• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever!

    Already bought 3 cables and all lasted less than 4 months of use. Sometimes you need to adjust the cable for it to work.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    The cable insulation has completely frayed with only normal usage and now the wire has broken resulting in sporadic connection. There are 2 iPhone 5's in my house and the same exact thing happened to both cables. Never had this problem with the old cables, what happened Apple?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty and Expensive

    I am on my fourth cable. Apple evidently do this on purpose so people have to keep buying their shoddy accessories. For a business like Apple, with its enormity and expertise, how hard is it to make a durable good quality cable? Disgusting. Sort it out.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs would have been mad

    Just don't buy Apple's original cable until they fix it.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    Would not even give 1*. As with the majority of the other reviews, the cable works fine until it crumples at the end that connects into the handset. Had the iPhone 5s for 6 months and have not "abused" the wire however the crumpling of the rubber casing appeared after only a few months. Worked fine until approx. 3 days ago when once plugged in to charge the notice "this accessory may not be compatible" kept appearing and the handset would not acknowledge the charger until unplugged and reinserted. This meant the phone would constantly be beeping and/or vibrating whilst it tried to determine whether it was going to charge; VERY annoying whilst trying to sleep let alone in the day! This is the genuine Apple charger that came with the phone and am not prepared to keep spending £15 on a wire that is likely to break again due to its poor manufacture and fragility. I have had an iPod Nano charger for at least 5 years and never had such problems even accounting for the fact the Nano wire would have been used plenty more times than this iPhone 5 wire. Very disappointing.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My patience has dried out

    I have had every single iphone made. I love iphones and have never had a problem with them. The chargers? Now thats another story. Every single one has fallen apart on me but i would simply go to the Apple store and exchange it for a new one for free once showing and explaining my issue. Now with this new cord i have had more of a problem than any other iphone charger. I reached my max of exchanges at the apple store so i bought 1 from the AT&T store, that broke. Then i purchased one from the apple store, that broke even sooner. Then i went to target, that broke. Then i bought one online that also broke! And Finallly i went to walmart and my charger just broke once again. This new design is just the complete downfall for Apple. I love my Apple products but if this doesnt change i'm going to have to find something else. I would honestly give it NO STARS if i could.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    The first cable lasted 6 months, the second one - 2 WEEKS!!!! I am about to buy a third cable in 6 months. Terrible quality, breaks even with careful use. Seems a cheap toy rather than a quality pricy accessory it is supposed to be. Shame on Apple for making such a low quality product! If I could sell my Iphone without a huge loss, I swear I'd do!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the last straw

    I have lots of bearable issues that I've lived with since the iPhone first came to market. Bearable enough that I moved to the iPhone 5, even though it meant purchasing new cables. Now that I have an iPhone 5 for some time, I can safely say that I believe the Lightning cable may be the nail in the coffin for me.

    They are absolutely horrendous, unreliable, fragile, and poorly designed! A smart phone is like a mini-computer that you keep with you at all times. That means it becomes very critical in my daily activities for both work and personal life. The ability to keep the phone charged so it is useable is by far one of the most critical things. If it's not charged, it doesn't matter how good or bad any of the features are since you can't use it. Something as trivial as a working charging cord should not be a day-to-day struggle! Forget all the features and data sync options the cable supports, just charging is all I want right now!

    If this overpriced, poorly designed, cheaply manufacturer piece of garbage is Apple's way of preventing competition and gouging their customers for more money, it may just cost them customer locality as well. My next smartphone will likely be from HTC. Heck, I might even go with a Windows phone instead of the dead brick!

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Please do something about this, Apple! It's frustrating buying new cables every other months due to poor quality. Your cables cost $28 each and is not worth a single cent!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 6 months

    Mine that came with ipad air broke after six months. Surprised to see that I'm not alone here. Does this thing have one year warranty? I'm going to buy a 3rd party cable instead. It's ridiculous to charge $19 for a basic cable that won't last.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th charger in less then 2 years

    This is my 4th lightning charger for my iPhone 5. Every 3-6 months they stop working and you have to hold it a certain way to get it to charge.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible cable

    Between iPhones and iPads in my house, we only have one working lightning cable left, I came on here to look for replacements and am very disappointed. Perhaps it is time to change to the Galaxy... none of my friends/family are having this issue, and my defending apple and my love for the products is falling fast.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking! I wouldn't even give it one star.

    When you pay for a phone, you pay for the accessories too, and to pay for such a well known and good phone you'd expect to have some similar qualities for the charger! I want a free replacement, as I think to pay so much for something that is so essential that should not break is ridiculous! I have never had this problem with phone chargers before, in fact I don't think I've ever had to replace a phone charger! And I assure you I do take good care of my things! I think apple should stop focussing on the aesthetics of their phone charges and think more about the actual functionality of them, after all, who cares if a phone charger looks good or not?! I know I don't.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    So apple took something that was basically unbreakable(charging cables) and turned them into an everyday fire hazard. It's actually amazing. Could you imagine someone being on the fence about buying a macbook or iPhone and then deciding not too because the charging cable wasn't attractive enough?? My point is there is no explanation for such a poor design. On the positive note this is a gift to belkin. I have an extended cable for my iPhone that was the same price as the stupidly short iPhone cable and it is built like a tank. Apple seriously needs to fix this though. I just had to replace my macbook cable after only a year and that was 85 bucks. Not cool.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable. Does not last.

    Just frustrated with the charger cable. Hellllllllllllpppppp.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable by Apple.

    I'm on my umpteenth Lightning cable. They constantly break/fringe at the connection point of the Lightning plug and cable. How hard is it to make a stronger cable? I'm very disappointed that Apple can not manufacture a quality product. If they were $4.99 that would be one thing but at $19.99 a pop, C'mon Apple?

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    c'mon

    After only 6 month cable not working properly... I never had a worse :|

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another issue with a crumpled cable

    Managed to drag the life of my charger cable for 12 months when I finally have to join this club - the wire crumpled at either end and just continuously vibrates. Spending your time trying to position your phone and wire to get a successful charge is pretty irritating!

    APPLE PLEASE FIX THIS AND REPLACE FREE OF CHARGE!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I dissemble the cable and if Apple make the effort he made to protect the chip that make it reversible to protect the wires inside the the cable it was not a waste of money, one wire inside is not so flexible and gets broken with time.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER DESIGN EVER!

    I am on 4th charger and it too has stopped working this morning. The first replacement was (free) by Apple, and I had to purchase 3 additional chargers. They work for a few weeks and then stop working. So annoying and costly. Clearly there is something off in the design of it. This is happened to both my IP5 and iPad Mini chargers.

    8 of 8 people found this useful