• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought my fifth in a year and a half

    Great for Apple, not so great for the customer. No matter how gently I treat this cable I still only get about 5-6 months out of it before it's frayed at both ends and won't charge. The cables either need to be revamped or lowered in price because the $19 and tax isn't worth it. I'd love to say save your money and get a knockoff, but you risk damaging your phone with an unauthorized charger. Please fix this. I shouldn't have to buy a new charger... ever, unless I just want an extra!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just rubbish

    Been through 4 cables in the past 18 months. Really I am convinced that no proper testing of this cable was performed. Get your act together or I will be going Android!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive poor quality cable

    The cable came new with my phone which I bought directly from Apple, within a couple a months the first cable broke. I'm now on my third cable, I cannot believe how rubbish and poor quality these cables are and what a rip off! I'm a student and having to pay £15 each time for a poor quality cable that breaks by no fault of my own is outrageous!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable I've used in my life

    I had an LG phone for 3 or 4 years prior to getting an iPhone. The cable I had with that phone lasted the entire time. Now that I have an iPhone, I've had to use these terrible cables that break ALL THE TIME. I must go through one every two months. These things are built so horribly, even the most gentle, responsible owners will break them. Horrible. And it's a shame that there's no way to avoid it. I have never encountered a good lightning cable, Apple brand or not. I wish they would make these better.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth to keep buing over and over.

    I've had a lot of iPhones over the years and I never had a problem. Before iPhones, I had iPods, again no issues with the cables. With my iPhone 5, and the lightning cable, it went ok till just about a year after purchase, I took notice one day the cord was being touchy, moved the phone it would make an unplugged and plugged in sound. I set it down to to charge while driving. The cable melted and caught on fire in my ambulance while driving. I took it to the Apple Store, they said "it's user damage". There are A LOT of reports of these cords being bad, but they didn't want to hear it. I contacted Apple Corporate and finally got a replacement cord. This past Christmas I got an iPad mini with retina display. The cord is never bent, and stays in the same place. Last night, sure enough the cable doesn't want to work.

    I think I'll buy another brand name lightning cable because this is ridiculous.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 pound a month to charge your iPhone

    Had my iPhone less than 4 weeks, on my 2nd lightning cable now... This cable is actually worse than the "L" connector power adaptor for my MacBook. Unfortunately I cannot recommend an acceptable replacement as I haven't found one yet. but when I do I will be using it instead.

    Apple Accessories were pioneered with an 18 month expected product life cycle, this particular accessory appears to have an 18 hour life cycle.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    way too short

    Apple claims to create human centered designs but they continue to offer ridiculously short charger cables, that may work while you set aside the device while you charge it, but will not work if you want to work on the device while you are charging it. Apple, where is the human center in this design? Offer charging cables that are 6 feet or 9 feet long.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Forever breaking!

    I have gone through 3 cords in the last 8 months! Now my phones on 7% and I can't charge it until tomorrow when I can get a cheaper one, since they seem to last longer! The wires always break!!! You should work on improving the design of where the cord meets the plug in bit as the wires always break.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive product with no quality.

    Within a year, i have gone through 2 wall chargers and three cords for my iPone5.
    This is very disappointing, since these parts are very expensive. Do they even tested their products for a while before introduce them to the public?
    There is no excuse what so ever for Apple to make such inferior products. This is showing me that Apple no longer cares for the quality of their products.
    I am now purchasing Galaxy s5 and forget apple products forever.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst chargers ever made,

    the worst chargers ever made, i've bought 6 lightning usb cables already and it always break i even put spring to the end so that it will not break but unfortunately they are doing this so they will profit more because of their low grade lightning USB... Thinking of switching to Samsung or Sony... WORST CHARGERS!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality product

    I have only ever bought official Apple accessories for my phone especially when it comes to chargers and cables. This is because I know the cable for charging is important and using a cheap after market cable can be very bad for the phone and in extreme cases blow up your I-phone. So I have spent lots of money just for the apple cables but they keep breaking on me. I have had 3 now and all 3 are breaking at the end where the wire connects to the lightning tip. It is so disappointing to keep on buying cables and have them break...!!! Apple really have to buck up or I will not be buying from them any longer. I have had I phones since the i phone 3 and that’s gonna stop if there are no improvements. Its not even as if i mistreat
    the cable......its at my office desk and all i do is plug it in everyday and i dont even pull it by the cord.....!! Apple, you better shape up or ship out....!!! how can they produce such good high quality products but have bad vital accessories like this???

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I've had two of these break in the space of a month. Both times the connection became loose next to the lightning plug.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable product?

    It's obvious that these charging cords have a flaw. I'm here to order a replacement cord for the same reason as everyone else who has left 1 star reviews. It has a design flaw which leads to it failing after a few month's wear and tear. I do not treat it badly. Why would you mistreat a cord that you need/depend upon? Apple should read these reviews and change the design, not to mention refund us for the costs of buying replacements!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken, just like most people's I know

    The 30-pin connector end of the cord is frayed and metal/wire is exposed. Almost all of my friends who have the 5 have had the same problem. Ridiculous.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no good

    i had 7 in 5 months ive had a samung and nokie for 6 years it worked fine

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEGATIVE 1 STAR IF I COULD

    i have 6 cords in a drawer and NONE of them work! I currently have 4 apple devices at my house and the only way to charge any of them is on a docking station. I am seriously considering going back to the a house of Droids because I refuse to spend anymore money on a cable that is sure to fail!

    Just awful!! :-(

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usb to Lightning cable breaking

    I'm surprised to be honest that given years of using apple products the I have to keep buying new cables for my 5s phone. I thought apple were above all that and their products used the latest and best design features. This usb to lightning cable is worst charging cable I have ever used on any item. Apple you need to go back to the old one or make one that lasts. I have gone through 3 in the past 9 months with just normal home charging.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Wire

    I don't think I've ever written a review on anything before, but this cable angered me off enough to get me to start. Seriously? I have been using apple products ever since the G3 (or whatever it was called) came out. I have never experienced anything like this. There is only a limit to the amount of times I'm willing to buy the same charger with its redicilous one month expiration date before I just have to get a different phone.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sick of it

    I bought two cables, 3 and 1 m both are not working though they were original. This is really sick, am paying for cables more than buying another telephone and IPad

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Breaks Quickly

    I bought my iPhone last December. The charger works very well and I expected it will prosper a year or more, but it didn't. It suddenly broke today and there's no reason why. I hope apple improves their charger quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful