• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted fine with me.

    • Written by from Troon

    Since reading reviews of how terrible this cable was i have been dreading the day it breaks and I'd have to pay for another one. However I got an Iphone 5 in December 2012 and I am still using the same USB cable. Its worked fine for me, I think its just your luck with the product and how well you look after it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its how you treat them

    • Written by from Melton Mowbray

    Had original cables with wifes iphone5 for 16 months and mine for 3 months on my 5s. No problems. This lead is for my car so i can play my spotify and charge on the go. Just treat them with respect and they will outlast your phone.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning cable charger.

    • Written by from cheshire

    I bought iphone 5 in September 2012 day of release the charger I got with my iphone still works perfectly and have had no faults. it is all down to the care of the product. my charger stays next to my bed forever gets plugged in every night and like I said I have had no problems what so ever. the battery does need looking at though.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues with it after a year...

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    I've been using the same Lightning cable that came with my iPad 4 for the past year now, and haven't had any issues at all with it - so really surprised by these reviews, but I don't discredit them. I do tend to be really gentle with all my electronics, especially my Apple ones.. so this may be why.

    To me it seems like a typical solid construction, the kind we've come to expect from Apple. It's clear that there're some pretty serious issue with it's design though, from everyone having so many problems. Cables ought to be virtually indestructible from normal use. This is ridiculous, really.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Southampton

    People saying its rubbish it's not they only brake because your careless with it and when you leave your iPhones .... Charging for say a whole night the end of the cable is bent to it courses the wired inside to brake and that will happen with any cord if you treat it badly . Just like it dose with head phone pretty much all cables ! I have had my cable 2 years now and it's only broke because it feel out of my pocket and got driven over by a car !

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wait!!!

    • Written by from Pasadena

    So looking over the reviews, others have had the same problem I had and at first I too thought the problem was with my chord. On my iPhone5 I had three to four lightning chords and one of them was sort of scratched up. Thought it was my fault, so I just kept using the other chords. My iPhone5 WOULD NOT charge and I previously had to wrap my chord around or kept it in a certain way/direction for my phone to finally charge. Turns out that it WASN'T the chord at all, BUT the actual phone itself. Luckily my iPhone5 was still under warranty, so anyone who has this problem and is still under warranty, just go take it in and they'll give you a new phone!

    In conclusion, my lightning chords all work with my new iPhone5 (including the scratched up one) and my iPad2 w/ retina display. I am giving it a 4/5 though because it was kind of easy to scratch the chord, but other than that, it works like a charm!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What you usually expect from Apple

    • Written by from Coombabah

    The Lightning connector is quite a good connector, as you would expect from Apple. However, people do not buy this port because they like it, the buy it because they have too.

    The Lightning connector, despite its name, does not charge any faster than the 30-pin connector, which is a let down.

    The material which this cable is made out of is not great either. The tips of the cable can easily wreck the wires if bent too much. This also makes you have to jiggle the cable around in order to charge it.

    The length of 30 centimetres for this cable is good for charging with a computer, but if you want a longer one, I suggest you go for the 1 metre option for the same price.

    Overall, this cable is good but Apple can do better.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What is everyone complaining about?

    • Written by from Telford

    I really don't know what on earth all the fuss is about. I've had the 0.5m cable since October 12 and it still works fine. maybe not the most elegant cable but provided you don't cut it wash it or pull on it or anything else stupid, it should be fine. take care of it and it will work.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What's all the fuss?

    • Written by from Nailsworth

    I've had my Lightning connector for around 4 months now, and I haven't had any serious problems with it, so I'm very surprised to see a 1 star on this product. The only thing I dislike about it is the length. If you charge it through your Mac, then I think the length is fine. But if you charge from a 3-point plug (UK) then I think 1m is essential. Having had a mostly positive experience, I'm confused by a lot of the reviewers' comments.

    11 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    so/so

    • Written by from Kenmore

    I think the charger is good because it is reversible but also its a pain because you can't use the same charger of some of your other devices. It also breaks down easily especially the cord.

    16 of 28 people found this useful