• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable, good service

    • Written by from Chorley

    I have had the same problem as many people on this page: cable breaking for no significant reason. However, before you buy another one.....

    My cable was from an IPhone, well over its 12month warranty. I took the cable back to the apple store, they inspected it and as there was not visible damage they replaced it for free.

    Terrible cable, great apple service.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmmm

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Mine also broke after just over a year, thankfully I'd already bought a spare when I was on holiday in the States (they're marginally cheaper over there). When I went to the Cardiff store to see if they could fix it they said that it breaks when it twists if you use it while it's charging. But I agree Apple should make a product that is sturdier and able to withstand this sort of usage.

    So moral of the story - don't use it while it's charging kids! ;-)

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works then...Doesn't

    • Written by from ashington

    I got the iPhone 5c for Christmas, The original cable worked perfectly until the bit of wire towards the lightning adapter starts to crimple, eventually it just doesn't work after more weeks off the cable working and not working constantly vibrating when trying to sleep, it vibrates constantly! I then bought a new offical cable and yet it worked perfect and the same problem occurred, I am sick of paying £15 each time the cable fails to get it replaced!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    12mths and gone

    • Written by from Farnborough

    I had the original cable from Apple when I purchased my iPhone 5, worked beautifully - left it at home and only plugged it in next to my bed so no travelling but after 12 months the cable has come away from the lightning jack and now keeps flicking on and off - making an annoying noise each time!
    Would expect something of this price to be of much better quality and last longer than 12 months with very limited use and movement - never even rolled it up etc! Will not be paying £15 for a new one - Apple seriously need to work something out with the prices of their cables!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and Much too Expensive.

    • Written by from Castleknock

    This product, unlike some of Apples other products that are well made and robust is of a very poor quality construction and is easily damaged/broken. That and the fact they charge €19 for it is a poor way to thank its customers for supporting their products, let's face it everyone who buys one of these cables has already spent a considerable sum of money to purchase an Apple product, iPad, iPhone5 ect where the supplied cable has in all probability failed or broke. Apple could sell this item for less than a tenner and still make a profit. Very disappointing.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish quality

    • Written by from Caithness

    love my iPhone, but these cables are rubbish!! They work fine for a while then they just break! Apple really need to sort this problem out, really annoying!

    Bare in mind though, Apple will replace the cable if your phone is still under its one year warranty

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quialty

    • Written by from London

    The wire near the lighting connector eventually crumples breaks and opens u, it's literally imploding to death. Its shocking considering the price! Steve would be ashamed of this Tim!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Richmond

    So I got my iphone5 in December and in April/may the end of my charger started to bend then a couple of days after it started to bend, it wouldn't work at all. So I had to go without a phone for 2 days before I could order a new one, £20 including postage and VAT. So to my discust last week my phone charger broke again! So I had to pay another £20 for a charger, lets hope this one dosnt brake!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fragile.

    • Written by from Braintree

    I've had mine since October, and only in the last month did it start to go downhill. iPhone 4 chargers before this generation last for years. I'll buy one more cable, maybe it's how you handle it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    FRAGILE! Dont pull on the wire when removing from the phone

    • Written by from Horsham

    My cable stopped charging, as many seem to,... the reason i discovered is the wires at the phone connector end come loose inside the plastic lightning connector (in fact the wire came out completely from the connector).

    Basically when you tug the cable out of the phone you MUST grip the plastic lighting connector not the wire, otherwise over time by pulling on the wire the wiring inside the lightning connection will fail. ....

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Northampton

    Since I got the iPhone 5 I've brought 4 cables now, it such a bad quality it only last up to few month then breaks? You need to make them better quality.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Happy

    • Written by from Perth

    I got my cable along with the new ipod touch at Christmas and my cable has already broken, even with me being careful. Disappointed at Apple

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 2 months

    • Written by from Newtonmore

    I got this with my Ipod Touch (5th gen). It work fine until today because when I went to charge my ipod this just broke now got to buy a new one. Not happy with it. As owning a second gen Ipod as well my old charger lasted for 3-4 years. Needs work NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    87 of 90 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily :(

    • Written by from Walton-on-Thames

    I've had my iPod for about 4 months and just underneath the actual connector that goes into the iPod - the very end of the wire - started to become loose and bendy. So I tried to fix it myself and opened up the wire. Then I found out that the metal coil inside that goes around the coloured wires snapped and so did the red wire so unfortunately I needed to spend another £15 on a new one

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    >.<

    • Written by from BELFAST

    This is like my 3rd one. Hopefully it won't break again. The wires are too subtle. It breaks waaay too quickly.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works the doesn't

    • Written by from Shirley

    I absolutely love all my apple products including my Iphone5, but, the main issue is that the stupid cable only lasted me about 2 months and now i'm left with a dead phone. I never bent the cable or anything but for some reason it seems like the cable came loose at the end. Apple should make a stronger cable!!!!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by from Esbjerg

    My official lightning stopped working after only 2 months.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first....

    • Written by from Dublin

    I love apple. To death. I've been an apple customer along with my entire family since for as long as I can remember.
    For Christmas, I was given the Iphone5. The Lightning connector worked brilliantly and officiantly until two nights ago. I didn't do anything crazy with it, didn't drop, stand on or otherwise harm it but yet it just stopped charging.
    First it charged when at a certain angle, then it completley stopped!
    It is NOT the iphone, because when plugged in a friends charger it works perfectly!
    There are no physical problems with the lead but it isn't working no matter what.
    I'm currently low on battery and I know that tomorrow I will have to trek down to the apple store to buy a new one.
    It worked well when it did, so I AM IMPRESSED with it.

    35 of 42 people found this useful