• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutley appalling .

    I have purchased so many apple chargers that i have lost count. By looking at so many reviews i can see im not alone in the line of dissapointed customers APPLE SORT THIS OUT!! If Steve jobs was alive im sure he'd be ashamed to see what utter rubbish apple have designed to honour his name. This product Deserves no stars at all. Appalling just appalling.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor disappointing quality

    I sadly have to agree with all of the reviews on here which state the latest 8 pin charger is completely useless and a waste of money. I'm on my 4th charger in 6 months. Such a let down considering I've had the iPhone 3 and 4 and never had any charger problems. The charger is essential considering the phones themselves have to be charged daily! What is Apple doing about this?? Anybody had any response from them? I'd love to know why the design was ever changed in the first place! Oh I forgot, to make more money! Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave poor man.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple PLEASE PLEASE

    I am sick and tired of buying my 6th lightning charger for my iPhone 5 in just over 12 months...this is simply unacceptable quality by Apple and as is evident by the tens of thousands of user updates on the web will begin to have a material impact on bottom line.Please Please listen and make the necessary quality changes at factory to ratify this matter once and for all.. In actual fact and despite Australian warranty conditions render replacement free of charge these lightning chargers must be recalled worldwide...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, 1 star is too much.

    I bought my iPhone 5s the first of march, it's not even may yet and I have already had to buy an off brand replacement charger. I don't use my cord anywhere except on my nightstand next to my bed. I plug it in when I go to sleep and unplug it when I wake up. I don't bend or twist the cord in any direction and the cord has completely stopped working, will not charge my phone except for a second here and there unless I pinch the cord right at the base, and I don't know about you but I don't want to have to sit and hold my cord until my phone is completely charged. I still have several original cords from my first iPod, both iPhone 3's, as well as both my iPhone 4&4s. Every single one of them still work perfectly. I have had this one for barely 2 months and it has stopped working. It is complete and utter BS considering the price of a replacement cord from Apple. I have been a loyal apple customer since the iPod and I feel like I've been cheated with this new creation. They should have stuck with the old charger, or at least do a recall and redesign the charger for the new phones. I love my iPhone but if the reliability of this cord shows how apple is going to start doing things I am going to sell my phone and buy an android. Fix this apple, or you'll be losing a lot of very loyal and valued customers.

    Sincerely,
    A very unhappy customer

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse design ever - would give 0 stars if I could

    Like most of the writers before me, I have gone through half a dozen 3rd party lightning connectors which break after a few weeks, now even the original Lightning connector that came with my 5S phone has given up the ghost after less than 3 months. Decision to move away from the universal USB connectors must be one of the most stupid decision made by Apple. Will seriously be considering a Korean or Chinese Android phone next time around when my contract ends.

    Clearly it is a complete failure of the basic design that makes it less able to be manufactured reliably even by Apple themselves.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish less than 1

    Have had the iPhone 5 since day one, have had 6 of these cables, I have tried treating them with kid gloves but not a chance they last !!! The issue is not just related to me I work on a team of 20 people and the majority use iPhone 5, not one of us has the original lead .... apple don't care though there coining it !!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    These cables literally fall apart after three months of use. Then you have to go spend $20 just to get a new one! If only apple could make their accessories as reliable as their phones.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy,

    These cables are absolute rip off. I bought have 8 lightning wires in just 6 months. Its not even funny how much money i spend on these cables.i will stop using apple products completly .this is rediculous.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless cable

    ive had 4 cables so far in a year i thought it was the phone at first then the second one packed up then the third then the fourth so i phoned apple and they said take it to my nearest apple shop and they wod change it for me easier said the done my nearest apple shop is 35 miles away so wont be doing that and wont be buying a iphone again unless they sort out the cable once and for all.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    I have had my iPhone 5 for nearly a year now and I have had to buy I don't know how many replacement chargers, I have lost count. They work fine for a couple of weeks or months and then I get the message this cable is not supported, this is a really rubbish design and apple should have kept the old charger as I have never had a problem with that. Utterly disgusted and I think Apple should replace chargers free of charge.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed bad quality and too overpriced!

    I recently had to purchase a new cable after my original cable failed, I have tried yo use several generic cables and they work for about 2 weeks yo a month then they will no longer charge. I bought my replacement charger at $25 AU a pop is a bit ridiculous only to have it last less than a month and it fail. I have sent it back to the store that I bought it from and am now waiting for a replacement. These cables are the worst quality I have ever seen, they are too thin, too frail and way to easy to break. I am disappointed at the fact that I cannot just buy a generic cable and use that because as soon as I do there is an update released that stops my cable from working. Needless to say I am not very happy with the poor quality and expensive price tag put on these cables.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    G-A-R-B-A-G-E

    Would give this piece of trash 0 stars if I could. WORST cable I've ever used in my life. Literally frays beyond repair every 4 months from normal usage. The length is an absolute farce as well, shame on you Apple. One lawsuit over useless chargers clearly wasn't enough.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use Amazon basics cable instead

    The Apple lightning cable is poorly constructed. I owned 4 of them since last year. Only 1 of them still works.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    These new cords are terrible! I haven't had one last more than about six months before the end with the lightning plug sparked and frayed :/ This wouldn't be so upsetting if I didn't still have the cord from my first iPod, which is about 10 years old, and still works perfectly. I do prefer the lightning connector, but the quality of the cords really needs to improve!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    The original cable broke after only a couple of weeks. They are bad quality and begin to crimp at the lighting end very quickly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product made by Apple

    I've been using Apple's products for many years, as far back as the first iPods in the 1990's (which still runs well). I've not had any reason to complain about the quality of Apple products until now. This Lightning Cable is absolutely the worst product made by Apple I've encountered. The cable that came with my iPhone has started to fail charging and is fraying from just basic everyday use. I've had to buy new ones. I'm concerned that the care and attention to quality that kept me a customer all these years is fading. Don't let it fade.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lighting cable

    YOU NEED TO FIX THESE CABLES. THE INSULATION IS PEELING AWAY FROM THE WIRES IM NOT PULLING THE WIRE ITS JUST LOW QUALITY.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have had my iPhone 5 for just over a year and am already on my 3rd cable. I hardly travel with it and yet the wire always gets bent and then the cable stops working. My old cables for my iPods and iPhone 4 never had this problem and I am sick of spending $$$$ on a product that is poorly made.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable doesn't last long, beware to buyers!

    I've had my cable for just about four months now, and unless I hold the end (that connects to the phone) in a certain spot, my phone will not charge! After looking at multiple reviews, I know i'm not the only one with this problem. Please Apple fix this problem, or 3rd party cables will be bought by everyone. Apple should be issuing these for free considering the garbage quality.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just dies....

    This cable is completely useless after a short time. The connection to the plug starts to crimple and only works at certain angles. So you have to drop $$$$ getting another one because you can't just use a generic USB cable. What a rip off!