• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting-Low Quality, Exorbitant Prices, Pathetic Attitude-GET A GRIP!

    These cables are the representation of a mentality that is a despicable aspect of humanity.
    GREED.
    They cut costs as much as reasonably possible at the expense of quality.
    These manufacturer's savings are not passed on the the consumer.
    The price of this simple, essential, and cheap piece of hardware costs the consumer more than it would to buy a 32GB Flash Drive.
    That is utterly ridiculous.
    The nerve.

    Apple, you should be ashamed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have had this phone for over a year and I'm about to purchase my seventh lightening cord. Terrible product, not worth the $20 dollars to replace over and over again. Called Apple for assistance and was told that since my warranty ran out I would have to go out and buy another charger and that the problem was not the USB cord. After reading reviews I have discovered this is a truly terrible product. I have always loved Apple, but after the wasted money and rude support I will not be buying any more products. Lower price or improve product! Attempting to find alternative lightening cable in hopes this will last until i'm done with this phone.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    Cheaply made cable. Had the first one for a year before having to buy another one. This one lasted 4 months. I'm not looking to spend $20 on something that is going to last 4 months (not even quite 4 months).

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy Cable

    I've changed the lightning cable 4 times already , costly Phone to maintain.
    just cannot believe what kinds of quality testing this went through?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly the worst cable ever designed by humans

    I love you Apple but your Lightning to USB Cable makes me want to cry. How is it possible that nobody in Apple can see truly how bad this cable is? Look at all the bad reviews everywhere!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE MONEY,POOR QUALITY,RUBBISH CABLE!

    please please pelase improve your USB cable. i bought it so many times. at least every 2 months i have to buy the new one.the wire easy to loose. STOP WASTING OUR MONEY!!!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Breaks at end

    On my third cable.... first cables broke at the pin end where the wire meets the connector. It appears they just snapped inside. I never had this issue with the cable for my iPhone 4. Not sure what happened to the quality here.....

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No stars

    Between 3 contracts all on IPhone 5 and 5s for different members of the family, I think we have gone through 9 in total, to creat such a masterpiece then spoiling the whole thing with a sub standard lead is disgraceful. Steve Job would be sheathing. How the standards are falling. Why should you have to make appoints, waste fuel money and parking fees to change a lead. What a joke. I wish I could give this no stars.poor poor quality

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    The original cable that came with my new Ipad mini broke after a few weeks. It would only charge when you held it in an awkward position and the ipad couldn't recognise it. I took it to the apple store where I was treated like a criminal with a member of staff even screaming in my face that he was "99.9% sure it was a counterfeit cable" he then took it to his manager who confirmed that it was an original cable. The cable was then replaced and now the plastic covering the lead is beginning to bubble up and melt. I have heard that this can cause the lead to catch fire and I am now constantly worried when charging my device. This lead is poor quality and cheaply made. I would not recommend apple products with this cable to anyone!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Step Your Game Up with the USB cables!!!

    I've always loved the iPhone ever since owning my first three years ago the iPhone 4S. Never had a problem with the phone or the USB cable. Now I have the 5S, but the USB cable is very poor quality. It hasn't even been a year and the cable has stopped charging my phone! I've questioned what I did to "damage" this product and arrived to nothing. Basically it stopped working by itself it broke itself. Very disappointed, Apple took one step forward and two steps back with this product. Now I have to waste my money buying another one. To think that the 30-pin USB cable could last me for years and then this cable completely stops charging my phone! Makes no sense. Please go back and correct your mistakes.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your client feedback is clear. Action it.

    Apple, your client feedback is clear, the only cable that can charge idevices is not strong enough for its function. Your increase in cable sales is not due to your clients replacing their 30 pin cables, its due to constantly replacing the weak connection between the cable and the head of the connector. This needs to be addressed.