• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad and iPhone 5 charger cable are pieces of junk!!

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I have 2 iPads less than a month old and both charging cables just stopped working. There's no damage to the cables at all whatsoever they just stop working. These are poorly made and not worth anything! Apple should reimburse customers with a real cable because this one isn't worth the materials they used to make them! They are a rip off!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hermitage

    I have had the apple iphone 5 for 5 months now and have bought Atleast 5 chargers. I am careful and try not to bend them. But they still end up breaking. I use it for maybe a month (or less). Then I will plug it In one day and it will say "this accessory may not be supported on this device" after that, I can charge it. But only at like 3 different angles. And then one day, it will completly stop working. I have always been happy with apples products but these USB cables are the worst product I have seen. Such poor work for such an amazing company.
    If they keep this up for the iPhone 6, I may not even get the iPhone 6.
    But we will see what happens when they make the new USB cable for the iPhone 6. Very poor work, apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail! Non standard cable that does not last

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    My son is on his 3rd one of these since Christmas (about 8 months ago). He usually takes good care of his electronics especially his iPad. The lightning end soon frays and shorts and then charges unreliably. Apple needs to fix or reinforce this design. I hope Apple isn't seriously planning to start using these as Headphone connectors as the rumors say. That would be a disaster. I still have the 30 pin connector from my first iPod and it still works beautifully.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They last if treated properly

    • Written by

    My mini iPad cable has lasted nearly 2 years and is still working, my daughter and son in laws cables are still working in their iPhone 5s. If treated properly and disconnected by pulling the connector and not the cable there is no reason why they shouldn't give good service. Much better than micro USB in my opinion.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless design

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    These cables are a really poor design and I have had about 4 or 5 of these, I've lost count! Bring back the 30pin connector, never had an issue with them! Apple I hope you are reading these reviews as they are all saying the same thing. Sort this connector out.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 11 months

    • Written by from RIDGELAND

    I only used this cable for 11 months before it stopped working. Yes, I was extremely careful with it. The price does not suit the quality of the cable. Apple needs to make their cables more long-lasting and durable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years and 10 no longer functioning Lightning Cables

    • Written by from Toronto

    These cords are not durable. A simple twist renders it useless. I love my phone and this cord is necessary, but by the time I've ready to upgrade my phone I will have paid for it twice with the cost of the cables.

    All my old 30 pin cords still work.

    Apple improve your quality on this item please.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cable

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I have 5 lightning cables for almost 2 years now. They are used in various conditions (home, office, and car). There has never been an issue with quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third Cable in 6 Months

    • Written by from Chennai

    The cable is horrible. A few bends here and there and it stops working. Now I can't even figure out which angle it works at because it is totally spoiled. PLEASE, I expect better work from APPLE. I want to get my money's worth. No point paying for an expensive phone when the quality of its charger is so inferior.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement

    • Written by from Teulon

    These are way better than the old 30-pin cables. Only one of mine have broken between the 3 I had for my iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and that was because I lent it to someone who didn't realize that bending the cable breaks it. To all the people who say the cables break to easily, all I have to say is that you need to take better care of it. When you're using it and when you're not, you should be taking care of it. If you do, it'll last long and you won't have to keep buying replacements.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please! 3 cables in a year...

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I like the lightning cable concept, but the wire and strain device is garbage. It is either poor materials or poorly designed. If you are going to use non standard cables and connectors, make them better not worse than micro USB...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Southampton

    If you wanna design sthg outstanding, dont just focus on the phone. This lightning concept works but the charger. I have bought nearly a dozen of these in the past year!! Disgusting!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Like everyone else, I think this cable is poorly designed at the lightning connector end. One accidental kink or pull on the cord and the wires are screwed. From then on it will be "guess which angle will work" until it just stops altogether. Currently, I have to wedge it against something at a 90 degree angle and hope that it doesn't move. If you travel with this thing, put it in a hard case by itself because it doesn't handle getting jostled about very well.

    I'll contrast this with the old 30-pin connector which has lasted years of travel, being shoved in bags of other equipment and mashed around a great deal. I think there are two problems: 1) the old connector would usually disconnect if too much force were applied on the cord, preventing the wires from inadvertently breaking. You really have to apply some force to the new connector to disconnect it, which opens the door for accidents. 2) the old connector was wider, so easier to grab at the sides without accidentally bending the cord. The new connector is so thin you have to be very careful where you're grabbing it and which angle you're pulling to maintain the integrity of the cord.

    After reading all these reviews, I might just get a bunch of cheap third-party knockoffs that are a fraction of the Apple price. Sad that this has to be a budgeting factor.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a year, which is longer than most have.

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    The cable I have now came with my iPhone5 a little over a year ago. I charge my phone pretty much every night and never use it while charging. This week I noticed the battery was lower and lower every morning when I woke up! I then came to find the little bendy trick people were taking about, and started to mess around with that... Well as of today I can no longer find a position where the cable works. So now my battery is low and I'm not happy I have to go purchase something that should have been fixed my now. . .

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from NA

    works always

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guess what..

    • Written by from Maidstone

    I'm not happy either. Currently on my fourth cable. Each cable fails at the exact same place which is just in behind the reinforced section behind the phone end of the cable.

    Each time it fails through TO THE BARE WIRES.

    Apparently this is due to people using the phone when it is charging.

    Nope, it's due to a weakness in the design and a failure to provide a good product.

    I have never, never had a problem with a charger like this.

    And I had to give it one star! Fine, as it hasn't actually killed anything it can have one star

    Amazing that company with such a projected image can perform like this. Shame Apple, shame on you

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We As Consumers Are Forced to Buy these and Waste Our Money

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The phone is great but we spend more on these cables a month than we do on gas...thats CRAZY! Especially being a company like Apple, you guys should sell top quality products that last longer than a month. Cable starts to bend and wont charge anymore. I feel like Im doing origami with the cable just to get it charging again...Very disappointed. If Apple doesn't fix this we should all just switch to Androids. I FEEL APPLE DID THIS AS A MARKETING TOOL JUST TO SELL MORE PRODUCTS!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking cable, shocking customer service

    • Written by from Rotherham

    Of the lightning cables I have had the majority have broke within 6 months, the longest lasted just under a year... had a 30 pin connector 6 years and it's still going strong, yet Apple seem to think there isn't an issue with these cables?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish !!

    • Written by from Middlesbrough

    So my iphone4 charger is still ok after 3 yrs and used on iPod
    & iPhone 4 and iphone4s yet iPhone5c which I have had for 8 months I have had to replace 5 times!!
    Really not good !
    Worse Cable ever !!!!
    If I had the opinion for no stars that is what I would give!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable miles ahead of its time

    • Written by from Todmorden

    Mine is rock solid , am glad so many people have issues with there's I have spent years of my life fixing devices because people pull on wires while things are charging, it's about time the wire broke instead of the charging socket, and to everyone with broken wires treat your stuff with the respect it deserves what are you 5 .

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