• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is unacceptable!

    I have owned at least 20 of the old style cables with all of our iPods, iPads, and iPhones over the years. Not one ever broke. We have had eight break in the first nine months of owning our three new iPad minis.

    I am not sure what to do. Completely unacceptable!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable broke

    I've had many apple cords over my lifetime and this is the first iphone cable I've had that has broken. It's disappointing.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    I bought my iPad mini 2 months ago, and my charger broke overnight. I have never removed my charger from that very plug, never pulled it, never done anything dangerous to it, yet it broke suddenly last night. Now I have to HOLD it in position to charge, I can't leave it unattended. Please sort this out, apple! Bring out a better, more resistant charger! I can't, and I won't pay £15 to pay for a new charger, when the old one breaking wasn't even my fault.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB cable for iPhone 5

    I'm completely sick and tired of buying the chargers how can I have my iPhone 5 3 months an I have brought 4 chargers it's a joke, apple u really need to sort out your product this is a big problem you have had nothing but bad reviews that not a good look to customers now is it!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger lead

    Apple you really need to sort this out .
    When you spend over £500 on an iPad you expect the charger to last for the lifetime of the product.....not 6 months !!!!!!!!!
    It's a rip off

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.