• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk - zero stars

    • Written by from Mexico City

    These either break off at the lightning end, or just stop working. Been through three cables already (with normal use). Last one didn't last three months. As if they were inexpensive, or as if apple would allow other manufacturers to build and sell their own. It's infurating.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord is not durable

    • Written by from Woodville

    I am very disappointed with this product because it is not durable at all and doesn't last long. I just recently ordered my second replacement cord because the first two cords I had stopped working. I had to wiggle them around and sometimes hold them at a certain angle in order for them to work for a few moments. Apple should make this product more durable because the cords should last longer than a few months. This is very frustrating!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Frays

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I've been careful to take good care of my lightning cable but it has badly yellowed, the ends have scrunched up, and now it is beginning to fray. A similar thing happened to my Macbook charger and it stopped working; it's very disappointing that these extremely expensive cables don't last!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Great Charger

    • Written by from New Braunfels

    I don't see why people have problems with their chargers becoming "scrunched," because I don't. I've discovered if you don't have the charger against your chest while plugged into your phone, forcing the weight down on it, it doesn't "scrunch." A company like Apple does not make a cheap charger. What matters is taking great care of your things and they will last. I've had the same iPad lightning charger that came in the box for almost a year now and the only thing wrong with it is the discoloration from dirt it has gathered. These are great chargers to have and I'm glad I have two.

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple- what are you using to charge your iPhones?

    • Written by from Miami

    Dear Apple,

    My grandkids and I have iPhone 6s and the lightening chargers that "charge" them. The chargers break very easily and don't charge the phones for long at all. They are also quite expensive. We were wondering what you use to charge YOUR iPhones. Are you using a different charger than we are? I can't imagine you are able to function very well as a company using these lightening cables. Would you kindly let us know how to purchase the cords that apple headquarters uses? Thank you,


    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Cords are way too pricey to replace so many times-- poor quality

    • Written by from Great Falls

    While we love the Apple phones and ipads, i think we are done buying any more Apple devices until the expensive proprietary cords Disappear and they go to something universal. We have spent a bundle on these excessively overpriced Apple cords and they constantly overheat and dont last. I've had dead wall chargers/bricks as well as these frail usb lightning cords that have had to be replaced over and over and it just isn't economically wise to keep doing it. We had the same problem with the old type cords as well. (iphone4s)
    We DO pay more for Apple products and we dont mind doing that and have done it many times but the company really ought to have a better plan to power them. 20.00 for a cord is unreasonable. Its unfortunate, but we are mad enough that I think we will have to settle for Android.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    • Written by from Ham lake

    They break within 2 months. Horrible product. Will never buy another apple device because of this.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What did Apple do?

    • Written by from Darby

    When I had my iPhone 4, I never had any problems with the charger for it. Now, with the iPhone 5c, I am about to purchase my "5th" charger. These things are a waste of money. They last only for a few months and then you have to go purchase another one. Hey Apple, stop coming out with new iPhone every six months and come up with a charger that last more than six months.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Markham

    Every single of of these cables we own are broken, I don't know what else to say

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worn out after 1 year???

    • Written by from Napanee

    The cable has stopped charging my ipad, not impressed at all!! Come on apple, time for a fix on this product...

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord stopped working

    • Written by from South Bend

    I've had my iPod for about 9 months and my cord is scrunched up, and u have to bend it for to work barely. And the same thing happened to my sister.
    Apple really needs to fix this problem badly.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd charger just broke

    • Written by from Bellevue

    had the ipod5 for about 6 months and now my second charger just broke. the first charger slowly went out, my mom managed to wiggle it into place for a final charge but gave up after that. my second charger only lasted a week or so and the plastic cap on the end of the actual lightning charge side came loose and you could see that the red thread was completely off so no point in trying to wiggle any more with that cr*ppy charger. now my ipod5 just sits and Im using my ipod4 even tho its a little slower, its still no problem to keep it charged. I have a ton of 30pin chargers. seriously apple? this might be my last apple device..

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    If you are going to block my phone from using other manufacturers cables, you really need to build an "official" cable that doesn't wear out in 3 months. Deeply uncool, Apple.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable is trash!

    • Written by from Hewlett

    This is the worse charging cable for any phone i have had! Apple needs to recall or redesign this cable. Terrible quality! The constantly FAIL! iPhone owners take the L!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If it's broke, replace it

    • Written by from Richmond

    I have seen a bunch of reviews of people having their lightning connector break and having to buy a new one, many claiming once a month since they goethe phone or a few months after, and the great expense this is.

    However, I just confirmed with Apple that my cord is covered under the warranty, I got Apple Care, so I can just get a replacement if it fails. The cable does seem kind of cheap in that it doesn't hold together too well, but they are backing their product if it fails, so not sure what all the hate talk is on this.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not just use a piece of tinsel?

    • Written by from San Pedro

    Apple, I've been a fanboy since 1984 but this piece of excrement masquerading as an Apple product might just undo that. It is that bad, that poorly made, that dysfunctional. Sort it out!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from Austin

    I'd like to see a more reliable, sturdier cable for my phone. I've had mine for less than a year (like 8 months) and it's already messed up. The rubber/plastic part near the lightning piece has broken open and now I have to maneuver the cord around just to get it to charge my phone. SO ANNOYING. Come on Apple, you can do better than this.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Midlothian

    I had TWO Apple cables stop working this week. Took me three days to figure out that the problem wasn't the phone. The expense/life of use ratio is seriously lacking. Never had this problem with the 30-pin. What gives?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I have literally spent more money on these cables over the years then the phone itself costs. On avarge one lasts me about a month... I would like to see a heavier duty one I can buy even if it doesn't come standard with the phone, or a easier way to use the warranty... I would have to take a whole day off work schedule a appointment then drive 2 hours to the nearest Apple store the 2 hours back for a $20 charger.... I'm considering switching to a different phone to save $20 a month even though I love apple and would hate to have to switch

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The durability of the cable...

    • Written by from Chennai

    This cable is nice. But please increase the length and durability of the cable. At the ends , it gets torn and that doesnt charge AT ALL!! Should it not be worth for the money we pay??
    Please consider this!

    3 of 3 people found this useful