• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would get a Windows phone just to avoid these cables.

    I've had my iPhone less than a year. I've gone through 8 cables. 8 of them. In one year. Get your self together Apple. I had other apple products for 6 years before my phone, I had one cable in that entire time die on me. These are an absolute piece of junk

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality product

    I own an iphone and MacBook and have come to believe that Apple must assign cord design to the most incompetent, useless engineers in the company. Either that, or Apple doesn't care about customers. I'm replacing the cord AGAIN for the same reasons listed again and again in other reviews and it really annoys me. Charge me an extra $20 for a workable, longlasting cord -- I'm sick of Apple repeatedly charging me for poor quality accessories. Am really considering going elsewhere for my next phone.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH

    Ive had my iphone 5 since july and ive had 5!! yes 5 cables each one last a few weeks and then breaks.. sick and tired of paying for ones especially when my phone is a contract so cant change my phone. sort it out apple!! WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER IPHONE OR AN IPOD!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Already broken

    I had to hold the cable straight when plugging it in for the last month, now it completely does not work. Apple needs to beef up the cable a little bit to make it more robust, because these are too expensive to replace. I have 30 pin iPod connectors that are probably 8 years old and work fine, what happened with this thing?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not strong cable

    Very expensive and cost too much for nothing, made of very expensive material but it has a trick in each end to make it very easily to damage, it doesn't last 2 months of use and will be disable by a macbook or air book,

    I do not recommend.

    Buy flat cables

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wowww

    I got my phone for Christmas. It is currently February 6th and my charger is already wearing out. I have to hold straight for it to charge and we all know that will only work for a few days. I have a MacBook Pro as well, and I'm comparing the rubberized part of the cord and the computer charger's is much thicker and more durable - I don't understand why that couldn't be used for the phone chargers. Also, the old MacBook chargers were problematic and Apple has since changed the design and I haven't had a problem since. Please fix this lemon of a charger.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    Piece of Junk. This cable I have had for a little over 5 months and it already doesn't work. It stays at my house at all times and I take care of it but it won't even charge my iPod anymore. Furthermore, I don't want to give another 20 of my hard earned dollars to apple for another junk cable that will break in half a year.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No help

    I called apple and and they told me they were unaware of any problems with the cords not lasting very long and that they should last longer than 3 or 4 months. The battery itself on my phone is a joke and I can't keep it charged because all of my cords keep crapping out. I have always loved having an iPhone but I am to the point where the battery should not hold me hostage on using my phone and I shouldn't have to go through all these steps to try and save battery life. I am going first chance I get to my carrier and begging for an early upgrade because I am tired of having to constantly worry about my phone dying and out of the 5 cords that I have none working

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful cable

    im now on my third cable since owning the iphone 5, these are awful cables, and judging by the reviews im not the only one to have problems, i had the original with a 3gs and it still works.....

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality from a high end company

    I am tired to wasting money on cables that quit on me after 4 months! I should be lucky bc other users tell me they usually lasts 3 months.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero rating

    I would give this a zero rating if possible. My household of 4 is full of Apple charge cables that don't work. Apple should take these back and replace them as needed until they can produce a cable that lasts the life of the phone!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another in a Line of Awful Apple Cables

    Apple, your cable quality has been awful since my original ipod nano all the way up to my 5s. Functionally they work perfectly and as they should but their durability is no where near what a company with your resources should be producing. Ive had my phone for about 3 months and charge my phone next to my bed just lying there. The cable is already beginning to show through the jacket as it has with every charge/sync cable you have every produced. Seriously you invented the product but you do not produce the best option available for anyone reading this griffon produces excellent thick durable cables which are slightly more expensive but actually last. Thanks for nothing Apple.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning cables are rubbish

    Apple had better do something about these cables . Since ios7 they barely last a month . Come on, enough already . Fix the problem .

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What junk.

    I don't mind paying such outrageous prices for apple products because they're generally worth it... but to pay $20 for something that lasted me 2 weeks is ridiculous. I'm so, so not happy. And the worst part is having no choice but to pay ANOTHER $20 just to replace the first piece of junk that wasn't worth that much to begin with! Maybe it's time to switch to products that cost less because apple is not the quality it used to be.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish wire

    I have bought two of these! They work fine until a wire comes loose and they stop charging. Apple have a fault with this wire. Very disappointing because iPads are great but no good if you can't charge it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone is great, cable is horrible

    I've had my iPhone 5 for about a year now and I like the phone. The problem, however - and it's a MAJOR problem, is that I'm on my way to buy yet another power cord (lightning cord). These things are made so CHEAPLY that they only last a couple of months (if that!). I'm getting ready to buy my 4th replacement for this phone (that's 5 total). When I had my iPhone 4, I NEVER had this problem. The lightning cord bunches up at the end that plugs into the phone and then just stops working. If Apple doesn't fix this problem, I will be forced to look at other options when my contract expires because I will not be forced to keep spending money on a power cord (we all need them, so I guess you got us, right Apple?). When my friends with other type phones ask me if they should change over to the iPhone, I have to tell them about this fiasco. They don't even bother switching over. I don't blame them. Apple, either fix this problem or you will lose this customer.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable - Poor design

    I've been an avid Apple guy since 2001. Like many, I switched from PC to Apple computers at the time and vowed to never look back. I've owned 6 Apple computers since - desktops and portables and have always promoted them to friend, family and just about anyone else who would listen. I also own an iPad, 3 Apple TV's and have have and iPhone, iPhone 3, 4 and now the disappointing 5. I have always enjoyed using my Apple products as they've been easy to use and extremely reliable... until now. Shortly after buying my iPhone 5, I discovered that I needed to purchase a small (Apple-branded) adapter in order to use the several accessories I already had (i.e. car chargers, audio adapters for the car, etc. I was bummed out to have paid about $35 for this tiny piece of hardware but then disgruntled when the first one burned out - then the second and finally the third. They actually had little black marks on the contacts that went into the phone. After that, I gave up and purchased new accessories with lightning connectors. I've since gone through 4 or 5 car adapters and now, it's difficult to get a firm connection for charging (something which by the way needs to happen often with the iPhone 5)... Really disappointed with this product overall and humbled to say that I would almost consider falling off my high horse and purchasing the competitors' product which by all accounts is excellent... Hoping Apple finds a solution to this - even if it means going back to the older style connector which worked great and was one of the best designs I've seen.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loose leads

    Poor quality - I expect better from Apple.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO if I could

    Add one more to the long list of reviews trashing these horrible cables. The cable scrunches up at the end, then the rubber coating breaks, then the wires fray. You'll get three months tops just charging it when you go to sleep. Heck of a value proposition.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful

    These chargers are awful and begin to show signs of wear within 3months, even if you use them gently. I bought my iPhone in April and the cable broke within 6 months, I am on my second cable - soon to be third since my second one is showing signs of wear. Although Apple replaced my cable since it was under warranty, this wouldn't have been a problem if Apple worked out the faults and created a longer lasting and better quality charging cable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful