• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst apple product so far

    This is my third USB cable in less than a year. Why apple management is ignoring its customers to fix this problem? Please look at all this negative reviews and try to fix this problem ASAP. Please please please......

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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