• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly poor design, poor quality & overly priced

    • Written by from Stonehaven

    Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish!! I've just spent over £700 on a new iPhone and I can't charge the blimin thing!! Having dealt with the same faulty cable issue with my previous iphone for over a year where I was forced to purchase a new cable every couple of months, I was hoping Apple would have sorted this issue by now but the lighting cables are as dodgy as ever. I completely regret buying another Apple phone simply because of this issue. It's like throwing money down the drain, £15 to be exact, every time the cable decides to stop working or my phone decides that it 'doesn't support this accessory'. I used to rely on my phone for such things as receiving and making calls, sending messages, using the alarm clock to get me up for work etc but not any longer as I can never guarantee that my phone will have any power. I've spent thousands of pounds on iPhones, iPads and iTunes but now I really wish that I'd gone for a Samsung phone for a stress free "being able to use my phone type thing" life.
    P.S Up until they die, my charging cables are treated with much love and preciousness. I don't abuse them and my last cable still only lasted 10 weeks. I quite simply don't understand how Apple can make something as technical and advanced as an iPhone but can't make a simple cable that works and can withstand normal wear & tear. Sort it outApple!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless within 3 months

    • Written by from Fareham

    Within 3 months of owning my iPhone this cable ceased to work. No sign of damage but clearly the internals can not handle the demand of the pittiful iPhone battery. My new 3rd-party one is working much better.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely fragile

    • Written by from WHITBY

    Not even a year since we have our iPods and iPad air and we've purchased 4 more cables on top of the ones which come with our items. Very very disappointed....

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LIGHTNING CABLE IS A DUD

    • Written by from Savage

    HOW IS IT THAT APPLE CAN'T ENGINEER A CABLE THAT WITHSTANDS NORMAL USE FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS. OUR FAMILY HAS OVER A DOZEN APPLE PRODUCTS, 6 FEATURING THE FINELY ENGINEERED LIGHTNING CABLE. 4 OF WHICH HAVE FAILED! ITS QUITE SIMPLE!!!! EXTEND THE SILICONE JACKET PROTECTING THE CORD! TRY TO PURCHASE A AFTERMARKET CABLE THAT LASTS AND APPLE'S SOFTWARE DISCOURAGES IT.

    MAKE A BETTER CORD! OR AUTOMATICALLY SHIP YOU IPHONE USERS NEW CORDS EVERY 6 MONTHS. RIDICULOUS!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's ulimate fail

    • Written by from Durham

    I honestly LOVE Apple. I live and breathe Apple products, but APPLE...You know better than to create such TRASH. These chargers are made from dental floss. They don't last but 2 months. APPLE please do better. I have a $599 phone with a trash charger. -_-

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Deventer

    Using this cable since i got my iPhone 5S and my iPad Air. Huge improvement in connector durability compared to the old one. About 1 years use and still works fine.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable failure due to poor design

    • Written by from Coventry

    We have several Apple products in our household including I-Phone 5's, an I-Pod 5th Gen and I-Pad and the Lightning cables fail one by one, normally when they’re out of guarantee. I had a discussion at an Apple store, but was made to feel that it was my fault and needed to take more care with the use of the lead. The leads seem to weaken at the point where the cable goes into the device connector. On the older generation devices, the cable was thicker and the cable coating was a lot tougher therefore protecting the wires better. Another problem is that the connector is difficult to remove from the device due to the small shiny surface area of the connector and the high unplugging force required. This may contribute to the failing of so many leads due to people pulling on the lead to remove the connector. If you remember, the old connector had release buttons and once pressed the connector released with ease. I like Apple products, they are very well designed and very robust, but the Lightning USB cable lets them down by a mile. I’m considering buying a competitors phone that uses a micro USB connection, because I know that these cables are less likely to fail and if they do I can buy a cheap alternative cable, not one that’s costing £15 every time (Apple Tax). This seems to be such a common fault, you would think that Apple would do something about it, or at least make replacement leads more affordable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    I've had this charger for less than 6 months, it stays connected I do not move it, wrap it up etc. I just noticed that at the base of the connector it is frayed and the rubber coating has split and is peeling off. Poor quality for something that that just lays on a desk all day.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple build quality on this is poor

    • Written by from Montacute

    Apple's quality control has taken a dive with the lightening cable

    Had cable for iphone 5, ipad mini and ipad all split exposing the wires within, in the last 12 months

    Avoid avoid avoid avoid.......

    The replacement bought from the well known internet retailer's basic range is hard wearing and does the job better

    Disappointing

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed!!

    • Written by from Anaheim

    Ive gone through three of these usbs in the past 6 months. They rip with normal wear. Would be nice if they would make them a little more durable so they can at least last me the two years (which is typically the amount of time before i get a new phone)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Owned 2, both failed near the lightning end of the cable

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Really disappointed in the quality

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Basically terrible.

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Works Sporadically.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my iphone 5s, but charger cable needs improvement

    • Written by from Dade City

    This is my first iphone. I purchased the iphone 5s in January of 2014. It is now October, and the cable is beginning to not give a charge. After reviewing other reviews, I'm inclined to agree the cable is rather fragile. Sorry. :-(

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Now on my third 5s charger!

    • Written by from Norwich

    I brought my 5s in February and now it's September I am currently on my 3rd Charger. I also have an iPad which has the same cable so I have used that in conjunction with my iPhone 5s and iPad at the same time. I then brought another from apple (cable) which also broke - it is apparently called the 'double chin' which is where the end of the cable doubles up and starts to become 'iffy' and slowly degrading quality. I therefore decided to buy a cheap one online which also failed to work within 1 week of buying it- Granted it was not an apple product but still- none of the cables that I have brought work. Clearly there is a universal default with the cables, this is also a bad point as all Apple cables are very expensive! But overall, I still love my iPhone and all products, its just a shame that the cables don't work.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning cords are terrible

    • Written by from Mumbai

    Apple should improve this..

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cables if a little pricy

    • Written by from Genoa City

    I have 5 cables all together for 2 cars, work, home and road trips. I don't like to unplug them My wife and daughter have another 6. Most are Apple and a few are Amazon basics and Belkin. I have also bought several to get correct lengths for car and desk. I probably have bought 18 cables all together. I have never had one of these quit working. I have had issues with chargers not being approved devices, but zero cable failures. I am not easy on the cables either as my travel ones get wrapped around the wall and car chargers for storage. I don't know what all the 1 star ratings are from. My experience is perfect. I also like the easy fit and switch ability.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5 cables in the bin

    • Written by from Bradford

    Not impressed with tis new cable ,the old style never failed but this new cable is a load of rubbish ,ive sourced another made by another company which is double thickness cable and more robust but I still get device or accessory not supported sometimes ,as I do with apple products but im told this is ios 7 fault .hope 8 fixes that ,so apple fix your bad idea and repair the fault or put the old connecter back!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple makes the worst cables in the history of the computers

    • Written by from Sofia

    3 iPhones, 2 Macs, 1 iPod and 1 iPad latter I can confirm - for me Apple makes the *worst* cables ever.
    They are the most easily damageable computer accessory that the man kind has ever produced.
    Usually the Apple support is great and changes of the damaged once are possible. Yet it is a shame.

    I ended up buying cheap cables from other manufactures, that are ugly (and with thick cables), but usually are times more solid.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 1 month

    • Written by from Chagrin Falls

    Bought my iPhone 5s on July 27 and broke on Sept 9. Had it 5 weeks. Horrible charger.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unreliable

    • Written by from Cantonment

    I have been through several chargers and they always break within 1-3 months of normal use. They are way too flimsy and come apart. They are very a bad charger and I wish there was another option.

    6 of 6 people found this useful