• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really, Apple, Really????

    • Written by from Valatie

    In the past year, I've purchased FOUR (4) Lightning to USB Cables from Apple. The last one being the 2 m version. And all 4 stopped working. Before buying them through Apple, I was buying them from Amazon or local stores at lower prices. So I decided not to buy any more third party accessories for my Apple products. I figured maybe if I purchase directly through Apple I would get a better product. Boy was I wrong. At first I thought maybe it was something we did. But then, I read the comments and noticed that everyone else had the same problems. Apple should really look in to why this is happening and reimburse their customers. These cables are very expensive and Lord knows we can't keep shelling out 20 or 30 dollars just for the cable especially since the block is sold separately! Apple, PLEASE do something about this!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk Cable

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I have just gone thru yet another Apple USB cable. I'm not even sure this last one lasted more than 3-4 months before it started fraying at the end and exposing the wiring. This cable is never unplugged or moved and I'm extra careful in how I attach and detach it from my phone in an attempt to make it last more than a few months. The cheapo one I bought from Target lasted longer. I've learned to always keep an extra one on hand. I even ask for them at Christmas and birthdays now. Get it together Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even a year?

    • Written by from Ballinspittle

    I've had an iPhone 5s less than a year and the cable has deteriorated? Yes that right, deteriorated. Although rarely leaving the house, the cable's rubber insulator began by defraying at the iPhone end with eventually gaps forming along most of it's length, thereby revealing the metal shield inside. This is not a particularly healthy situation for other electronic bits, also within the vicinity. I did note that the areas where the insulation had peeled was yellow inside? Isn't this carrying 'recyclable' to an unnecessary extreme? The inside bits will likely still be around when the next set of dinosaurs replace us.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The easy way to double the cost of your iPhone in just two years JUNK

    • Written by from Galloway

    Worthless. Our cables never leave the same plug in the house, yet some how they are trash within a very short time. I'm sick of buying the same thing over and over because of the poor quality. I know I can get it warrantied if I drive an hour and twenty min to the apple store and then stand there for 45 min and get a new one... Thanks Apple, Steve would be displeased

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTELY THE WORST CORD I'VE EVER USED

    • Written by from Cathedral City

    Well it's a new year, so it's time to pony up another $30 to replace my iPhone power cable. This will be the 4th one in 4 years, and I'm JUST USING IT LIKE ANY REGULAR PERSON WOULD. Honestly Apple, how can you let this go on? The company is valued now at $700 billion as of this week, and they can't even make a half-way decent cord? Read the 200 awful reviews on here and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Pathetic.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed to find that this is a common issue

    • Written by from Acton

    I've had several Apple bought lightning cables go bad on me but hadn't realized that it wasn't just my own doing or issue. Now that my second 2 m one went down I had a look around and low and behold the cables themselves are just bad quality!! After having to shell out for countless USB adaptors (and getting rid of no longer functional docks) I want some free replacements! Come on, you made 28 billion dollars profit in one quarter Apple!!! This is the least you can do.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wall charger

    • Written by from Irondale

    What am I doing wrong? I am buying wall chargers for my iPad mini everytime I turn around. The quality of this product is very poor!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    • Written by from Grimsby

    I've purchased 4, and I am about to purchase my fifth cable, in a span of 1.5 years, no less!!! Why are your charger cables so cheaply made? I don't do anything out of the ordinary when I charge my iPad and they just stop working!!! You spend so much on the apple product, yet you spend just about as much on replacement cables. With all these customer complaints, has apple issued any recall notices that I'm not aware of? If not, you should think about it! This truly is an awful product. I expected a lot more from Apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken again

    • Written by from Lightwater

    This lightning design is just rubbish. I cant remember how many of these I have now bought...
    The original 30 pin from past phones is still working years later. Come on Apple get your act together and sort this out.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really bad

    • Written by from Thomasville

    I've bought so many apple chargers I'm so done buying these useless chargers. Apple's products are already expensive enough, on top of that they want us spending money on a new cord like every month (thats an exaggeration), but seriously i've bought around 7 cords already not including my other family members in my household, apple really needs to fix this or they're going to lose customers for having bad quality cords.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much what everyone else has said

    • Written by from Boughton Underblean

    Now off to get my third charger within less than a year of having this cable. I had the 4S for over two years and didn't need to replace the cable once. Yes this new charger can be put into the port both ways, but I'd rather have a cable I have to turn over which takes about 0.5 seconds than one that I have to spend about 3 hours going into town and coming home again with a new one guaranteed to break again every couple of months. Apple are full of empty promises and when they come with a new feature another one goes down the drain.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible. Is Apple reading these reviews??

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    The cables are crazy weak. I already have killed like 4 within last two years. I was hoping with iPhone 6 there will be new quality but I guess I was wrong. GET IT DONEA AND MAKE BETTER CABLES.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Purchase Under any Circumstances

    • Written by from Boston

    I'm on my second one (purchased from an Apple Store) - the white rubber sheathing begins to come apart at the end where the lightening plug is. It's happened to both of them. I actually experienced a small electric shock from the last cable. It requires duck tape until you purchase another cable. The quality is very low and it's obviously a manufacturers defect. I'm very surprised as Apple quality is normally very high. I could not recommend this product.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep breaking cables

    • Written by from Howard

    Think the problem with the cables is the "reversible" design, it put undo strain on the plugs because of push/pull like folding a piece of metal back and forth

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed in Apple

    • Written by from Hampton

    I purchased a replacement cord for my iPhone 5s and my iPad Mimi. Both use the same cord. The cord broke just like the first one included with device. I always thought that Apple made high quality products. Boy wae I wrong. What gets me is the longer 6 foot cord is sturdier. Sturdier for the cord part. The Lightning connector on this replacement cord broke just like the first one. The connection point where the cord feeds into the adapter needs better reinforcement so it won't break. I have noticed that most of the reviews for this accessory are very much like this one. With the exception of a few people who I expect haven't had the cord long enough for it to break, the reviews are the same. Your devices are top of the line. Your accessories should be, too. I will order one more cord and depending on the length of time it lasts, I will change to another brand besides Apple. Fix it, because it makes your company seems like it doesn't care.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Product. Ever.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I have gone through about 6 or 7 of these charging cords in the last year and a half. This week I went through 2...These cords are so expensive and useless..they don't even last more than a couple months! Like everyone else said in their reviews... Apple needs to fix this issue!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cord EVER

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I upgraded my IPhone from a 4 to a 6 in October, 2014 and purchased this cord.....WORST CORD EVER. Didn't even work for two months. You would think with the technology that Apple has it would produce a cord that lasts longer that 48 days. Never had this problem with the 4 cord. I wouldn't mind paying $30 for a cord that lasted, but less than 2 months is ridiculous!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe they should focus on the cable now

    • Written by from Regina

    These cables are horrible quality.. Everyone I buy breaks and I am honestly thinking about getting a new phone that has a decent charger. Maybe you should worry about the cable instead of the size of our phones because all of them break. I had 3 brake for my iPhone 4, and I just got my phone in the summer and my iPhone 5s cable is already broken.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be "0" stars!!!

    • Written by from Jackson

    COME ON! surely as much as you pay for apple brand items they should be made to last!! Horribly made, we are a family of 5 & all have iphone 5's every charger that came with our phones broke!! Not sure if I will be buying anymore iPhones for this reason.....
    Must have inside people who left those 5 star reviews. :(

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BULLSHIT

    • Written by from Conway

    I spent 30$+ for this thing. I haven't even had my iPhone for a year and I've invested in two chargers. I've babied this charger and its already stopped working. yall need to stop making these new phones the bend in half and start making a good quality charger to actually use the expensive things!!!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful