• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple... spend your cash pile on improved testing!

    This cable sums up the iPhone 5, well designed but poorly manufactured to a point it starts wearing with just light use.

    The cable has warped and split on both mine, my girlfriends and a work colleges phone in exactly the same place after just 6 months. The wires have become exposed creating a safety hazard and connection problem.

    Apple should stop blocking other manufactures from making a better quality cable - their name is starting to wear thin on me now!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddily made

    I've never used a cable that malfunctioned this quickly. Just from plugging into my computer USB and picking up my phone occasionally when I receive a text, the lightening pin end became so twisted and fragile that it would no longer connect for a charge. I've had the old cords for a long time and ran them over with wheelie chairs, etc and even though they've freyed they don't just stop working. something is very wrong with the lightning pin connector end - way too fragile if it just breaks from normal usage!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money!!!!!

    My second cable to break since I got phone 10 months ago. It's obvious a wire is disconnecting inside the cable! I am horrified that such a huge company would allow such a shoddy and useless yet VITAL part of its product to remain on sale unfixed! Apple, there is clearly a problem here - sort it out!!!!!!!!!!!! I now have to pay ANOTHER £15 for a new cable, what a joke!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    This design is faulty. Worst cable ever....i purchased 6 in 5 months, now my daughter just got her own ipad mini, i will have to order a few more just to keep up and keep my unit charge. Original and OEM both are the same.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddily made for any company.

    Out of my three cables (two purchased, one that was included with the iphone 5), two have now started developing problems. One that sits on my desk and is hardly ever moved has started shorting out whenever I move it (and sometimes when I don't), interrupting syncs and stopping charging. Another that sits by my bed has started yellowing really badly and the more rigid part near the end has started coming apart. If I was purchasing these from some generic cable maker out of China, I'd kinda expect this, but this is ridiculous for an apple product with apple's markup.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE IT

    I am a faithful Apple user. I LOVE the devices, and find them to be quite brilliant. However, this cable is absolutely rubbish! I HATE IT! Since Black Friday of 2012, I have gone through THREE. Yes, you read it correctly. THREE. Why couldn't Apple have made these cables as sturdy as the 30-Pin cords? I spent over $300 for my ipod, and this just isn't fair. I have to hold my cable in the most precise position for it to charge. What's next? Wrapping kitchen foil around my head, and standing on one foot while doing the Macarena? I don't think so! I'm very disappointed in this product, and I highly request that this is fixed ASAP!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I have had an iPhone since launch 6/2007. This is the first cable I have ever had to replace. I have purchased 3 since I bought the phone Oct 2012. One of the pins turn black, I need to use an eraser to clean the contacts, then 3-4 weeks later its black again. For the first time since 2007 I am thinking of leaving the iPhone.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it is horrible

    my charger has not lasted for atleast 3 months and i constantly spend to much money buying new ones so now i recently bought a new one because my Ipod 5 and Ipad have been dead for the past two weeks and it does not work

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Cable straight out of a new 5s box. Dodgy connection, lots of lost syncs, incessant complaints that the cable isn't certified, even though it came from a shrink wrapped Apple box.

    Simply can't understand (a) why the cables are so poorly made considering they're so expensive, and (b) we can't use 3rd party cables which might actually be more robust.

    Garbage. It's ironic that I should start to loath Apple over something as simple as a charging cable but really this is an absolutely terrible performance.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops charging after 3 months

    I bought two extra cables with my iPhone 5 and both stopped charging after three months. The constructions is extremely poor.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix This

    If any apple tech person reads this please do something about these IPhone 5 lighting cables they are complete garbage. Look at all the reviews from people having to replace their cables, its borderline robbery what your company is forcing them to do. I have never thought that I would switch from my IPhone back to another brand, but you all seemed to have lost just about everything that made you great, shoddy workmanship if you can even call it that.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls apart

    The plastic molding around the USB portion pulls off if you remove it from the wall charger more than a couple times.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    I like the concept of making the charger, double sided and smaller, but I've noticed the quality of the product is really bad. 2 months after having my charger, my apple charger broke. I bought another and within three weeks it was already starting to tear apart. This needs to be fixed! I don't like rebutting chargers more than three times.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS!

    I am not even exaggerating, This cable has made me hate apple.
    I have to keep going and changing the cable every now and then, it just stops working after a while, and its not like i manhandle it. i actually take good care of it after it happened the first few times, But now its getting a little too much. I think if i don't continue to spend more money on these cables i may be able to buy myself another phone.
    This is just too bad. I GIVE THIS PRODUCT ZERO STARS!
    and nothing more than that.
    And just so you know, this is not only happening to me, it has happened to four different friends as well.
    and when i went and complained about it, i was told that there is nothing they could do, and that i had to buy a new cable.

    this is really disappointing, and i would never think that Apple would come down to this, after all these years.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality. Doesn't last

    2nd cable I've had this year

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cord ive ever seen.

    So on my birthday, 3 months ago I got an iPad mini. The cord lasted me about a week, my brothers cord broke and my sisters broke also. Then we had bough 2 more cords, those broke. My moms cord to her iPad and iPhone 5 also broke. The replacement one she's bought broke also. That's basically 8 cords in about 6 months. You basically bend them once and they break. At first they're good . They charge the device fast and it's easier to use. Your not fidgeting with it to get it in the charger port. It goes in the port no matter how which way it is. After a little while of use tho it breaks. The 30 pin adapters were better. They lasted a lot longer too. Almost 3 years since my sisters, my brother and I have gotten our iPad 2's and my older sister still has her original cord and works in near perfect condition. These cables need to be improved or the old ones need to be brought back.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was a zero option, I would choose it.

    I have the same original cables to my ipad 2, iphone 4 (that I use as backup) and old ipod. Never have a problem and they last forever. Now, these flimsy made Lightning cords are another story. They just stop working. I'm now on my 6th cord for my iphone 5. The design of the cord seems to make it necessary for the wiring to get filed up at the end where the cord meets the lightning connection. Each and every one of my cords got flimsy in the same place when they stopped working. The older cords were sturdy and withstood a lot. Who ever did the quality testing for these cords should be fired.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger

    With all the cellphones I've had in the past, I've never had a problem where the charger cord starts to break away where you could see the wires. This is the worst charger ever! I don't mishandle it but just from daily wear it weakens (SO easily) and you have to wiggle the cord so that the phone will recognize it...I've taped it now and still not working properly...ridiculous. Apple needs to make a better charger that will last more than a year. I love Apple products but not if it's going to wear/break so quickly!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I see the quality of the cable is an issue

    I was very unhappy to see the connector changed from the 30 pin and chose to stick with just this instead of buying an AC adapter or 30 pin to lightning adapter. Big mistake! I've had this cable for 8 months and now it seems the wire broke. I still have 30 pin to USB and older AC adapter models from old iPods that have worked for years during the timespans of my older iPods.

    I am appalled at the prices of some of the alternatives through Apple. Why should I spend so much money if it's going to break in less than a year? Apple used to pride itself in sleek designs and not having quality issues. Now it's much more flash than substance.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HATE THIS CHARGER

    Like all other apple adapters, these don't last! The exterior material used is too thin which results in the charger breaking quicker! I oblige to say that yes it does charge the device quickly and efficiently BUT I paid way too much for the device to have the charger breaking like this. I know a lot of people who have had to buy 3 and 4 of these because they simply do not last and that's ridiculous! I think Apple will have to come up with a sturdier adapter for their devices because these aren't cutting it!

    4 of 4 people found this useful