• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor outer shielding

    I'm on my 3rd cable with normal use. The outer rubber shielding cracks and falls apart near the lightning and USB connectors leaving the wires exposed.
    If we have to buy apple approved cables, make them apple worthy!!!!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    aweful

    on the third cable, this needs to be fixed, my last cable lasted roughly 3 weeks before issues started, a few days later, no function whatsoever

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SHAMEFUL

    My family is going through charging cables for our iPhone 5's at an absurd rate. The cable simply ceases to function after a few weeks, even without external signs of wear or damage. This is an immense inconvenience and an embarrassment to Apple!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it!

    There has to be a better way to make these Apple! This cord is flimsy and won't stay connected to my iPad mini without me moving it around in place and then I don't dare move it or even breathe on it so it will charge. This is the second one that I've bought and if there were other makers and/or somehow to charge this without having to use this charger I would. I hate this product!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've lost count

    I have never written a review about any apple products but I just have to write about this one right here. It is because I have literally gotten them replaced over 10 times in a year as everyone in my family uses an iPhone 5/5s. I thought the reason behind these spoilt cables was that we were handling them carelessly. However, after being extremely careful with the new ones I bought, they just seem to lose its function after a few months, or even weeks, without any apparent reason. Please do something Apple. If Apple is not willing to improve on the quality of these cables, they should at least lower its price tag.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Aweful

    I currently have 6 lighting cables and 3 have frayed near the connecter and the other 3 are getting there. The oldest is 4 months old. This kind of built in obsoleteness is needs to be addressed or apple needs to release licensing of the connecter to someone who can produce something that isn't garbage.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than one star

    Apple may as well sell these in packs if ten. Then you'd get a month out of them. Terrible terrible cheap, nasty and not fit for purpose. I'm beginning to think I've spent more on charger cables than I have on my handset.
    Something needs to be done.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously not even worth the one star

    So not worth the amount that they cost. The amount that it costs to buy the phone you would expect a good quality product but all you get is something that is made from a poor choice of materials. Overtime the white of the wire quickly turns a horrible yellow colour and then the plastic (Or whatever it is, it's like paper) begins to disintegrate which is a massive safety hazard...I only have this problem with apple cables. The billions that the company make and they can't even produce a safe and high quality cable for the price that is paid...ridiculous.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Problems AGAIN!!!

    I am sick to death of spending money on chargers which will now be my 5th I have purchased. Apple need to think long and hard about this issue which seems to happening to everyone. I am now having to hold my charger in my phone to get any sort of charge as before I spending 15-20 mins trying to get it stay on charge without me holding the charger in.

    I beg you Apple to spend some money on fixing this issue or going back to how the charger used to be when there was no issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and expensive!

    They should start giving this out for free with the bumber of people buying multiple if these eventually getting broken. It's flimsy! I'm on my third after a year of having my iphone 5. Can I give "0" stars for this?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BOTHER APPLE YOU SHOULD GIVE US REFUND

    this is my 2 cable I have brought now its happening again I have to keep my phone on a point where it charge then vibrates a lot its doing my heading now apple should give me refund or another wire its costing me a lot money

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables are terrible

    Worst Apple product ever! These lightning cables last no longer than 4 months. The original Apple cables and the Apple certified other brands all fail within a few months. I have been through 5 of these cables in a year for one I-Phone 5, what a waste of money.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy product

    I have four lightning cables and each of them now have frayed ends near the connector. This is clearly an engineering problem. If Apple was wise they'd offer replacements.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful. truly awful.

    if I could give it less than 1 star I would. having only agreed to pay £38 a month for the handset and after having it and the charger usb cable for two days, the iPhone tells me that the cable is no longer recognised. apple really are an extortionate bunch of money grabbing ..... id expect much more from the product seeing as I have never had to change my iPhone 4 charger once. Poor from apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed in Apple

    I have owned an iPhone since July, 2007 and have never had a problem with charger cords. Until the lightning. Like so many others, my cord failed at the point at which it joins the connector plug. A trip to the Apple store brought no satisfaction in that I believe that I should have been given a free cord for my slightly out of warranty iPhone. Instead, I chose to pay $17 for a replacement. I expect more out of Apple than to be blamed for the cord's demise. Apple needs to own up to the fact that these problems are the result of poor engineering and poor design.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable (1 m) broken again!!

    gone though 6 cables on 1 year they break the pin connects to the cable every time, im looking at puchacing a docking station or a hopefully stronger braided cable to see if it lasts longer. really six have wasted about $100 on differnt cable types ranging from $6- $30, please fix apple

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    I have gone through three chargers and apple blames it on me. This is a terrible product.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product

    I have had my cable for 5 months it has no damage what so ever however it has just stopped working. I looked to buy a genuine one from apple saw the price and closed the web page. No wonder people are buy cheap fake ones off of eBay and damaging themselves. Please sort this out apple.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I have never had to replace a charger with any other phone I've owned. I've had this charger cable for 10 months, and yes, it's covered by warranty- but unfortunately I have relocated to Kenya, so no dice. Bought a knock-off for $18 and I'm hoping this actually lasts longer than the Apple product! It's unfortunate that Apple also make these cables SO specific, bc once it breaks, you are forced to buy a replacement (whereas as I'm sure we all have a number of micro and macro USB cables).
    If they are going to continue making such a poor quality product, they need to start replacing them for free (even past warranty). I would expect much more from an Apple product.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Piece of junk

    I wanted to give 0 star..... My family has three iPhone 5 and all charging cables do not work. Apple can not make even a simple hardware. So disappointing and frustrating.. It is a total shame for Apple to produce such a poor quality product.

    15 of 16 people found this useful