• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One-year warranty!

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I don't really have a review here, but I see all these people saying they've spent a bunch of money buying new cables after only a few months. Apple products may be fragile, but the one good thing is that they come with a 1-year warranty. I go through earphones every few months, but I just show up at the Apple Store and they gladly give me a new pair with very little hassle (sometimes they like you to have made a Genius Bar reservation, but it's not a big deal). Since the purchase record is accessible on your account, it's easy to check whether it's still under warranty.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened?

    • Written by from Oak Ridge

    I had never had a problem, but my sister and I have gone through about 4 total over the last month or two. Currently, mine are being held together by electrical tape.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised it lasted 7 months from the reviews!

    • Written by from Coventry

    My original charger lasted 7 months which I very shocked about as my friends with the 5 or 5s chargers haven't even lasted that long! Was perfectly fine until a couple of weeks ago I noticed it wouldn't charge in certain angles then finally it completely stopped!! There a a crease of the wire at the top where it plugs into the phone but Can't tell any damage so obviously it is something inside the wire case! Apple please sort your chargers out and make them as good as the older iphone 4 and lower you've had enough complaints to sort this!! Going to try get a replacement on warranty as this is no fault of mine !! 3 stars becus it lasted as long as it did!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting cable

    • Written by from Alexandria

    good cable, just what I expected.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from East Grinstead

    This charger works well but I'm on my second one since i bought my iPod. The charger charges my iPod a lot quicker than my old iPod used to charge but the downfall of this product is that it is easily damaged and no matter what you hear from good reviews about there being too much dust in the charger port it is not the case and I clean this everyday as I'm OCD and my charger doesn't work well anymore and need to buy a third one which is ridiculous.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Versatilte, not durable

    • Written by from Branford

    I've had this cable a couple of months. Since my iPhone5 uses so much juice, I have to take the cable with me. After repeated use, the cable no longer charges unless I wiggle is around like a set of headphones from 1985. I need to get a new one. At least they don't force you to buy the wall adapter.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norfolk

    Ok, so despite the reviews i got this charger today, because well, what else am i going to do? i got my iPhone 5 in jan. 2013 and used the original cord it came with for a very long time, and the last few months/weeks of its life is when it was not taken care of properly (due to someone else using it) and that's when it finally broke. it lasted probably longer than 6 months. Anyway, not many other reviews are talking about the warranty it comes with, it has a 1 year warranty and you get the receipt through E-mail so you don't lose it. I'm sure that when this charger goes that they will try everything they can to say it was my fault and not give me the warranty but well see. So as long as you take care of it, like don't just rip it out by the cord, only unplug it by the plastic pieces and don't bend it/be careless, then it should last you a while and should be covered by warranty.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and bad

    • Written by from London

    Somehow, I think some have been designed correctly and some haven't. What I mean is when I got the fist four (one was bought from the apple store) , they all broke until I got the fifth one My god it seemed like multiple time stronger and it's lasting like five times longer than the other. This one was bought just before mid 2013 until now and it might look damaged (like most bought cables) but my divides
    charge fine. These all were lightning connecters and so thats how I think some are designed correctly and others incorrectly, but I think most are incorrect because most of my cables broke but now I know some people are having the same problem as me, so I think it could be better by making a thicker wire.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Driffield

    yes maybe the cable is a bit weak but only if you don't take care of it. my solution to this is to put a spring from a pen on the end of a cable to stop it from kinking. THEN IT WONT BEND and i promise you your chargers will last for longer

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not Perfect

    • Written by from Волгоград

    I am using it over a year and rubber cover of the cord torn badly while cable is still working but looks awful!
    Can't say that the cable is short as I am charging my phone from Macbook Pro but in some cases it might be not long enough

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Regina

    i bought my ipod about 5 months ago and now the usb cable that came with it is completely useless. After no strenuous use whatsoever, the"lightning" entire head of the cable broke off. I now have to buy a $20 cable that will probably break again within the next few months and if I want a reasonably long cable I have to pay $30. Yay.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Product

    • Written by from Stouffville

    Although I love the iPhone 5 and the new design, I've been having many problems with my charger. I purchased my device a month or two after it was released and I am currently trying to purchase my seventh charger. I do not know whether this at the fault of apple or me to be honest. I realized that it was my fault for using a high power wall charger which eventually BURNED the bottom of my charger. If you aren't using the appropriate wall charger for your device; then this might be your fault. If not, then this might be an issue of Apples. I know that my sister who has an iPhone 4 also experiences the same issues as me since she used a high powered wall charger that wasn't appropriate for her phone, so ensure that you''re choosing the right products for your device. For those complaining that the charger is "too short"; you can always purchase an USB connection cord, or just purchase the 2m charger that is also available. It is quite pricey for a charger, I feel it should be more convenient...
    Anyways; I personally believe that the design and simplicity are AMAZING, it is so much more easier for me to use my phone and also to use the charger. I hope apple can help find a resolution to why the chargers always crinkle and burn under the lightning section. Other than that, this product is amazing! Keep up the great work, Apple!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good thinking about the reversibility but...

    • Written by from Tondo

    It's great how you can easily slide it on to your ipad without hassle. It's just that the cable and the "lightning" end of the connector doesnt fit snuggly. I bought my iPad 6 months ago and now I had to tape where the cable and the "lightning" plug meets. The rubber insulator creases on that area so it's not really a great idea to use your ipad while charging if you're afraid to ruin your charger.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Cable

    • Written by from Dana Point

    So frustrating - I take extra care with and the charger just stopped working, what doesn't the cable fall under the extra care protection? So frustrating!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some updates!

    • Written by from cleveland

    Charger too short my factory charger just stopped working! Then I left my new charger on my trunk and it got crushed in the street! Now I have to buy new charger just hope it's not faulty like other people are saying! Also I think there's a year warranty on chargers so take advantage!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bronx

    This was a great step-up from the previous wire, in regards to the switch to lightning; however the cable/wire section of the wire is lacking. I've had the cable with my phone for less than a year and already the cable was bent near the lighting connector. This caused the charge to go in and out because the coil inside the cable must be bent as well. Apple should really consider beefing up the strength of the cable so that is does not become faulty so quickly. I use my phone a lot while it's charging and I end up twisting the cable and it becomes faulty. It still brings a charge to the phone; however if I move the cable slightly, it disconnects from and to the power source intermittently. The cable is too expensive to keep replacing; please consider this issue.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok in the first months.

    • Written by from São Bernardo do Campo

    I have had the original cable for my iphone 5 for 6 months, but now I'm having trouble to put my phone to charge since the charger is too 'weak'. The cable should be stronger since many people use their phones whilst laid in bed. Short lifetime and bad quality for an apple thing.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    I gave this connector only 3 stars because while it does work great and allow me to charge both my iPad and iPhone. I am about to be on my 3rd cable because I keep getting the error "Charging Not Supported With This Accessory" on my iPhone and iPad. My older cables have been through much more than these have and they still work great! I wish they worked as well as the older ones.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from Oakland

    The Lightening cable shorts out ENTIRELY TOO QUICK! They are NOT sturdy at all. I purchased two lightening to USB cables when the iPhone 5 came out...one for home and one for my purse. I'm already buying my third cable because one has shorted out and started smoking. The old cables lasted YEARS! I still have my original cable from my iPod Classic!

    PLEASE rethink the design and fix this. No one has $20 to continually throw down the drain. It would also be nice to have length options.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dfh

    I find these new charging cables are certainly alot faster for charging my iPod, but the life span of these lighting charges are not at all comparable to that of the 4th generation charges, they break very quickly and very easily and not only that aren't exactly cheep to replace there causing me to spend quiet alot of money in the long term, would defiantly like to see some modifications in the product to ensure the quality and lifespan of these cable increased greatly