• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken cord

    After reading reviews of the lightning cable, I realize that I'm lucky that this lasted me about six months. I had no problem with it up until today when it just stopped working. It looks fine, but won't charge. I read that they can be replaced at the apple store if it's still under warranty, but the nearest apple store to me is four hours away. I'm really not enthused with having to spend 19$ on a new cord, but since I need one ASAP that's my only option. Apple really needs to fix these cables; having to buy a new one every few months is ridiculous!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 out of 4 are dead

    Have 4 of these that are less than or barely a year old, and 2 of them are completely dead. 2 came with iphones, 2 I bought separately at $30 a pop. I think 1200+ people on here rating a product 1 star, means you have a problem, Apple.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    The old charger lasted about 2 years this one both my iPad charger 2 months and iPhone charger lasted 4 months. It's ridiculous!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Stars

    How sad to have such a great product as the iPhone 5 on one side and then this piece of junk that is the lightning charging cable on the other. The one that came with my iPhone didn't last us 6 months and you just can't rely on the cheaper ones, those only last 2-4 weeks. I've gone through 6 already and honestly it is getting ridiculous now. Today my charger started giving me problems, not charging if the connector is at certain angles, or saying the charger is not supported and not charging at all. Disappointed, even more in the lack of interest Apple is showing while not addressing this.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product EVER!

    This is far the worst Apple product I've ever had. Came with my iPhone 5 that I've bought in June 2013, and the cable has been gone. Unique engineering, in the most negative way, the cable is susceptible to corrosion in absurd ways. Even living in the countryside, far away from the sea, river or lake, my cable had rusty metal contacts fisrt, and then the cable sheath broke few days later.

    I took it to Apple Care and I was told that the product would not be repaired or exchanged, because it was my (misuse) blame. Put my tail between my legs and I left the store without the courage to pay almost 40 dollars (here in Brazil) in a new model with the same specifications of mine, and very, very disappointed. How can I pay 40 dollars for something with no modifications and which seems to have the same problems in a near future?

    I went online to see if the problem was just me. Just type in any search engine on the web to come a barrage of links to sites telling the truth about this product and its poor construction.

    I'm disappointed in Apple quality, also liability and, of course, trust.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke again

    This is my third one and lasted the shortest. What is going on Apple? You need to have better quality control. And exchange for customer when it breaks.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cord ever made

    Broke within 2 weeks of getting my iPhone.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    A wire frequently comes loose in these cables at the lightning end, causing them to fail. Awful quality. Come on Apple; sort this out!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly poor quality

    Like pretty much everyone else writing these reviews, I'm really disappointed that the quality of the lightning to USB cable for the iPhone 5 is terrible - I'm on my third in about 6 months, with normal usage and care. One broke down during a trip, so I was unable to use it to contact my family to let them know about changes in the schedule. These aren't inexpensive, but I have always thought you get what you pay for from Apple: not in this case. I'm also annoyed that these complaints have been coming in for a while and it's not clear that Apple has done anything about it - is anyone reading these reviews? If so, you should know that most users don't take the time to find the feedback page and write a review (I for one have never done this before), so I bet many people have had at least one cable fail but haven't reported their displeasure.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    I'm having to buy aftermarket cables now. I have 5 genuine cables from devices that I have bought and only 1 cable works now. 5 devices 1 cable. I won't be buying genuine cables after the way these ones have performed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 have died

    Add me to the list: 2 dead cables so far. Apple, you of all giant corporations know it is the little things...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very happy!!!

    I have bought in the last year a IMac ,iPod ,iPad air, and iPhone 5s .. I'm happy with them... But the charge cable from my iPhone and iPad Air .. Does not work anymore!!! You cannot use third party cable!!! So I have to buy apple lightning cable from apple for 8.99 each!!!! I bought one in January which is already playing up!! This is unacceptable !!! Considering the cost of the products!!!
    Apple needs to address this problem ASAP!!
    I use these cable a lot due to power drain of my devices , which I use a lot.. So not happy that these cables are not up to the job!!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disgrace

    Apple should be ashamed selling such a poorly designed and made product for such an inflated price! I have been through 4 of these, all became faulty due to the same problem!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish quality!

    Why do Apple not listen to the gripes about the poor quality of the leads they supply? The plastic sheath on these lead is perishable rubber/plastic, they fray so easily it is lamentable. The Kindle leads I have are made of a much more hard wearing non perishable material, far better than the Apple leads. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE QUALITY OF YER LEADS!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working in less than a month!

    This lightning charger has a great design because you dont have to worry about plugging it on the right side, BUT IT BREAKS FAST! I GOT MY IPHONE 5 A YEAR AGO AND EVER SINCE IVE GONE THROUGH MORE 5 CHARGERS! THAT IS CRAZY! I HATE HAVING TO KEEP REPLACING THE LAST ONE, LIKE SERIOUSLT ITS ABOUT TIME APPLE SOLVES THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks like a potato chip

    The iPhone 5 30-pin chargers DO NOT hold up to everyday use. They break like waves on a beach. I haven't even had my iPhone 5 for 8 months yet, and it is already broken completely, and the cords aren't even exposed. On the outside it looks perfectly fine, but it will not charge at ALL. I had my iPhone 4 for a year and a half and the charger stayed perfectly fine-- and it still works today. Apple needs to find a way to fix this, because we spend way too much money on these products for them to break this easily. I refuse to pay $19 for a replacement cord, when the one that i currently have should have lasted me the entire time I had this phone. I will find somewhere else to buy one from.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable that kinks, frays, and deteriorates easily

    I love all my Apple products, but this lightning to USB charger cable is an inferior quality cable and needs to be greatly improved. Taking the short iPhone battery life into consideration, these charger cables require frequent use. The thin white plastic insulation on my Apple lightning to USB cable deteriorated at the connection end within 14 months and is now rendered useless. (Not to mention, a safety hazard). I brought the cable to the Genius Bar in my city for repair but was swiftly told it had to be replaced and because it is out of the warranty period, would cost me $19. A quick Google search into this problem has indicated that this issue is common amongst Apple iPhone users. For $19, this cable should be designed to be much stronger and come with a 2 year warranty. My suggestion to Apple is to collect feedback from customers and improve this cable for the next generation iPhone release and offer a 2 year warranty. Until then, I recommend finding an Apple Certified charger cable from another approved vendor that lasts longer and costs less.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most ridiculous ever

    You want to charge it at $28. FIne I will pay if it works.
    It works for a few days, then start coming on and off.

    Then a few weeks, finally broke all together, two times! at middle of night! and i bought 4 already, in less than TWO freaking months!
    Apple if you think I'm going to keep spending on this junk, you're terribly wrong.

    You refund me and give me a working cable I deserve. Or i'm trading this phone back and never going to touch Apple product again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking... Literally!!

    I'm sick-to-death of the charging issue with this phone .. I have had so many issues I'm convinced the battery has damaged my battery.

    The phone now sometimes shocks me .. Happens randomly on any charger.. But sometimes it doesn't, so the problem is not guaranteed to present itself at the apple store and they won't do jack s#!t about it and say the battery is fine .


    This happens on 7 different chargers all working fine on other devices..

    But the cable keeps bugging out on me breaking so easily or sometimes you can't even see damage and it's not working I've collected all mine hopefully can sell my story to the media. ( hopefully covers the cost of a replacement )

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Cable. Ever!

    In the time I've had my iphone 5 I've had to swap out cords AT LEAST 4-5 times. This is absolutely ridiculous! I've also had to swap out my iphone 5 3 times. I've been loyal to apple in their phones for the first several years. LOVED my 3GS. If I didn't have so much invested in apple already inbetween iTunes music, movies and tv shows I'd be heading to buy the new windows phone.

    14 of 14 people found this useful