• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from dayton

    I am very disappointed with the newer iPhone 5, 5s and 5c charger style. I have had to buy so many because they just stop working! I have tried buying original Apple chargers, and the cheaper versions found at gas stations. It doesn't seem to matter which one you buy, they both last a couple of months then just stop working! I feel that apple owes the consumers some type of compensation for their flawed design, that is causing thousands if not millions of apple phone users to have to purchase charger chords over and over. I have read hundreds of forums, complaints, reviews etc.. depicting the same exact issue I have explained here. Does apple plan on doing anything? I would prefer to have the old style. I had an I phone 4 and bought an iPhone 5s in January and in the 3 1/2 years I had my iPhone 4 my chord never broke. If the design wasn't flawed...why fix it? Especially when the new design is awful! Highly disappointed in this expensive Apple product!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple lighting cable is like some cheap Chinese junk.

    • Written by from Wichita

    With all the talents and money that Apple has , yet they can't make a quality cable. A total piece of junk. I am switching over to Samsung phone.

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    • Written by from Bronx

    I am ordering my 4th cable in 1 year! These are the worst quality. For the price of the phone they should last at least a few years. They break apart easily and bend all out of shape. ALSO, beware when using a defective one, it will drain your USB connection on your computer!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of 30$

    • Written by from La Place

    This is the second one I'm buying in a few months. I expected much more from apple. I always rave about the quality of apple products, but these cords need to be worth the 30$ I pay for it. At first I thought maybe it's just a dud, things happen I understand. But after reading the reviews it seems more then a few people are not happy with this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heart breaking cables!

    • Written by from Greenwich

    By the time I finish buying cables over the life of this iPhone I would have spent more than the value of the phone! When is apple going to do something about it? How can you put out a new phone with the same faulty cable after your customers have been complaining forever? So my best option is to buy a new make for which I have to remove my phone case to use?
    No matter how cool your phone is its pointless without charge; so I may as well switch brands because I would end up spending the same amount for this frustration in the end...I have been very patient but customer loyalty dwindles with this nonsense kmt!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Had mine for less than 6 months and the original ridiculously short cord started to bulge at the connection point. $30 for a cord? What a rip off and I will not be looking at another Apple product in future.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Least durable cable. Ever.

    • Written by from Alexandria

    2-3 month tops. They fray. Just junk.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vista

    I'm a huge apple fan, but the Lightning cable's are costing me a fortune. I'm almost tempted to go to a Samsung phone. I don't mind paying the extra dollar if the product is going to last for more that a month. They always rip no matter how careful you are. I've bought non brand and brand and I have to say Iphone4 cable was way better!!!! Cmon Apple!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating

    • Written by from Auckland

    Can't imagine that Apple extensively tested the Lightning charger. At first I thought it was a good design. It's smaller than the old 30pin and goes in either way. But now, after purchasing 5 or 6 new cables I've given up. The original Apple Lighting cable lasted about 6 months. The next one we purchased was a knock-off that didn't last a month. The next three were Belkin "Apple certified" cables. The last one was an Apple.

    Tried cleaning out the port to remove any lint but nothing seems to work. Very frustrating.

    Apple - I love your products but you NEED TO FIX THIS

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke!

    • Written by from HORNSBY

    39$ for this cable? LOL

    It's like something you would find on an episode of Ripley's Believe it or Not!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So annoying

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Apple must come up with a better quality cord. I have been through countless cords now and its always the same problem. The cable disconnects from both the usb end or the lightening end. The wires are too flimsy. My partner is with samsung.... this is not an issue for him or any of my other friends who are not apple users, so why apple? Why continue to let this happen? just make a better product, or keep finding ways to take money out of your customers pockets. Apple customers pride themselves in choosing the best company therefore we expect to have the best quality. Do something and fast!

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    • Written by from Philadelphia

    The cord gets bent very easily at the top. If you treat it well and don't bend it, it still doesn't work. I have bought 6 chargers and I haven't even had my iPhone 5s for a year yet. I've tried different brands of cords and it says not accessible for your phone. The cord just doesn't work and it needs to be fixed this is getting ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it at all

    • Written by from Chatham

    I am now buying my 5th cable. They continue to fray and break down without there being any significant use. I am so disappointed but what is my alternative?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Rockford

    I've gone through 5 cables and the sixth is on its way out. I love the Apple brand as I have everything Apple, with the exception of a TV that they have yet to produce. They better fix this with the iPhone 6 coming out soon. If not, they will lose a loyal customer to Android (ughh)...

    17 of 18 people found this useful

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    • Written by from buckie

    These chargers are one of the worst chargers in the world. I don't bend or play with them while my phone is charging and they brake. They are the most flimsiest and thinnest chargers in the world and most easy to brake. If Apple wants to carry on making money and keeping customers happy the they really need to think of ways to make the charger stronger and less harder to brake and bend. It's ridiculous. Get it sorted

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I have now had to replace my cable twice since the beginning of the year! These cables break too easily and the price for such unpredictable products is far too high. Not cool Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally let down

    • Written by from Warrington

    I bought a 16GB iPad Air on December 15th 2013 presuming that I was buying a quality product - however, I have been badly let down. I am having to buy a 3rd charging cable in that time. I have been very careful with my iPad as it helps me to keep in contact with friends and family when I am not able to get out and about, as I am a disabled pensioner.
    Obviously, my next smartphone, tablet and lap-top will not be Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless cable

    • Written by from Blowing Rock

    I'm ordering my fourth lightning cable for my iPad retinal display...doesn't matter what length it is?.it breaks where the cord attaches to the lightning plug...This is ridiculous...I'm going on a month long trip to Africa and will have to take a spare just in case. I hate this product.

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    I'm very upset

    • Written by from McKinney

    I have purchased 2 iPad airs, an iPad mini, and 2 5s phone sthis year replacing all of our old previous gen gear. Also bought another 27" iMac (3500.00 model) and another Thunderbolt Display.

    ALL of our cords on the iPads and phones have gone belly up. I travel extensively and HAVE TO HAVE my gear working and charged. Going to my local apple store today with a handful of bad cords. They better replace them AND give me spares.

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    The worst piece of accessory I have ever seen in my 40+ years...

    • Written by from London

    I've used computers and mobile phones for a great many years, if I could give this cable a hefty minus rating I would, I have never ever seen something of such appallingly poor quality, not even in cheap computer accessories I bought in Asia...
    It is simply bad bad bad.
    Shame on you Apple for peddling such infoerior products. And to those who (probaby from Apple's staff...) say oh it's just a question of how careful you are, it's not. I've just had it by my desk in the office and it breaks cause it's a poorly designed cheap piece of (bad language goes here)...

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