CABLE DESIGN!!!!! I hate Apple for this. Your customer service Reps do not even acknowledge the problem or offer a solution. I will never buy another apple product with this charger again until you acknowledge the problem and make the customers whole for the loss of use and money spent over and over and over and over and over again on this lousy, inferior design from Apple.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is Apple's worst product

    Quality of that product? ... it has no quality. Spider's web is stronger than that cable. ~80% of users are unhappy with it, Apple should do something about it!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad charger

    I've gone through 4 cables since I got my iPhone 5 last year. I'm a fan of Apple products but I'll be glad to ditch them if this poor quality continues. I don't have enough money to keep replacing charger cables every couple of months.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I ordered my iPhone 5s the day it came out and had the original lightning cord working until recently. My old android charger for my old phone lasted almost three years with no replacement and this lightning cable got one little twist year the 8 pin side and stopped working and it isn't even been 6 months old yet. It's frustrating that I paid so much money for this phone and the charger is so flimsy. I'm disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful