• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple!

    • Written by from Jessup

    With four of us using I phones it seems like I’m buying a couple charging cables a month. While the Apple plug lasts longer than the cheap rip-off brands they still don’t last. You’ve had three years to make a more durable plug but haven’t. I’m sure for a few dollars more you could build a charging cable that will outlast the phone.

    When we went to pick up my wife’s new iPhone 6 at the first glance of the cord I realized there was no effort to improve it. I was planning to upgrade to the iPhone 6 plus but couldn’t. I miss my iPhone but I’ve upgraded to an Android phone until Apple makes a better charging cord.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connector Joints No Good

    • Written by from Binbrook

    I am very gentle with ALL of my cables, but I keep going through these particular cables. The outer jacket splits by the Lightning connector fairly easily. I love the feel of the outer jacket (compared to the old 30-pin), but it simply isn't functional. That said, I do LOVE that Apple finally changed the connector to something much smaller. Kudos on that.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waaaay way way too short

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The reversible connector is nice though.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Cables

    • Written by from Hardwick

    Apple products e.g. Iphone 5s and ipad are very good and reliable

    chargers are not!

    they break so easy and are expensive to replace please make strong cables that last.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from Melbourne

    after reading most of the reviews on here I consider myself lucky... I've had my iphone 5 for just under 2 years and only had to have gone through 2 cords. It's the same problem though; after a while the top of the cord begins to get scrunched up and the phone starts to vibrate continuously because the cord is connecting and disconnecting - until it completely stops working. In saying this though I made sure I was careful with how I stored the cord so maybe that's why my two lasted so long - but still it's unacceptable. It's obvious Apple are making these cords knowing that customers will have to pay more and more money on replacing them. Don't buy Apple.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable, good service

    • Written by from Chorley

    I have had the same problem as many people on this page: cable breaking for no significant reason. However, before you buy another one.....

    My cable was from an IPhone, well over its 12month warranty. I took the cable back to the apple store, they inspected it and as there was not visible damage they replaced it for free.

    Terrible cable, great apple service.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpiced and brittle

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    The Lightning cable that came with my iPod Touch 5 was just the right length for me but failed quickly. A new cable is expensive and MFi cables aren't much cheaper. Knockoff cable fail quickly. My Android phone, on the other hand, has never needed a cable replacement and will happily take a knockoff cable with no problems. I don't care about reversible cables if they cost 3x more and break 3x faster!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quits Working

    • Written by from Campbellford

    I can say that the charger is a decent length, and works extremely well. It chargers both my iPhone 5s, and iPad Mini quickly.
    However, recently it has broken. And it isn't the first time. It will charge, and then stop charging and continue to do so, which makes charging my devices a long process. But now, it isn't charging either of my devices at all.
    It happened to me in February, and has happened once again. It's extremely infuriating and frustrating.
    I treat my chargers and devices very well, and even hang my chargers from a hook after use. I don't let my pets touch them either. So as to how the charger breaks, I'm unsure but I can say I don't believe I'm at fault.
    I really expect more from such a world renowned technology company.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmmm

    • 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 if you use it while it's 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 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm not that pleased with these cords.

    • Written by from Clarkston

    It appears everyone is saying the same thing. These cords run out fast. The first one I had lasted me about a year but then went. Now I'm on my second one and it's barely holding it together. And it's only been 6 months! I do like the design though so I will give them some credit but come on. These should be built to last!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you Kidding me?

    • Written by

    I had gotten my iphone 5s in early December. The first month no problems with anything, everything was running smooth, it was a really great phone. Then in late January I realize that my iphone was not charging, I had no idea what was going on. I take it in to the Apple store and they give me a replacement. A week later this one messes up to, I go back there and they tell me it's my fault for straining the chord, so they did not give me a replacement and I had to buy a new one. The phone is perfect I couldn't ask for a better one, but the chargers are trash. To this date I've gone through 4 chargers in less than half a year. Apple really needs to improve the quality of their charger.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable

    • Written by from Wimborne

    We have four apple products in the house that use the Lightning Cable and every one has split where it goes into the connector. It has become costly to replace all four. (And we do use all four) I think Apple should look at this as it's obviously a design fault and compensate

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    You have to buy them, but they never last!

    • Written by from Daphne

    Ive been a loyal iPhone user for years now. I have had to purchase about 7 cords since upgrading to the new Iphone and they all break. I love the phone, but not being able to charge it, is starting to drive me crazy. I never had this issue with the older models.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality

    • Written by from Lewisburg

    I've had the IPhone 5 since the day it came out and I've already been thru 5 cables. They are awful. The ends are to flimsy and after bending just a little they break. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a phone that you can't even charge?cables are worth $2. Not &$20.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    You get about 6-12 months use - if you're careful

    • Written by from Manchester

    I only got my iPhone 5S in October last year, and was skeptical about all the negative reviews of these cables, given that I've had the older generation iPhone/iPad cables in the past and never had a problem.

    I've always taken reasonable care of my cables (I don't yank them around etc, but neither do I transport them in a foam-lined box). But sure enough, last week my lightning cable just stopped working. No external damage, no careless use or excessive bending of the cable. It just died.

    So I have to buy another cable now.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    needs to be more robust

    • Written by from TRUMBULL

    Well, mine lasted 15 months. I agree with the other reviewers in that it gets scrunchy on the end and stops working. I was pretty careful with it as well.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is fine, but the quality...

    • Written by from shenzhen

    dude... this will be my third one! the first one was broken and the second one I have to spend like 10 mins to adjust it to a particular position after 4 months of using. serious, you guys need to think about how to improve the quality...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Dundee

    I had to replace the charger 6 times

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality!

    • Written by from Toronto

    It's nice that the new cable has a smaller connector, but its quality is low, and the cable doesn't last much. Not only me, but lots of people have reported a non-working cable after some 3-6 months. Keep spending 21 bucks on a cable and creating waste is definitely not good! Apple has to improve the quality of this!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    worse cable ever

    • Written by from houston

    the cable made by apple is poorly made. cable at the terminal to the iphone easily disconnected from the inside and dont last very long.

    5 of 5 people found this useful