• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should give customers 5 cables - they only last a month

    Purchased iPod 5 for my daughter a year ago and we have already spent over $100 on cables. The original one broke after two months. They are just cheap and can't take any practical wear. Purchase some knock off cables which was a total mistake. Then purchased some certified cables which were better but still only lasted two months.

    Apple - you really need to improve the quality go this cable

    Would give zero stars if I could

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame I can't give 0 stars...

    In less than two years I have had 6... SIX of these cables. Finally seen the light and bought a dock which can't break. Absolutely terrible!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Value

    This charging cable is too expensive for its quality and how can you justify £4.80 to ship it? Having stretched to but the Iphone 5 for my son I think the accessory prices shouldn't fall into the daylight robbery category. Lesson learned...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    It breaks within no time, such a poor design and you are forced to buy a new one everytime :(

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish Zero Stars Was an Option

    The horrible design of this charger that FORCES you to buy a new one every few months (if not less) is the reason I am switching to the Galaxy. Was always a loyal customer to Apple until I had to replace my SEVENTH charger. I have even made sure to take care of my charger the way they told me at the Genius Bar after the 5th one broke. Still stops charging, Only one more month until I can upgrade!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    The quality of these cables is terrible.
    I bought 3 in the last 6 months.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Broke after 7 months of light use. A cable should last the life of the product and then some. Imagine having to buy new HDMI cables for your TV 2x a year. Unacceptable. If they make beats headphones lightning connector only I am selling all my APPL stock. Your making customers mad Apple.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    I love my Apple products however, Since upgrading to the iphone 5 I have been disapointed due to the fact that I have had to replace my lightening cable countless times in the year and a half that I've had the phone! the charger seems to just stop charging my phone The cable is so flimsy and cheap, that combined with the short battery life of the phone is causing me to conside ditching the iPhone and switching over to something different.

    If I could give this cable 0 stars I would.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger I have ever used

    Have had so many of these chargers since getting my iPhone 5 almost two years ago that I have lost count, if I were paying a couple of quid for some cheap knockoff charger I would understand but this is an official £15 product that you expect to last. Have bought a belkin charger and it is actually far superior in quality and cheaper than the apple one. This and the iPhones continued lack of compatibility with anything remotely non-apple is convincing me to change to htc.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and badly designed.

    As with many other Apple charging cables the rubber casing on these splits way to easily at the join between the device connector and the cable. This is the 3rd and quickest time has happened to me and I refuse to play the extortionate price Apple charge for a replacement. Yet again I have a charging cable with gaffer tape wound around the end, thanks Apple.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Can't Take it Anymore

    I have owned about 7 of these cables, and all of them have ended up broken. I take care of my possessions, so when I have to continuously but a new charger because of how terribly built these cables are is frustrating. I'm considering selling my apple device due to the amount if money I have to continually spend on these chargers that are not up to par with the expectations I have come to have with apple products. Please fix this issue.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost Count

    Think i've actually lost count as to how many of these leads I've had to buy over 1 year. Worst design ever

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Disappointment

    I also don't typically write reviews but this is pretty pathetic. I always defend Apple and their high quality products, so having a cable of such low quality and standards is an embarrassment to both Apple and the consumer. I'm waiting for the I6; desperately holding on to the I5 and pretty much having to keep it plugged in at all times (this is without FB or other draining apps) it's annoying to watch this cable fall apart so quickly. I don't think even the cheaper manufacturers could produce a product of this low quality. This is almost home made, but sold at premium prices. It's all in the details Apple; if this is a reflection of where the company is headed; the iPhone 6 may be my last Apple purchase.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I love all of my Apple products (iPod 3,4,and 5, iPad, and 2 iPhone 4s) but have been extremely disappointed in the USB cable. The rubber covering tends to wear very easily and the connections diminishes. I have had to replace all my USB cables at least twice for all of my products. I originally posted in the Apple Support Communities and I was verbally abused by 3 persons whom say they've never experienced this and I was a careless user. Although I know that I don't abuse my USB cables, I'm reassured that I was not the only one experiencing this same problem. Apple please find a better fix to this situation. Consumers purchase your products with money they've earned and it's not fair to have to continue purchasing USB cables just to utilize their products.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I never write reviews and took the time to write this one just to warn others of the shoddy materials this is made of. I do not have children or animals and this cable does not get abnormal wear or tear to excuse the quick deconstruction it is experiencing. If I could rate half a star I would.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine's broken as well

    Bump what everyone else said..

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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