• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unacceptably poor quality

    • Written by from Marysville

    Cord to wife's 4 month old 6 Plus has already stopped working. It was gently used about every other day so the problem isn't due to wear and tear. Looking at all the recent reviews, Apple has some serious quality control issues with this cord or the design wasn't properly thought through.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable.

    • Written by from Calgary

    Apple cables are well designed for normal use. I'm baffled as to why so many people have trouble with cables falling apart. I'm been using apple cables for close to ten years and I have not once had one fail. I still have my original 30 pin cable that I got with my first iPod, it still works with my iPad2.

    The new Lightning connector is a huge improvement over the 30 pin connector. Use your cable wisely (pull on the connector, not the cable) and you won't have any trouble with it. I'll only buy Apple cables, they last years with normal daily use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple NEEDS change

    • Written by from Greenville

    ~ apple needss too makee the chargers stronger . i have had 3 iPhones going on 4 and i have been through all of the apple chargers . Tge material isn't strong enough im a teenager so a throw it down and carry it around alot . Apple needs to change

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is there anybody there?

    • Written by from Whitley Bay

    Just wanted to add my 2 pennuth - i have lost count how many replacement cables i have had to buy for my son's ipad mini and my ipad - with the number of comments on here it does not look as if Apple are going to do anything about it!

    ps the magnetic charging cable for my Macbook pro is fantastic so i know it can be done!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy Cable

    • Written by from London

    I have an iPhone 5S and a new iPad mini, both cables have frayed. The original iPhone cable lasted about 9 months, the replacement about the same. The iPad cable has been replaced under warranty.

    These cables are terrible for the price.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £15.00 for a product that doesn't work

    • Written by from Ruislip Gardens

    I'm having the same problem as numerous other reviewers. Mine just started to crimple at the part where you insert into the phone, and I'm always very careful not to pull or twist the cable and let it charge up. I left it on charge and when i went back to check whether it had charged up it had only charged by an extra 5% as it hadn't been charging at all, if you move it in the right direction it does charge???
    I can't see why I should give another £15.00 to up apple's profits for something that is provided with the phone and should work

    I hope apple read these comments and find a solution as at least half the population have iphones and its not like it's a new product

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and terrible!

    • Written by from West New York

    I'm on my second cord in less than three months after buying my iPhone 6 Plus. I keep encountering the same problem: the cord bunches up at the end from overheating and exposes the cords underneath and it stops working. It's already time for a third cord after the second only lasted for five weeks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I'm getting a new phone in two weeks and I am really debating on if it will be worth my sanity to get an iPhone 6 because of the lightning charger. I've had my iPhone 5 for 2 1/2 years and I've gone through 4 official Apple brand lightning chargers and countless cheap chargers bought online. It is beyond ridiculously how easily these chargers break. I can go 3-4 months with a charger before it just stops charging my phone. And it's not like the cheap "non-official" chargers are any better. Bought one literally a month ago and it stopped working just the other day. It is very frustrating to the stupid notice that says "this accessory is not compatible." Apple needs to do something about these chargers. It makes no sense to have to pay $20 every couple of months for a new charger. I guess it's time to switch phone brands until Apple can release a better quality product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable.

    • Written by from Newmarket

    For a product designed for use with a phone and ipad this is just not fit for purpose. Either its not charging or I am insulted with the message that the device may not be an original Apple component. Apple have made this too complex and unreliable. I am replacing several a year and this is just not good enough.And yes, I have checked for lint in the connector etc.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars if i could

    • Written by from Burnaby

    These cables break down over time (<2 years). We have 3 of these lightning cables at home used between 2 iPhone 5s, and all 3 cables have now damaged wires at the end that connects to the phone. Two remain at our night stands for overnight charging, while the 3rd stays in the car for listening to music.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had a problem with mine!

    • Written by from Keller

    I'm starting to order if there is 1500 paid Samsung "fake posters" out there.

    In our house we have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 2 iPad Minis, and an iPad Air 2 all bought back in the fall when they released the new products. He cords that came with our devices all still work fine, wih no visible signs of damage. Also in both my wife and my car we have dual use chargers with two lighting cables from when we had our iPhone 5s, those cables are two years old and they work just fine as well.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Worst Product

    • Written by from Somerville

    I've gone through 2 of these in 1 year while owning an iphone 5. Apple replaced this cable once, which was free under warranty, but the 2nd one is nearing uselessness. Non-apple cables/chargers stop working after only a few months too. It's really a major pain-point in the mobile Apple universe.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Eveleth

    I purchased a spare "Apple Original" lightening cord, once out of the box it has never been moved from the same outlet nor ever crimped or bunched up. I now get a "This accesory may not be supported" message and the phone will not charge. I have tried numerous outlets and nothing seems to work. Apple PLEASE fix your product before someone starts a class action! At $20 a cord, I EXPECT it to last LONGER than 5 months! Love all my other Apple products except for this..

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying, surely Apple can do better.

    • Written by from Poole

    I've gone through 3 chargers in an incredibly short space of time and know others who have gone through as many as 9!(with the problem being the same as everyone else's.)
    Come on Apple! Give us something worth paying for that is robust enough to handle charging a phone!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable.

    • Written by from Toronto

    These cables have a reputation of starting to deteriorate almost immediately, and Apple has added 3rd party cable incompatibility if you have thoughts of more affordable alternatives. Don't try fixing breaks in the outer insulation with electrical tape. This type of rubber actually dissolves when it comes into contact with the glue from electrical tape! When your cable is new, coat the area where the cable meets the lightening plug with a heavy coat of "Shoe Goo" (a one inch section) and let it dry completely before use. This trick will give you more acceptable durability, while avoiding having to shell out another $20 in three months time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not good

    • Written by from Peckham Rye

    Honestly these chargers are just not very good! they always stop working, seriously neeed to sort this out for the amount people pay for the phone and you can't provide quality chargers, its just a shame! i had had about 5 different ones in the past 6 months.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks down with normal use after a year.

    • Written by from Berne

    The cord bunches up near the lightning connector end and eventually stops working. I have asked apple to replace it twice and there is no improvement in the product. Plan on the cable not lasting for more than about a year.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality

    • Written by from Lima

    I have bought 4 cables already in just 1 year, and they all have broken at the end. They're not cheap wires (at least at my local store), so It just kept me thinking... how much more am I going to spend on my iPhone? I love me iPhone6, but my pocket do has a bottom.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sick of these chargers

    • Written by from Coventry

    constantly breaking, sort it out. Pay enough for the phone can at least supply a charger that lasts and doesn't break all the time!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Apple, why are you making these kind of cheap quality cables for your best products like iphones? Broke at the end of the cable exactly after 1 year. I dont see a 0 star thats why i put 1 star.

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