• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality.

    Broke within the first two months. Not nearly as durable as the iPhone 4 cable which I have had for going on two years with out any problems. Not up to normal apple standards.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire durability

    I've had my Ipod for around 4-6 months (not too sure) and for the past week or so this cable has been failing me. I charge my Ipod when I go to bed and keep waking up with it half charged, I noticed that it's towards the top of the cable near the connection to the ipod, just where the wire starts after the adapter that there's a small hole and the coating of the cable is all bunched up, I'm guessing one of the wires broke and it's pierced through the cover or something, pretty disappointed since I've only had it for the best part of half a year, and I don't particularly feel like forking over £15 to get it replaced, especially if this is a reoccurring thing.

    Not happy, Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive investment when it doesn't work!

    In the last year I have purchased 5 different cables now and each one has stopped working soon after I purchased it. One only worked for less than a week and the cable that lasted the longest only lasted 3 months. The cables are not cheap in the first place, but it makes it worse when they don't even last a few months! Very disappointing considering it is an Apple product! Please provide a cable that is high quality!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR

    i had an iphone 5 that i bought last february. the lightning usb is ok. but after two months my phone is not charging when i use its original usb lightning cord. then i bought another original cord then after 2 days its broke easily. when i connect my device on it a text appears that says this accessory is not supported with this device. and i bought another one and its broke again like what happen on the second usb lightning cord. and i spend almost Php.3000 in just one week just for the usb lightning cord.. am so disappointed on it. :(

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst USB cables ever!

    I've never really had a problem with iPhone cables in the past, considering my iPhone 4 cable never broke, and still having a cable in fine condition since 2008 (5 years) from an old iPod nano and still works perfect! But the amount of trouble I am having with iPhone 5 cables is ridiculous!! I've only had my iPhone 5 for five months so far and i am on to my fifth cable... I cannot afford to keep wasting my money on such a terrible item. I will admit some of those cables were "cheap" fake ones..which weren't so cheap anyway so i don't blame apple for any of those cables, but honestly the ones that were apple products only lasted about 1-2 months. They tend to always break at the lightning end, the wires inside just snap.. PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE APPLE!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 lightening connector

    Ok I have been an apple avid fan for over 18 years. I am so upset that the lighting cable has broken more than 12 times resulting in me buying replacements the cost of which amount to the hundreds. Apple store never been bothered even though on all occasions happened within a month of purchase
    Also apple seems to be on the back foot in terms of technology and this is starting to upset me especially with the cost of the product. From an acid loyal fan. Apple today you have lost me. I will be selling my iPhone 5 with a new lightning charger costing me an extra £20 so o have spent £230 on chargers. It seems I'm not the only fool to stick with this problem an keep fixing their mistakes. If apple want to contact me please do via my apple user name but I doubt you will as you have wasted and had my money and customer service has disappeared since the company grew so big. Sadly my friend who has a rival product is treated way better than I have in my local apple store.
    Never again am
    I going to stay loyal to a company that is not loyal to me especially after forking out hundreds of pounds on useless oem chargers!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    My lightning cable now started to have all the same problems everyone else complained about. I have to angle my phone just to get a charge now and that's with normal use. This cord is not worth 20 dollars

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire broke

    The wire broke after a short amount of time !!! Rip Off. I was not rough with it and there was no visible damage.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    I have had several of these chargers for my iphone5, all breaking, the first one I got in Jan with my phone lasted a while so when it stopped I wasn't too fussed as I thought the next one would last a while again. I was wrong..
    As many of them kept breaking I thought it was my phone, rather than the charger, only to be told it wasnt. This is my first iphone and everything apart from the charger issues, is great, i love it!
    Considering the iphones are so expensive (contract or to buy outright) it is a big letdown and should be more durable rather than a flimsy little wire that breaks constantly. I'm fed up of wasting £15 here and £15 there just make it better!!
    The worst part is when the charger starts to break as the vibrating is SO annoying - where its trying to charge but only likes certain positions so you have to hold it or try to wrap it around somehow and hope it charges.
    Pathetic, DONT BUY - just wasting your money

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!

    I have the latest iPad and the iPhone 5. I use this cord for both products and they just keep breaking. I do not want to keep spending money on new power cords. That is simply ridiculous. I have heard about several users having the same issue. Apple needs to come up with something to fix this problem. It is unfair to apple users who use this on a daily basis but have to replace it almost every 1-2 months!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality control

    I bought this cable eight months ago to use along the just wireless car charger. The cable appeared to be in perfect condition, until last week, when the lightning end of the cable began to get really hot. Later that day, I was driving when someone noticed that there was smoke in the front part of the car. That is when I noticed the cable had melted!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever

    I got the iPhone 5 when it came out and the cable that came with it scrunched up at the end where the dock is within 2 months. I'm on my THIRD cable. I have to angle it around until it gets a charge, and that only works for so long. I now have to buy ANOTHER cable because these keep scrunching up and not working.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening Cable Made of Poor Material

    I find apple accessories in particular the USB cable made of very poor material. My old iphone 4S USB cable had this same thing the wire ripped off from the charging end and same has happened with my iphone 5 lightening cable. I don't take out the wall charger and the USB cable from my bed side power plug point and I take a very good care of all my gadgets. So there is no point of rough use. REALLY DISAPPOINTED!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not working at all

    I just ordered a cable a couple of days ago and its not working at all. when i plug in my phone it said this accessory is not supported . now probably i have to buy another one for another 15 pounds .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such Awful Cords

    After owning a Mac and an iPad Mini, I don't understand how a company can make such awful cords for such great products. After six months, I'm now on cord 2 for my iPad.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing quality

    Previous 30 pins connectors never broke
    Lightening cable is badly designed

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    After about three weeks my first cable became crinkled near the top and would only work if I held it at certain angles, vibrating every few seconds. I paid for a second one and the same thing happened, so I took it into the store and they replaced it for free, however I can already see the third one doing the same thing and I refuse to pay for any more. This product is exactly like the old faulty laptop charger design where the wires kept breaking. Please Apple, fix it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for quality!

    Better concept than the 32pin connectors but I have had my phone 8 months and have thrown out 3 genuine apple Lightening cables! That's $75! I had the original one that come with the phone and I've purchased 5 so that there was one in the car, one in the wall charger at home, one in my MacBook etc...I'm down to 3 and it's a nuisance but they're so expensive to replace!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Charger broke with few weeks of me having it. Apple you need to step it up. Gonna switch to Galaxy S4.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing quality

    The Lightning connector is fine, but the build quality of the cable is a huge disappointment. Mine has failed at the point where it connects to the Lightning end after less than a year of use, despite being careful with it. I never had to replace a 4th generation cable in more than two years of use. I'm not happy that Apple chooses to use proprietary connectors instead of something more universal (and more convenient to customers), but I could accept that decision **if** the Apple cables were reasonably good quality.