• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Plano

    I would like to see Apple offer multiple length options with this cable. I need a longer one: 5-6 ft for charging and a shorter one 6"-1 ft for connecting to my MacBook for syncing and updating. Don't know why this hasn't been done much sooner!

    2906 of 4162 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Golden Valley

    I've had my iphone 5 for four days and my lightning cord has already stopped working. It doesnt recognize the wall charger when i plug it in and it says my iphone is drawing too much power from my computer when i plug it in there. I saw hundreds of people with the same problem on forums within the last hour of troubleshooting, proving that this is a widespread issue. Do NOT buy this product. Apple needs to realize that you cant half step this stuff just because of high demand. not cool

    611 of 670 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable length

    • Written by from Orefield

    The cable is too short except for desktop recharging. You need a desktop power outlet for this to be practical however. A socket on the floor is unusable w/o an extension cord.

    280 of 341 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plugs are located on the FLOOR

    • Written by from Beaverton

    Well the cable has served well but I will join in the shouting crowds of (angry) customers who want to be able to plug the device in and still use them. I think Apple failed to realize that most wall sockets are located near to the FLOOR and not right next to the user...3.5 ft is not going to cut it! Make a longer cable!! for $20 i shouldn't be needing an extension lead to both charge and use my iPad at the same time.

    89 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Short

    • Written by from Houston

    I don't understand why Apple thinks this short length is even usable for most applications.
    They need to offer a longer length.

    67 of 78 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from moab

    I am now getting my second charger for this iPhone. They go out very fast, horrible quality. It really needs to be stepped up. I got this iPhone in that late January, already through two chargers. That's ridiculous.

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, but stopped working in 4 months

    • Written by from Tacoma

    I loved the size of the charger, it was easy to plug into the phone but it broke so quickly! It doesn't last and I'm really unhappy with that... Dreading buying a new one since its pretty expensive and knowing it won't last long.... Really upset.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY tight fitting

    • Written by from San Diego

    Just got my iphone 5 last night and plugged it in to charge. Upon trying to unplug it, I nearly detached the cord from the lightning connector part. I'm really worried that eventually I will pull the cord out of the whole thing. It's so hard to pull that my hand slips off of it and I mistakenly tug on the cord before I realize to stop! Also, why can't the make and send you a LONGER cord with your phone. Because, you know, everyone sits right on the floor next to the outlet when you're using your phone while charging it.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable fail!

    • Written by from Lima

    This cable works fine for only 6 months. Then the connection was failing and I had to buy a new one.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable horrible !

    • Written by from Port chester

    I've had the iphone 5 for 6 months already, & the charging cable has been the worst so far! I have went through 4 different cables already, and they all give me the same problem.. It charges and all of a sudden it doesn't charge! I wish we could easily return them back to the store & get a different one. Those cables aren't cheap !!!!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Downers Grove

    I really hope that the extra cables soon to come are longer than the cable that came with the phone! This cable is too short to do anything with! It is only 40" inches/ 100cm and it doesn't reach from any outlet to anywhere except the floor.
    The only good thing about it is that I can plug it into my car as a car charger because I have a USB port in my car and that is where the length is okay. I really need it to reach from the wall to my night stand or the wall to a desk.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute JOKE

    • Written by from Hammond

    I've had this cord for about four months and the lightning end of the cord came loose and won't charge my phone. It's a shame the 30-pin connecters would last 4 years, not 4 months.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a couple weeks...

    • Written by from Columbus

    New lightning cable works fine when just needing to sync, unfortunately it now charges my iPhone 5 only intermittently. The computer sees the phone, but no matter which port I use, on either work, home, or laptop, I can't get it to charge regularly. Hope to talk to Apple today for a fix as I only have this one charger. After scanning the forums, I don't appear to be the only one who has this problem.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought a new one and it doesnt work

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Just like everyone else I had just the one charger when I bought the phone so I just bought a brand new cable to have at work and it doesnt work at all through the usb. It came on once but did not have any option to download photos or anything but it charged. Second thru twelfth times I have tried it nothing. No pop ups on screen, no screen showing it is charging. What a piece of junk. Gave it two stars because the first one worked that was shipped with the phone. I plugged it into multiple computers too and still nothing

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks neat and what not, but..

    • Written by from Blackfoot

    I have my cable laying on my counter, so it's never been bent, wrapped, pulled, or been played rough with. I recently found that I have to move the wire around for my phone to detect it and actually charge, most of the time it quits on me so I constantly have a dead phone.. after almost three weeks my charger is dead too. I love the design though!

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    I've owned many cables for iphones, ipods, Macs for years and never experienced any problems with them. Now, I've had 2...TWO of these Lightning to USB cables go bad. They both cause connection issues. I am replacing them today and hoping they will be of the quality I have come to expect from Apple products.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after about 3 months!

    • Written by from East Point

    I love the new design of the cord as far as ease of use - doesn't matter which way you put it in, and the slim design is nice.

    BUT (huge but), after about 3 months of use, it appears that the cable has broken at the joint of the hard plastic adapter and the cable itself. I have to strategically position the cord to ensure that a charge is flowing. It seems to just be a result of wear and tear - except I've only had it for 3 months, so this shouldn't be happening...YET.

    Hopefully when I go to the Apple store today, they realize it's a faulty design and don't make me purchase a new one. One can only hope!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bacon Neck

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    147 Days. Thats how long it took for this thing to break. The neck nearest the Lightning connector began to crumple like bacon and has stopped charging/connecting completely.

    It would be nice if the Lightning to USB cable had a 1 year or AT LEAST 6 month warranty so that Apple can replace the defective products.

    That being said, i still prefer these over the old 30 pin connector. The ability to charge in any direction is very convenient.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from virginia beach

    Had to have it replaced twice within two months of owning my new iPhone. It kinks up at the end (toward the phone piece) and eventually stops making contact. The third cable I had is now starting to bunch up. It seems like I'm always having to unplug it and untwist it. The design is nice and easier than the 30-pin. But the cable is too delicate to be called anything but a liability. I know I'll be getting the third one replaced soon. I hope there isn't a hassle.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    arrive broken with iPhone 5

    • Written by from Glastonbury

    I love the new design, especially the reversibility. Unfortunately, the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 was broken on arrival. It does not charge or sync with any of my computers. It does charge with the wall plug, so I suspect the problem is related to the chip that is built in to the cable.

    22 of 26 people found this useful