• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger so far

    • Written by from London

    Its actually one of apples worst models ever. To be honest, they need to make another charger for iPhone 5c and 5s because this cable wire does not last very long at all. Its only been less than 2 months and already im going to have to buy another one; which will be my 3rd or 4th one within a Year and a half. If i never had an iphone 5 i would never use it, i honestly would never recommend it, however theres no other charger/ cable possible to use with an iPhone 5.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting to USB Cable

    • Written by from Largo

    I have had to buy cable after cable due to them stopping to work properly. One day they work and the next they are broken. I never had a problem with the old apple cords. Hopefully Apple will fix this problem as the cords are not cheap. I could have purchased another phone with the amount of money I have spent on buying new cords.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord for iPad, 3rd one DUDES!

    • Written by from Dobbs ferry

    This is my THIRD cord for my iPad. They always break at the computer connection. If I spend $30 more dollars, they'll mail it to me for free. Hahaha!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Cables

    • Written by from Highland

    Every single cable I have owned frays and breaks in the exact same spot. At first I thought I was being too rough on them however for the last two I have taken great care to keep them nice and still the same results. The rubber material you use now, APPLE, is garbage and should be replaced with a new more durable rubber.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Trenton

    I bought my IPhone 5c in October of 2013 and it is now June of 2014 and I have gone through 6 chargers paying almost $100 in expenses. They always crinkle and break no matter what I do. I just got one last week and it is already broken. I cant deal with this anymore. Apple needs to fix this a lot or they are going to lose my support.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger

    • Written by from Sleepy hollow

    I have had to buy 3 or 4 chargers in the last 5 months. I don't know what is is that makes these chargers break so easily, but it is costly and annoying. The iphone 4 chargers are much better and hardly ever break. Apple definitely should not have created a new charger for the iphone 5.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bloomfield two

    To start, I am not one to write negative reviews but I purchased a new charger about 6 months ago after my cat chewed through my existing one. I made sure to protect the new charger and cord so I wouldn't have anymore issues with my crazy cat. To my surprise the charger has started loosing its connectivity AFTER ONLY 6 MONTHS OF USE!!! I have to fidget with the phones placement until it lands just right in order for the phone to charge. This can take several minutes if I can get it to work at all. There are no punctures to the cord and I don't even coil it tightly. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH APPLES CHARGER QUALITY. For them to provide such high quality in all of their other products I would hope they could produce a functional phone charger that lasts much longer than 6 months. As a previous Droid owner, I can say that every single one of those chargers are still fully functional. SO FRUSTRATED AND DISAPPOINTED :(

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad quality

    • Written by from San Marino

    Please correct the quality of your lightning to usb cable. I am disappointed at the poor quality of your usb cable. For $29, your usb cable should last at least six months. It is frustrating my iPhone won't charge because of a defective usb cable and I am on a business trip.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worse cable ever!!!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Unfortunately I'm forced to buy this worthless cable again because if you buy 3rd party chargers they say they aren"t compatible with my devices. This is the 5th cable I'm purchasing and it seems all the lightning cables are horrible and Apple needs to get it together and produce a product that works longer than one month.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable grade cables

    • Written by from Kingston

    The idea works great, and are well engineered. However, I think they are deliberately fragile. I am on my third $30 cable now, less than one year in. The durability of this cable is worse than the fake one I got off ebay.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last long!

    • Written by from pacoima

    Complete bs apple! They update their firmware so you cant use 3rd party cables and buy their cables. Now, if thats not bad, the lightning cable itself does not last long! I bought TWO genuine apple cables and both have some pins corroded/burnt out. Thanks apple! Extremely dissatisfied

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Acton

    This is going to be the second replacement cable I'm buying. I find it ridiculous that Apple cannot solve this problem of the cable getting a "turtleneck" and then stop working after a few days. Since I do not have time to go to the nearest Apple Store, I have to wait for shipping and I cannot use my device until then. If these cords cannot last more than 6 months, they shouldn't be so pricey. Overall, I'm very disappointed in this product.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cord

    • Written by from Granger

    Cord did not even last 2 months, and looks like new. Also plan on waiting an hour to get a new one if it breaks after driving 45 minutes to one of their apple stores. Terrible customer service. Not sure why everyone likes this apple stuff so much. Over priced junk!!!!!!!!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks very easily

    • Written by from Patchogue

    My 17 year old son received an iPad Air for Christmas and two of these cords. He is not rough with the cords and uses them to charge the iPad when he is not using it. One of the cables has already broken inside the casing and it was less than 5 months old. For $30 I expected this product to last a lot longer than 5 months.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never bought never will

    • Written by from Milford

    I never bought this item, I have only owned aftermarket , which have their faults, but are much cheaper than the ones shown here that seem to fail just as often... Maybe they are one in the same...

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Cable

    • Written by from Idaho Falls

    I purchased this cable from an Apple store and it only lasted a couple of months. The cable is not thick enough and is susceptible to bending and breaking.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about ready to go back to my Android

    • Written by from Tulsa

    Apple, why won't you fix this cable issue. I have bought 3 Apple original cables direct from you and they stop working after a few weeks. This design is obviously seriously defective. I'll going to have to sell my iPhone 5S and go back to Android just because I can't get a decent cable to charge my phone. Infuriating. It saddens me that a company that used to take pride in it's high quality products has given in to manufacturing cheap quality products made in China I gave you several tries, but you just lost another customer.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriating. Why isn't Apple doing anything about this?

    • Written by from Portland

    So angry and disappointed. How many abysmal reviews will Apple get before they address this incredibly expensive and infuriatingly simple issue? These cables are garbage and stop working for no reason. I'm sick of replacing them. Everyone else is obviously sick of replacing them. Get your act together, Apple. If you're going to force people to buy expensive proprietary accessories, they should actually work.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give ZERO stars if I could

    • Written by from Melrose

    What is up with these chargers?! I am on my 4th one now and they just STOP working. It's incredibly frustrating and as other have said it is very UN-apple like for them to not acknowledge the problem or back their product. After a couple months, I plug it in and it's buzz buzz charging buzz buzz not charging then I get a message that the accessory is not compatible...um it's an APPLE product. Then they stop working all together. I've been an iPhone user for the past 5 years but this issue with these chargers has me reconsidering iPhones. I also think the fact that they won't properly charge the phone is killing my battery much quicker. Totally disappointed with Apple.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit ClamCase for iPad

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Since this is an Apple product, I assumed it would fit my iPad Mini with the Clam Case. The original lightning cable that came with the iPad works just fine with the ClamCase. I needed a longer cable, but surprise! The pin head is shallower and fatter (just slightly enough) than the original and does not work with a case. I'm having the same issues with audio jacks that don't fit either my iPhone 5S (with an Apple case) or iPad with the ClamCase. I do hope Apple starts to make its OWN accessories so they fit the cables. I'm not giving up my ClamCase, but I won't buy another overpriced Apple cable or phone case since their own products don't fit one another.

    16 of 20 people found this useful