• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality!

    • Written by from Southend-on-sea

    Like the earphones, this cable only lasts a few months if you are lucky. I have had enough of spending too much money each time which isnt worth parting with!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor lifetime - not fit for purpose. Apple should provide free replacements

    • Written by from Swindon

    Similar to other reviewers, my daughters have suffered failed lightning cables, whereas previous style cables have lasted without issue.
    I find the £15 price of a replacement cable an insult given the extremely poor life expectancy.
    Come on Apple - please treat your customers with some respect on this please and recall or at least admit you got it wrong. From a household with 10+ apple products...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior product for a brand that boast "superior" quality.

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    There is nothing that I could possibly write that hasn't been already said, therefore I will just add to the justified complaints of a product that is poorly made. These charging cables for the Iphone 5 are simply laughable and despicable. This is coming from someone who takes care of his possessions. I have multiple charging cables, so the fact that I have to replace them within a year of each other is infuriating and annoying. Apple, Do better. You can create cutting-edge technology, but can't find a way to make a more durable charging cable? It makes the company look like a complete joke. I'm sick and tired of it. DO BETTER.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Binbrook

    Approaching two years, I am still on my FIRST lightning cable and absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, I ordered two extras when it first came out (one for my car and one for work) and they're all in mint condition still. I have NO idea what you people are doing with your cables that are causing them to break so quickly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very poor quality

    • Written by from Paimio

    The cable breaks very easily.... Learn to make durable cables Apple this is ridigilous!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Lasting Quality

    • Written by from Stevenage

    I have had 4 of these cables - all originals that came with devices (iPod x 2, iPhone, iPad) and all are now not working. I have been very careful with them after experiencing the delicate nature of the old style cables and yet they still failed. One failed after only three weeks.! However, the good news is that after speaking to Apple, they assure me that the cables will be replaced free of charge if I take them to an Apple store. I'll let you know how I get on... But even with that, I don't fancy having to trek to my nearest store (20 miles) every time I need to get my cables replaced! MAKE THEM STRONGER AND MORE RELIABLE PLEASE APPLE!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A sound, reliable cable

    • Written by from TAUNTON

    I'm joining the ranks of the reviewers who don't know what all the criticism is about - other than "Apple Bashing", or people simply following the crowd. I have had an iPad, an iPad mini, and two iPhone 5s which need the lightning cable. They range between 6 months and 36 months old. Not once have I had a cable break or malfunction. I think the reviewer who said the problem people have may be due to dust/dirt in the socket is probably right - I have cases on all my devises. Also one has to remember that these devices are sophisticated pieces of technology, and whilst robust (I've dropped my phone and iPad loads of times without breaking them), they still have to be maintained and looked after.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have to buy this cable for the second time in two years (counting the one came with i5, it will be the third one).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awfullllllll

    • Written by from Wellington

    This is my 5th charger in 6 months smt I'm going to switch over to samsung cuz this is crazy highly disappointed

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is worthless

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I've had to replace this cable 3 times now. It just stops working. Very upsetting, and whats worse is its not like this is something that you can do without. You need the cable to be able to charge your phone. Apple needs to come up with something that is more durable and lasts. I've also had similiar problems with my cable for my IPHONE 4S, same issue. So in my opinon it is the quality of the product. It absolutely stinks!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable breaks even when used properly

    • Written by from Fremont

    Poor, poor, poor quality. If I could give it negative stars, I would.

    The cable near the charging head cracked open spontaneously, exposing the wires. Despite me carefully grabbing only the head instead of the cord to plug or unplug. This after only a 1.5 years of use. Meanwhile, the 30-pin for an iPod video from 2005 which is still going strong - that's almost a decade of use with no problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Washington

    Just read all of the other terrible reviews. Cable came apart right where it attaches to the lightening plug. Total garbage. Wish I could give it 0 stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Lead - TOTAL FAILURE

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Im on my 7th Cable Lead for my iPhone 5C, this is absolutely ridiculous and Apple should rectify this reoccurring BAD DESIGN FAULT !!
    Iv still got another 12months left on my contract !!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 7 months!!!

    • Written by from El Dorado Hills

    Wow, never thought I would find a rotten apple in the tree *pun intended*!!!! I bought this phone in November and the charger broke in June!!! It said it could not support accessory!!!!! I tried everything to get it to work, but nothing helped. The same thing happened to my friend! She had to buy a new one. I hope apple can fix it in the next generation of products. Very disappointing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    Breaks down after only a few months of totally normal use. I've gone through 2 of them in the past 7 months and now have to go get another, and all the charger does is sit in the same place. In every instance the connection would get worse and worse until finally the lightning head would break. In this last instance the lightning head broke completely off. Its really annoying having to worry about how long each one will last since it's absolutely necessary to have for the phone to not be a really expensive paper weight. It might not seem like much but having to throw away an extra twenty some bucks every few months on a cord gets aggravating after the third time it happens. Garbage

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dire quality, unfit for anything other than static uses

    • Written by from York

    I need to charge my phone & iPad at work and, as a consequence, have always taken a lightning cable (or two) with me. They're well looked after - neatly wound, and put in the safe / small objects section of my bike bag.

    Nonetheless, I've now had 2 lightning cables die on me in 2yrs, compared to one dead 30-pin adaptor in... ooo... 7 or 8 years of multi-iPod and iPad use.

    Lightning might be semi-adequate! if used in only one location, with the connector held rigorously straight. For actual use as a real-world charger cable, though, it's beyond terrible. Quality control seems to've gone to pot, when compared with its predecessor.

    Expensive, shoddy, and unfit for purpose.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 4 months

    • Written by from Westfield

    Disappointed in this cable especially since I babied it. I love you apple but this is ridiculous!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Cables and Charging Port:-/!!

    • Written by from Olathe

    I am actually very angry about the FACT that there is a problem with the cables for the iPhones and Apple seems uninterested in admitting or addressing the problem. I am on my FOURTH cable!!!!! No, I am not an idiot who pulls the cable from the port. I am a 51 year old businessperson who spends hard earned money on what I HOPE is quality equipment and accessories. To add insult to injury when I go to the "genius":-/ bar, they act as if I'm stupid and pretend that they are oblivious to the problem (there was another customer there with the SAME issue BTW!).

    I am angry because I bought my first Apple computer almost THIRTY YEARS AGO and have been a loyal customer. I used them in my business and personal life. Sure, there have been bumps along the way, BUT this problem is especially annoying because of the lack of acknowledgement by Apple and refusal to admit a mistake. Sure, lots of cables are working fine, but for many of us, they are a HUGE FAIL:-/!!

    I EXPECT MORE FROM APPLE. It doesn't take a "genius" to figure out that customer loyalty is the foundation for success. If you're making someone like me who has spent THOUSANDS of dollars over the years this upset, red flags should be going off somewhere in your organization! WOW!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly fine

    • Written by from Plano

    I've had 2 of these ever since I got my iPhone 5. I've used them pretty much every day, lots of the time pulling by the cord, and they are still working great. I don't understand how so many could be breaking after a few days...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from hillsdale

    these chargers don't even deserve one star. apple really disappointed with this one. i owned my iPhone 5s for a mere 3 months before the charger that came with it broke. now every week or two I'm picking up a new one from all different stores because every charger made for the 5 and up is complete garbage. every single one of my friends have the same exact problem as well. if apple doesn't fix this problem, it could be a deal breaker when upgrading my phone in a couple months!!

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