• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the £15

    I was given an iPad mini for my Christmas in 2012 and the charger that was included was fine until mid-way through April. I had to bend the cable in certain directions to charge it and then it stopped working completely in July. I ordered another one and it came a week later but that charger only lasted 3 weeks. I then ordered another one which arrived a few days ago but it broke the same day that I got it. Extremely disappointed with these chargers :(

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a month.

    Got my iPhone 5 at the end of June and my lead stopped working today. Both ends (the lightening end and the USB end) have become mis-shapen and all twisted? Phone only charges in certain positions and when I pick up my phone it stops charging.
    Terrible product, going in the apple store soon to enquire about getting a replacement, guessing that I'll need more than one replacement!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Efficiently great, but..

    i don't know if this just happens to me or other users but, me, my mom, and my several friends are using lightning (iphone 5) and unfortunately after using it for almost a year, the cable started to proceed incorrectly, comparing to 30 pin, before the iphone 5, it was really durable, i'm using it for approx 2 years and the condition was still good from the first time i bought it until the last time i switch to iphone 5. after using it for 9 months, my mom, couple of friends, and myself have to buy the new cable because the original one from the box is can't function properly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine broke buying smsng next

    I like the concept but they are just not rugged enough and way too expensive for what it is. Did you (apple) do any reliability testing on this product? If so then your test case was poor.
    I am on my 2nd cable now, all original apple cables, all broke. the battery life on the 5 is so sub optimal (even with LTE off etc) that I have to charge everyday - which is ok however not so good when the cables are so flimsy.
    The smsng is looking more attractive...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks way to fast

    I have an ipad mini and I got a charger just yesterday and it is already broken!!! Apple fix this!!!!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to address this

    I have had an I pad 2 and an I phone 5 since each was introduced. To date, I have had to replace the I pad 2 USB to 30 pin charging cable twice and now the I phone 5 USB lightning cable once. All suffer the same defect that the rubber covering of the cable tends to split close to the end that plugs into the device, exposing the wiring beneath. For the smug commentator who remarked that he does not know what the people complaining about this issue are doing with their cables, he needs to be grateful that he has not had this problem and lose the attitude. I treat all my electronic devices very carefully.

    In stark contrast and as evidence of this problem, I have never had this issue with any of the many Android phone charging cables I have owned and I treated these devices equally carefully i.e. no differently. Apple is either not performing adequate quality checks on the design and longevity of these cables in normal use testing or is not admitting to the problem!

    So given the pretty penny that Apple charges for its cables and its other accessories, I expect much better durability from them and am now resolved to buy only generic cables, until this problem is fixed. I have never had to replace any generic cable I purchased for charging my I pad 2. So I am paying less and getting better quality. Come on Apple, I love your products but this situation has to change!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    As usual the design of this apple accessory is simple and elegant. I bought a second cable to charge my iPh5 in the car. When plugging in (either) I get the charge confirmation sound, sometimes multiple times. If i don't pay close attention to the battery icon change to "charging" I have ended up with a low battery. Not sure if its the cord or the receptacle of the phone.
    It would be great if this could be fixed. For the prices Apple slaps on their products they just cannot be cheap. Made in China or not. Bad Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm so sick of these chargers.

    I've had my iPhone 5 for about 3 months and a bit and I've already had to have about 3 chargers. I'm really annoyed with this because they're about $25 for the long leads and they just end up breaking in a couple of weeks. I think that apple should make the lightning charging end have a metal case so that it won't break as often.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are terrible

    If you are on the go a lot and have your charger with you these cables simply do not last. I'm on my 4th one since getting the Iphone 5 on launch. Same problem each time, they coil up near ends and stop working. Apple should abandon these cables since many others have the same problems. Dollar store quality.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time for class action lawsuit

    I too have the same problem with this cord. Had it less than 6 months and it stopped working. I thought it was just bad luck but after reading all the negative reviews this is a manufacturing issue. Consumers should not have to bear the cost of poor design. I cannot believe that Apple has not addressed this issue. Is the only way to get a response to this issue is to hire a lawyer?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks very easily

    I've been through three cables in about 6 months. My 30 pin lasted for years. The cable needs to be built more sturdily. I also work at Sams club. Our display cables make it a week too before they are broken from all of the wear. These were introduced to be more sturdy, not less.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Nothing like being shocked from your iphone 5 cable. Beware these are very dangerous, picked up my charging phone in my car and was shocked by exposed wires. I then began checking mine and my husbands other iphone 5 cables to realized that they are all breaking in the same exact spot. Not worth $19.99 Apple needs to recall these cables and introduce a new reinforced design. NOT HAPPY!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Rubbish!

    Really angry, this is my third charger in what?, 9 months, same problem that everyone else has, after a while the wire breaks ,and the wire has to be held in position to charge. I would recommend that other people stop wasting their money on these expensive, cheaply made chargers and buy from other sites.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete disgrace

    After researching if any one elses cable is damaged so early i found this and was shocked to see how many people have the same problem, I would like to know if apple are doing any thing about this as the numbers are unbelievable.

    I have only had my iphone 5 and charger for few months and its already not working i need to wiggle the wire at the plug end for it to start charging.

    We all should get a free cable as its clear its a faulty product.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    This cable has already broken. I had to purchase additional cables which still break. They are made cheaply. Do not buy this cable. Go with a different brand that makes a much stroger cable.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cables

    When I upgraded to the iphone 5 I knew I would need new charging cabless, so I went ahead and bought two additional cables for my office and in my car. Now, all three cables keep shorting out. It will constantly go from not charging to charging, multiple times in a matter of seconds. This is so frustrating!!! I don't want to have to keep buying new charging cables and I think I shouldn't have to. I never once had this problem with the old prong charger. Maybe it's just my chords, but they are never in a weird position and with three in the rotation, one is never used more than the other.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 charger

    Exactly the same as all the other reviews, my third charger in 5 months has broken at the lightening connected end. Have now resorted too buying a cheaper one off a well known auction site, works much better and has already lasted longer than these £15 chargers.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    APPLE NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CHARGER STRONGER! THIS IS THE 9TH TIME THAT IM BUYING A NEW CHARGER! I TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY CHARGER, I DONT EVEN USE IT WHILE ITS CHARGING AND IN 3 WEEKS ITS BROKEN! IM TO THE POINT WHERE I FEEL LIKE GIVING AWAY MY IPOD 5. THIS STINKS! IV NEVER HAD TO BUY SO MANY CHARGERS! EIGHTER APPLE HAS TO MAKE THE CHARGER STRONGER OR STOP MAKING THESE CHARGERS! IM WARNING YOU ITS A HUGE WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I have bought three cables and it keeps breaking....I have been using Apple products since many years, but am really disappointed...Apple products are losing credibility. I hate to say this since I have been using Apple products since a long time, but may be time to switch to some other company....

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    This is worst cable I used everrrrr. I used mini cables but this was the worst among them after 6 months of use it stopped working . Please apple don't lose you customers for a silly things.

    10 of 10 people found this useful