• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    I own 2 iPhone 5s, which I bought when they were launched in the UK, and have had to buy 4 replacement cables so far. Like so many other people, my cables have failed where the cable meets the lightning plug. Bad bit of design by Apple.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse charging cable EVER

    On my fifth cable in one year. Always careful not to unplug by tugging the cord but I do use the phone while it's on the charging. Nothing I can do seems to make this cable more durable. Tried adding some adhesive heat shrink over the connector and tight to the cable jacket but it still only helped for a short while. Whoever makes a better cable as a knock off could become rich, Apple surely can't.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cable blows

    I have bought over 5 chargers and all of them stop work for no reason. Apple needs to fix this on the upcoming iPhone. I am tired of having to replace my charger. I used to love Apple but with this new charger I am deputing if I should stick with the iPhone.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Disappointed

    I really enjoy using my Apple products, but I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to enjoy them when they're dead because my charger breaks so frequently. It seems like I could purchase a new Macbook with all the money I've spent on this charger. Spend less time fixing what isn't broken and start focusing on what we all need.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    Bought my Iphone 5C in December 2013 and have already gone through two lightning chargers and now I am having trouble with the third. The first two just stopped working and the third one completely screws up my iphone when charging. All I have to do to correct the issue is unplug the lighting charger.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not impressed

    Well thats another cable.....should we all factor in 2-3 cables a year?

    On the basis that you are charging your phone each day, then my cables are lasting a maximum of 200 charges - this is POOR!

    Apple - this needs to be worked on

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Iphone 5 charger is extremely unreliable. The average life of my chargers last possibly 2 weeks before they plug in with no charge at all. Its anxiety provoking for those who depend on their phone for work and travel.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not charge iPhone after 4 months broken power wire

    Shoddy design. The cable stresses right where the outer sheath connects to the thicker rubber piece. In my case the red power wire was broken due to the stress at this point. I opened it up and soldered it and heat-shrinked it to fix.

    On the new cable I will reinforce this point with electrical tape. Nothing like a redneck-looking cable on a $500 phone.

    The older cable design was much better, the thicker part of the cable is designed to allow it to flex.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No.

    My charger just broke AGAIN this is the SECOND TIME it's broken. I'm not going to waste $20 bucks on a piece of stupid wire that'll break within a couple of months. DO NOT BUY IF YOU WANTED TO SPEND A $100 ON REPLACING IT EVERY COUPLE OF MONTHS.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTED

    Fine, if Apple is going to make poor USB cables like this one at least make them cheaper. my 3rd usb just broke and i just don't feel like buying another one again.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    As you can see from the title, there is really nothing to say about the new, ironically named "Lightning" Cable. After just a couple of months, the end of the charger, at the 8 pin side, just tears apart, exposing the inside electronics. Eventually, the wires just fall out of this.

    I really can't believe that a quality producer like Apple is making such junk like this, and then making us pay £15 for an essential thing that just is not up to standard. After paying £300+ for Apple products, you would think that we would at least get a charger that would last longer than a year...

    Already been through 2 of these in the last 6 months and am going to have to order ANOTHER one, otherwise no iPhone for me. Looking at the possibility of changing phones now, possibly moving to HTC or Samsung.

    Apple, redesign this NOW and get your act together...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor

    In the year or so since getting my iPad Mini I am now on my 5th lighting cable. While my IPhone 4s. And original iPad 1 are still chugging along nicely with their original cables.

    I love my new Apple toys, but I am not prepared to get the next product until Apple resolve this problem.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    Had this phone since October and I've had to purchase 4 new cables, truly pathetic product. Apple should invest some time in producing a reliable charger rather than developing Siri, something truly useless. I have used my last 10 % to write this review. My last contract with an apple iphone. Seriously disappointed.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THEY SHOULD BE RECALLED!

    These chargers are an absolute joke, nothing but charging problems. This is The main reason i will be switching phone brands. Apple, you are better than this.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh so over it!!!!

    So about a week ago I noticed that all of a sudden that my lightening cable for my iphone 5 begin to show wires towards the end that goes into the phone, then the beginning of this week, I noticed that after I supposedly charging my phone overnight, I woke up to only 12% battery life because the cable did not charge my phone. I had to twist and bend the cable different ways to get a charge, I finally had to go ahead and buy another one today, because when I was trying to move music to my phone from itunes, I received a message that the USB on my macbook pro had been disabled and that was due to the faulty cable. I have had my iphone 5 since November 2012 and I had to purchase my third cable. This is ludacris. Maybe with the next generation phone you guys decide to make, make a stronger cable that is more durable and one that will last longer that 2 years. That is all!!!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all, #7 just died

    These cables work perfectly well when you first get them, but after a couple of months they stop working properly.
    My seventh cable has just died, I have also purchased the Micro USB to lightning adapter but as this is so tiny I have lost it!!

    The next time I'm passing an Apple Store I'll pop in with one of the broken cables and try to get a replacement as I've seen other people do this in the past.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have soent more money on chargers for this phone than i have insuring my car. Nothing to do with how careful i am. I still have the same charger that cane with my iphone 3 and strangely enough that works fine. Get it together before i leave iphone for good.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible charger!

    This is the worst cable I have ever delt with! It works for a little bit then it stops working!! Apple get it together!!!! If I could I would give it no stars!��

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1/5

    For the last month, I have had to bend this cable in all different directions and then hold it in place to charge my iPod. As a result of the bending, the wires at the base have started showing and now I can't charge my 5th gen iPod touch at all. I have had the charger cable for my 3rd gen iPod nano since 2008 and it is still working perfectly. It looks like I will have to retire this lightning to usb cable after only 4 months of use. Not worth the $21 dollars at all, but I'll have to buy another one if I am to continue using my iPod Touch. :(

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger EVER!

    PATHETIC APPLE! if there was a choice for 0 stars that would be it, why apple had to change the charger design, i do not know. Im on my 11th one now and its pathetic, never buying an apple product with lightning usb ever again!

    12 of 12 people found this useful