• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    How is it posible that such a great piece of machinery can come with such a a weak charger. The cable bends and then just stops working. I have parchased two chargers for my iPad and they have both broken. Unbelieveable. Very disappointed Apple must be more responsible with it's customers, show us some respect. Fix this flaw.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely overpriced piece of garbage

    I have bought over 8 of these cords in the last year. Out of all the overpriced Apple products this is the one that I have to use and it bothers me like no other. Apple has caused non-official Apple cords not to work with the IOS 7 update. At the end of the day its just a power cord, it should be cheap like the micro usb cords used with android I never had a problem with. This expensive cord however stops working frequently and becomes totally useless altogether out of nowhere. Really dissapointed.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is Disappointing

    I am on my third cable. The life expectancy of these cables is six months to a year. The cable is not durable. I have had two that the wire pinched through the plastic and one that scrunched up. Needless to say they stopped working. For all the technological advances Apple creates they cannot develop a quality cable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    advice for iphone 5 user

    I have had multiple chargers for this phone and they constantly break within the month and obviously as a teenager I cant afford to keep paying £15 for a new charger very often so I just started buying cheap chargers off ebay. they all worked for a long time until the new ios update. In order for my phone to charge I have to switch it off to charge it which is quite useless and irritating because I cant even see if it is charging or not. But now it doesn't even charge with unofficial apple products and my phone has been dead for a few days now simply because I cant afford a new one. So I decided to try something a bit more hard-wearing and what seem to me- logical. I decided to buy the 30 pin to lightning adaptor and also buy the iPhone 4 cable, because they seem to last the same length as the phone does. The lightning adaptor wont get any loose wires or anything like that because there are no wires, and the iPhone 4 cable is very hard-wearing so that too will last a long time. I know this is quite expensive but its a good one to consider, taking in to account that you would maybe spend double that in a year- if not more- on iPhone 5 chargers that constantly break.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple iphone and mac book cables

    Poor quality replacing or taping all the time. They are useless. Do something about them apple!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I bought this charger because mine had stopped working, and in 3 months, this one stopped to. It looks brand new, still spotless, but when I plug it, nothing happens. And the worst thing is that I do not live in the US, where I bought it so I cannot get to the store to make a claim. I tried to contact support and it is so hard that I got tired.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed... Wires snapped!

    Got my ipad mini a year ago, and the cable started to go after only a couple of months. The plastic started to bunch up around the connector, and then the wire completely snapped! Bought another, and the same thing happened! Tried to take it back, and was told that I wouldn't be served, as all the technicians had left for the day (about 10 minutes before closing), even though there were still staff in the shop! Will try again in the morning, hopefully they'll replace it for free, as this website mentions a year warranty for cables, and this was the second one I've had in a year! Disgusted that so many people seem to have had this problem, don't apple think it might be a good idea to fix it????

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a little while

    i bought an iphone 5s which came with the official cable which worked for just over one month, then suddenly it has stopped working at all! it isnt my phones fault because i have borrowed friends chargers which have worked. there is no visible damage and it just stopped working overnight.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    This is a terrible charger. For a company that makes other great products, this is a shock.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Bought heaps over the last few years and has cost us a bomb. May as well buy the fake ones for $3 that at least come with a 3 month warranty, which is more time than an apple cable will work for. Shoddy. My wife has had the same charger for her Samsung phones for YEARS, and never 1 problem, think I'm changing my phone at the end of the year. Go back to the drawing board asap and get this sorted out and read these reviews please, we're the people keeping you in business. It won't let me post this unless I give a Star, so begrudgingly I have to give it 1 when really I don't wish to rate it at all

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Leads are c***

    i AM SICK OF THESE LEADS GOING, CONSTANTLY REPLACING... GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I EVEN BOUGHT THE CHEAP ONES WHICH LAST THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME BUT COSTS A LOT LESS.

    MAY HAVE TO GO BACK TO SAMSUNG AT THIS RATE AND REALLY DONT WANT TO, AT LEAST YOU CAN JUST REST A SAMSUNG DOWN NOW WITHOUT A LEAD

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Here I am, buying yet another two...

    After having one cable for the two years I owned an iPhone 4S, it's pretty disappointing to be buying my ninth and tenth cables for my iPhone 5S, which I obviously haven't had for two years yet. That's right, ninth AND tenth. I no longer buy them one at a time as I know it's only a matter of time before my ninth one stops working, and I'll be glad I bought the tenth one in advance. At least I've now discovered how effective the online shop is. Very quick delivery is the one positive.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just like all of Apple's cables

    Although Apple's i- devices usually stand the test of time pretty well, its a fact that their cables don't!! I have used many of apples cables and chargers over the years (magsafe, 30 pin and lightning), and they seem doomed to fail. Thankfully, 3rd party options exist, and if you limit the use of an original apple cable (keep it as a spare, in the car etc) you can pull a bit more life out of them.. Its just a shame they don't build them to last in the first place!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable with use over time

    I have 4 ipads, 2 iphones, and an iMac. I have vested into Apple quite heavily in my home and am quite annoyed with the weakest link in all this being the cables! It is always near the lightening connector end where the internal wires break. I am always taking them back, either with a receipt or claiming ACCC laws for an inferior product that doesn't last as long as it should/expected. Paying almost $30 for a low-cost manufacturing product (i've worked in this space, I know it isn't much!) that has a low reliability is ridiculous.

    And when I walk into the Apple shop for a replacement I always get the, 'you need to remove the cable like this', speech. I find it annoying that the design doesn't consider the consumer's use of the product. With device cases being bulky (necessary for a product that doesn't like too much force!), I find grabbing the connector housing difficult and not to my needs. Coupling this with 4 children, i don't see long-term use in an over-paid and (perceived) high-quality cable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep replacing it

    I have bought 4, 5 of these. None of them working for a long period. Very easy to break. Can't see why Apple is doing this badly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    faulty

    This is the third time I will be buying new cable again within the last 2 years. The wires break easily. Very dissappointed with Apple products

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money.

    I have wasted so much money buying iPhone capable because they always stop working after a few months! They need to be better quality.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    it was okay and then it started to be weird. i need to adjust the direction just to get a so called perfect angle to charge my phone, then it STOPPED CHARGING after a while. APPLE CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE THE CABLE THICKER AND STRONGER? OR MAYBE YOU CAN LOWER THE PRICE OF CABLE IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO IMPROVE ON THE STRENGTH!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sheep will buy it

    This bad quality, poorly designed cable made specifically to break no more than 4 months later. So you come here and pay a pile of money just because it's "original" and you'll come back again and again and empty your pockets here like a sheep queuing in line for it's unfortunate fate. It's just miserable how people think.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality. Poor design.

    Apple should be embarrassed about the quality of these leads. The ends seem to burn out, this must be dangerous. So poor is quality and design that Apple should provide three leads with each iPhone/iPad.

    The most annoying thing is that some of the aftermarket leads are of a much higher quality but the phone rejects them as they're not Apple. So frustrating. I've now resorted to charging my iPhone in the car using a Belkin in-car charger.

    9 of 9 people found this useful