• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ordering yet another cable

    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    Well, I am now online ordering yet another cable for my daughter's iphone 5. This is at LEAST the 4th or 5th cord I have ordered for her in the past year. All of a sudden, they just stop working. If it was some $5 cord that I got at the dollar store, I would understand, but this is an Apple product. NOT what you would expect. . .and for there to be no acknowledgement from Apple that these cords do not work when reviewer after reviewer says the same thing is just so. . .un-apple-like. Usually, they are so responsive. Is anyone listening at Apple? Figure out what is wrong with these cords or compensate the consumers by replacing them for free.

    1404 of 1559 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by from Luton

    Apple always make the best premium products. But unfortunately these cables breaks easily after few months of use. They have to do something about it. It's like the 3rd cable I'm buying in 9 months.

    784 of 832 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor cable

    • Written by from Lichfield

    I've been through about 5 or 6 of these cables over 12 months. Apple need to do something about this. They are a necessity but are not cheap. They break so easily.

    713 of 748 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality!

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    The iPhone 4 charger was a much better quality cord. These cords keep crinking despite how careful I am. I am on my 6th cord in less then a year and a half. Apple refuses to cover it and its really making me angry. I never had this problem with my iPhone 4 charger. Apple… why won't you back your own product?

    670 of 739 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from DERBY

    Mine barely lasted half a year and it cost me £25 to replace it.

    542 of 574 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You pay the price you get the quality

    • Written by from Vincennes

    I have bought amazon.com junk lighting connectors I ordered two of them at once and got them in the mail one was broke on arrival and soon the other broke. So finally I bought this cable which is the same length as the ones I purchased elsewhere and you can feel the cable difference. Worth the money to have the longer cable.

    Downside- apple should send these with the device...

    Worth the money

    604 of 829 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You can return a broken one! Don't keep repurchasing!

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    As with many of the reviewers here, our iphone 5 cords don't last very long. However, it's good to know that their products are covered for a year. You can take broken cord into apple store with receipt and they will give you a new one.

    If you keeping buying new ones, they will never fix the problem (they're making too much money off us). As long as we are returning them every month or two (which is about the amount of time they last), they'll lose money and fix the stupid cord.

    331 of 346 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from brooklyn

    i've gone through 3 chargers already and i've only had my iphone 5 for about 5 months. My sister has gone through 3 . My boyfriend has gone through 5. i do not travel with my charger and i always handle it with care. Its always in the same place, but it NEVER FAILS TO BREAK. i've never been so disappointed in apple. There is no reason these chargers should be breaking especially not for this ridiculous price.

    378 of 466 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The lightning cord will be the death of my iPhone experience.

    • Written by from castro valley

    No need for a 300 word limit. One word. TRASH.The cords are trash and have "forced" me out of the Apple family. Steve, if alive, would not have let this continue for so long.

    297 of 334 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than old cable

    • Written by from covington

    This is my 3rd lightning cable. Cables broke easy. Phone dont recognize cable sometime, it's show screen can't recognize cable.

    323 of 391 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much improved over 30-pin connector

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    I love the new lightning connector. It has this very satisfying 'click' when you connect it in to the port. Charges and syncs just as fast as before, if not faster. You can insert the cable right side up or upside down and it recognizes both ways. Seems sturdy and high quality, just as you would expect from Apple.

    The downside: just as you would expect, you pay a premium for this better quality and better materials. There is also a level of control from Apple over the third-party market, and this has increased the price of third-party accessories as well. Being that these are mass produced on such a high level, I would expect and wish the prices to come down faster and to a more affordable level. This is the reason for one star off.

    Overall, great product and the best of the consumer-level quality that is available.

    371 of 496 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn


    THIS IS UNFAIR AND UNJUST . We all should complain more as this is ridiculous !!!

    264 of 290 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should know better

    • Written by from Thornton

    This charger is horrible period. I've bought 3 in the last 6 months and none of them last more than 3 months. I've treated them well and that doesn't even seem to make difference in the amount of time they last. The part of the softer cord nearest to the lightning pin always seems to be the part that defaults the fastest.

    246 of 266 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This wire is horrible

    • Written by from Yonkers

    While at first the wire may seem fine just like the old one did, it is horrible in the sense that it stops working very easily, even if not damaged at all. I've gone through about 15 of these wires in the last year and that isn't even an overstatement. Apple needs to work on these wires a lot because this problem isn't just for me, but for most ppl I know who use the wire. Luckily when I bring it into the Apple store they just replace it for me but that's such an annoyance.

    243 of 268 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful charger

    • Written by from Northbrook

    I am tired of buying these chargers. This charger over heated and broke on me twice!!!!!!!!!!! I have had three of them and they all did the same thing. I suggest you get the lighting to 30 pin adapter cause this one stinks!!!!!!!

    219 of 259 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too high in price and still too short

    • Written by from Lees Summit

    What a rip off! Cable works as advertised yet very disgusted in its price of 29 bucks. Really Apple!?!? Why so high in price, haven't you ripped off countless of others? Ten bucks is all this cord should cost and you still will take in a healthy profit! I don't need a fancy shipping box, etc I just want cables that won't rip me off and probably others agree. AND PLEASE get a 10' cable, but for not so much money that rips the end user off.

    181 of 205 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I expect from Apple - junk!

    • Written by from Chino

    I really tried to give you guys a chance but here we go, a useless piece of junk! My daughters cable lasted less than a month! IU thought maybe she was the cause but just read these angry customer's comments Apple! There are no visual signs of abuse or damage, just a non-working cable that costs a fortune. For an $800 dollar iPad, this is very ridiculous! You are about to lose another customer for good Apple - now I will be trading my iPhone for a real phone, Android!!!

    191 of 229 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable no longer works

    • Written by from Edison

    The cable i purchased no longer works. It lasted for about 4 months. I've had an iPhone since the 3G, and this is the first time I've been disappointed with an Apple product. It seems like this isn't an isolated issue. Please fix this Apple.

    161 of 175 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $30+ for a cable w/o the adapter. That's right, a cable.

    • Written by from SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

    This is more of a gripe with the design of the lightning cable. This may not happen to everyone, but the connecting part of the cable to your iPad Air or device is quite fragile. So when you have to resort to the very SHORT cable that came with your device (my iPad Air came with an extremely short lightning cable), you risk having that connection part of bending and possibly worse: snapping.

    We all know that Apple's pricing is quite high. In fact, I thought it was pretty outrageous to dish out another $100 for 16 more gigs of disk space for my iPad Air, but $30 for a cable? That's just as bad as dishing out $40 for a flap cover (aka: Smart Cover). So granted, this 2 meter lightning cable should have come as standard with my iPad Air, but it isn't. Since the original cable that came with it already snapped, I had to buy this one. And guess what? No data or charge can run through it. I ended up having a defective cable and had to go back to my local Apple Store, wait for almost an hour, just to get another one. Horrible.

    151 of 163 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Strings Attached

    • Written by from Fresno

    Hard to argue with something that just works.

    239 of 350 people found this useful