• 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

  • 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