• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short and too easily broken!

    After three months of having this cord it is bent at the end plugged into the phone and subsequently will very rarely charge my device for more than a minute before I have to tweak it again. I blame part of this on the fact that the cord is simply too short and causes you to have to bend it wrong. But at the same time I used a 30-pin for years and never had this problem! $20 is too much for this imported JUNK.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    They are of poor quality and stop working for no apparent reason. I never had an issue with the old 30 pin connectors, but have been through numerous cords on my new phone. Sadly, the low quality, overpriced cords are the reason I will look at other phones/tablets the next time around.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly poor quality for Apple

    The lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5c lasted exactly six days. Thanks, Apple.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic.

    Absolutely pathetic. How did this make it through development and testing?! How hasn't a release been made after the ridiculous amount of 1 star reviews?? On my 3rd one now.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    So this morning I get to the office and discover I've left my iphone 5 charger at home. Sigh.I work right next to a mall that has an Apple store, so I could honestly just run over and grab one. However, I'm seriously considering just running home to grab mine. Why? Because I've already had 3!!. Each started wrinkling then stopped working...Ha! The worst was about 4 months after getting my iphone 5, I noticed wrinkles right next to the base. I plugged it into my work computer, and within several minutes, there was SMOKE coming out of the cord where it was attached to my phone! I snatched the cord out (as to not RUIN my work computer AND the phone) - and I burned my fingers doing it. So of course I went over to Apple next door, told them what happened and they replaced it. Here's the thing... The cord is a FIRE HAZZARD. I suppose there will be zero IMPROVEMENTS to it until there's some tragic accident that Apple is responsible for - as their wiring is faulty - there's a design flaw here. OR until there's a class action lawsuit that brings all of these issues to light. How is it that you design the perfect phone and the worst charger?

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't last

    you would expect the charger to last for as long as you have the phone. breaks so easily just from normal use.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worse product EVER

    This is my 5th time buying this crab product, apple is such disappointment, I would expect great product since I'm an apple fan, All my family and friends had the same issue since iphone 5 came. SHAME on you APPLE. just check the other bad reviews.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk!

    I've had my iPad air for less than a week and already two of these cables have broken. I absolutely DO NOT pull the cables out by the wire but instead grab onto the plastic near the lightening connector. This cable is a piece of junk and at $19 quite a rip off. For shame Apple. Have you no decency?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging cord iphone 5

    Had this phone for little over a year. On my 2nd cord, first one pulled apart. Been really careful with how I handle it due to first failure. Plugged into phone last night for an hour and when I attempted to disconnect I burned my finger. The connector end to the phone had gotten so hot it melted the insulation on the cord and the case. Could have created a fire. I am considering contacting consumers as they are an hazard.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    .

    ridiculously overpriced, broke within a month.
    The whole world is brainwashed by Apple. I only have this iPad for school, else I'd be using a windows computers and staying away.
    Please make bette quality products, or does most of your profit come from repairing broken ones?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need New Cable Every Few Months

    If you like replacing your cable every few months, this is the cable for you. Max lifespan of 3 months before it stops working.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    I had to replace more than 5 cable of this problem. Apple needs to take serious and immediate action to produce quality staff.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable is a rip

    I had to spend a lot of money to make my ipad compatible with my other devices such as my projector and my ihome. Waste of money. The cord awkwardly fits my iPad to my ihome and is already broken in less than a year after barely any use. It only works when I have my iPad and ihome at certain angles.

    Horrible quality. Apple should have thought through their converter devices better before they put this lightning stuff out, thus overcharging us extra money.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced overseas junk

    Total rip off, doesn't last and doesn't do anything more than a micro usb cord, would say more but apple's review system doesn't let you post anything too disparaging.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    Since purchasing an iPhone, I have bought numerous cables secondary to the wires breaking at the end of the lightening connector. My husband has tried to reinforce the cable several times in hopes that it would not break; however, every cable we have had has broke within 3 months of purchase. This product is poorly designed and a waste of money.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very bad quality

    i didn't expect that from apple. mine stopped working after few months.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    I have had 3 of these in the past month and have had the same problem with each. They work fine until i suspect a wire comes loose in the top of the cable, then it will only work when it is pulled or pushed into certain directions, until eventually it will not work at all. Im sick of wasting money on these cablels. Very2 poor quality...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CABLE DESIGN EVER!

    I'm currently on my 4th cable, each costing ~$20 each, in less than a year. There are aftermarket cables, but Apple has wised up to those and often the phone will give you an "accessory not supported" error when you try to use them. The most recent Apple cord lasted me only a month a half. Is it possible their design is getting worse?! Today I had an hour to kill so I contacted support. I spoke with 4 people and supposedly NONE of them had heard of this issue. I pointed out this thread as well as their support forum, which is riddled with complaints, yet "no one had ever heard of that, including their supervisor." I find that pretty comical. Anyway, they gave me a case number to switch out my cables, so I'm happy for the next month and a half.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not made to last!

    I have had iPhones using the same 30-pin dock connector that I got with my iPod Mini and never had one problem with it. It lasted and is still intact and usable today. However the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 is not! The plastic on the cable split. I put some electric tape around it and thought maybe I'd done something to stress it. I was very careful after that, however it did not stop the rest of the plastic cable slowly splitting in half. When I took it to an Apple Store and explained what happened, they told me that this did not count as wear-and-tear and therefore they would not replace it! I'd suggest getting the Belkin cable instead. It's a little thicker but feels sturdier and better quality.

    Apple sort these cables out, they are a joke and a disgrace.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and short

    Gone through 2 of these in the past 6 months. they just break without warning even though i treat them responsibly and they look nearly unused. The cable itself is really short. not worth $20...not even worth $5.

    9 of 10 people found this useful