• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will stop buying Apple products.

    This simple little cable problem has made me so angry at Apple that I am going to pay the early upgrade penalty and get a Samsung before my iphone contract is up. Bad enough that Apple doesn't use micro USB like everyone else, bad enough that they changed the cable connection from iPhone 4 to 5, making us all buy new cables and adapters, bad enough that they fix it so we can't buy cables from any other manufacturer, then, on top of all that they make such a terrible cord that I can't even be sure my phone will be charged in the morning. They have totally lost me!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality, do not buy if you don't have to!

    These cables are absolutely the worst Apple charging cables I've ever purchased. They are also the most expensive. The part between the plastic connecter and the rubber cable always warps and frays from normal use within 1-3 months to the point where the internal wires split and break, destroying the whole purpose of the charging cable. If Apple wants to engage in anti-competitive market practices, block 3rd party manufacturers of cables and charge a fortune to force us to buy overpriced Apple cables, they should at least make them durable and fit for purpose.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Horrible Horrible

    My lightning cable is not even a year old and its torn up at both ends. And a new cable is a whole $19!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks!

    I've broken two already. They broke from normal usage, nothing unusual. I'm disappointed.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short lived

    6 months, 2 failed cables. I'm not alone apparently. I don't know what causes these cables to fail so quickly but at this rate my iphone 5 will cost me way more than I should have to spend on this most important accessory.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even deserve 1*

    So useless! Been through 3 cables since I got the phone in June, works fine for a few weeks then gradually stops working. Have to balance my phone in certain positions to get it to charge continuously. Happening to this wire now too. Hurry up and bring out a decent lead!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i phone 5

    useless cables. Always useless. you buy a new one every now and then. SURELY APPLE MUST HAVE A SOLUTION. I HAD ALWAYS USE THE SAME CABLE FOR ALL MY PHONES UNTIL I SATRTED TO USE APPLE.
    DISSAPPOINTING AND A WASTE OF MONEY

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 Chargers dont work!

    These chargers stop working after about a month or two! The end gets all scrunched up, and it will only charge after playing around with it to get the cord bent it the right position! I have bought 4 of these chargers with in the last 8 months, and each of them have done this!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are no worthy of Apple name

    4 months and lighting tip just broke off in phone. Cheap plastic attachment gave way. Very inferior product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly bad connector

    When my partner and I upgraded from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5 I replaced my 5 doc connector cables with the new cables from Apple (one each in the bedroom, one in the living room, one at work and one connected to the PC). As 2 came with the phone I bought 3 from the store for a total of 5, I also purchased an adapter cable for compatibility with my existing docking stations. It was expensive, but helpful (if they worked as they should).

    That was between 6 and 9 months ago (I can't remember exactly) and so far the 2 most used cables have stopped working completely and one more is intermittent. All the problems appears to originate around the lightening connector end that plugs into the phone. It seems to bend and break internally over a relatively short period of normal use.

    I have not used these cables any more than would be deemed normal and have not been heavy handed with them. The last 2 fully working ones are showing signs of bending around the lightening end and I don't anticipate them lasting more than another 3 months. £75 worth of cables breaking in the first year? Not good Apple, not good at all!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    The wire that shipped along with my iphone stopped working in about a month. My mum, my brother and my sister all own devices that use the lightening cable and none of the ones shipped along with the products survived more than a few months. And so far we've all replaced them twice, the last cable I bought (from apple) had the rubber part come off when I tried to unplug it from my phone (and I promise you I wasn't aggressive). It continued charging afterwards for about two days and then stopped.

    Are we expected to keep replacing the wire every two months? Because I did not sign up for this when I spent all that money on my iphone.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE CORDS = IRRITATED LOYAL CUSTOMER!!!

    My iphone 5 is less than a year old, I will have had it a year in Dec 2013. I have gone through TWO cords, getting my third tomorrow as my second one has stopped working because they pull apart at the very end and stop charging. Apple, FIX THIS!!! It's ridiculous!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful