• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I go lower than 1 star?

    Concept is great. My devices last a long time, but not these.. I'm up to 3 cables and one port that's fried.... I care for my stuff, and am an engineer.. I know what is "user" and what is "product"... Pretty soon my phone won't charge at all.. so less than 2yrs, and my phone will require $269 repair for a design fault? I've got Tons of Apple products, but this doesn't please me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    These cords are a joke. I've had my phone for a little over a year now and been through about 5 of them. Nearest apple store is over an hour away so it's cheaper to just pay than drive to have them warrantied, even when I have they've tried blaming it on me saying I don't know how to unplug the cable from the phone. I will start exploring other brands

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another bad charge cable

    I just picked up my 3rd Apple charge cord since January. I know a lot of people are having trouble with them but I thought I would ask the question if it possible is a bad run of cords?

    I moved over to IPhone in January and love this phone. For 10 years I used Samsung phones, well, one HTC and a moto, and found this phone to be just what I was looking for. I'm not sure how long I am going to stay in love with a phone that requires and new cord every other month????

    Since I live in the sticks an Apple store is a long way off, 100 miles. My local Radio Shack stocks the IPhone cord so at least I can get a new one. They really weren't to keen on replacing the last one so I just bought another one.

    Amazing phone!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LIGHTNING CORDS ARE DEFECTIVE

    I've had to purchase 3 cords in 3 months because the outer coating splits, exposing the wires inside. This has never happened with previous iphone cords.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought my 3rd cable in six months

    I got this phone in January and this is the third cord I have bought for the phone. My USB cord for my IPhone 4 never broke and I had the phone for years. Not sure if getting the IPhone5 was worth it with the cord breaking every few months.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "This cable is not certified"

    Wow, Apple's own cable magically becomes not certified?


    My iPhone was the last Apple Product I will ever buy again.

    Amount of iPhone 4S Cables I've replaced? 0. And I had the same cable for my iPod Second Gen, iPod Video, and iPhone 4S.
    Amount of cables I've had to replace for my BlackBerry? 0.

    I hear Android uses the same cable as the BlackBerry. Might be nice to go to a company that uses an industry STANDARD

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable

    Bought my 5S in Dec 13 & the white outer casing split open along the middle of the cord exposing the wires some time around April 14. I used electrical tape to keep it in place, but that only worked a few weeks & today the cord stopped working altogether. Since Apple warranties their products for 1 year, I will be visiting the Apple store here to get a free replacement. Such a cra*py cord for it to be an Apple product.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    I have had my iPhone 5 for just over a year and i am on my second cord. Apple replaced first cord as it was only a few months old. They both broke off at the dame spot, so obviously a defect.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE quality

    The quality of these USB cords is a complete joke. For $20, I expect much better.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Change this cheap design

    I have had two iPhones and a MacBook your cheap charger designs cost more money than it's worth when I constantly have to shell out 20-80 dollars each time one breaks which is often. You can put a fingerprint scanner into a phone, you can create quality accessories for your phone. It's a consistent problem that we face with all your cheaply made chargers and even headphones. It's the least you can do if you're going to make your phones incompatible with all other brands of chargers. Seriously is turning me off from apple products when you don't even try anymore. Hardly quality for a phone that retails for over $600.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cord is a scam!

    I have purchased TWO of these cords in the past 6months and I want my money back. The cord bends at the base of my iPhone and will no longer charge my phone. This is very inconvenient.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought 3rd cable, these cables are garbage.

    Never had a problem with the old cables on iPods, or old phones but these new cables are so cheap. They keep shorting and falling apart.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product ever

    I really love my iPhone 5 and my iPad 4th generation, and they do charge faster than the old 3G/4S iphones, but the quality of this cable is terrible! All 3 cables for my iphone, iPad, and my daughter's iphone broke with just moderate use in a very short amount of time...within a month or so. For two of them, the wires became exposed by the lightning end, and for the third one, it looks like it shorted out, as it looks slightly brown (burned?) at the end. Not only that, but 2 other "Apple certified" brands of lightning cables that I've purchased have also had the wires exposed and stopped working. I'm trying another brand now but hoping for better results. It's so frustrating that am seriously considering jumping to the Android ship...just because of stupid, inferior cables! Apple, fix this cable situation or you will pay for it in lost customers!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANNOYING CABLE !

    I'm gonna switch to Android ! This is just plain out stupid how I have to keep re buying cables for my Iphone. I love my Iphone but it's not worth having to spend this much money on it.. Fix the cable problem or you'll just lose more customers .. bye apple.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    The quality of these cables is extremely poor, especially when considering the substantial price charged for them. Three cables have gone bad in less than one year. One of them burned and melted the insulation by the Lightning connector.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Died in 2 month. Crazy for such a price.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to be on my 3rd cord in 1 year

    This cord is the absolute worst. Within one year I am about to be on my 3rd cable and will not be purchasing this one. The same thing has happened where the cord wires become exposed and stop working. This is a huge problem, as I thought that buying the cord from apple would be the best quality but obviously that is not the case.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third cable in 1 and 1/2 years

    I never had to replace my cable with the iPhone 4. And I had it for 2 years. This time around, not so much! The first 2 broke in the same manner. The plastic on the cord breaks, exposing the wires, right at the lightening adapter. Eventually, wires start tearing off and shorting out. For a while it still works, but it has to be in a certain position to keep charging, otherwise, it goes in and out, and vibrates every time you move it. I did have it taped up for a while, but that did not last long. Eventually it will stop working. The first time, I had to make a mad dash to the store before it closed that night because it is my only phone and only cord! Hoping this will be my last cable purchase before an upgrade, and with that upgrade comes a better cable! So frustrating!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger blows

    stops working after a couple months. I'm about sick of it

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    I, like many other it seems, am now on cable number 2 after 6 months of having the phone. This cable lasted half the time of the original!

    I don't understand why I should pay $30 for an Apple cable that breaks, when friends who have purchased 'lesser quality' imitations still have them going strong?!