• 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

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    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.

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  • 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 .

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE.

    I've bought my fourth charger in under six months. I just plug in my iPod and leave the charger alone, but the red cable seems to ALWAYS break. I'm seriously about to lose it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    I'm on my 3rd one since Christmas and this ones breaking to I'm sick of spending so much money on this awful quality charger!

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    Very poor

    I'm very disappointed that the spare cable I purchased and also the one that came with my iPhone 5 have both suffered the same issue, crumpling of the plastic sleeve at the end which then proceeds to split. I still have plenty of the original generation cables which have remained in good condition for years, what is going on?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This really needs to be fixed!

    Ok, I officially hate that connector now, it's nothing else than a tax on your devices from my point of view. We have been going through about 1 new cable per month since we got an ipad mini about half a year ago. The plugs are the real problem here, they all just seem to be designed to break quickly. there is not just enough material there to keep the cable secure and protect leads from breaking. The regular cables you get are just too short for mostly anything anyway. So while trying to not get more than 3 feet away from wherever you have plugged that miserable lightning cable in, you have to be very careful to not bend the cable at the connector, because there is no reasonable protection what so ever for the cable. Yes, there is a plastic or rubber hull protruding from the plug itself which is supposed to protect the cable, but it's usually, from our findings, not doing the job at all! Cables break right at it or the contacts inside the plug seem to break. I would advice to stay away from any device with a lightning connector until they fix this!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    shorts in the cable

    apple need to design better cable great phones bad cable 2 of these cable have stop working over the past year with shorts
    there not very strong