• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Washington

    If i could give no stars i would

    The old cable for the 4/4S lasted nearly 2 and a half years. I've had this a matter of a few months and its stopped working. Seems everyone is having the same problem with the cable coming loose at the lightening end.

    An absolute joke to charge hundreds of pounds for 'top of the line' tech, and then not even be able to switch it on without shelling out £15 every few months!

    Sort it out APPLE!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    • Written by from Exeter

    I'm on to my second cable now and i'm going elsewhere to find a cheaper one. The quality of this cable is horrendous, within a week of getting a replacement from Apple, my second cable broke. It has happened to many of my friends who are equally as annoyed. SORT THIS OUT!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from sandown

    The old charger lasted about 2 years this one both my iPad charger 2 months and iPhone charger lasted 4 months. It's ridiculous!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Blackpool

    A wire frequently comes loose in these cables at the lightning end, causing them to fail. Awful quality. Come on Apple; sort this out!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disgrace

    • Written by from Coventry

    Apple should be ashamed selling such a poorly designed and made product for such an inflated price! I have been through 4 of these, all became faulty due to the same problem!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish quality!

    • Written by from london

    Why do Apple not listen to the gripes about the poor quality of the leads they supply? The plastic sheath on these lead is perishable rubber/plastic, they fray so easily it is lamentable. The Kindle leads I have are made of a much more hard wearing non perishable material, far better than the Apple leads. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE QUALITY OF YER LEADS!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Hartlepool

    What a headache! My cable broke down and stopped working within weeks of buying my ipad. Now using one cable for two devices. Sort this problem out, Apple!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from belfast

    The original cable that came with my new Ipad mini broke after a few weeks. It would only charge when you held it in an awkward position and the ipad couldn't recognise it. I took it to the apple store where I was treated like a criminal with a member of staff even screaming in my face that he was "99.9% sure it was a counterfeit cable" he then took it to his manager who confirmed that it was an original cable. The cable was then replaced and now the plastic covering the lead is beginning to bubble up and melt. I have heard that this can cause the lead to catch fire and I am now constantly worried when charging my device. This lead is poor quality and cheaply made. I would not recommend apple products with this cable to anyone!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Chester

    Contrary to all the negative reviews my original lightning cable from my iPhone 5 is perfect and still going strong even now I have the 5S. I will admit though I dont go winding it up and stuffing it in bags or trailing it across the floor to charge my phone. The cable is not designed to last if you abuse it but if you look after it you can expect it to last well.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriating

    • Written by from blackpool

    This item is an absolute joke, I have had my iPhone just over a year now and I am on my 8th charger. Ever since the ios7 update my phone just dies whenever it feels like no matter what percentage It's telling me I have, which leads to me now needing to charge my phone a lot more frequently and carrying a charger with me. The wire just comes apart from the end far too easily, I just don't get how this product is still aloud to be sold, it's robbery. Apple why don't you just look at the reviews on the website alone and sort the problem out it's a joke with the price you're charging and refusing to sort out the problem, useless.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    • Written by from Sittingbourne

    I own 2 iPhone 5s, which I bought when they were launched in the UK, and have had to buy 4 replacement cables so far. Like so many other people, my cables have failed where the cable meets the lightning plug. Bad bit of design by Apple.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not impressed

    • Written by from Inverness

    Well thats another cable.....should we all factor in 2-3 cables a year?

    On the basis that you are charging your phone each day, then my cables are lasting a maximum of 200 charges - this is POOR!

    Apple - this needs to be worked on

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from East Grinstead

    This charger works well but I'm on my second one since i bought my iPod. The charger charges my iPod a lot quicker than my old iPod used to charge but the downfall of this product is that it is easily damaged and no matter what you hear from good reviews about there being too much dust in the charger port it is not the case and I clean this everyday as I'm OCD and my charger doesn't work well anymore and need to buy a third one which is ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Croydon

    As you can see from the title, there is really nothing to say about the new, ironically named "Lightning" Cable. After just a couple of months, the end of the charger, at the 8 pin side, just tears apart, exposing the inside electronics. Eventually, the wires just fall out of this.

    I really can't believe that a quality producer like Apple is making such junk like this, and then making us pay £15 for an essential thing that just is not up to standard. After paying £300+ for Apple products, you would think that we would at least get a charger that would last longer than a year...

    Already been through 2 of these in the last 6 months and am going to have to order ANOTHER one, otherwise no iPhone for me. Looking at the possibility of changing phones now, possibly moving to HTC or Samsung.

    Apple, redesign this NOW and get your act together...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all, #7 just died

    • Written by from Accrington

    These cables work perfectly well when you first get them, but after a couple of months they stop working properly.
    My seventh cable has just died, I have also purchased the Micro USB to lightning adapter but as this is so tiny I have lost it!!

    The next time I'm passing an Apple Store I'll pop in with one of the broken cables and try to get a replacement as I've seen other people do this in the past.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger EVER!

    • Written by from Nottingham

    PATHETIC APPLE! if there was a choice for 0 stars that would be it, why apple had to change the charger design, i do not know. Im on my 11th one now and its pathetic, never buying an apple product with lightning usb ever again!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for a while, then just doesn't work.

    • Written by from Larbert

    At such a high price, it is a joke of a product. Never had one problem with the 30pin over 2 years of using it, and this after a month has broken on me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken already..

    • Written by from Bristol

    Two months of use and the cable is now barely usable unless I hold my phone up in a certain position, and sometimes even that won't work. I treat the cable well and it hasn't been abused and yet I still have had this problem. I tried cleaning the actual port but this has made no difference. And £15 for a replacement is criminal

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust

    • Written by from Bodmin

    Another lightning cable down! the quality of these are so low, you would think that they are cheap imports! coupled with the fact that to replace via apple is multiple times the price of a non apple product! Shame on you Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality from start to finish

    • Written by from Joensuu

    The Lightning Cable is disturbingly fragile in it's design, even if it's produced by one of the most quality-focused companies on the planet. The Lightning Cable is bound to frail and break, in both or either end, it is only a question of when; not if.

    The largest problem with the Lightning Cable is that using it, and charging a device at the same time, will cause the cable to break down rather quickly due to the bottom end of the Cable (closest to your device) will usually be in contact with a part of your body which causes the seam between the thin cable, and the reinforced plastic to wear out. This wouldn't be a big issue if Apple had implemented a foldable angle extension to their cables.

    I am currently about to purchase my 5th Cable from Apple, that says something about the quality of the Lightning Cable but beware of purchasing 3rd party cables that are "iOS compatible" since they won't work for long, if at all, due to Apple's proprietary chip in the Lightning Cable. I give the current Lightning Cable 1/5 because it's appalling design from such an innovative company as Apple.

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