• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable

    If the designer of this silly charger was put on life-support, and this charger powered the machine, god help him.

    Great phone, silly, useless, low-quality, over-priced ancillaries marketed in terms of style and functionality, bud decidedly useless.

    Unfortunately, a charger is rather necessary in the grand scheme of things.

    Apple, sort it out. And apologise. Profusely. Not to the share-holders and quarterly finance types..but the customers. The people who actually buy the stuff. And need to charge their very expensive phones. Free cables please.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor lighting cable, doesn't last long

    Like a number of other customers, I too have problems with the lightning cable where it attaches to the actual lightning part/ attachment of the cable. I originally thought that I was just unlucky with the cable provided with the latest purchased ipad. Charging unit and cable rarely leave my house and is stored very carefully. Obviously it's a design fault, which is a shame as all other apple products that I have purchased (including cables for non lighting products), have been fine and well designed. As far as I am concerned this lets down the quality of the apple product name. I write this just after purchasing a third cable in 9 months, and they are not cheap!!!! Apple please take note and look into improvement in design on this particular type of cable. Thanks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER IN THE WORLD!

    This charger is literally the worst ! I have had my iPhone 5 for a little over a year now and I have repeatedly had my charger all of a sudden stop working and be fried to buy a new one. I am about to buy my 3rd one ! This is ridiculous! For the amount of money we pay for these devices, you'd think that the least Apple could do was create an effective charger. Before this phone, I had an iPhone 3gs which was handed down to me by my cousin who previously had it for 2 years. I then had the phone for 2 years and not once did that charger break. I still use it to this day for my iPod. Its also not fair because not everyone has the money to buy a new charger so frequently. I believe that the charger to last just as long (if not longer) than the time that you have the phone. Point is this charger is absolute rubbish so be expected to pay $19 every few months or so.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables constantly break!

    Cable keeps breaking, I have purchased multiple cables because they keep breaking in the same spot... Apple please fix the design of the cable!!!

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    Poor Quality

    Apple really needs to look into the quality of the lightning to USB Cables. I seem to be spending more now on replacing these cables than any other accessory. They should last for more than a year! I bought one that just stopped working, no reason. Tried to connect it to various USB devices and just doesn't charge phone. The other cable is coming apart at the base of the lightning connector. I basically use one at home, one at the office, and keep another in the car. 2 out of the 3 have been poor. Now I am looking for either a third-party option...$20 plus tax every time is getting a bit much!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One per month

    I've spent nearly a 100$ so far since I've had my iPhone due to these adaptors breaking or simply stop working for no given reason. To add to my frustration none of my car adaptors are accepted by my phone meaning there have been times I've had absolutely no way of charging my phone

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd One a Charm?

    Purchased the iPod Touch less then 1 year ago and need to buy a 3rd usb cable. The 1st one just stopped working and the 2nd one now has a black mark on top of one of the connectiors and has stopped working.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible value... been through so many

    I'm very disappointed in Apple! I got an iPod touch 5th gen last Christmas, and this cable came with it. It lasted maybe a month or two, until it started bending and stopped working. I brought it into the store and they said I would have to purchase a new one, and they wouldn't replace it. For 20 dollars? No way. I bought a few online from a cheap website for around 1 - 2 dollars each , all of which lasted longer than Apple's. I'm very disappointed in Apple's new cords! I had an iPod touch 3rd gen awhile ago, and never had this problem. I went through one cord for the 4 or so years I had it! They shouldn't have even changed the lightning USB cable if they weren't going to make a quality cord for it. I would not recommend this product, go find some cheaper.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not even 1 star RUBISH

    ok i had about 3 of these with my warranty and that the wire god out of order so it cripples up and then docent charge your phone or the wire rips through so ye i would advise apple to make a stronger wire

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did Apple actually test before releasing it?

    I have had my iPhone 5 for little over a week which I bought for Christmas. It lasted 6 days. The end eventually rips off due to pulling (as required) 'gently' the cable out when finished syncing music or charging. how has Apple designed such a poor cable???
    I'm now stuck with a dead iPhone and have to order a new one from Tesco. I read other reviews and I agree. Why hasn't Apple done something already about these poor cables. It's like they purposely have them this non-durable so they can keep selling you all with this cheap design.

    An unhappy customer.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design on lightening cable

    I am headed to the Apple store to replace my cable. I just got the 5s a little over a month ago and already the device is saying the cable is not compatible. This happened on my iPhone 5 too. Not a well made product at all. Love my phone though! ��

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgrace

    The worst charger I have ever had ! 3 in the space of 3 months, it is an absolute joke! I am sick of paying £15 every time one breaks, the phone itself is expensive never mind the chargers you need every month.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling Quality

    Just bought another two of these at an outrageous £15 each. They barely last 3 months. Shocking from Apple

    2 of 2 people found this useful

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    Unreliable

    I've had two charger cables in the past six months I've had my phone and both have managed to fail due to simple fraying. Would not recommend this product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

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    2 iPad mini's 2 bad charger cables

    Junk. Purchased my units 49 weeks ago. Hoping I can get the USB cables warrantied.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

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    Bad design resulting in poor quality product

    A clear case of atheistics being given priority over function. For the sake of clean lines Apple have failed to provide users with any viable method of gripping the lightning connector with the result that you however careful you are you end up pulling on the wire and breaking it. We are now on cable number 4 in less than 12 months. Unfortunately none of the third party manufacturers have cottoned on to the fact that they could actually make a better product if only they clone what is a bad design.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This would be my last apple product..

    I have always liked apple products and have been using them. But new charging function of Iphone 5 is giving me so much problems that I have decided not to buy apple again.

    Got my 5th charger now. Took my phone to apple store, customer services agents were very rude and not helpful at all. And just because its been over a year since I got this phone now they are asking for ££ to get it fixed..... thanks apple!!

    Your new product has got issues... (lightning cable and charging point) and you are asking your customers to pay for it ???? (Lots of other people has got the same problem...)

    Steve's left and the company's gone....

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate this

    I am beyond mad and frustrated with this product. It keeps breaking! The part where you plug it in on the charger scrunches up and I guess it gets loose. These things are kind of expensive and I am infuriated that I have to keep buying them. I know there are tons of people with the same issue as I. Apple should really do something about this.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5th generation iPod cable

    Another unnecessary and costly change, in this case the connector cable for my iTouch, has transformed my attitude toward Apple. I will look harder the next time I shop for a new computer product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    high price low quality

    I have 2 of these cables, one from my iphone and one from my ipad. I got both roughly a year ago and both are fraying at the lightning adapter end. Given the quality of these cables they are exorbitantly priced.

    2 of 3 people found this useful