• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Little Egg Harbor

    I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no problems at all. So I find it very strange that the lighting cord can stop working so easily. Even the cord for my first generation iPod touch which is 6 years old and it still works. Now I have to go buy another cord and spend more money to keep using my phone. I hope the issue gets fixed soon because I don't want to keep buying new lighting cords every 4 months.

    1259 of 1369 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, fragile

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have inexplicably stopped working. Each has gotten a short in the cord where it meets the lightning end though I've been careful to leave them straight, treat them gently (especially since the first failed). With my current cord, I have to hold the lightning end of the cord in a certain direction to get it to work.

    On top of that, when it happens to short out, it interferes with the electric current, disabling linked ports. i.e. when it shorts out in any of my computers' USB ports, the other ports become inactive as well (disabling my external hard drive and USB mouse); when it is plugged in a charger with multiple outputs, the other outputs become inactive as well.

    After buying several chargers, three iPods, three iPhones, and an iPad, I had amassed ten of the old 30-pin connectors. All ten work just as well as they did when I brought them home; I took it for granted that I never had an issue with any of them.

    1125 of 1193 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Seattle

    Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.

    1079 of 1158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Fast Faults!

    • Written by from Uppingham

    I still have at least 8 '30 pin' cables for iPods, iPhones & iPads, which have all lasted all this time, with not one fault.
    Since my partner and I bought each other the iPhone 5 in January, we've had 3 faulty 'Lightning' cables each. Yes, Apple will replace them under the warranty, providing you return the faulty one! If not, they will relieve your credit card of £15.00 and leave you with yet another cable which will break within a month.
    This is clearly a very poor design and one which needs to be addressed by Apple immediately.
    Come on guys. Your quality control is going down the pan here!

    432 of 468 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB cable

    • Written by from Cockermouth

    after I had this cable for two months the cable stopped working

    444 of 515 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Comber

    Bought both my kids an iPod for Xmas - both cables not working now - very poor

    412 of 456 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This cord is the flimsiest, easily broken cord I have ever had from apple. Mine stopped working and it's only been a month. I also live with two other people who have IPhone 5's, and both of their cords have stopped working within the same time period. They have even gotten replacements, and those too stopped working.

    166 of 175 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd find a rotten apple (product)... but this is it!

    • Written by from rio de janeiro

    In less then 4 months, 3 cables stopped functioning, the first came with my iPhone 5 which I bought last December, the lattest stopped functioning after less than 1 month after I bought my Ipad mini... DISSAPOINTED!!!!!

    145 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Fragile and Unreliable Cable.

    • Written by from Cordova

    In 9 days, I had to go back to the Apple store twice. The first time, the cable was shorting at the base. The second time, the cable just stopped working. I use this with a brand new iPhone 5. The cables were covered under warranty.

    This can be a serious problem when i travel with the The iPhone 5. I have owned Apple products for years and this is the worse reliability issue that I have experienced with these products.

    140 of 149 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Four months, and it's broken.

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    We used this cable normally, mainly to recharge our iPad mini. A little after four months, it just stopped working. Now have to pay $20 bucks for a replacement. And only available through Apple, makes me wonder if they want it to break often. Shoddy material, shoddy practice. NOT what I used to get from Apple; sadly, however, it is what I have come to expect.

    131 of 141 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Junk C R A P

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Very weak cord. Nothing like the 30 pin. You need to provide a better product. This is beneath your normal quality. Junk the Junk!

    126 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cheap quality.

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I bought my iPhone 5 in November last year, and tomorrow I have to go replace my cable for the 3rd time. When will Apple design one of a better quality, that doesn't stop working after a few weeks? I refuse to spend any more money on these cables and will be sending a complaint.

    123 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from waxhaw

    These cables break or stop working soon after purchase. Certainly not worth the price.

    125 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and expensive

    • Written by from Ivanhoe

    Original cable stopped working within a two months of light usage (I have other chargers I use on bedside and in car). All cables at some time have triggered the 'Charging not supported on this device' message, forcing a re-plug. In general the Lighnting connection seems less durable and more touchy than the previous cable system.

    All up, factoring in the expense of new cables/converters and the fact it's not noticeably faster, it's hard to see the Lightning connection as anything else but a backwards step.

    117 of 125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lousy quality

    • Written by from SUNDERLAND

    After using the charger for 5 month, it doesnt work anymore! So far the lousiest charger i have ever used! Please solve this problem ASAP!

    111 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best charger

    • Written by from Charlotte

    So I've only had the charger for a month and its already broken so I don't like the way it looks and the small size because its flimsy and breaks fast even when handle carefully!

    101 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bend

    It's too bad that this accessory is necessary for other devices. I use it to connect my new iPod touch to an iHome alarm clock. This worked for a while, but then it said that the lightning to USB cable was no longer compatible with the device. It still worked, thankfully, but I am very disappointed with Apple for making us buy these expensive new accessories to connect with our old devices. They worked just fine before!

    89 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!!!!!

    • Written by from Newark

    No matter what I attach it to it still doesn't work. I have tried my camera, phone and flash drive and all get the same reading "Too much power"

    89 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it 0 stars if I could

    • Written by from Penzance

    This product is so poorly manufactured, not to mention the price of it. I've now gone through 2 cables and I can't be bothered to get another one because it's rubbish.

    79 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and dosent work

    • Written by from Danville

    I've had my Ipad Mini for about 4 1/2 months and I have had no problems so far. Then i came to this one. I tried charging my ipad and it didn't show any signs of charging. So I tried another outlet thinking that something was wrong with that one. Then, that one didn't work. Then, I realized that the cord has opened up! You could see all the wires on the inside! So, in the end, this is very fragile and you should be very careful when using it.

    87 of 102 people found this useful