• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage

    • Written by from Miami

    its a shame that apple produces and packs these cable next to their premium phones. my cable looking like a dog a cat and a parrot chew it. totally disappointing. now im looking for a replace, but im sure it wont be apple made.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable cable, non-disposable price

    • Written by from Petoskey

    I've been through three Apple brand lightning cables this year, and they keep breaking. I plug them in carefully, and make sure to never pull them out by the cords. I'm super mindful, almost reverent of how delicate they are, and still, they manage to break somewhere inside the cable and stop charging my devices. I love my iphone, and I'd like to keep using Apple's products in the future, but the lightning cable is GARBAGE. My knockoff cable cost me $8, and lasted the same amount of time, so I'm not sure the real deal is even worth the cost anymore. Shame on you, Apple. Have you seen the reviews of this product? There are over 1000 1 star reviews for this product. Get it together, Apple! And while you're at it, your ear buds never stay in my ears.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw

    • Written by from Sandy

    My wife and I both upgraded from 4 and 4S respectively to 5C. The phone is fine, the recharging cable it the PITTS! The plastic on the connector is cracked, and the rubber on the cable is split and bunched up. I might be able to understand this if I rough-handled the product...but I don't. I am very careful. After reading all the reviews it is obvious that this is a poor product. I just looked at the replacement price of $20 and consider this a scam. Apple should recall the product and provide a new, re-designed cable at their own expense.
    PLEASE, FIX IT, APPLE!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Much Easier Than Old 30 Pin

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Unfortunately, the new smaller cables seem to be much less sturdy than their former counterparts. We have gone through 6 or 8 of them in since they came out. Each time I buy them from right here on the Apple website and within 6 months they are fraying, not charging, not connecting with the phone, or giving me the dreaded "this accessory isn't supported" message. Unfortunately, thanks to the monopoly apple has on these cables, theres noting I can do but come back here and order a new one. So be forewarned, its best to treat these cables like glass.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible horrible horrible

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Went through so many of these over the last few months, so angry and disappointed. The price is way too high for such a low quality wire.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Afton

    If I could give it zero stars I would. I have bought 5 of these cords since December. Purchased an iPhone 5S. I now realize they are under warranty but their is no excuse for the horrible quality. Who wants to wait for a shipping or drive an hour to my closest Apple store that ridiculous. I have many 4S cables and they all still work. With that being said if they don't fix this ill probably won't purchase another iPhone, till the cable is fixed. If I can't charge my phone it does me no good.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Designers Should Be Exiled From Silicon Valley

    • Written by from Dublin

    The cord is just 6 months old and inexplicably scrunches at bottom of small end. The cord suddenly stopped working and now I've got to buy a new one. A 1-star rating is far more generous than this...(expletive) deserves.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 Chargers are HORRIFIC

    • Written by from Smithtown

    Apple needs to improve the quality of iPhone 5 chargers or they are going to lose customers. You end up paying HUNDREDS of dollars in new chargers that only last about 1-3 months, if you're lucky. We have 4 iPhone 5's in our house and have had to buy at least 50 chargers in the past year. We have tried every retailer. It's the same with every one!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another dead cable over here

    • Written by from Reading

    I seem to have acquired the same expensive hobby as many others - collecting dead Lightning cables. Sorry but those few who insist everyone is wrong and it's just a dusty port on the phone....I think you are lucky or mistaken. I have two separate devices, both of which work fine with other cables but neither of which work with the dead one. So I don't think it's worth getting up inside my iPhone Lightning port with a paperclip (shudder!) as someone suggested.

    These cables are terrible quality and value but it seems like Apple is making too much money at the moment to care about it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cord is absolute JUNK -- Zero stars!!

    • Written by from Corinna

    Even though I love my iPhone 5S, I am stunned at the extremely poor quality of the Lightning cord. I wish I'd found some of these reviews before I bought my iPhone, but honestly, I was researching the phone itself. It never occurred to me that the biggest problem I'd experience would be with the charger. My problem seems to be similar to most others'; after about six months, I noticed that if I was using the phone while charging, the connection would flicker. At first it was random and intermittent, but steadily got worse. I would have to set the phone on a solid surface and then move the cord until the phone was charging, then lay a book or something over the cord to keep it from moving out of place. Now it won't charge at all. There's no corrosion on the plug, so I'm sure it's a loose wire somewhere inside the cord. What a disappointment! I've always been a huge Apple fan, but I will definitely not be buying an expensive replacement from Apple, especially if it will most likely have the same problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WHAT I EXPECT FROM A WORLD CLASS COMPANY

    • Written by from TALKING ROCK

    ZERO STARS: FRAGILE. BREAKAGE JUST BELOW LIGHTNING CONNECTOR. COVERING EXPOSED WIRES WITH ELECTRICIAN'S TAPE. CRAPOLA.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Charger cable

    • Written by from Miramar

    They make good phone but they can't make good cables shammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm on you apple

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH

    • Written by from beverley

    Worst Apple product I have ever had to use. I not even had my iPhone 6 months and I'm on my 5th charger!!! They say you can take them with your receipt to swap them but the nearest store to me is well over an hour away! Exactly the same has happened to both my mum and sister! They really need to realise and sort it out pronto.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced junk

    • Written by from Orlando

    Expensive and breaks constantly. I've bought five already in the past six months. Seriously, Apple? People expect more from you. Total disappointment.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WOULD RATE ZERO STARS

    • Written by from Burlington

    I AM ON MY 5TH CABLE IN JUST 7 MONTHS. I TAKE CARE OF THE CABLES AND THEY END UP JUST SHORTING AND BREAKING. NEARLY EVERYONE I KNOW HAS HAD SIMILAR ISSUES. IF YOU DO NOT FIX THIS ISSUE I WILL NO LONGER BE AN APPLE CUSTOMER AND CERTAINLY SWITCH TO SAMSUNG.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling quality

    • Written by from Manchester

    Now on to my third lead in just over a year. I am astonished that apple have failed to get this right, a good quality charging lead would seem to be a pretty basic requirement.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from MONTREAL

    quality = 0
    I want to go back to micro usb where everything is compatible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    • Written by from North Newington

    I'm adding my frustration with the quality of the Apple supplied lightening to USB Cable or it's docking port, for the mini ipad2 I own, to the long list of other contributors and repeat the request that Apple address this recurrent problem ASAP.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The reason I will no longer buy another iphone again.

    • Written by from Lasalle

    The worst thing that can happen to apple products. This cable and connector ruined my experience with apple. I used to buy Iphones every year but since the Iphone 5 i was hesitant to get the 5s after having changed cables an actual 11 times since I got the iphone 5 on launch. The cables were all left at home and always had problems charging after a few weeks , I tried dealing with the problem and not making a big deal about it but now these cables and the ways you gotta move them to make them work have damaged the connector of my iphone and now I have to change the Iphone for even a new cable to work on it, will I buy another iphone because of a cable? Never again if it will be a lightning connector Iphone. Never again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Unimpressed

    • Written by from Paisley

    I am so frustrated by having to constantly buy new iphone 5S cables. after a few weeks, they start intermittently charging/not charging, and if i plug the cable into my MacBook Air the charging sound bleeps constantly twice per second. This means I cannot upload my pictures to aperture or sync the phone to iTunes. I went into the Apple store to report this thinking it was my MBA that was the issue, and the Genius Bar guy said it was more likely the cable that was faulty. He plugged my iPhone into my MBA with his Genius Bar Cable, which had blue INSULATING TAPE on the section of the cable that is susceptible to the damage. So if Apples cables are becoming damaged, surely they can sort it out and make a change to the material they use to make them. I usually love apple design and i do like the connector on the cable, I just wish they had used a better quality sleeve for the cable. If the motivation was "less plastic used, happier planet" then they have failed to consider that I have had to dispose of more cables this year that I have since the first iPhone came out. Absolute Mince.