• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made

    My kids and I each have iPads, and we all have gone through at least two of these cords in less than a year. I have my original cord from my iPod 3rd generation I bought in 2008. Says something about the quality of cord.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did Micros**t design these?

    Apple's design hallmark is usually a compulsive attention to detail in order to enhance functionality.

    But not here. More attention seems to have been paid to Lightning's slimness than to to its intended function: TO BE REPEATEDLY PUSHED INTO/PULLED OUT OF VARIOUS APPLE DEVICES.

    The result is a flimsy, grossly overpriced, proprietary accessory that can't stand up to daily use. Unfortunately this accessory just happens to be critical to using the iPad/iPhone/iPod.

    In my opinion this is a serious lapse in design. Shame on you, Apple.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord falls apart

    The cord falls apart at the tip. It pulls itself in, causing the wire to fray and then become exposed, as others have noted. It's too bad that for 19 dollars Apple can't manufacture a cord that is longer lasting.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not so good.

    Not sure what the deal is with these cables. After a couple months, the end of the cable becomes twisted and almost "chewed up" in appearance. At that point, you have to maneuver your phone around to hopefully get the cable to charge it. Eventually, it just won't charge. Disappointing...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Expensive, No Multi Packs, Poor Quality

    Subject line says it all.

    • $25 for a poor quality cord that fractures and breaks close to the connector,

    • Can't upgrade all your old chargers at once, economically with a multi pack,

    • No 0.5m that I can find in Australian Store.

    Honestly, how on earth do you justify the price for such an insignificant item. The fact they fail, or performance drops significantly when the cord fatigues internally increases the disappointment.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke off inside Ipad

    I've had my iPad4 since July, when it was brand new and issued with the cable. Today when I unplugged the device the end of the lightning cable broke off inside the socket. Everywhere I have looked people have complained about the poor quality of this cable but apple representatives in store immediately accused me of abusing the device. I plug the ipad in nightly, in the same spot on a side table every night, the cable only travels with me to work when I have 24hour shifts. I cannot imagine how I could have damaged it to the point that the metal casing on the pin broke. Disappointing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting

    I am forced to buy this poor quality cable again and again because apple has stopped 3rd party cables working. This cable breaks inside and you can hear the cable sparking if you move it around. Very safe thanks apple....

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost as bad as the ebay versions!

    The Apple Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 is only working intermittently, I have to wiggle it around etc to get a connections.

    Rubbish, as it hasn't been moved around or suchlike, cable has remained plugged in to my home computer. I bought a few cheap ebay cables for work and charging on the move; these are also pretty bad and don't work consistently, but at least they cost a fraction of the price!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting made poorly

    I have had my regular chord for my iphone 4 since it come out with no issues. I have had a lighting chord with my mini since march and has shorted out already. Made very poorly

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good thinking about the reversibility but...

    It's great how you can easily slide it on to your ipad without hassle. It's just that the cable and the "lightning" end of the connector doesnt fit snuggly. I bought my iPad 6 months ago and now I had to tape where the cable and the "lightning" plug meets. The rubber insulator creases on that area so it's not really a great idea to use your ipad while charging if you're afraid to ruin your charger.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Ridiculous!

    The cable was just nothing like the original one my phone came with.It shocked me more to read what other buyers have to say about theirs' too and more shocking that they've had the time to put down their disappointment on here for everyone to read, still, nothing is done about this.

    Just wondering if this carelessness and ignorance has got to do with the unfortunate demise of Steve Jobs himself.With all the money apple makes, it's a massive shame that useless cables like these are on sale from the actual apple website.

    BIG SHAME!.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made

    I'm going on my 3rd cord in 10 months!!!! I traded in the original that came in the box with my iphone for another cord, which Apple replaced for free. That one has now broken as well. I have to jiggle the cord in just the right position to get it to charge my phone. Now I'm going to buy a 3rd cord probably from another manufacturer b/c what's the point in getting another Apple one if it's just going to break in a few months. The sleeve that covers the wires comes loose easily on both sides of the cord. I had Android phones and never had an issue with the cord. I also have an iPod charger that uses the pin system and never had any issues with that. It didn't surprise me to see many people have had the same issue as I have had. Apple needs to redesign the cord. I am SUPER dissatisfied with the cord, but still love my iPhone.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and undersized - come on Apple !!

    As with the vast majority of Apple cables its overpriced at £15 and far too short. Plus its another £10 for the longer 2m version.

    Some of the problems with this cable could be due to people stretching the cable to make it reach !!

    Come on Apple, this is something people are very unhappy about and its an easy fix.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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