• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through 5 cables!

    I don't particularly abuse these cables and all of them have failed in the same place. I've had to switch to other chargers with flat cable design. As always with a fault in design, I think apple should do something about it!

    I'm a bit fed up with the charger failing at inappropriate times!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Joke, REPLACE THEM FOR FREE

    Apple have made an awful product. It wont last more than a couple of months. It is far to short. It is the most over priced item ever. It would literally cost then 1 cent to make it. Replace everyone's cables for free to a new reinforced cable apple. Steve wouldn't have allowed this to happen.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty cable.

    I like the idea of a pin that works backwards or forwards, but it's not worth the issues the cable causes. I'm only able to charge my iPhone 5 (purchased in summer 2013), with an old iPhone cable using a Lightning adapter. I had problems with the original Lightning cable early on, with my Macbook Pro giving me a notification that it was using too much USB power and dropping the charge. Because of that, I purchased a new Lightning cable, but it gave me the same problem and it had to be returned.

    Recently, I was sent a replacement iPhone via warranty, and it included a new cable as well. It worked for about a day, then finally, less than a week later, the Lightning pin actually broke off from the rest of the cable after gently unplugging the phone. This is a problem that absolutely needs fixed ASAP. Perhaps it is with newer iPhones, but from the sound of friends and family with the 5C and the 5S, it still gives them problems - often right out of the box.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made cables.

    I am a fan of Apple products and I have been surprised by how poorly these cables have performed. My family has three I-Phone 5s and one I-Pod 5. Four out of four cables failed. Two in less than a year, and two at 13 months. Apple should fix the problem and replace the cables at no charge to the customer. They will only replace the cables that are less than a year old. Their products are expensive compared to the competition and in the past I didn't mind paying extra because their quality and technology were so good. I'm sorry to say that it appears to no longer be the case. The only reason I didn't give the cable 0 stars is because 1 is the lowest rating I can give it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Is a Joke of a Charger

    I am so upset with Apple. Not only is the charger very short, but it breaks incredibly easily. I still use my iPhone 5, and I am not kidding when I say I've gone through 7. They always break in the same spot.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken already..

    Two months of use and the cable is now barely usable unless I hold my phone up in a certain position, and sometimes even that won't work. I treat the cable well and it hasn't been abused and yet I still have had this problem. I tried cleaning the actual port but this has made no difference. And £15 for a replacement is criminal

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    I have had to buy multiple replacement cords for my daughters phone since they have had the 5s. I still use my original 4s cord that I have had for years. Thought it was the teenagers being rough on the charger cord. Reading others expierences with same I see it is not them. I have been replacing every 3 months.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this cable, it's so poorly made!

    I have owned FOUR of these cables now and they all break in the same exact place. I have tried going to off brands but I the whole thing about it not being compatible with my phone so it won't charge. It makes me so angry since they are $20 a pop! I'm about to go buy TWO MORE. Apple, I expected more from you!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    It breaks and won't work after a few months. I have to buy a new one all the time and Im really tired of it!!! Never had this problem with iPhone 4 chargers...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5 Chargers

    i am very unhappy with apple after buying my iPhone 5 last year, i have bought 6 charger cables for it as they always break! wouldn't recommend anyone to get an iPhone due to this problem and will not be getting another iPhone in the future. POOR

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Seriously Apple. For $20 you can't even make a simple cable that works!!! On my 3rd one now. I have no doubt it will fail too. Does anyone from Apple even read these reviews. >800 negative reviews = you need to do something different!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality from start to finish

    The Lightning Cable is disturbingly fragile in it's design, even if it's produced by one of the most quality-focused companies on the planet. The Lightning Cable is bound to frail and break, in both or either end, it is only a question of when; not if.

    The largest problem with the Lightning Cable is that using it, and charging a device at the same time, will cause the cable to break down rather quickly due to the bottom end of the Cable (closest to your device) will usually be in contact with a part of your body which causes the seam between the thin cable, and the reinforced plastic to wear out. This wouldn't be a big issue if Apple had implemented a foldable angle extension to their cables.

    I am currently about to purchase my 5th Cable from Apple, that says something about the quality of the Lightning Cable but beware of purchasing 3rd party cables that are "iOS compatible" since they won't work for long, if at all, due to Apple's proprietary chip in the Lightning Cable. I give the current Lightning Cable 1/5 because it's appalling design from such an innovative company as Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as the rest

    I burn through these cables. It's probably the fact that I'm Spider-Man and use them to swing around New York. Oh no, wait, no I don't. I plug them into the computer or ac adapter and then into my phone. I've gone through three on my iPad 4 and 2 on my 5s and it's the same problem every time. the end that plugs into the phones ends up with loose wiring and becomes very temperamental as to how you touch it. I seem to recall apple making sure that no one else can make their cable and now people have to buy a new one every six months. Coincidental?
    Well now I have to go and fight crime with my trusty lightning-cable slinging abilities.
    No. Wait. Still not Spider-Man.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 failed cables so far

    I have always been pleased with Apple's quality and functionality, but my wife and I both have the iphone 5. My first cable and now my current cable seem to have broken wires internally and will only charge if the cable is tilted in just the right position. The white casing on the lightning connector has also split. My wife's cable sheath has bunched up at the lightning connector end and has now split, exposing the shielding underneath. Currently, we have to use our aftermarket belkin car chargers to reliably charge our phones. Please do a recall or something. Judging by all these reviews, this has become quite an issue.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cables - Why So Brittle

    Why have I had to buy over 20 cables in the short 6 months Ive had this new phone & new Ipad.... There has got to be a solution to these HORRIBLE Cables. When they work, they're just fine, BUT - THEY DON'T WORK FOR LONG !

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple lightning cable for ipod 5

    we bought 4 ipod 5s for our grandchildren for christmas/ within a month all the cables had broken/ we have payed for another 6 and we have 1 left/ this is disgusting i am very dissapointed i have the ipod 4 and iphone 4S wich i have owned for a long time with no trouble APPLE SORT THIS OUT

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic Money Making Scheme

    Got the 5s a week after UK release and the charger has worn already!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They just don't work after first week or so

    We have iPhones and iPods all needing these cables to charge and we have had to renew them so many times we must have spent £50 easily on replacements. They are hopeless and I am now looking for an alternative supplier/method of charging but they really make a mockery of the expected Apple quality

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How has Apple not fixed this!?

    How is it possible that Apple, 18 months or so after the launch of the iPhone 5, have still not rectified the absolutely horrendous quality of their Lightning to USB cable!? It's a disgrace that 254, of the 290 reviews left for this product have rated it one star, and pretty much universally for the same reason. 88% of people think it's terrible.

    My first cable lasted, seemingly miraculously, about 11 months. My current one, which has just broken completely without prior warning, has lasted 7 months. The cable sits next to my bed. It doesn't move. It isn't twisted. It isn't pulled. In 2006 I bought an iPod from Apple. I still have the original cable, which comes with me everywhere. 14 years of being dragged in and out of my car, and in and out of bags, and it still works. Have Apple forgotten how to make the cables? What is the excuse for continuing to sell, at 15 pounds a time, a product which clearly is useless?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords coming and going.

    I have bought at least 8 in the last few months for two iPhone 5's. I first thought it was my wifes phone but now it happening with the cords I have also. Thought it was the knock off but the last two and one of the original cords was from Apple.
    Can we (Apple) just fix the problem! Seriously thinking about upgrading to something different because I won’t be able to charge my phones at this rate.

    8 of 10 people found this useful