• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    keeps breaking

    I love my iPhone 5 but these cables have been extremely disappointing. The top keeps popping off or stops working. I keep purchasing these and am surprised a company this great has not issued a recall or offer replacement options or a reduced price to those who have purchased this device within a year.

    Still love Apple, but sad about this.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    Two down. One lasted 10 months, the other just 3 months. What are Apple thinking ? And £13 each to replace as well - what a joke.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability

    As others, wire has developed a 'crinkle' in the top near the connection point, and has been increasingly unreliable (only charging when at certain angles, switching the charge on and off when the phone hasn't moved) and today has stopped working completely. I have had several iPhone 3/4/iPod chargers over the years for different devices and have never had a problem with them, but the iPhone 5 charger has been treated exactly the same and has stopped working. Judging by the other reviews, this is not an isolated incident. Poor from a company I expect better of.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    I have now bought three incredibly overpriced charging leads. Each has lasted about three months before the wires inside snap and it becomes unusable.

    When you buy a product as expensive as an iPhone or I pad, you expect everything, including accessories to be of a high standard. These leads are of an appalling quality and at the rate I have got through them so far, cost around £60 a year to keep replacing!!

    So bad, I'm strongly inclined to move away from Apple altogether.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    The wire is complete trash! I have already re placed my wire 3 times in the lat 6 months. It starts to curl up slowly then the insides brakes. Also the rubber just splits open. They really need to change the wire completely or just make it thicker. Stop being cheap and add more rubber!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THESE THUNDERBOLTS ARE EXTREMELY CHEAP!

    I upgraded my phone in early spring this year to the iphone5. I wasn't thrilled that I had to buy all new chargers again but hey I can understand because it was time for an update. I invested in 3 charges (work,home,car) so I would have one every where I go! Each charger has horribly falling apart! From the cord is breaking up into small pieces! Now Ive seen this with one charger in a long period of time but all 3 at the same time? Apple needs to correct this issue!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality cable for an awful price.

    When I first purchased my iphone 5 from a Sprint retailer, the phone came with a lightning cable. it worked fine for about less than 8 months then it stopped working because some electrical wires were severed from within. Before that, the outer rubber liner was wearing off and exposing the very thin metal braided wrapping and eventually the wires severed, rendering the cable inoperable. Knowing that I cannot find a genuine Apple lightning cable, I went to purchase an aftermarket lightning cable identical to the one I had. I bought 4 of them for a cheap price of $12. They all stopped working in less than a month. $19.00 for this cable is very unfair price, knowing the quality of this cable is extremely inferior. $1.00 for this cable is very reasonable price. Expect to buy at least 10 of these cables a year. My brother's original apple 30 pin cable is still working fine since 2006.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I expected a much better product when buying from apple but the same problem always occurs, the same wire always comes loose and the phone wont charge. I wouldn't give this product a star rating if i didn't have to.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is there any need for a title?? same as everyone elses reviews!

    Had the iPhone 5 3 weeks and already the charger has broke, is it just me or does the charge not last long at all compared to the iPhone 4??? Apple seriously need to sort it out or I think they will lose alot of customers due to this!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning charger

    I got the ipad mini for my son for Christmas. he has been complaining its not charging properly he had to move it around to certain angles for about two months. And today he started crying saying his ipad won't charge. It's really upset him. APPLE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS NOW !!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit for purpose? I doubt it!

    Well, like many others, I have been forced to buy another lightning cable because of the poor design of the one supplied. The battery life on my iPhone 5 is not good, so the phone spends a fair amount of time on charge.

    After six months, the cable ceased to work properly - problem at the end of the cable as it enters the lightning connector. Same as most other people who have left reviews!

    When I begrudgingly purchased another cable at a cost of £15 today at an Apple store I was told that the store was getting about 9 cases a day of this and that they had been instructed to say that this was "accidental damage" and therefore not covered for free replacement!

    The only advice they could give me was to "disconnect it by holding the plastic connector rather than the lead itself". Well that's what I do anyway, so no help at all really.

    Seems to me that this is a bit like them selling you a raincoat and saying if it leaks, you shouldn't have worn it in the rain. In addition, I've now bought a second, cheap lead on ebay simply for charging purposes. Synchronisation will probably still need the Apple lead.

    Poor design Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish rubbish rubbish

    Apple this is the worst product to come from you in years, ridiculous, i have been through 6 or 7 of these cables, including 3rd party ones and they all fail, never had that many problems with the old style connector and cable, consider going back to it

    One star is generous it should be zero

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    This is a great product. Works continuously fine for me and love the dual side charging.

    For people that keep buying new cords, as long as your product is under warranty you can exchange for a new one as long as it is naturally defective.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless and weak

    Everyone's said it, and I completely agree. After a few months, the end bit with the 8-pin adapter starts to bend, then it only works at specific angles, then it wont charge from a computer, then it just stops working. For a company like apple to produce something that seems like it's made by a toddler. It needs to be far more robust, I've had many cables with other phones and even iPods and none have been this weak. Needs sorting out, with free replacements, and it certainly isn't fair to charge everyone £15 for something that costs more like 15p to make judging by the quality.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER EVER MADE

    My family has 5 different Apple products that use the new lightening cable and after only 4 months, we are down to one. Each one has split, broken or just stopped working. We have bought several replacements and each break within weeks. They bend too easily and the heads pop off the cord too easily. You would think with a 500 dollar phone they would make something with better quality, built to last as long as the phone. Never had this problem with the old chargers. They need to upgrade or at least offer free trade ins with the broken chargers. Unfortunately, I am off, once again, to the Apple store to shell out another 20 dollars on these awful chargers.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!!

    3 cables are bad already in a few months. Bought off brand and taped the cord at the connector to make it stiff. So far so good. However, I will continue to send back the bad cables and get replacements. Poor quality. I would expect better from Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like the cables

    Poor quality. Phone is less then a year old and the cable is broke. Apple should do something about this. I would give zero stars if it was allowed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty chargers!!!

    Okay I am saying the same as everybody else I know, but its true!!!! I have iPhone 5, got through 2 cables as they just stop working! Just bought ipad mini and the cable that comes with it died within weeks, phone chargers work slowly and don't register as charging!!!! At wits end need new high powered charger for ipad and no idea what to do!!! Pay or go cheap? As will need another one anyway!!!

    Apple please take note - we are not clumsy, it's your cables burning out!!!! Do something now!!!! Or replace genuine cables as standard as there is a design fault !

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous.

    The original cord shocked me because it fell apart at the end. Being an electrician its nothing new to me but out of a consumer product that kids can get their hands on it made me a wee bit enraged. I deal with wire daily and i dont understand why apple uses such junk. Its not that hard apple! Listen to your loyal people!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible quality

    I had one that I got with the phone and it broke within 6 months, then I bought another one and it lasted only 3 months before it broke. The cord gets all bent out of shape and stops charging the phone.

    5 of 5 people found this useful