• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $25 for a 1 metre cable - what a ripoff

    If only your cables and adaptors had more reasonable prices, you would have fewer people buying dodgy equipment and getting electrocuted and in turn causing you massive PR problems. Inevitably these cables will sometimes break - it's a bit steep asking people to fork out that much money for a long wire with a chip in it.

    Don't try go be too greedy, guys.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    It sits next to my bed and is plugged in once a night and somehow I've gone through two of them already. Incredible. This is also the first time I've ever taken the time to write a review. Apple needs to offer some kind of replacement program. Hopefully with a better quality replacement.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy aftermarket. TERRIBLE UNRELIABLE quality

    I have gone through three of these cables. Apple allowed me to exchange one for free when the first one broke. I continued using the other one. That broke. Then I used the one they gave me for free and THAT one also broke. I do not understand how such a low quality, yet essential product can get through Apple's oversight. EVERYONE needs to charge their phone, and this cable does not compare to the cheapest aftermarket imitation cable. I may just buy the miniUSB adapter and third party USB cable.

    Get it together Apple. Use your cash stockpile to make some reliable charging cables.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken in the space of a few months

    In just under 6 months my cable has broken leaving me without a charger until I can get a replacement. The cable seem particularly shoddy, the plastic peeled off and eventually the wires connecting frayed and broke so will look for a thicker 3rd party one to replace it. Very disappointed and am certainly not going to pay £15 on another cable that's liable to last a short time. Compared to my original iphone/ipod cable which is still working fine years later this really is a huge step down in quality.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive by far!

    Seriously why are these cables so expensive? How do Apple justify such blatant price gouging?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful cable

    I am on my 3rd cable in about 4 months. It breaks in the Lightning en every time for no reason. Might as well buy the 30 pin adapter and use the old charger.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cables

    So gone through two in a year of these cables. Not very well produced. I still have a 30 pin from 4 years ago that still works like a charm. So even with super careful use these just don't stand up to daily use.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    I bought my iPad from an original apple retail store in the UK, in the box it came with a USB cord. After using the cord for at least a week or two, a message pops up on my screen
    " The Cable or accessory is not certified, and may not work reliably with this iPad"
    In order to check weather or not my iPad is the one with the problem, I used the cord on my iPod. Despite the effort, the same message pops up.

    Adding more to the problem, I go to their store and purchase a new cable which was about £15, expensive for a piece of wire. I am currently using that wire, which surprisingly has also shown the same problem.

    This is pathetic, I am not going to spend another pence on apple, if they, keep on producing trash. I paid paid for quality, and I am not getting it, despite myself being a regular apple costumer.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never worked

    I bought an 64Gb Ipod touch (5th Generation), the lightning cable hasn't worked from new, I've had to use the 6 month old one I got with my 32Gb one which has given no trouble. If yours doesn't work then speak to Apple and get a new one under the guarantee, that's what I'll be doing.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE WORSE

    IVE BROKEN TWOOOOOO CABLES ALREADY in 5 MONTHS!!!!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality, I expected better.

    I don't know what plastic Apple use as the outer cover/insulation for these cables but it is terrible.

    I have 3 cables, all purchased less than a year ago, and used thus.

    Cable one - At home, the plastic coating on this cable has entirely perished and almost completely fallen off. This cable was a replacement for the original that came with the telephone, which failed in the same way after 3 months.

    Cable two - in the car. Used with a car charger, this has started to fail in the same way, especially at the connection between the cable and the lightning connector.

    Cable three - at work. This one has held up the best of the three, but is still becoming brittle.

    For a £15 cable this isn't acceptable. I am not overstressing the cables. They live on a shelf with the charger, out of direct sunlight (with the exception of the car charger). Sort it out, or post me a new cable every 2 months.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Apple? Why?

    Proprietary cable? Fine... Expensive cable? Fine... 4 $20 cables dead in the last year? NOT FINE!!!!!

    I have had a lot of cables in my life across a vast array of technology products. I have NEVER had cables go bad. The reason these cables die is Apple has decided to put active circuitry in them for no other reason than to ensure you buy a certified cable.

    Note to Apple: I would happily pay your premium for proprietary cables but cables should NEVER die. Since these die at such high rate it worth just buying generics.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very poor quality

    Apple should be ashamed to produce such a shoddy product. These last me about 3 months before they become worn at one end or another. At $19, consumers should be able to expect more. It's bad enough Apple won't use standard USB, they should at least make a quality proprietary cable. This is how you lose customers.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable frays.

    Cable frays at Lightning bolt end after a few months of careful use.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third lightning cable.

    I never thought I would write a review on a measly cable, but I think its about time. This cable, although speedy at charging the iPhone compared to the 30 pin, has become a hassle. I've gone through these cables like hot cakes.The cable starts to fall apart and simply stops working for no apparent reason. Good thing, Apple Care covers the cable and will provide a replacement, but still, ain't nobody got time for dat!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable: Flawed Design Meets Poor Quality Workmanship

    My experience with the Lighning Cable has been similar to that of many others, as I've had to replace it 3 times in the past 6 months. Obviously, there is a major design flaw with the Lightning cable, as well as a deficiency in the quality of manufacturing. The cable on my previous phone, an iPhone 4, never failed in the 3 years I owned it. My last Lightning cable only lasted for 1 month! Hopefully, Apple will take action to correct the design flaws and the manufacturing quality issues. Until then, the only positive thing that can be said about it is that they will replace it at no charge under warranty. However, I do have to ask, if they haven't fixed it when my 1 year warranty period ends, will they then want to charge me $29.95 for yet another defective Lightning cable?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars

    This cord is the biggest piece of junk. I own 6 of them and all 6 are starting to are have already broken in the same spot. (right where the wires plug into the jack) What junk. Apple needs to do something.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Cable wears out on lightning connector end, even with careful use. I've gone through 2 cables in less than a year - not just normal wear and tear issues. Apple won't replace or even offer assistance with broken cables. Very disappointing, considering old cables last years. Will not replace with Apple brand.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    This product could NOT be worse. Who wants this **** connector. Everyone else gets to use microusb for the devices. Without any question the last apple device i purchase ever.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just gets worse and worse

    The cable that came with my iPhone 5 (purchased oct 2012) gave out in about 6 months which I thought wasn't too bad. My next cable was the same kind and have out in three months. I purchased a third cable which has lasted about two months and now I must purchase another tomorrow. Not cool.

    9 of 10 people found this useful