• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product ever

    • Written by from London

    I cannot believe the amount of money that I have spend buying new lighting cables over and over again. Even cables bought in the Apple Store cause the phone to prompt a message of not certified cable . It's outrageous .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product so far.

    • Written by from Eyam

    Over the last 2 years I have gone through 10 of these cables, £150 worth of them. They all have the same problem, the end gets all bunched up and a wire comes loose.Apple really need to make a better version of these. Its bad when the knock off ebay one has lasted longer than the real Apple one but at a fifth of the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose.

    • Written by from Manchester

    I've gone through two in 12 months. The original with my iPad, the cable split at the Lightning connector, which then left the wiring exposed which eventually failed. The second, the Lightning connector has snapped off where it meets the plastic.

    Looking at these reviews Apple, you need to take notice, because this product is simply not fit for purpose. When design and aesthetics override a cable that actually functions and lasts longer than a few months, there is something seriously wrong. Hundreds and hundreds of overwhelmingly bad reviews on your own site from Apple customers should tell you something.

    I'm now going to have to buy a third cable in 12 months. Unacceptable. I'll say it again. This product is not fit for purpose.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap construction, ridiculously priced

    • Written by from Windsor

    I must have been through 5 or 6 of these in the last two years alone. According to the Apple Store it's my own fault because when I travel, I don't "coil it up right". It's strange because I never had a problem with the old style cable. Because of the proprietary design, I can't even buy a third party cable. These cables are obviously very badly and cheaply constructed and sold at an absolutely ludicrous price. Come on Apple, you're really letting us down.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    advice for iphone 5 user

    • Written by from Derry

    I have had multiple chargers for this phone and they constantly break within the month and obviously as a teenager I cant afford to keep paying £15 for a new charger very often so I just started buying cheap chargers off ebay. they all worked for a long time until the new ios update. In order for my phone to charge I have to switch it off to charge it which is quite useless and irritating because I cant even see if it is charging or not. But now it doesn't even charge with unofficial apple products and my phone has been dead for a few days now simply because I cant afford a new one. So I decided to try something a bit more hard-wearing and what seem to me- logical. I decided to buy the 30 pin to lightning adaptor and also buy the iPhone 4 cable, because they seem to last the same length as the phone does. The lightning adaptor wont get any loose wires or anything like that because there are no wires, and the iPhone 4 cable is very hard-wearing so that too will last a long time. I know this is quite expensive but its a good one to consider, taking in to account that you would maybe spend double that in a year- if not more- on iPhone 5 chargers that constantly break.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed... Wires snapped!

    • Written by from Bury St Edmunds

    Got my ipad mini a year ago, and the cable started to go after only a couple of months. The plastic started to bunch up around the connector, and then the wire completely snapped! Bought another, and the same thing happened! Tried to take it back, and was told that I wouldn't be served, as all the technicians had left for the day (about 10 minutes before closing), even though there were still staff in the shop! Will try again in the morning, hopefully they'll replace it for free, as this website mentions a year warranty for cables, and this was the second one I've had in a year! Disgusted that so many people seem to have had this problem, don't apple think it might be a good idea to fix it????

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a little while

    • Written by from Stoke-on-Trent

    i bought an iphone 5s which came with the official cable which worked for just over one month, then suddenly it has stopped working at all! it isnt my phones fault because i have borrowed friends chargers which have worked. there is no visible damage and it just stopped working overnight.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Leads are c***

    • Written by from Manchester

    i AM SICK OF THESE LEADS GOING, CONSTANTLY REPLACING... GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I EVEN BOUGHT THE CHEAP ONES WHICH LAST THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME BUT COSTS A LOT LESS.

    MAY HAVE TO GO BACK TO SAMSUNG AT THIS RATE AND REALLY DONT WANT TO, AT LEAST YOU CAN JUST REST A SAMSUNG DOWN NOW WITHOUT A LEAD

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just like all of Apple's cables

    • Written by from Malmesbury

    Although Apple's i- devices usually stand the test of time pretty well, its a fact that their cables don't!! I have used many of apples cables and chargers over the years (magsafe, 30 pin and lightning), and they seem doomed to fail. Thankfully, 3rd party options exist, and if you limit the use of an original apple cable (keep it as a spare, in the car etc) you can pull a bit more life out of them.. Its just a shame they don't build them to last in the first place!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    faulty

    • Written by from London

    This is the third time I will be buying new cable again within the last 2 years. The wires break easily. Very dissappointed with Apple products

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money.

    • Written by from Barking

    I have wasted so much money buying iPhone capable because they always stop working after a few months! They need to be better quality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality. Poor design.

    • Written by from Smethwick

    Apple should be embarrassed about the quality of these leads. The ends seem to burn out, this must be dangerous. So poor is quality and design that Apple should provide three leads with each iPhone/iPad.

    The most annoying thing is that some of the aftermarket leads are of a much higher quality but the phone rejects them as they're not Apple. So frustrating. I've now resorted to charging my iPhone in the car using a Belkin in-car charger.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    • Written by from Sutton

    I am on my second cable now when the first one stopped working due to the wires breaking inside the rubber housing which was kinked (from new) near the connection to the iPad. On the second cablebthe rubber casing has pulled apart while charging the iPad overnight. Took it to the Apple Store today and was told that I must have pulled on the cable for the casing to split. After having replaced the first cable I have been very careful with the second one and have never removed it from the iPad by pulling on the wire. The cables are cheaply made and expensive to buy!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Saltcoats

    Breaks

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    • Written by from Dun laoghaire

    3rd time I am replacing the cable. The part that goes in the phone or tablet seems easily snaps off.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apply product ever

    • Written by from Hay-on-wye

    This charger is the second most frustrating thing about my iphone. The first is obviously that my iPhone 5 dies at about 55% battery after a couple of hours use. The second is obviously that once my phone has died at 55% battery, I can't charge it back up because the charger has decided to break AGAIN! I have got through about 4 of these in the last year and a half. They are absolutely appalling quality. If they lasted I wouldn't mind spending the money for a spare but the fact that I have to shell out for a new one every few months is infuriating!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very low quality, won't buy again

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Though I'm very careful with my electronic stuff, I have changed 2 of Apple's lightning cables. Both got ripped on the tip of the wire & the hard plastic in the lightning end of the second cable has cracked. All of this has happened in less than 1 year.

    I will never buy the apple cables anymore. I'm searching to purchase braided or flat MFI cables.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Heatshrink!

    • Written by from Dundee

    The solution for Apple is cheap and simple. Basically, it is called heatshrink and it does come in a white colour. It would only cost a few pennies per cable if it was added during the manufacturing process to the end of the cable. It would ensure that the cable lasted much, longer than they currently do!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from London

    I've had 2 cables already, and none of them lasts more than 1 year for me, even being very careful. Now it's time for me to buy the third one.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    For £15 one expects the product to last more than 5 minutes. Same old made in China rubbish at top dollar prices!

    3 of 4 people found this useful