• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse cable ever!!!

    • Written by from Newark

    Im on my 5th usb cable. The end that connects to the phones keeps on getting loose. The wires protector is so thin that the wires inside they break apart worse cable ever!!!! We should be able to take them in to an apple store and get a new one for free

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Cranbrook

    This cable will last between 6-9 months before it fails.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never An Issue With This Cable

    • Written by from Holyoke

    I have had the same cable since my upgrade to iPhone 5S 2 years ago. The cable and charger came in the box and have never let me down. I am reading through all the negative comments on here and having owned the iPhone 4, iPod, and iPad that all share the same wide pin adapter I think Apple went out of its way with regard to innovation to redesign the housing, motherboard assembly, and all associated peripherals that will run the new equipment with these cables. This cable is not as fragile as its predecessors. We all need to remember that they are not meant to be wrapped around fingers or just yanked out of the sockets or bent at angles that NOTHING should be bent at. My cable is going to last until I ipgrade to the iPhone 6, and then when I hand this phone down to my daughter it will be broken. Do I know why? Yes. Because my daughter is not careful with her electronics, falls asleep with iPad and iPhone in bed and cables bent awkwardly as she sleeps. Do I get mad? No. Why. Because the cable was designed for people to use per the instructions and though I looked, there was no section on protecting a cable from a teenager. Sorry, everyone, but some (not all) of us need to look at what we are asking these cables to do before complaining. Yes, I do understand that manufacturing errors can arise and affect a large amount of material and those need to be dealt with. Giving it 1 star for being too short? Cmon...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best connector out there...PERIOD!!

    • Written by from Irvine

    Even USB is now copying the Lightning connector. Fantastic design. Have been using mine ever since it was released, how many ever years ago. Works like a charm. Most of the people complaining here have never purchased or used it. They are just hacks from competitors, trying to create a false impression about this product. I would accept reviews only from verified buyers.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The WORST!

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    I had my iPad Air for around 10 months (a very long time!!) and it just broke today I'm so annoyed because now my iPad is on 34% and I've NEVER had a problem with the 30 pin USB cable
    My sister and cousins have the same problem as well I'm sure it's not the port that is broken but it's the cable

    WOW Apple really good quality for a USB Cable !!! ��

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst.

    • Written by from Rotorua

    Poor quality. My charging cable has stopped working, and there are no tears in it at all, just a poorly made product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks much too quickly for the price

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    I've had my iPod Touch 5th gen since mid-June, and the charger worked perfectly fine up until yesterday. Looking through some other comments, I see I'm having the same problems as many other people (i.e. there is no power coming through when plugged into the wall, and computer gives a "usb device is taking too much power" alert when plugged into a usb port). So, in the end, this is a mediocre cable that only lasts about four months. For a price of $20 plus tax plus shipping, it's absolutely ridiculous.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple satisfaction

    • Written by from San Leandro

    I used to be so emphatically pro Apple products but now I have been very disillusioned since the new lightening cable. I have been through so many Apple pods, pads, and phones with charging cables and no apparent abuse since some of them just sit in one area and do not get pushed, moved or bent. I try to keep one at home, one at work and one in my car
    I have had all of them go out on me after a short period of time.
    As much as I like the product, I will probably go to Samsung and bring my people due to this very common and irritating problem.
    This never happened with the older chargers and my whole family and workforce at my company uses the new ones with same problems.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death of Lightening to USB

    • Written by from Pune

    So I had an extra Lightening cable for office - & what luck that both cables shut down simultaneously. A week before this happened I was getting warning signs & had to tweak the end of cable to get iPhone to charge. Worst thing is this happened just as I loaded iOS8.01 for my Iphone 5 - & now double whammy - My iPhone battery dies within 4-5 hrs with 3G & Data on but my cables fail to charge them well till today both cables committed suicide.
    IS there any option to Lightenign able - My previous design cable for IpAD 1 & Iphone 4 are still working 4 yrs down the line !!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smoked and Burnt

    • Written by from Airdrie

    For the price of this cord, I'm disappointed that today it started smoking where it plugs into my iPhone and burnt me when I went to unplug it quickly so it didn't wreck my phone as well. For an avid user, I really wish the cords worked as well as the rest of the Apple products I love.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by from Boulder

    is there something wrong with all of these other people? I have an ipad 3 and iphone 5. Both cables have had no issues and it's not like I baby them. Just finally got another because I lost one.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kingsland

    I've had an Ipod, an Ipad, and many androids, but the iPhone 5c is my first iPhone, and I have to say I really love it, but I ABSOLUTLY hate the Lightning charger. It's the most fragile charger I've ever had in my life. So far I've had the phone since March and I've been through 3 chargers. The original charger it came with lasted the longest, the rest only lasted me maybe a month each. This is money that I don't feel like spending every time the cord frays or breaks, or if the tip of the charger breaks off or comes loose. If you want to buy an iPhone go ahead, but I'd suggest getting one that has the normal iPhone charger, those are way better.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norfolk

    Apple constantly prides itself in quality products. The ONE most important product to own is a well made charger! Otherwise, no device can work properly. I have bought literally SIX of these chargers and they always break and stop working after 2-5 months. It is infuriariting to the point where I do not want to invest anymore into apple products. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kingston

    breaks after 3 months

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from VICKSBURG

    Getting ready to order my 5th cable. Phone will not recognize true apple cable after about three months..

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Losing My Mind

    • Written by from Annville

    We are a two iPad, 3 iPhone house and between the 3 of us, we have been through 6 cables. All broken. Cables frayed, snap. Currently down to sharing one right now, because I don't want to buy yet another one. I do have the car charger, which is a blessing because I can sit quietly in the car by myself. Have you ever tried to share a cable with two teenage girls? Do you know what happens when they are down to under 10% power. The earth stops rotating, loud screeching sounds come from their mouths and nothing will make it better except for a power cord. Now.
    Based on the reviews, I see I am not the only one in suffering because of the cable. Let's work on the making these just a little bit more durable.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd ipad 4 Charger in about 8 months!

    • Written by from London

    They are just too flimsy, they keep breaking at the connecting point and I just have to go on eBay every time for a replacement. Thinking of just buying in bulk so I'm not without it for days waiting for the new one. And I have an iPhone with the original charger and never had a problem so don't tell me I'm not looking after it.. They are too dam flimsy..

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Fine

    • Written by from newcastle

    My cord is fine. I mean if I bend it back and forth a bunch I know it'll break the rubber near the base, although I could probably do that with any cord. My parents have had it since the iphone 5 came out and both of theirs are fine, so I'm not really seeing the problem.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short term

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    i have owned other phones including iphone 4 Other chargers have outlasted their phone but not the same can be said about the iPhone 5 charger. Poor quality I have 3 iphone 5 in my family and all of them do not work. I cannot purchased the generic one for cheaper because they are not certified and will not charge my phone. So I am stuck buying and resolving it every other month or so. I don't use my phone while charging , but it still breaks, first it start with coming on and off with lighting bolt and then I know I will have to replace it soon. 1 year warranty is great but I should have to do this 3 times a year.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooo tired of replacing this charger!!!

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had my Iphone 5 for approx. two years and in that time I've gone through 5 chargers. They ALWAYS ALWAYS start to peel and break at the neck of the connecter end. Im surprised that Apple hasn't fixed this problem in the number of years since these chargers have been out on the market. My current one lasted me about a year, now time to dish out another $20 bucks for a new one.

    Not happy!!! Samsung is starting to look more and more attractive everyday.

    16 of 20 people found this useful