• 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.

  • 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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    • 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 .

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 Months - Still GREAT!

    • Written by from Ridgewood

    I have had two lightning cables (one that came with the iPhone, one that i purchased) back in October 2013. They both still work great and they haven't frayed at all or twisted (like the older iPhone cables have for the 4S and older models). I practically keep my phone charged at home and work all day and all night. However, it should be noted that I have an iPhone 5S, and maybe the syncing is better with this newer model.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Finglas Road

    one of the finest tech companies in the world produces one of the worst necessary pieces of kit in the world. disgrace is an understatement. im on my 3rd cable with minimal usage

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why Why Why? Come on apple sort it out!

    • Written by from Poole

    10 if not more Genuine cables i have had since my iPhone 5 !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple?

    • Written by from Berkeley

    My cable was working fine and then it just stopped working unless I help it in a specific position. I haven't even had the cable for a year. It lasted for another week after that and then it completely died. The cable fell apart. Seriously Apple? What happened to quality control and durability...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    inferior product

    • Written by from College Station

    You would think as much as Apple charges for their products they could make a decent cord. First the cord is too short, and second it looks like something chewed through the cord after a short time. Very disappointing!
    If I could give ZERO stars I would

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it no stars, I would.

    • Written by from Barnsley

    I have been through 4 of these chargers to date. I have stored them carefully, I have even left one in exactly the same place plugged into my socket and it has broken. I have the iPhone 5 and, like most iPhones, its battery life doesn't last a day so to correct this flaw charging is naturally important. Sadly, I can't. These chargers break within the week. Annoyingly, Apple have also made it so that only Belkin third party chargers work, so I cannot buy a better built charger for much less than a small car. On the Apple site, chargers are £15 and at my local Apple reseller they are £25. I am now forced to buy another charger else I'll be without a phone, taking my total spend to £70 just to charge my iPhone! This is frankly ridiculous and my next phone, assuming there isn't a major improvement in the battery life or the charging cable, will be an android phone.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the product, hate the length.

    • Written by from Yorktown

    This is the reason you get the 2m-long cable. Love you, Apple! :)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, you are better than this

    • Written by from Bedford

    This product is terrible. Straight up terrible. Cable after cable stops working for no good reason. Seriously hard to believe that the most advanced technology corporation in the world cannot do better than this.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak link in the chain...

    • Written by from Port Moody

    I love my Iphone 5, but I have just about had it with the charging cable. I had a 3GS for years and NEVER had to replace a cable. Now I am on my 4th IPhone 5 cable and it is about to go. Please tell me if there is a solution to this situation...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks all the time

    • Written by from Asheville

    This is honestly the worst charger I have ever had. I've had my iphone for 6 months and am already on my 3rd replacement charger. The problem? A bubble forms at the base of the cable, which is the connection fraying inside from rotation. You would think that for all of Apples amazing technology, they could at least make a durable, reliable charger. So frustrating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is HORRIBLE!

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    I have purchased 3 of these chargers ($60) and they all broke very soon. I take very, VERY good care of these chargers and they break for NO REASON. One of them (My first one) broke in 6 weeks.... 6 WEEKS! I didn't do anything, but nonetheless, your charger's cables snapped from the inside. Another one broke within a DAY of me buying it.... It just didn't work. Apple, you better make these chargers better, because I'm not buying another one every time one of your chargers breaks on me. Your products are the worst, I'm gonna get an Android the next time this happens.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hull

    Fed up of buying cables at £17 a time I've had my iPhone 5 for 10 months and I've had 5 chargers. I had and iphone 4 for 2 years and never had to buy a new charger why the change in build quality shocking by apple!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Odense

    Unfortunately it is impossible giving less than 1 star, but the cables that Apple produce don't deserve a single star. I buy new iPhone and iPad every time they come out and have bought numerous cables through the Apple Store and almost all of them start to break. I am always careful with my things and always avoid bending the cables to sharply, but still they begin breaking relative fast. The rubber seems like getting very brittle. How can a company that focuses so much on quality live with themselves, knowingly delivering inferior quality cables. They should be ashamed of themselves especially considering the price of the cables.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Auckland

    After apple updated the software to not allow third party cables, I had to invest in an actual (expensive) apple cable. It's only worked for a couple months!! And I now have to purchase another one. Dumb thing is, is that I have to invest another $30 for a cable that'll probably do the same despite being well looked after. This whole charger stress (and the SHORT battery life seriously makes me want to switch to samsung. If you're going to make your chargers so bad then at least let us use the cheap third party chargers on them which actually last longer!!I refuse to let $30 every few months just to charge my phone be an ongoing issue

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made and overpriced

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    My daughter's iPod lightning cable broke after about a year. For ~$20 a pop, I expected these to be quality cables. I don't care if the cable has 30 pins or is small like the lightning - I just want the phone/iPod to charge reliably (which obviously means the cable can't break on a regular basis). Having a $20 cable go out every year (or more often, judging from the other reviewers) is not acceptable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norwalk

    I wish i could of rated this with no stars....
    okay seriously apple why haven't you stepped up your game on the design on these lightening cables. they're poorly designed. I expect more from your brand. I've gone through 4 lightening USB cables in the past year. I just bought one 2 months ago and today it crapped out on me! Like why can't you come up with a better design where the wires dont get all messed up and stop working. its not "USER DAMAGE" its on your end of the manufacturer and design team thats got problems. I dont think ill be wasting my money anymore on your cables. i think ill buy a Belkin. i heard they're more dependable!

    LOVE all your other products except your Lightning Cables. And it looks like im not the only one who thinks so. So fix it!

    5 of 5 people found this useful