• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Splitting Cable Cover

    • Written by from Sudbury

    I purchased a new cable on June 17, 2014 and it has already started to split. This is the 2nd cable that I have purchased and have had it split.....
    Really don't want to purchase another new cable. Of course the only want to contact support is to call they should provide an email address.....

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a year, which is longer than most have.

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    The cable I have now came with my iPhone5 a little over a year ago. I charge my phone pretty much every night and never use it while charging. This week I noticed the battery was lower and lower every morning when I woke up! I then came to find the little bendy trick people were taking about, and started to mess around with that... Well as of today I can no longer find a position where the cable works. So now my battery is low and I'm not happy I have to go purchase something that should have been fixed my now. . .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One-year warranty!

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I don't really have a review here, but I see all these people saying they've spent a bunch of money buying new cables after only a few months. Apple products may be fragile, but the one good thing is that they come with a 1-year warranty. I go through earphones every few months, but I just show up at the Apple Store and they gladly give me a new pair with very little hassle (sometimes they like you to have made a Genius Bar reservation, but it's not a big deal). Since the purchase record is accessible on your account, it's easy to check whether it's still under warranty.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened?

    • Written by from Oak Ridge

    I had never had a problem, but my sister and I have gone through about 4 total over the last month or two. Currently, mine are being held together by electrical tape.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting cable

    • Written by from Alexandria

    good cable, just what I expected.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Versatilte, not durable

    • Written by from Branford

    I've had this cable a couple of months. Since my iPhone5 uses so much juice, I have to take the cable with me. After repeated use, the cable no longer charges unless I wiggle is around like a set of headphones from 1985. I need to get a new one. At least they don't force you to buy the wall adapter.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norfolk

    Ok, so despite the reviews i got this charger today, because well, what else am i going to do? i got my iPhone 5 in jan. 2013 and used the original cord it came with for a very long time, and the last few months/weeks of its life is when it was not taken care of properly (due to someone else using it) and that's when it finally broke. it lasted probably longer than 6 months. Anyway, not many other reviews are talking about the warranty it comes with, it has a 1 year warranty and you get the receipt through E-mail so you don't lose it. I'm sure that when this charger goes that they will try everything they can to say it was my fault and not give me the warranty but well see. So as long as you take care of it, like don't just rip it out by the cord, only unplug it by the plastic pieces and don't bend it/be careless, then it should last you a while and should be covered by warranty.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not Perfect

    • Written by from Волгоград

    I am using it over a year and rubber cover of the cord torn badly while cable is still working but looks awful!
    Can't say that the cable is short as I am charging my phone from Macbook Pro but in some cases it might be not long enough

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Regina

    i bought my ipod about 5 months ago and now the usb cable that came with it is completely useless. After no strenuous use whatsoever, the"lightning" entire head of the cable broke off. I now have to buy a $20 cable that will probably break again within the next few months and if I want a reasonably long cable I have to pay $30. Yay.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Product

    • Written by from Stouffville

    Although I love the iPhone 5 and the new design, I've been having many problems with my charger. I purchased my device a month or two after it was released and I am currently trying to purchase my seventh charger. I do not know whether this at the fault of apple or me to be honest. I realized that it was my fault for using a high power wall charger which eventually BURNED the bottom of my charger. If you aren't using the appropriate wall charger for your device; then this might be your fault. If not, then this might be an issue of Apples. I know that my sister who has an iPhone 4 also experiences the same issues as me since she used a high powered wall charger that wasn't appropriate for her phone, so ensure that you''re choosing the right products for your device. For those complaining that the charger is "too short"; you can always purchase an USB connection cord, or just purchase the 2m charger that is also available. It is quite pricey for a charger, I feel it should be more convenient...
    Anyways; I personally believe that the design and simplicity are AMAZING, it is so much more easier for me to use my phone and also to use the charger. I hope apple can help find a resolution to why the chargers always crinkle and burn under the lightning section. Other than that, this product is amazing! Keep up the great work, Apple!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Cable

    • Written by from Dana Point

    So frustrating - I take extra care with and the charger just stopped working, what doesn't the cable fall under the extra care protection? So frustrating!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some updates!

    • Written by from cleveland

    Charger too short my factory charger just stopped working! Then I left my new charger on my trunk and it got crushed in the street! Now I have to buy new charger just hope it's not faulty like other people are saying! Also I think there's a year warranty on chargers so take advantage!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bronx

    This was a great step-up from the previous wire, in regards to the switch to lightning; however the cable/wire section of the wire is lacking. I've had the cable with my phone for less than a year and already the cable was bent near the lighting connector. This caused the charge to go in and out because the coil inside the cable must be bent as well. Apple should really consider beefing up the strength of the cable so that is does not become faulty so quickly. I use my phone a lot while it's charging and I end up twisting the cable and it becomes faulty. It still brings a charge to the phone; however if I move the cable slightly, it disconnects from and to the power source intermittently. The cable is too expensive to keep replacing; please consider this issue.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok in the first months.

    • Written by from São Bernardo do Campo

    I have had the original cable for my iphone 5 for 6 months, but now I'm having trouble to put my phone to charge since the charger is too 'weak'. The cable should be stronger since many people use their phones whilst laid in bed. Short lifetime and bad quality for an apple thing.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    I gave this connector only 3 stars because while it does work great and allow me to charge both my iPad and iPhone. I am about to be on my 3rd cable because I keep getting the error "Charging Not Supported With This Accessory" on my iPhone and iPad. My older cables have been through much more than these have and they still work great! I wish they worked as well as the older ones.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from Oakland

    The Lightening cable shorts out ENTIRELY TOO QUICK! They are NOT sturdy at all. I purchased two lightening to USB cables when the iPhone 5 came out...one for home and one for my purse. I'm already buying my third cable because one has shorted out and started smoking. The old cables lasted YEARS! I still have my original cable from my iPod Classic!

    PLEASE rethink the design and fix this. No one has $20 to continually throw down the drain. It would also be nice to have length options.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustratingly short

    • Written by from Brazil

    Apple, Please make multiple length chargers so I can quit buying USB extensions. Works as advertised....

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple charger cables too SHORT!

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I have one big problem with apple charger cables whether for iPhones or iPads: they are too short. I have to be as close to the power source as possible and that is not conducive at all. Make them longer and don't tell me about buying another cord coz we deserve the best from Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from POINT PLEASANT BORO

    My lightning charger broke after two months, and I just ordered a new one. It didn't even show signs of breakage, it just literally stopped charging. I love the fact it's reversible, as that really bothered me when plugging the 30-pin one in. I can tell I'm going to have to buy lots more this year... Now, I'm stuck without a phone for a week. Yay.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good...

    • Written by from Rochester

    I have had the iPhone 5 since it first came out, and I have been using the same cord since I got the phone and I haven't needed any replacements, but it appears that the lightning end of the cable is frayed on the inside of the sheath. But over all I like the cable.

    2 of 4 people found this useful