• 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. :-(

  • 2.0 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning cords are terrible

    • Written by from Mumbai

    Apple should improve this..

  • 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.

  • 1.0 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd cable in 2 years

    • Written by from Carshalton Beeches

    I've now spent £45 on 3 cables, I carry the cable with me everywhere I go and gets used several times a day. Every cable breaks in the same spot just below the housing! I refuse to buy a another one, I'm surprised that with the pride Apple has in its products and refusal to standardise cables to Micro USB and realise inferior proprietary cable has made me so anti-iPhone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix this problem

    • Written by from Morrisville

    This product is horrible. I spend so much money just to pay for this stupid charger and it doesn't even work. Improve your charger or you lose a customer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    • Written by from Dublin

    I am an Apple fan and usually like everything about their products. In our household we have 4 iPhone 5 s and each one of us has had problems with the lightening charger, which fails to function after a few months of use . I have taken it back to Apple but had a very bad experience, where they made it difficult to replace. Where is the pride in the product. It is clear that the product is not fit for purposes and no we (all 4 of us) don't yank it out or mistreat.

    Come on Apple take responsibility for the quality of your products and the service to loyal customers. Do they read and monitor these comments?

    Jim

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where the quality gone?

    • Written by from birmingham

    Terrible product it's expensive poorly made. Frustrating being with out. Ive got through several this past year I find myself having to buy a spare every time so I don't have to be without. I never had this problem before going For Apple phones. Make the price reflect the quality or make durable cables. I use to believe Apple made only quality products but I've been proven wrong.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so fragile!

    • Written by from Madison

    i really wish they can make this USB cable more heavy duty. it is so fragile and i am an grown up who knows how to take care of things that cost me money. because i work hard for it. i am upset i have to go and buy another one!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third one

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    I bought an iPhone5 about a year ago and I just bought my third charger the other day. The first one got a random short, and the second one began fraying right at the edge until the entirety of the wire was exposed, and then it stopped working. These wires are made very cheaply and are not high quality for the price they are sold at.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Revere

    Going to replace my lightning cable AGAIN tomorrow. At least this one lasted a few months!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by

    I recieved my 5th generation Ipod and Iphone 5s 5 months ago and BOTH chargers do not work anymore. Very disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Woodside

    This is the worst thing Apple ever made. Apple needs to do some quality control. This cable is not cheap. In last 18 months I already bought 4 of them for my 2 iPhones. Now I need to buy one more as both of my cable are broken again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from St.louis

    I'm now on my third cable after only owning my iPhone 1 year. Apple obviously needs to go back to the drawing board with this product. Come on!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    World Record

    • Written by from Manchester

    Mine broke within a day people, new world record.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning to usb cables

    • Written by from grande prairie

    is it too much for apple to redesign these cords to be more durable?
    i know i myself have gone through 6 of these cords in 12 months .... its perhaps due to my job as a driver . But really at 30 bucks a pop here where i live and 21 on line ... it all adds up fast.
    the cords should be more durable for when we are trucking etc..i know not everyone has this problem but i myself know alot of people have the same concern as mine.
    both ends of these cords get worn fast and there is really no extra support around the ends of both . there are other brands out there that are made awesome but after buying two of the other brands and doing updates now those two very durable cords are NOT supported on iphone, ipad or ipod..
    when investing alot of our money as we each do into our apple products - is IT THAT HARD FOR APPLE to redesign a more solid cord? and make them longer...
    OH and how about the horrible batteries in iphone 5 now ... im 20 months into my iphone and it will NOT hold a charge for more then 10 minutes...
    have done all things possible at apple store etc to try resolve battery problem and nothing works..phone batteries should last longer then 20 months for battery life with out costing us apple lovers so much money

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