• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product recall

    • Written by from Oldham

    This product should have been recalled and an apology given to every iPhone user who has had to deal with it.

    A replacement should be given immediately at any Apple store, no questions asked.

    Poor show Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The end also breaks off and tears

    • Written by from Chicago

    Every since USB cable I have the end frays and wires are exposed. Seems a bit dangerous to me since it is connected to an electrical outlet. I would say they need a material upgrade to better their product. Quality needs to be improved.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly disappointing

    • Written by from Troy

    I've had several iPhones over the years as well as a few iPads. In every single instance, the cables fail due to dislocation near the lightening port side. At first, the plastic warps slightly then folds near the end. Next, the connection requires a few wiggles to initiate. After a time, the plastic (silicone?) tears which eventually leads to a few wires bending and causing a short/failure.

    These should be rock-solid. Go with braided outer casings! Apple products are literally some of the best engineered products ever conceived, I'm not understanding how these are simply an afterthought.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cost-$20 should cost-$2

    • Written by from Manitowoc

    It is a good design for the connector itself but it only lasts about 4 months before it either stops working or it frays on the inside and only works if you move the cord in a certain position. If I could give it 0 stars I would. Please change the design apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix it please Apple

    • Written by from Castletown

    I like to have Apple products, but I can't accept the prospect of needing to repeatedly replace this cable, have had it in use for a year, but expect longer from cables, I don't misuse them and I am from Yorkshire! I buy quality to avoid needing replacements, all this charging is hard enough on the planet. So to Belkin I will go......shame on you for feeling able to continue to offer such a poorly reviewed item....your customers don't feel cared for....

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Flimsy

    • Written by from Buckeye

    These cords are made of cheap material and brea far too easily. The old 30-pin connectors were more durable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Garden City

    we have 2 iPhone 5s and an iPad and have been constantly having to buy new cables. the charger itself is not the issue but it seems to be the resiliance of the cable to metal fatigue caused by normal day to day use.

    it would be nice if apple could improve upon this. it is extremely frustrating.

    why has't this been resolved? apples other hardware excells so well. i hope someone at apple is listening and they do something to improve the quality of these cables. that would be nice.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Canaan

    My apple lightning cables break so easily!!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality charger

    • Written by from Newcastle upon Tyne

    6 in two years seems better than most reviews but this is a disgrace Apple!!
    Instead of an Apple 6 they need to sort the lighting cable out first
    One star is too generous for this product

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product.

    • Written by from Sidcup

    Flimsy and useless - barely lasted more than a few months before it stopped working. It's unacceptable that customers are forced to pay for a new one time and again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please get your design sorted!

    • Written by from Southam

    So, yet another lightning cable fails due to wear at the lightning connector end. I am going through these every 6 months
    Apple, quite frankly your design is rubbish.
    Please get it sorted and stop charging £25 for a cable that doesn't even last a year!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ponte Vedra

    I've always had this problem with Apple charging cords - even with the old ones - but this is just ridiculous. I can't even count how many of these cords I've gone through in the less than two years I've had my phone. It literally takes two months EVERY TIME for the cord to stop working. It gets all bunched around the connector ends and you end up having to jump through hoops to get the phone to connect. I've never reached the point where the wires themselves become exposed, but then how could I in just two months?

    The only good thing is that when you buy a new one, it comes with a one-year warranty in the box. KEEP THIS and your receipt and you should be able to get it replaced for free when you take it back to the Apple Store.

    Regardless, this shouldn't even be necessary. I should not have to replace my charger every two months. If Apple is really so keen on being innovative, then what they really need to do is fix this problem. Stop messing around with stupid apps and features on the phone itself, which is fine, and start changing the things that actually need to be changed, like this cord.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Tears / Freys exposing wires. EVERY TIME

    • Written by from Montréal

    I will add my negative review to the over 1000 negative reviews of this cable.

    The cable won't last longer than 9 months.

    I am very delicate with my iphone and accessories (no heavy use - my cables always stay in the same place at home)

    And this one always splits near the end and rots exposing the wires and possibly becoming a fire hazard.

    Check all the other reviews.

    Problem is, we have no choice yet to order another type of cable.

    With SOOOO Many negative reviews Apple should really do something to change it because of so many unhappy customers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 Star is too much

    • Written by from London

    Luckily for me I had 3 wires replaced during my one year warrenty, My wire's starting to act up again, and I'm not looking forward to splashing £15 on something so rubbish. And the fact that you cant use non-original cables is annoying, talk about MONEY for apple, will never buy an iphone or anything apple related any time soon after i replace my iPhone 5 soon!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsiest piece of cr*p ever!!!

    • Written by from Leeds

    This doesn't even deserve 1 star! I've had 4 of these since I got my ipad air which can't be more than 4 months ago! The head of the cable where the lightning charger is, is so tiny and because it's so difficult to pull out of your ipad, the wires eventually come loose. Even when you're 100% careful and only pull the plastic and not the wire, it only takes about 2 weeks before it becomes loose on its own! I've bought a knitted cable wire for £3 that obviously isn't an apple product that worked fantastically for a while until my ipad started saying it won't work because it's not apple certified!!!! £15 is a disgusting price for something that doesn't work! Sort it out Apple for god's sake!!!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable probs

    • Written by from Tyler

    Bought new cable for iPhone 5 on July 3, 2014....didn't get two months out of it before it started shorting out. I am not rough on my cables. I am a 50 year old adult that takes care of my devices and their accessories. This is ridiculous, Apple!! Fix the prob!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Cable

    • Written by from NEWMARKET

    To be fair our two iPhones are about 10 months old and the first cable has just failed. The cables stay in the same place and are used quite carefully but both connectors show signs of metal degradation, am buying 4 from a 3rd party for £6 so we'll see if they last. The originals are very poor quality and I'll reiterate what others have said on here, you don't expect this from Apple when you pay a premium for the products, Steve Jobs would not have been happy.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from Birmingham

    was pathetic keep breaking at least you can count on samsung for having better chargers

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Cable

    • Written by from Nanuet

    I have had my Iphone5S since November 2013 and i already need a 3rd cable. What's the point of a phone if you can't charge it. The old style cable no matter how frayed, will still charge, too bad i can't use those.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Perth

    Extremely disappointing product for Apple. Each lightning cable will barely last before breaking, on my third in the 10 months since I have had my iPhone 5s. Would give Zero stars if I could.

    2 of 2 people found this useful