• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Washington

    Just read all of the other terrible reviews. Cable came apart right where it attaches to the lightening plug. Total garbage. Wish I could give it 0 stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Lead - TOTAL FAILURE

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Im on my 7th Cable Lead for my iPhone 5C, this is absolutely ridiculous and Apple should rectify this reoccurring BAD DESIGN FAULT !!
    Iv still got another 12months left on my contract !!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 7 months!!!

    • Written by from El Dorado Hills

    Wow, never thought I would find a rotten apple in the tree *pun intended*!!!! I bought this phone in November and the charger broke in June!!! It said it could not support accessory!!!!! I tried everything to get it to work, but nothing helped. The same thing happened to my friend! She had to buy a new one. I hope apple can fix it in the next generation of products. Very disappointing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Milwaukee

    Breaks down after only a few months of totally normal use. I've gone through 2 of them in the past 7 months and now have to go get another, and all the charger does is sit in the same place. In every instance the connection would get worse and worse until finally the lightning head would break. In this last instance the lightning head broke completely off. Its really annoying having to worry about how long each one will last since it's absolutely necessary to have for the phone to not be a really expensive paper weight. It might not seem like much but having to throw away an extra twenty some bucks every few months on a cord gets aggravating after the third time it happens. Garbage

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dire quality, unfit for anything other than static uses

    • Written by from York

    I need to charge my phone & iPad at work and, as a consequence, have always taken a lightning cable (or two) with me. They're well looked after - neatly wound, and put in the safe / small objects section of my bike bag.

    Nonetheless, I've now had 2 lightning cables die on me in 2yrs, compared to one dead 30-pin adaptor in... ooo... 7 or 8 years of multi-iPod and iPad use.

    Lightning might be semi-adequate! if used in only one location, with the connector held rigorously straight. For actual use as a real-world charger cable, though, it's beyond terrible. Quality control seems to've gone to pot, when compared with its predecessor.

    Expensive, shoddy, and unfit for purpose.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 4 months

    • Written by from Westfield

    Disappointed in this cable especially since I babied it. I love you apple but this is ridiculous!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Cables and Charging Port:-/!!

    • Written by from Olathe

    I am actually very angry about the FACT that there is a problem with the cables for the iPhones and Apple seems uninterested in admitting or addressing the problem. I am on my FOURTH cable!!!!! No, I am not an idiot who pulls the cable from the port. I am a 51 year old businessperson who spends hard earned money on what I HOPE is quality equipment and accessories. To add insult to injury when I go to the "genius":-/ bar, they act as if I'm stupid and pretend that they are oblivious to the problem (there was another customer there with the SAME issue BTW!).

    I am angry because I bought my first Apple computer almost THIRTY YEARS AGO and have been a loyal customer. I used them in my business and personal life. Sure, there have been bumps along the way, BUT this problem is especially annoying because of the lack of acknowledgement by Apple and refusal to admit a mistake. Sure, lots of cables are working fine, but for many of us, they are a HUGE FAIL:-/!!

    I EXPECT MORE FROM APPLE. It doesn't take a "genius" to figure out that customer loyalty is the foundation for success. If you're making someone like me who has spent THOUSANDS of dollars over the years this upset, red flags should be going off somewhere in your organization! WOW!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine

    • Written by from Plano

    I've had 2 of these ever since I got my iPhone 5. I've used them pretty much every day, lots of the time pulling by the cord, and they are still working great. I don't understand how so many could be breaking after a few days...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from hillsdale

    these chargers don't even deserve one star. apple really disappointed with this one. i owned my iPhone 5s for a mere 3 months before the charger that came with it broke. now every week or two I'm picking up a new one from all different stores because every charger made for the 5 and up is complete garbage. every single one of my friends have the same exact problem as well. if apple doesn't fix this problem, it could be a deal breaker when upgrading my phone in a couple months!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever

    • Written by from Oakville

    Been thru 4 cables already.... Apple smarten up, if anybody remembers Tandy Computers they tried to pulled the same thing with propriety devices and cables and look where they are now.. Not satisfied with any apple products lately the quality has been going down hill

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor

    • Written by from Lahore

    Outer side or Upper portion of the cable is very poor

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cardiff

    Mine also broke after just over a year, thankfully I'd already bought a spare when I was on holiday in the States (they're marginally cheaper over there). When I went to the Cardiff store to see if they could fix it they said that it breaks when it twists when you use it while its charging. But I agree Apple should make a product that is sturdier and able to withstand this sort of usage.

    So moral of the story - don't use it while it's charging kids! ;-)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk. Seriously. And incredibly overpriced.

    • Written by from Newburgh

    I've had iPhones, iPads, and iPods since the beginning, and all of the cords are still in great shape except the 5s. This one broke in only a couple months, just sitting in the same plug in the same place. The flimsy little wires are broken right by the end of the connector. I am very annoyed that I have to pay $19 for another one.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by from Kingston

    I agree with other comments I am now on my 4th cable it is very week at the point where the lead goes into the plug that goes into the actual device not the USB mains plug end. I have never ever had a problem with a charging lead for a nokia samsung or other android device. Apple you need to design something more robust these leads should last the life time if the device which in this day and age 3-5 years!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Disappointment

    • Written by from Columbus

    Very disappointed in the cord. Never any issues with the phone. I have had the 5 for a year and gone through 4 cords. Apple better do something before it loses out to superior other brands. I would personally never buy this phone or cord type again.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from mentor

    My first cord broke about a month ago and I got an off brand one to replace it. The new one was poor quality and broke three days ago so I decided to get the real thing. I ordered a new one that day and was extremely happy with how fast it got here plus the text alerts where very helpful. The first cord broke completely because of me, but the second off brand charger broke by itself. I have absolutely no complaints and highly recommend getting the apple brand to avoid terribly made rip offs.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Cable

    • Written by from EDMONTON

    This cable, due to the connector redesign, is much more robust than the older 30-pin version. My cable has worked fine for nearly two years with my iPhone 5, and it feels stronger than the previous version.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of buying these

    • Written by from Derby

    My third cable is now on it's way out. My iPhone 5 is about a year and a half old. They just stop working and I have to twist and maneuver the cable until it picks it up, it's ridiculous for a £15 cable. My 3 year old iPad 2 30 pin cable still works perfectly.

    My cable and the charger rarely move from the plug socket beside my bed so it's not even like it's being jostled about and yanked around.

    I'm a huge Apple fan and I love my iPhone but I am so disappointed with this cable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quility

    • Written by from ahmedabad

    built with poor quality
    burnt when i was charging my iphone
    using all genuine apple products purchased from apple store
    their life span is very low- only for few months

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orlando

    I only had it for two weeks and it broke I am very disappointed in this product when I got it I was unplugging it and the wires cam right out it I do not reccomend

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