• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily!

    Never written a review before. This is my big debut! I am so disappointed in the cord from Apple. Same problem as the other 700+ others who have given this product a one star rating. After just a few months of gentle/regular use, cable wiring defect occurred at lightening plug, just below the hard plastic. :/

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    On my 4th cable in less than a year!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    On my 5th cable. It's been 3 months!!! WTH Apple??!! Really?! Not what I expect from a company who strives to satisfy its customers.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've gone through 3 APPLE certified cords

    These cables do not stand up to the quality I'm use to getting from Apple. I have several charging cables from my iphone 4 that I use with my ipads I've been using for YEARS and still work perfectly.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible

    This cable is terrible! Had my phone for 12 months & my 4th cable has broken! Such bad quality and obviously not built to last I'm disgusted at how much it is costing me to keep my phone on. Been to the Genius Bar a few times and never been offered a free replacement! If Apple don't sort this ill be changing phones! I'm a very dissatisfied customer!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better alternative

    I have now gone through 3 of these cables through work. All of them broke within a month. There appears to be an issue with the way the cable is attached to the lightning connector, as I can get it to work if I push it in certain directions. The best solution I have now adopted, is to use the Lightning-to-MicroUSB adaptor. This removes any issue there may be at the header end and I can use any cheap MicroUSB cable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    Had my iphone 5 for a year and I'm on new cable no4! Made a real point this time of making sure I don't release the connector by the cable as I was told by Apple it would be my fault it broke! 3 months later I find myself with 5% battery and no bloody charger! I hope I have enough battery to finish this dam review....

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    Got the cable for just a few months and it already starts to break near the lightning connector....

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flimsy lightning cable for iphone 5

    breaks and stops working fairly quickly. a "flat noodle" design would be stronger, but the cheap ones you can buy some working intermittently too. found they will sometimes charge if flipped over (though meant to work both ways up).

    apple really needs to come out with a reliable lightning cable of strong construction!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Short Life Span and Overpriced.

    I don't mind paying for good quality. But I have gone through 4 lightning cables (no out of the ordinary treatment of them) in one year.

    Overpriced even by apple standards, you'd expect better quality. Feels like a knock-off. I feel like they're milking me for money and it's enough to put me off iPhones after 7 years of service. Sort it out.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 cables in 6months and no help from apple!

    I have just had to buy my 4th cable as it has stopped working yet again
    Something is very wrong with these cables and apple know this is a money trap
    I have been into an apple store to enquire about a replacement as they are faulty and was just told I would have to buy another cable
    Thanks for nothing apple - your taking advantage of your customers and offer no help or solution to this situation
    Absolutely disgusted!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry Apple ... this time you've got it TOTALLY WRONG!

    Suddenly, at Heathrow last night, I desperately needed to charge my 'phone ... I was worried about accessing my coach ticket held on my iPhone 5S. Nothing!! In the end, nothing would charge. Reading all these other reviews I'm yet another sad statistic ... and it's APPLE!! What would have happened with my air ticket on Passport??

    Please ... Tim Cook ... it's just not fair!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage, where is apple headed?

    I've had my ipad for literally 2 weeks and the cord is so cheap and flimsy that it has stopped working all ready. I know it's the cord because it charges with other cords, like my iPhone 5 cord. Where is apple headed? This is the kind of cheap oversight that makes you wonder about the quality of their products. If they cheap out on the cords, who's to say they don't cheap out on the screens, or batteries, or camera in the ipad?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO DISAPPOINTED!!!

    I've wanted an iPhone for the longest time and when I finally got one, I was so excited! Although I have been enjoying the iPhone, there are two things that are SO FRUSTRATING!! The first thing is the battery life. I NEVER have battery, and my friends are always laughing at me because every time they see me, my phone would be dead. I was sucking it up until this "lightning" usb cable broke. Like....I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE IT FOR A YEAR YET!??!!?!??! Now not only do I have a phone that dies quickly, I CAN'T EVEN CHARGE IT ALTOGETHER!!! I am honestly so disappointed and frustrated. These lightning cables are not even cheap and you would think Apple would have good quality products. Please fix this Apple, the iPhone is already so expensive I can't have another added $21 expense every couple of months!!!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful