• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger almost burnt my house down

    Hello,
    I was gifted the ipad 4 for Christmas in 2012. Just before it was a year old It died. I checked the cord and everything was plugged in nice. I grabbed the charger to disconnect it from the wall and I heard a spark and a beep then the iPad was charging. I had initially thought it was the cheap lightning connector but it was the 2 piece charger. So I made sure the contacts were clean and it worked fine till last week. I went to plug the ipad4 before bed and heard multiple shorts in the charger along with the smell of ozone and the iPad beeping it was charging then not. I split the two piece charger and it had black singe marks on the plastic were the connections are. Thank God I heard that before I slept. The wife will now not let me charge my apple devices while we sleep. The moment I have a day off I will go to the nearest apple store and bring the scorched charger in. In the mean time I can only charge my 14 month old ipad4 when I'm using it. Whoever came up with the folding prong two piece charger, then have the Chinese build it with no quality control should have their head examined.

    Doug

    iPhone 3, 3G, 3GS, 4s, ipad 3 and now ipad 4

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet again.. it's broke.

    I haven't ever left a review, but I had to for this. This is my third cable and guess what?! It broke again! Unfortunately my phone is out of warranty and heaven forbid Apple stand by one of their products. This is ridiculous, I've had 30-pin cables last 6 years, lightening? Never had one make it to three months, absolute garbage.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    I have a cable purchased directly from Apple and now it's suddenly saying "this device is not certified by apple and may have problems" and won't charge my phone anymore! Seriously apple? FIX THIS!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    Very bad cables. never had such issues with other charging cables, apple or otherwise.
    one of my cables got the wire exposed near the connector and another one is not charging. it seems the connector is damaged.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable

    These things are awful! I have purchased at least 4 of the Apple branded cables and several third party ones. They all fail within two months. At $20 a pop, this is getting quite expensive.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive for the POOR QUALITY, Will look for Generic brand soon

    I have had three(3) of these in the past 4 months all break in the same spot that's 60$ of charging cables gone. I will be looking to China for my next one.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    This is the worst Apple product I've ever had. It's ridiculous to have to constantly buy new chargers. If this problem isn't fixed soon, next time I upgrade phones, it won't be an iphone. I'm not going to continue wasting my money because Apple can't make a decent charging cable.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Quality Ever

    I have moved to HTC not one bit sorry. Since the 4S the 5S is a big let down. I have seen more lightning to USB cable wear really bad and for the RRP it's way too much. Micro USB all the way every home has one to charge if you are in need of a boost.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frail, very easy to broke

    i'm using my 3rd lightning cable and it's malfunctioning now. About to buy my 4th. Seriously apple...

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Quality

    These chargers are 20 dollars and they're shorter than my arm. Not to mention the fact that I've had my iPhone for 6 months and had to replace the charger four times already. Apple needs to get over themselves and start making quality products again.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    These cables are terrible. I am now replacing for the third time.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever

    Hey apple! Learn to make a better cable. I have had at least 4 cables and they all break the same way. C'mon for $20 you could make a better cable. These are terrible. Waste of money.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Unbelievably horrible quality. I have had my iPad 4 for about a year and have went through 12 wires. Apple would not replace them because the wires were always poking out and it had to be a technological issue. I have bought 6 wires a few months ago and only 4 are left, including the one I had to replace today because it would not connect. I am very disappointed in Apple, I did not by a $1000 iPad for this.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scam

    They seem to last about 3 weeks and then they pack up. So unreliable, really poor from Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Sheath - Needs More Robust Sleeve On Lightning End

    These cables are overpriced, and poor quality. The white, rubbery sheath surrounding the length of the cable is too thin, not adhered to the internal wiring of the cable, and not made of a durable enough material. Over time, with normal use, this cheap material comes loose from the internal wiring, and starts to tear along points of stress. The most common problem I've seen is that the sheath will tear completely at the end of the cable with the Lightning connector, exposing the bare wires. I work for an electronics retailer, and I've personally seen multiple cases during which the Apple Lightning cables have shorted out and/or began to melt and smoke, and have even shocked people who touched them. I recommend that you go with any other MFi Certified cable. With most, if not all of them, you will get a better quality cable at a much better price. This cable is a waste of money. Plus, the Apple cable is white, and very porous, meaning that in no time at all, with normal use, it will start to look yellow/brown. They typically look disgusting after about 6-12 months of normal use. Why in the world is Apple hanging onto this 'white cable' thing? Let it go! It is not the best choice for the end user!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, Steve Jobs would be very disappointed

    I wish I could give this product zero stars. For as long as I've been an advocate for pristine Apple products, I've never had a problem, let alone a complete and utter failure of a product in less than six months. The Lightning to USB Cable has been one of the worst experiences I've had with a professional company's product. The cord has fallen apart at the Lightning end which, I assume, has rendered the cord useless. I've had 30 pin connectors that have lasted longer under more stress than this cord. I have been unable to use my iPhone 5 the way I want to because of this predicament. It is an unfortunate flaw in the design that has really made me question the integrity of Apple and if I will continue to utilize their products in my life.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last!

    I've gone through so many cables. All the cables seem to be breaking at the same spot. I cannot afford to keep on replacing these cables. I certainly will not be upgrading to an iPhone 6 if they keep this cable design. Apple should be ashamed of themselves.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is bad

    My wife and I each have an iPhone 5 and combined we have 3 of these cables since we bought an extra one from Apple for $19. All 3 cables are now bad. About to go to Apple now to see if I can this resolved at no charge. All of these cables are handled fairly delicately and still they went bad. No bueno.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working after a couple months

    I have now bought 3 cables. They have each stopped working after a couple months. Horrible quality.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did you design this cable to fail?

    For a design company to come up with this is laughable. The previous cable had a locking device that required you to hold the buttons on the plug to remove the cable and the wiring connections were then protected. What possessed you to design this so it can be pulled out by the wire and then set the price for replacements at £15, hang your heads in shame and get this redesigned sharpish, I really wish I'd kept my iPhone 4, I never thought I'd see the day when apple quality went backwards. And another thing why cant you rate this no stars, even one star is about a zillion times more than you deserve for this super fragile rubbish.

    9 of 9 people found this useful