• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible but no alternative :(

    For a company that has had amazing technological advances to not be able to get something as simple as a charging cable right is unbelievable. The cable is flimsy and unable to withstand everyday wear and tear. This has got to be the sixth cable I have had to buy in the past year I have had the iPhone 5, my old iPod classic charger cable works fine by the way, treated exactly the same way!!! I have to say it has driven me nuts and when my contract ends I am seriously consisting upgrading to a htc or a samsung, at least all android devices and kindles use the same charger.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish don't buy a i5phone because of the charging cable

    i am on my 3rd i iPhone charging cable.. the 1st one broke with in 3 months. then apple gave me a new on to my surprise with out charge, then that broke with in 4 months. so i brought a after market one, because apple said No to a new cable but it was still in warranty!!!!!!!!! come on apple sort it out. soon dew a upgrade might be looking else where. don't take much to reinforce the cable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cords deserve no stars

    I have 2 iPhone 5s (my own and my work phone). My boss has one and so does my girlfriend; all these cords broke in the same spot within the past month. How exactly does apple intend in fixing this other than trying to get people to spend $30 on a new one?

    I think the better question is, how many people intend on swapping over to Samsung or another one of their competitors once their contract runs out? At least 3 people here if they don't keep a steady supply of working cables.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same terrible issue with lightning charger

    We have 3 apple products that use these chargers and I am on my 17th cable!
    These are so bad that I have now started keeping spares of theses as you never know when ones going to break or stop working
    I would also like to say to a previous review about taking care of these chargers that no matter how much care you take these are just not built to last
    Tried tested and just short of a T shirt now!

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese Apple do something about this issue

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable I ever owned.

    The cable has disintegrated just below the collar where cable attaches to lightning connector, from normal light use, I am gentle with such things. Second cable that's done this. Bad design and low quality insulation material. Way over-priced in the first place. C'mon Apple sort it out and give us an Apple quality cable. I'd like a couple of new ones please. New design, new insulation material, reinforced collar, thanks.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the Worst Apple Products Ever

    When I first got this charger with my iPhone 5s, it worked perfectly. Then it suddenly broke after being bent. I then brought more of these and the same thing happened. Other chargers do not work either due to the newest update blocking them.

    Very angry at Apple for this.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely horrible

    The end of the lightning tip frays within weeks, even with DIY solutions only last few weeks, this is the worst cavle of all time and now with the IOS7 filter on 3rd party chargers, we are stuck with these POS

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT HAPPY No durability whatsoever

    Live had my iPhone 5 5 months and I am already on my second lightning cable, with has now also fallen prey to the same fate as those before it. The quality on these things is terribly the wires underneath the connection between the lightning cable and the male connecter fail leaning you unable to charge your phone. Something seriously needs to be done. Can someone start a petition or somethig. I don't usually go out of my way to write reviews but I did to complain about this product.

    NOT HAPPY

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger ends gets broken easily

    The charger cable works perfectly fine, whether you use it on your computer or connected to a wall plug. Unfortunately, once the charger gets a crimple at the ends, particularly the one that's connected to your phone, make sure to have a replacement soon because that thing won't work in a couple of days! :( I feel like I spend too much money for something that won't last that long. The cable isn't designed well for something that takes a beating everyday. Apple should make a better cable (idk, thicker cables?) or just redesign the whole thing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product

    Cable is of a really bad quality. Have gone through four of them in less than a year. Wires become separated from the adapter. Never had any issues with the old 30pin connector.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger in the world

    The charger is no good and they only last a couple of weeks. I've been through 4 chargers and they all end up breaking in the same spot. So something needs to be done and get this problem fixed fast!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    Apple chargers are all ridiculously overpriced for such poor quality. These chargers develop holes after a few months and are too short.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How many 1-star reviews needed before Apple fixes this?

    If I could give it less than one star, I would. I bought my iPhone 5s ONE MONTH ago. I started receiving an "unsupported" message from my 2012 Honda today - it stopped playing music, both iTunes and Pandora, and would not charge. Nothing fixed it - restarting, resetting, etc. both car and phone. After unplugging my phone a few times, just as gently as I always do, it RIPPED in half where it plugs into the phone. I called support and was told that I was receiving the message because there was something wrong with my CAR, not the cord that had broken in half. I had the same USB cord for my 4s for TWO years and never had a problem, whether in my cars or in my house. Seriously, when is this issue going to be fixed? Ridiculous.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    As many other review has stated; these cables are absolutely terrible. I've purchased both official Apple cables and aftermarket cables. The aftermarket cables are holding up far better than the Apple cables but they still aren't great. The real irony is that most electronics die before the charging apparatus does and I'm on my 8th cable in little over a year. Terrible technology Apple. If someone was fired over Apple maps someone definitely should be fired over this cable. Fix it Apple.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cable

    Today is the 31st and I have officially gone through 3 in this month alone contemplating leaving my Iphone as this is never a problem with other phones. And im convinced that the only people leaving good reviews on this cable work for apple.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables are absolutely horrible

    I have had my iphone 5 for almost a year now and I am on my 8th charging cable for it. This is not cheap at all because each cable costs around $20. If you aren't looking to spend money do not buy an iphone, especially one in the 5th generation. Apple has done absolutely nothing to fix their product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?

    Like other reviewers have stated this cable is absolutely terrible!!! I've never had an issue in the past with the old cables. So of course Apple comes out with a new cable with a built in chip. Now we're all stuck being forced to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a cable which will break in a couple of months. Bravo Apple, Bravo!! Apple needs to just swap out these awful cables for free until they remake them all together.

    8 of 10 people found this useful