• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too weak

    I'm now on my third cable. The last one broke within 6 months. I took it back with the receipt, and it was replaced but I was told the chargers are not designed to be used whilst using my phone. Well, given the hopeless battery life of the iPhone 5 this seems ridiculous. Please design a charger that is more reliable and appropriate to the needs of the user. If my battery runs out at least every day it will have to use my phone while it is charging. Take this into account an alter the design please! Not cheap either!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks after a short while!

    I'd to buy a new lightning cable every second month because it breaks after a while. I've kept it safe and everything but that doesn't help anyways in the long run. I liked the Iphone 4 cable much better - it's not as smooth but it doesn't burn up as much as the Iphone 5 lightning charger!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE ABSOLUTE WORST

    I LOVE Apple products and swear by them! I have had an iPhone since the very first one came out; however since I upgraded to the 5 I have been unbelievably miserable due to the fact that I have had to replace my lightening cable OVER 10 times in the year and a half that I've had the phone! Either the charger just stops charging my phone, or I have to position it in a certain way, or the wire is so flimsy and cheap it just breaks at the point where you connect the charger to the phone. I am becoming SO frustrated with Apple that I am considering ditching the iPhone and getting myself an Android or something.
    I am very unhappy

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    As an avid apple user I have been very disappointed with this cable. I like the concept and the ease of plugging it in, however it needs to last 2 years. I have had to buy two already ( within 1.5 yrs) because they have both wore thin at the tip and stopped charging. Very annoying for apple products-I expect to get much better quality than this. Again, it just needs to be reconstructed with a thicker cord that doesn't get split as easily. It's very fixable but they need to do this because it is not consistent with apple quality products and a very unreliable product.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sick of this cable!

    Function over form is what I believe in. Sure the cable looks nice and sleek in a nice sleek phone, but that's all for nothing when you have to replace the cable every 7 weeks because it won't connect fully resulting in a constant buzz from my phone as it registers it as charging then not charging then charging again. Genuine apple cables are just as bad as the 3rd parties' ones.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRASH.

    I am tired of having to constantly having to purchase chargers. Month after month...this charger continues to fail on me! I have purchased 3 chargers in 3 months. Im really over it at this point. This is a horrible product.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please get something that will work longterm!

    I have been through 4 cables since i got my phone. All genuine Apple Chargers and all just stop working. They aren't recognised by my phone or ipad so i have to buy a new one (again) otherwise i have no way of charging my apple products.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless is too kind

    I am currently going to buy my 4th cable to charge my phone, this cable is so flimsy it deserves no stars at all. Sure to have bought another few of these by the time I change my phone.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too short and terrible quality

    Can they just make one that works even if it is more expensive

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Why Why? Come on apple sort it out!

    10 if not more Genuine cables i have had since my iPhone 5 !

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it no stars, I would.

    I have been through 4 of these chargers to date. I have stored them carefully, I have even left one in exactly the same place plugged into my socket and it has broken. I have the iPhone 5 and, like most iPhones, its battery life doesn't last a day so to correct this flaw charging is naturally important. Sadly, I can't. These chargers break within the week. Annoyingly, Apple have also made it so that only Belkin third party chargers work, so I cannot buy a better built charger for much less than a small car. On the Apple site, chargers are £15 and at my local Apple reseller they are £25. I am now forced to buy another charger else I'll be without a phone, taking my total spend to £70 just to charge my iPhone! This is frankly ridiculous and my next phone, assuming there isn't a major improvement in the battery life or the charging cable, will be an android phone.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problem

    I have the cable since just before Christmas last year and it works absolutely fine. Not sure why so many negative remarks here. Am I the lucky one to have the good cable of the bunch?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak link in the chain...

    I love my Iphone 5, but I have just about had it with the charging cable. I had a 3GS for years and NEVER had to replace a cable. Now I am on my 4th IPhone 5 cable and it is about to go. Please tell me if there is a solution to this situation...

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks all the time

    This is honestly the worst charger I have ever had. I've had my iphone for 6 months and am already on my 3rd replacement charger. The problem? A bubble forms at the base of the cable, which is the connection fraying inside from rotation. You would think that for all of Apples amazing technology, they could at least make a durable, reliable charger. So frustrating.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIFIC!!!

    I'M SICK OF THIS!!!!! 5TH CABLE!!!!!! FIFTH!!! FOR AN YEAR AND HALF! FIND A WAY TO CORRECT IT! I'M TIRED OF THIS! WORST!!!!!!!!!! W O R S T PRODUCT EVER!!! EVER!!!! MADE BY APPLE!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is HORRIBLE!

    I have purchased 3 of these chargers ($60) and they all broke very soon. I take very, VERY good care of these chargers and they break for NO REASON. One of them (My first one) broke in 6 weeks.... 6 WEEKS! I didn't do anything, but nonetheless, your charger's cables snapped from the inside. Another one broke within a DAY of me buying it.... It just didn't work. Apple, you better make these chargers better, because I'm not buying another one every time one of your chargers breaks on me. Your products are the worst, I'm gonna get an Android the next time this happens.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Fed up of buying cables at £17 a time I've had my iPhone 5 for 10 months and I've had 5 chargers. I had and iphone 4 for 2 years and never had to buy a new charger why the change in build quality shocking by apple!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    Unfortunately it is impossible giving less than 1 star, but the cables that Apple produce don't deserve a single star. I buy new iPhone and iPad every time they come out and have bought numerous cables through the Apple Store and almost all of them start to break. I am always careful with my things and always avoid bending the cables to sharply, but still they begin breaking relative fast. The rubber seems like getting very brittle. How can a company that focuses so much on quality live with themselves, knowingly delivering inferior quality cables. They should be ashamed of themselves especially considering the price of the cables.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD TRAP

    After apple updated the software to not allow third party cables, I had to invest in an actual (expensive) apple cable. It's only worked for a couple months!! And I now have to purchase another one. Dumb thing is, is that I have to invest another $30 for a cable that'll probably do the same despite being well looked after. This whole charger stress (and the SHORT battery life seriously makes me want to switch to samsung. If you're going to make your chargers so bad then at least let us use the cheap third party chargers on them which actually last longer!!I refuse to let $30 every few months just to charge my phone be an ongoing issue

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made and overpriced

    My daughter's iPod lightning cable broke after about a year. For ~$20 a pop, I expected these to be quality cables. I don't care if the cable has 30 pins or is small like the lightning - I just want the phone/iPod to charge reliably (which obviously means the cable can't break on a regular basis). Having a $20 cable go out every year (or more often, judging from the other reviewers) is not acceptable.

    9 of 11 people found this useful