• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers are the worst on the market.

    • Written by from O FALLON

    I too am fed up with your chargers. I love Apple products as a rule, but your chargers don't hold up, and then when I buy a n alternate version, you have found a way to insure it won't work or is not compatable. Also, why is it that you have these huge white blocks on your chargjng cords. They act like weights that also add to the issue with cords not holding up. This goes for every charger you mace. Mac book pro chargers to Iphone 6 plus.
    If you all can't figure out how to do it, then make sure you let others (no mac) fix it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    easy fix for lightning cable

    • Written by from Sarasota

    The first cable that came with the iPhone 6 lasted all of 5 weeks, got a new cable and some heat shrink tubing and put two layers on the cable where the connector is connected to the cable. Solid fix!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile

    • Written by from Atlanta

    It doesn't take long under normal use for the plastic coating to break at the point of tension, exposing the metal wires. At $20 for this little thing, can the profit margin really be so tiny that the cord can't be built to last?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality, Breaks within months.

    • Written by from Kailua-Kona

    In the past year I have thrown away 6 Apple lightning to USB cables. Every single one had the exact same problem. On the Lightning connector, it starts corroding starting in the middle section and gets worse from there. They last 2-3 months tops and then won't charge the iPhones or iPads. Maybe Apple is getting lazy with quality as they are so big now, but thats how companies lose customers. Hopefully they will get their act together and fix this problem.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Look here's the thing

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    Lets say we are talking two pronged power cords that plug into wall outlets. If you yank the plug out of the wall every time by the cord, it's going to overtime, become damaged and possibly even cause a safety hazard. Same holds true with lightning cables. If you grasp the cord by the the connector when disconnecting you will find it doesn't become damaged. I have plenty of lightning cables and used properly they seem to hold up pretty well. Though I suppose you should be able to disconnect your cord however you see fit and so I will hold back one star and give this product a four star rating.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Rage!!!

    • Written by from Aventura

    I can't believe after so many issues and complaints from Apple loyal customers, Apple continues to launch their products using this deficient accessory. I have bought several; Apple or generic; they all have the same problem and end up failing. I am replacing my iPhone 5s (which I love you) for two reasons:
    First One: THESE CABLES
    Second One: Lack of memory expansion slots like Mini SD cards that allow you to increase memory on your phone; with 16GB, if you leave your phone light enough maybe you are lucky enough as to update its operating system software every time there is a new release. Otherwise you are stuck until you free up memory.
    So I have decided to take the easier approach to ease of life; I need a phone, like the convenience of apps and the easiness and friendliness of miniusb chargers, plus I want to take pictures and music with me at a reasonable cost. I am going with HTC M8 today, and replacing my iMac with a friendly Windows hybrid laptop. Will keep an old iPad because there is some aviation software that only runs on IPad. End of the story and bad press for Apple. I am sure if Steve was still with us he wouldn't allow this to happen!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Reliable, not inexpensive

    • Written by from Palmdale

    I have never had an Apple provided cable fail. Not sure what is going on with the cables that are receiving one star. At one point I believed in the rating of products, but not here. Between my wife and I, we have had five iPads, six iPhone and three iPods. All cables (and chargers) still work.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling quality

    • Written by from Swanbourne

    Having had every i phone since they came out I am used to the Chargers and leads. Until this year I had never broken a lead or had one stop working so what has changed? This year between my daughter and I we have had 8 leads that have either come apart or simply stopped working with no visible sign of damage. I'm relieved to see so many other people reporting the same as was starting to worry it was me. Add to this the fact I hate the I phone 6 (if I wanted a huge flat ugly monster of a phone I would buy a rubbish samsung or Nokia!) and the latest changes to predictive text are ridiculous I am officially unhappy .....

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please go back to old coating

    • Written by from West Long Branch

    I am tired of having to replace your chargers every other month because of the material you use to coat the wire causing the chargers to scrunch up and short circuit, or even fray. Yet you people wonder why people would rather send 5-15 bucks less or even MORE money than your brand on third party chargers. The coating used on your older chargers was good and this was one of the most pointless switches I have ever seen. My iPod charger from 2003 is still being used on my older iPhone that i use for games when connected to the house wifi. An 11 year old charger that still works because it wasn't designed to break every few months. People shell out lots of money for your macbooks and phones, yet you guys went cheaper over the years on your chargers and expect everyone to be ok with shelling out 20 bucks per charger then get mad when people look for other options. The ratings on all of your charging devices speak for themselves. THis has gotten ridiculous over the years.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An epic fail

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I actually have to worry whether my Apple devices are charging, and that is very poor reflection on Apple and their quality control (or lack thereof). The connection simply goes bad between the male plug and the female socket. Use of these cables is an epic fail on Apple's part. I like their products, but I do not like their unwillingness to admit mistakes.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from ABINGDON

    I had a chinchilla related incident with my original cable and so purchased a new apple one. Works fine. Plug it in, my devices charge. Admittedly I have a charger at home and a charger at work and so the cable doesn't go on any adventures so maybe that is why the cable wires don't fray or whatever like the other people's. I would rather get a verified apple charger then a impostor one just in case something goes wrong. £15 is a lot cheaper than £499.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What do I do now?

    • Written by from London

    Thanks to all these reviews; its not just us!! We have various devices: iPods, iPads and iPhones and we are down to only one charger that works now. Where do we go from here?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone charger

    • Written by from tonbridge

    114 months & 4 chargers!!! I am So sick of the iPhone 5 chargers breaking, if the end gets slightly bent or twisted they stop working!!
    I can't afford to keep paying £15 per time for a new one! Love my phone.. But Apple please sort out your chargers..!!!!
    Never had this problem with my 4!!! Very disappointed :(

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk!!!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    Bought the Iphone 5 after 3 months the cord broke. I have the 3rd generation Ipod (2003) and 2 cords and never had a problem with the cords and both still work. I hope you are reading these reviews, for $20 please make these cords more durable so we don't have to keep spending $20 on these cheap things.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Carshalton

    I must be doing something different with my cable because it works perfectly and I have had no problems with it - and that's with daily use for 2 years! Although £15 is a little steep for a mere cable, it does the job perfectly and I couldn't ask for more!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had one go bad - Apple is the best quality out there

    • Written by from Haymarket

    I only use Apple cables and have never had a cable go bad or kink on any of our multiple iPhones or iPad. If you plug in and remove them while holding the connector without grabbing the cable and yanking it out or stepping or twisting it on a daily basis it will outlast your product.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever made,

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I've had my phone for 1.5 years now and I have purchased nine charging cables for my phone. After the fourth Apple charger broke I just started buying the cheap five dollar charges because I could afford to lose five dollars every month. If I could give this product a negative star rating I would. Between the charger and the operating system personally I can't wait for the Samsung galaxy six to come out because I've had it with Apple products.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Catches Fire!!!

    • Written by from Seattle

    Apple: Please, recall all of these and use a new vendor to manufacture these cables! We've had multiple and they all get broken at the neck - right by the lighting connector end. And yesterday I picked up one to plug in our iPad and burned my fingers! When I looked, I saw that it was smoldering!! I am so lucky. It was laying on the carpet - could have burned down our house! This is unbelievable coming from Apple.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from los angeles

    Had countless amount of these cables and every one of them have broke, only got a one star because there is no zero. EXTREMELY weak!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH!

    • Written by from Ada

    Just let's cut to the chase.... DON"T BUY breaks fast

    11 of 11 people found this useful