• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor products from such a big company

    I have had my iphone 5 for just over a year and my lightning USB cable that came with it has stopped working. I am now left without a phone until I get a new one delivered.

    As with previous reviews my cable for my very old ipod and my iphone 4 are still in perfect working order after several years. Not only were we forced to buy new adapters due to the new lightning dock but now they last for a ridiculously short period and are forced to pay out for new ones or go without the phone we have shelled out so much for.

    Poor by Apple, I will not be buying any apple products until they stop ripping us off. Other consumers are fast catching up.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MY CABLE ALMOST CAUGHT FIRE!

    MY Cable after 2 or 3 months of use just decided to almost catch fire! if i hadn't been watching then could of been bad! Plugged in my cable and left it for a minute or two and when i was on my iPod the cable had a small flash of orange inside it and a small hole appeared and smoke came out and the cable got really warm so i unplugged it and binned it ! there a big risk so watch them!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 30days

    I purchased my cable on the 29th January 2014 after my previous cable breaking! My brand new cable has on lasted 30 days and doesn't work anymore?! How can you as a company think it's is right for a customer to purchases an item that cost over £20 with delivery to buy a total of 12 cables a year if they are only going to last 30 days at a time! Terrible quality of product and I will be taking my matter further!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality: Do Not Recommend!

    I have bought many of these, as I have just bought a new iPhone and thought it safer to buy a real one than a fake charger off Amazon. However, within a month or so (sometimes less), the cable stops working and the my phone doesn't recognize it. If I'm honest, you're better off getting a charger from o2/a phone shop, as they charge a considerably smaller amount for this than the Apple shop does. I'm really angry at this, as they charge a huge amount for the phone, not to mention the charger and it turns out that it's incredibly bad quality! They need to sort this out, as I've read plenty of reviews on this, and most of them say the same thing. Apple, SORT THIS OUT!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking Quality

    Since purchasing my iPhone 5, the charger cable that came with it quickly deteriorated and fell apart. I since bought another genuine charger cable and the same thing happened.

    Guess what I'm using now to charge my iPhone? My old 2nd generation iPod charger cable with the £25, 30 pin to lightning adapter. It seems build materials were much more durable back then as I've had this cable for over 10 years and shows no signs of damage!!!!!!

    What does this mean? Apple have gradually cut down on the costs of quality materials and seem to be taking shortcuts. It seems quality now is secondary to profit.

    If this is the direction Apply are to proceed in, I think I shall be looking towards Samsung in future. Apple, you should be ashamed!!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish!

    We are a family of 6 who all have apple products including iPhones and iPads. These cables are completely useless and stop working after a very short while. They are not cheap to replace either!! I have replaced them 3 times in a year for my children..... Soon I'll have spent enough to buy another pad!
    What is going on Apple??
    Unfortunately no other cable works so you are all scrupled and like me have to keep on buying new ones. :-(

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD QUALITY :(

    Hello, i live in Malaysia. so the price of a lightning to USB Cable is RM79.00 which is very very very expensive! and to make it even worst the quality is very bad. it breaks easily. i don't have to say a lot because hundreds of people already said the same thing! So when will Apple make a better quality USB Cable?????
    this is really wasting my money. I and a lot of other people are really angry about this. so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO SOMETHING, FAST!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor lasted 8 weeks!

    Bought my daughter an iPhone 5 s at great expense but the USB lightning cable has stopped working and no longer charges the iPhone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed 4 USB cables in 4 months!

    I've been using them very gently and keeping my phone straight when charging but it always stops working after a month.
    I am sick of paying 39.00$ everytime a cable stops working due to low quality.
    Very disappointing coming from apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break easily

    I hate these chargers with a passion. I've had 8 chargers since Christmas and i'm now going on to my 9th, they're very badly designed and break with the slightest misuse. But what makes it worse is the fact the iphone 5's don't accept cheap chargers from places like Ebay or Amazon so you end up spending a lot of money on a charger that is going to last a couple weeks.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    I honestly wish I could rate this 0 stars. My cable has lasted only 3 months with only standard use. Extremely unsatisfactory & I sincerely hope Apple is reading these reviews & doing something to resolve the problem, because this is the first issue I have ever had with any of my Apple products.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    My original cable is not working just after one year, though I used it with much care and there is no visible indication of why it is not working. Bought another with that surprising price of 25 dollars.. lets see how that goes.

    To me, this cord is simply beneath the name of Apple. I am very disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable

    I have 2 iPads in my house after one year both cable stopped working so got 2 new ones at apple store one. Stopped working 2weeks later the other one 1 month later so then Used my mothers ipad charger that is only 4months old that stopped charging they are the worst thing apple have ever made. I also have 2 iMacs in my house hold + 3 iPhone 4S I WILL never buy apple again I have spent thousands of pound with them,the apple shop were no help what so ever I'm sick of this company good by apple!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy. New one required every few months.

    These cords fall apart like nothing I have ever seen. I have had my iPhone for about a year and am constantly having to buy a new one. And then last night my iPhone started making that horrible noise which suggests the charge is coming in/out. I'm about to go travelling and am looking at taking AT LEAST two cords with me in the expectation that they will fall apart. The fact I should have to do this is ridiculous.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable

    your cables dont last long and they break very easly

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Putting me off iPhones

    I have been through 3 of these chargers in 1 year, now i need a 4th. As the charger starts to play up, when inserted into the phone, it stops and starts charging and the only way it works is if put in a certain position or on a particular surface. It does this until it stops charging all together. I'm seriously considering a different phone next because I have never had to purchase another charger for any other mobile i've used in the past.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreradful Cables

    All these cables need recalling absolutely dreadful!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    My 30pin charger for the iPhone 4 lasted me for the entire 2 years that I had the phone with no problems whatsoever! This supposedly improved charger broke within the first 6 months of having the phone so, I replaced it. 6 months later, this one has broken as well and I find myself purchasing a third charger! This is an unacceptable level of product quality apple, sort it out!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Lightning cable is TERRIBLE build quality - very disappointing

    I'm really disappointed by Apple's Lightning charging system:- I've just had to give up on my 1-year-old iPhone because the charging stopped working properly (I had to jam things against the charger to make it sit at an angle in order to work) - I've tried endless new chargers, and they all have the same problem. I've also had a similar problem with my new iPad Air - which has the same Lightning fitting - sometimes the charger connection doesn't work properly and has to be jammed at an angle.
    This really is terrible build quality, and very disappointing for Apple when we're paying such a fortune for the products and the chargers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst phone cable

    I hv bought 4 cable for my Ip5 since purchase 1yr ago...all the cable is unusable after sometimes due to the wiring problem....it wont exist for the cable for iphone 4 and before...pls make sure ur quality can stand longer and I cant afford to buy the cable every 3 mth wt such a high price.