• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible cable

    I have a iPad 4 and the charger stopped working after 5 months. I bought another and that stopped working after 3 weeks. Just recently my husbands iphone 5 cable stopped working. We have 4 cables and none work!?!?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The new iPhone 5 cables are JUNK!

    I take very good care of my Apple products. And they have all lasted me a long time. That is UNTIL I bought the iPhone 5. I love the idea behind the new small plug that can be inserted either way. But the cables wear out Very fast. If you still have yours under warranty take it to Apple store for a replacement. If not I advise buying the adapter and using an old cable as these were made & hold up much better.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 cables in 3 months

    Believe it or not, I had changed 6 cables in the past three months just to get my IPad charged.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting

    I'm now on my 4th cable, and I am so disgusted by the quality of the product. Every single cable I've had has had the same problem, the wires become damaged at the phone end, and the cable ceases to work very quickly. I would change from Apple to another brand but I am locked into a contract! This issue needs to be fixed immediately, how can Apple sell such a shoddy product to us like this? Sure'y it's not that hard to create a cable which actually works for more than about 2 months. Get your act together.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Bad Bad

    A friend and I both got a cable at the same time and a few months later they both started to give us problems. Horrible cable apple... Do something about it already

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG

    definitely getting the adapter and using my old reliable iphone 4 cable from now on.
    havent exactly seen any 'lightning' effects when transferring photos but the cable is definitely getting faulty/not working at lightning speed!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A pain

    2 months after purchasing my phone the charger stopped working unless I played with it for a little while. After 6 months of playing with it to get it to charge EVERY night it is nearly finished. I am seriously thinking about leaving apple because this is just Dumb. Make a quality charger already.

    12 of 12 people found this useful