• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from bancroft

    I love my Apple products however, Since upgrading to the iphone 5 I have been disapointed due to the fact that I have had to replace my lightening cable countless times in the year and a half that I've had the phone! the charger seems to just stop charging my phone The cable is so flimsy and cheap, that combined with the short battery life of the phone is causing me to conside ditching the iPhone and switching over to something different.

    If I could give this cable 0 stars I would.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger I have ever used

    • Written by from ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA

    Have had so many of these chargers since getting my iPhone 5 almost two years ago that I have lost count, if I were paying a couple of quid for some cheap knockoff charger I would understand but this is an official £15 product that you expect to last. Have bought a belkin charger and it is actually far superior in quality and cheaper than the apple one. This and the iPhones continued lack of compatibility with anything remotely non-apple is convincing me to change to htc.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and badly designed.

    • Written by from London

    As with many other Apple charging cables the rubber casing on these splits way to easily at the join between the device connector and the cable. This is the 3rd and quickest time has happened to me and I refuse to play the extortionate price Apple charge for a replacement. Yet again I have a charging cable with gaffer tape wound around the end, thanks Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Can't Take it Anymore

    • Written by from Palmdale

    I have owned about 7 of these cables, and all of them have ended up broken. I take care of my possessions, so when I have to continuously but a new charger because of how terribly built these cables are is frustrating. I'm considering selling my apple device due to the amount if money I have to continually spend on these chargers that are not up to par with the expectations I have come to have with apple products. Please fix this issue.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost Count

    • Written by from Southend-on-Sea

    Think i've actually lost count as to how many of these leads I've had to buy over 1 year. Worst design ever

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR MATERIALS

    • Written by from Seattle

    The tubing on the cable over a period of time turns yellow, warps and starts to fray, exposing wires.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Disappointment

    • Written by from Austin

    I also don't typically write reviews but this is pretty pathetic. I always defend Apple and their high quality products, so having a cable of such low quality and standards is an embarrassment to both Apple and the consumer. I'm waiting for the I6; desperately holding on to the I5 and pretty much having to keep it plugged in at all times (this is without FB or other draining apps) it's annoying to watch this cable fall apart so quickly. I don't think even the cheaper manufacturers could produce a product of this low quality. This is almost home made, but sold at premium prices. It's all in the details Apple; if this is a reflection of where the company is headed; the iPhone 6 may be my last Apple purchase.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Spartanburg

    I love all of my Apple products (iPod 3,4,and 5, iPad, and 2 iPhone 4s) but have been extremely disappointed in the USB cable. The rubber covering tends to wear very easily and the connections diminishes. I have had to replace all my USB cables at least twice for all of my products. I originally posted in the Apple Support Communities and I was verbally abused by 3 persons whom say they've never experienced this and I was a careless user. Although I know that I don't abuse my USB cables, I'm reassured that I was not the only one experiencing this same problem. Apple please find a better fix to this situation. Consumers purchase your products with money they've earned and it's not fair to have to continue purchasing USB cables just to utilize their products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Smithtown

    I never write reviews and took the time to write this one just to warn others of the shoddy materials this is made of. I do not have children or animals and this cable does not get abnormal wear or tear to excuse the quick deconstruction it is experiencing. If I could rate half a star I would.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine's broken as well

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    Bump what everyone else said..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too weak

    • Written by from Cardiff

    I'm now on my third cable. The last one broke within 6 months. I took it back with the receipt, and it was replaced but I was told the chargers are not designed to be used whilst using my phone. Well, given the hopeless battery life of the iPhone 5 this seems ridiculous. Please design a charger that is more reliable and appropriate to the needs of the user. If my battery runs out at least every day it will have to use my phone while it is charging. Take this into account an alter the design please! Not cheap either!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks after a short while!

    • Written by from Vällingby

    I'd to buy a new lightning cable every second month because it breaks after a while. I've kept it safe and everything but that doesn't help anyways in the long run. I liked the Iphone 4 cable much better - it's not as smooth but it doesn't burn up as much as the Iphone 5 lightning charger!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE ABSOLUTE WORST

    • Written by from WINDSOR

    I LOVE Apple products and swear by them! I have had an iPhone since the very first one came out; however since I upgraded to the 5 I have been unbelievably miserable due to the fact that I have had to replace my lightening cable OVER 10 times in the year and a half that I've had the phone! Either the charger just stops charging my phone, or I have to position it in a certain way, or the wire is so flimsy and cheap it just breaks at the point where you connect the charger to the phone. I am becoming SO frustrated with Apple that I am considering ditching the iPhone and getting myself an Android or something.
    I am very unhappy

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    As an avid apple user I have been very disappointed with this cable. I like the concept and the ease of plugging it in, however it needs to last 2 years. I have had to buy two already ( within 1.5 yrs) because they have both wore thin at the tip and stopped charging. Very annoying for apple products-I expect to get much better quality than this. Again, it just needs to be reconstructed with a thicker cord that doesn't get split as easily. It's very fixable but they need to do this because it is not consistent with apple quality products and a very unreliable product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRASH.

    • Written by from Chicago heights

    I am tired of having to constantly having to purchase chargers. Month after month...this charger continues to fail on me! I have purchased 3 chargers in 3 months. Im really over it at this point. This is a horrible product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpiced and brittle

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    The Lightning cable that came with my iPod Touch 5 was just the right length for me but failed quickly. A new cable is expensive and MFi cables aren't much cheaper. Knockoff cable fail quickly. My Android phone, on the other hand, has never needed a cable replacement and will happily take a knockoff cable with no problems. I don't care about reversible cables if they cost 3x more and break 3x faster!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever but great customer service!

    • Written by from Canton

    These lightning cables are honestly the worst quality cables ever. The end of the wire that attaches to the lightning tip gets worn out after only 2-3 months use. The cables just simply stop working! I have been through, no lie, around 10. Thankfully, Apple customer service is top notch and has replaced mine every time they have failed. I actually got 2 replaced today, hence my review. I read online a possible "fix" that I tried as soon as I got back to work after leaving the Apple Store. Get a pen that clicks (has a spring in it), take the tiny spring out and wrap it around the end of the cable. Make sure to wrap it around the raised half inch plastic connector too so the spring won't move. The spring prevents the cable from bending in the critical spot that always ends up failing. It looks kind of ghetto but who cares if it keeps me from having to replace my cable in 2 months. Hope this helps others! If i can remember, I'll update this post in a few months and let you know how it is holding up.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless is too kind

    • Written by from redcar

    I am currently going to buy my 4th cable to charge my phone, this cable is so flimsy it deserves no stars at all. Sure to have bought another few of these by the time I change my phone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too short and terrible quality

    • Written by from Buffalo

    Can they just make one that works even if it is more expensive

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by from utica

    i have had my iPod 5 for less then 2 years and I've gone through at least 3 charging cables. my first iPod which many know it as the classic has never broke. and my STANDARD USB CABLES are more durable and i don't have to spend 30 dollars every time i need a new cable. apple please when you guys release the new iPod just go back to the standard USB cable they are more reliable and cheaper to buy .

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