• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Woodside

    This is the worst thing Apple ever made. Apple needs to do some quality control. This cable is not cheap. In last 18 months I already bought 4 of them for my 2 iPhones. Now I need to buy one more as both of my cable are broken again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from St.louis

    I'm now on my third cable after only owning my iPhone 1 year. Apple obviously needs to go back to the drawing board with this product. Come on!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    World Record

    • Written by from Manchester

    Mine broke within a day people, new world record.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning to usb cables

    • Written by from grande prairie

    is it too much for apple to redesign these cords to be more durable?
    i know i myself have gone through 6 of these cords in 12 months .... its perhaps due to my job as a driver . But really at 30 bucks a pop here where i live and 21 on line ... it all adds up fast.
    the cords should be more durable for when we are trucking etc..i know not everyone has this problem but i myself know alot of people have the same concern as mine.
    both ends of these cords get worn fast and there is really no extra support around the ends of both . there are other brands out there that are made awesome but after buying two of the other brands and doing updates now those two very durable cords are NOT supported on iphone, ipad or ipod..
    when investing alot of our money as we each do into our apple products - is IT THAT HARD FOR APPLE to redesign a more solid cord? and make them longer...
    OH and how about the horrible batteries in iphone 5 now ... im 20 months into my iphone and it will NOT hold a charge for more then 10 minutes...
    have done all things possible at apple store etc to try resolve battery problem and nothing works..phone batteries should last longer then 20 months for battery life with out costing us apple lovers so much money

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Northwich

    Myself, my parter and my son all have iPhone 5s and in less than a year I am on my 4th charging cable, my partner is on his 2nd and my son is on his 6th. It may be worth saying that we had iPhone 4s for 2 years before the 5s and the cable that came with the phone lasted the full 2 years with no issues. Didn't expect all this extra expense just to keep already costly phones/contracts running!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design - Not durable - Buy authorised 3rd party instead

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Not durable at all even under normal use. The lightning connector itself is generally fine, however the cable frays and degrades very easily. I'd recommend a 3rd party 'Made for iPhone' cable instead if you're after something that lasts

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    • Written by from GA

    I have gone through 2 cables since owning my iPhone 5. The original cable that came with the phone broke at the base after 1 year. The second one broke at the base again after 7 months. The Apple support representative I spoke with said that with the receipt I should be able to exchange my broken cable for a new one at an Apple store since I have owned it for less than a year - I guess I'll find out if this is true.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 4 months

    • Written by from Houston

    Only lasted 4 months (almost to the day) before it started shorting out on the end that plugs into the phone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Emitted Sparks

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    I recently plugged in my phone Lightning to USB Cable in the car, because my less than one year old iPhone 5 does not keep a charge, and I looked down and the cable had broken open and was emitting sparks. This was extremely alarming and could have been catastrophic if not caught in time. Extremely disappointed in this product as I had it for less than a year. I expect more from Apple products.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what were they thinking?

    • Written by from Voorhout

    This cable is almost unbelievable. I have my 5s since januari this year and i already wasted 3 cables! I am not doing anything special or extraordinary with these cable other than plugging in and out. I am not rolling them up, bending them or other activities that might wear the cable out. It is just a way to overpriced piece of garbage and i really think that this is my last iPhone i have ever bought.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5 charger

    • Written by from Rowville

    Greatly disappointed with this charger.
    I have spent numerous dollars constantly on new cords for the iphone 5
    This problem needs to be fixed, even with the guaranteed warranty you have to keep the original receipt
    I am contemplating moving to another phone company as i am greatly dissatisfied with this product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and fragile

    • Written by from Mississauga

    lasted just under 12 months on average use. Apple should offer free replacements for cables that don't last at least two to three years

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both my Iphone 5 and Ipad minis original cable failed

    • Written by from Weston

    I own two devices with the lighning connector and the cables on both failed within a couple of months. They are very fragile and unreliable, sure they look nice but can´t handle normal use, They should at least last as long as the old 32 pin connector which I have on an ipad 3 and is still working fine. i bought extra apple cables and they too failed in less than ten weeks. My advice is to find an apple certified alternative that has the bulkiest connector and cable size. Amazon basics last a little longer ansd is better built, although being bulkier also means theymay not fit certain protective cases. The aggravation from having to buy cables all the time is making me consider micro USB android devices where cable failure is a non-issue.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Depressing

    • Written by from Columbia

    Unusual quality breaks with normal use, I Am highly unsatisfied not usual apple quality they can do way better

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE CABLES JUST LIKE thE GARBAGE ADAPTERS TO LAPTOPS

    • Written by from cincinnati

    APPLE HAS LET ME DOWN AGAIN WITH MY I PHONE CABLE I HAD IT THREE MONTHS AND ITS DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. SUGGEST BUYING ANOTHER CABLE AS A BACK UP OR YOU WILL BE IN A SITUATION LIKE ME HAVING TO WAIT TO BE ABLE TO RECHARGE PHONE. I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY LAPTOP ADAPTER IT TOO IS JUNK AND HAD TO REPLACE TWICE. APPLE I AM STARTING TO BELIEVE THEY ARE A SCAME CUZ HOW DO YOU HAVE ONE OF THE BEST COMP AND PHONES ON MARKET BUT THE ACCESSORIES ARE GARBAGE AND ALWAYS HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    usb cable

    • Written by from Sydney

    Like many other reviews I have read, this cable is not up to standard. Have already had problems with two cables. Now I have to folk out another $25:(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifespan

    • Written by from Minden

    Bought my Iphone 5s in mid November 2013, and as of mid July 2014, my lightning cable is no longer working. I've had the 30-pin cable for other apple products and it seemed to have a much longer lifespan (a few years at least). This is a problem that needs serious looking into. No one wants to buy new cables every six months.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    • Written by from Ampthill

    I have had my iPhone 5s since March and already I am on my third one of these leads. They just stop working for no reason. Mine is always left plugged into the wall (not always turned on) so there is no wear & tear on them. Very disappointed with these - at £15 each, they are not cheap to replace.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! (would be 0 Stars if that was an option)

    • Written by from Pontyclun

    Considering how much devices with the new lightening charger such as the latest iPads and the iPhone 5s cost I was expecting the lightening cable to out do its 30-pin counterpart.... how wrong I was! The 30-pin cable that I had with my iPhone 4 lasted me 2 years whereas within 5 months of owning the iPhone 5s I have been forced to buy new lightening cables at a rate of roughly once a month!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Useless

    • Written by from Paramus

    I've had an iPhone 5 for just over a year and I've been through 7 of these. They stop working constantly and there's nothing that can be done to fix that, and they aren't cheap. iPhone 4 cords are frayed, bent, and/or hanging by one small wire and still work completely fine. I don't how these continuously break. There's nothing anyone can do because this is the only way to charge an iPhone 5 but it's a complete scam. They shouldn't have changed the charger in the first place.

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