• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hamden

    This cable is junk. I have never had a cable die on me like the ones made for the iPhone 5. I bought generic ones on eBay a while back, just to have extras. I thought they all died because they were cheap but then my original one started doing the same thing. I've only had it just over a year. Apple needs to figure this one out ASAP. $20 a pop is not cool.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed and expensive!

    • Written by

    I have an iPhone 5 and my son has an iPhone 4 and I must say we both LOVE our phones except for the garbage cords they come with!!! In the past six months my son has gone through 3 cords and I have gone through 4 myself. To be on the 4th and 5th cords simply because they are cheaply made is absolutely ridiculous! To realize we are close to $200 in just cords is awful. I think it really stinks that brand new these phones are $500+, yet they can't make a cord that lasts the life of the phone. Is it really necessary to have to repeatedly buy the same accessory over the WHOLE life span of your phones?? I suppose it is of we want to charge our phones!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by from Richardson

    Cable broke with few months of usage at home..
    Previous iphone cables (iphone 4) lasted for years.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifetime of 1 year

    • Written by from Guildford

    I love my iphone 5 but after having it one year my charging cable has broken. I would expect the cable to last as long as the phone and the amazon cable seems to be much more sturdy.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They're great

    • Written by from Ware

    I don't know why people give these cables a bad review. They work fine and last for ages!

    If you start yanking your charger from the socket by the cable of course it's going to break! Be careful with your belongings.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor.

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Whether or not there is a year guarantee, why is the cable breaking so often in the first place?! Personally, i always take out the cable properly and it still breaks. For some, simply taking the product back and forth is a challenge in itself as there isn't a store close by. The price should be lowered and quality of product should improve ASAP.

  • 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norfolk

    My iPhone 5 charger stopped working within a month of purchasing the phone. I received a new one under warranty but now the replacement has stopped working as well. If I could give this product 0 stars, I would. I am very disappointed in the design and subsequent failure of the product. I had my iPhone 4 for years and never had to replace the charger. Something needs to be done about this serious lack of quality control.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Londrina

    Is very expensive for it's durability
    The cable is simply disposable.
    You will use it for no longer then 4 or 5 months and you are done... It just stops working.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    • Written by from Justice

    This charger cable lasted for the past eight months without a problem until today when completely stopped working. This cord is very fragile and I suggest keeping the cord as straight as possible and don't twist it as well or else you'll have to buy a new one like I do.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brisbane

    Okay, so I bought a lightning cable for my iphone 5 2 months ago, and it stopped working yesterday. Today I went to the apple store to buy another lightning cable. Got back home and plugged my iphone 5 in. All fine, until it got to around 80% charger and the lightning cable BROKE ON THE FIRST DAY!!! Are you kiddin me Apple?! This is my 3rd lightning to USB Cable as of 2014! Ridiculous!
    Rating this product 0 out of a million - worst accessory, would not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit working

    • Written by from Linden

    Had my iPhone 4 charger for over 3 years and still use it to charge my iPod. Have had the iPhone 5 now for almost a year and its already shorted out. My three roommates have also had 3 different apple brand chargers that shorted out.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rotorua

    This is the second charger cord I have gone through for my iPad. The 1st came with the iPad and was broken not because of Apple but because my cat chewed it but the second cord I purchased 4 months ago has frayed and snapped all on it's own. Not impressed with how flimsy they are but don't have another option but to buy another cord

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems and year guarentee!

    • Written by from Littlehampton

    Don't see why people are complaining, these come with a year guarentee so if there is any problems they will replace it?
    Also if you take it out correctly instead of just pulling on it then it doesn't break anyway.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused by other reviews.

    • Written by from McConnelsville

    I have had this cable for over a year and have not had any problems with it. I actually enjoy its ability to be reversible when plugging it in, no more fighting in the dark to have it the right way around. What I am confused about is why these reviewers keep buying the cable when it comes with a warranty. Apple will simply replace the cable if it breaks due to normal wear and tear before the warranty is up.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I bought this Iphone not that long ago and this cable is not working anymore. I take care of it...so as other reviewers mentioned it is due to bad quality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New charger every few months

    • Written by from Sumter

    Never seen a product so cheap and unreliable come from apply besides this charger. Buying a new charger every few months is insane. This needs to be fixed now. No charge, no working product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Apple product...

    • Written by from Bisbee

    I got my iPhone 5 last September and already my cord doesn't work. At first I thought I had just been more rough with it than usual and that's why it had quite working, but after reading all of the other reviews, I realized that it was in fact just the cord. I got my iPod classic six years ago and the iPod quite working (last year) before the 30-pin adapter did (and it's still of use), so I'm really surprised that Apple made such a flimsy product, especially in comparison to the 30-pin adapter, which never gave me any problems. I'm buying the cord again because I have to if I want to be able to use my phone, but I really hope Apple is working on making a more durable cord so we're not having to buy them every 5 months, regardless of how much money it's making them.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor products from such a big company

    • Written by from MAIDENHEAD

    I have had my iphone 5 for just over a year and my lightning USB cable that came with it has stopped working. I am now left without a phone until I get a new one delivered.

    As with previous reviews my cable for my very old ipod and my iphone 4 are still in perfect working order after several years. Not only were we forced to buy new adapters due to the new lightning dock but now they last for a ridiculously short period and are forced to pay out for new ones or go without the phone we have shelled out so much for.

    Poor by Apple, I will not be buying any apple products until they stop ripping us off. Other consumers are fast catching up.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Thirsk

    MY Cable after 2 or 3 months of use just decided to almost catch fire! if i hadn't been watching then could of been bad! Plugged in my cable and left it for a minute or two and when i was on my iPod the cable had a small flash of orange inside it and a small hole appeared and smoke came out and the cable got really warm so i unplugged it and binned it ! there a big risk so watch them!

    2 of 2 people found this useful