• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy Ipad Mini cable

    Didn't last a year. The coating came off and now doesn't charge at all. Same thing happened to other cables. Very disappointed at what is happening to Apple. The 4 ipads in my household are our last Apple products. We'll be switching to Samsung tablets when we finally get rid of these rubbish.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Im just not happy with this product. How can Apple get such an important component so wrong, it's very annoying. I am now on my third charger which is simply not good enough.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of these breaking

    I have went through way too many of these cables. No matter how careful I am, they all end up dysfunctional. Not up to Apple standards.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed.

    Ripped apart in few months.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

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    Worst Cable Ever Made

    It's seriously the worst cable in recent memory. Possibly one of the worst things Apple has ever made.

    Insultingly cheap - weak core, flimsy plastic coating that gets strange warping after about a year in a seeming breakdown from the air. No idea what plastic they used, but it's worthless.

    Don't ever waste your money on a new one, the one that came with your device was insult enough. Buy something else. I'm sure they won't allow me to post any other product here, but it's not hard if you search for it. Spend the equivalent money Apple charges and you'll get a much better cable elsewhere. Don't buy a 5 dollar cable either.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    can't get a charge

    I've spent more money on iPhone 5 chargers than I did on the phone itself. It's like being served a luscious margarita in an iced glass with a straw too thin to sip through -- i.e., I'm getting NO bang for my many many bucks. It makes no sense that Apple would risk its reputation on POS like these cables. I mean, it's a charger, right? No moving parts? Why frustrate customers with such an inferior cord???? How hard could it be to make something that works?

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    To much money

    Way to expensive just for a cord that works I tiny bit better than a 3$ one

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling quality

    These cables last about 3 months with careful use. Such poor quality.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    It's funny that apple wants you to only use their cords always displaying the "accesory not supported" when you use third party cords but their cords are poor quality. The end of the cable always rips apart, then soon becomes non functional once the rest falls apart.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening cable

    They are too expensive I'd expect a higher quality to match the high price.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Cords eventually begin to break down where the wire connects to the Lightning end. How can it come apart when you plug your phone in to charge? If you have an iPhone 4 cable, check the build quality of that cable... the construction is legit. This is quite pathetic, no point of a review, nothing will change.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Quality and / or Terrible Design

    My family has gone through 10+ of these things since apple changed its cable design two or three years ago. The quality is very poor. What a waste of money - tempts me to switch to Android.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I'm on my 3rd cable now. The casing breaks and wires come out or the part that plugs directly into the phone stops working. I love Apple products, but this one is a bust!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality lightning USB charger cable.

    Within 4 months, insulation cover started breaking from end points and within another month, my charger cable is looking like fractured finger.
    I love apple products , They should definitely address this issue as quality is too poor compared with any other brands charger cable .

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    All apple Lightning USB cable is crazy bad.
    And apple don't warranty that.

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    Bad

    They're built very poorly!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

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    Poor quality lightning cable

    I've had 5 cables, all break the same way. Due to it being double sided with normal use it breaks. And my understanding is if you are in the 1 yr warranty they will cover the change of the cable. But no luck for me.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trapped by Apple's worst product

    Extremely unreliable. Poorly made. Wires under minimal use (plugged in at my bedside) will fray after 6 months. Apple should know better. Worst experience with an Apple product.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If only I could leave less than one star

    I'll admit it. I'm an apple fanboy. Almost an evangelical Apple zealot. I bought my first Mac back in 1989 and have spent countless thousands of dollars on every Apple gadget imaginable ever since. But this TERRIBLE, ABSOLUTE JOKE of a cable has me seriously rethinking my loyalty to the brand. I could tolerate their old, junky cables, but that's because they didn't cost nearly $20 a pop to replace. I have an iPad Air and two iPhone 6+ that use this abomination in workmanship to charge themselves. EVERY cord wears out in a couple of months, starting with the shreading of the insulation. Then the braided wire begins to break, followed by intermittent functionality and then complete failure. EVERY friend I have with these devices has the exact same I trouble. My last cable actually burnt my fingers! This is a joke of a cable and I would advise against purchasing any Apple product that uses this cord. I'm done buying Apple until they figure out that I purchase their products for their QUALITY. These cords have zero quality and aren't worth a dollar, let alone $20. You're losing lifelong customers over this garbage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

    I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse.

    The Apple cables cost way too much and are of appalling quality.

    It is galling to read the tiny number of positive reviews for this truly awful product saying that the problem is just because people don't take care of the cables. What offensive nonsense. They cost a lot of money and are a pain to replace, but they stop working even when carefully handled.
    The idea practically everyone else who has written a review is simply a careless idiot is not only rude, it is really quite dim.

    These cables have uber-delicate internal wires that seem to get disconnected very easily. The microchips in them require extra internal cables, so there is more to go wrong and it seems like the only design imperative was for it to be small. I'd rather something bigger that worked!!

    Third party cables frequently don't work and even those sold with 'Made for iPhone' approval and sold by Apple will frequently fail and many won't charge at all as the iPhone or iPad will claim that 'This accessory may not be supported' and then fail to charge. Of course, that's better than it exploding the phone if it really is dodgy, but come on! After having that issue with a LOT of third party cables, I bought more of these Apple ones and all but one have failed.

    It really is stunning why Apple allowed this problem to continue for so long and haven't apologised about it and still have made no promise to improve them. Of course, wireless and inbuilt solar charging would be great, but I'd settle for a cable that works.

    It is hard to know what to recommend as there aren't many alternatives that are very good either. That said, my Belkin one in my car has been OK for several months and has withstood being wound up and unwound repeatedly. My iPhone and iPad are a big part of my life, taking over ever more functions, and with services like Apple Pay we are placing ever more reliance on our Apple devices. If you run out of battery on the Tube in London, you could end up being overcharged if you can't touch out. If you were hoping to pay for a meal with your iPhone, you can't if it's not powered. Being able to charge the device up is so fundamental to being able to use these devices that I just can't see why this isn't being treated seriously.

    Wireless charging is long overdue and competitors are way ahead on that. I'm not going to upgrade my iPhone 6+ to the next model if it doesn't have wireless or a new type of cable. In the meantime, please stop selling these awful cables and switch to a toughened Lightning cable that is designed with some slack on the internal cables so they don't come detatched so easily! And please make it easier for third parties to make alternatives that are safe, cheap and reliable too.

    Luckily, my JBL speaker dock (cheap and v loud, highly recommended) does charge well (and has a USB port so can do your iPad at the same time if you can find a Lightning cable that works :-P !

    It is truly infuriating that I'm now having to spend another £10-£20 on yet another cable. I could have paid for one year's access to Apple Music for the same amount I've spent on these ruddy things! I think I'll have to hope another Belkin one will be as sturdy as the one in my car!!!

    Come on Apple, my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus cost as much as a used car! Please make charging it more straightforward, less expensive and reliable! Pretty please?!

    836 of 870 people found this useful