• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 stars I would

    • Written by from Clifton

    This charger is an unreliable product. I've had my iPhone 5 since it was released (about a year ago) and I am about to outlive my 4th cable. The product design is faulty to say the least. Expect the wire to begin damaging at about the end of the cable and the beginning of the lighting plug. That has been my problem with the first 3 cables and now my 4th one is breaking by the end of the cable and the usb plug. You spend so much money on a phone you cant even use because the charging cable is constantly breaking. This is not "human error" as I've been told. I would not break 4 cables in less than a year. Apple needs to redesign this product before people begin to believe this is a case of planned obsolescence, unless it is.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Topeka

    Bought a brand new iPhone 5S and the cable lasted 3 days. I can't believe they want $30 for this garbage.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANGRY

    • Written by from Lomita

    This is the second charger I've bought in three months and it's already broken. I didnt abuse it, it just broke. It's way to fragile on the inside and too expensive. What a rip off apple.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable on earth

    • Written by from Osijek

    White insulation around this cable, like all other cables from Apple, will break with normal use! Material is just horrendous, and if you live in a country without genius bar, Apple will not replace it, you will have to pay for another one.

    Paid over 200$ on replacement cables for iPhone and Mac in the past 2 yrs. Extremely disappointed.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken and frayed again

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    I now must replace my lightning USB cable for the 3rd time for my iPhone5, which I purchased in December. Both of them are frayed. Like some many others here, I am disappointed and frustrated with poor quality of this product.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 1.5 months of gentle, indoor use

    • Written by from Fairfax

    For an iPad Mini purchased early October, the charger that came with it stopped working with no visible signs of damage. This was the second of three in the house to die. Moving on to generic 3rd party products at a third the price. Can't last any less time than these...

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable stopped charging already

    • Written by from CARSON

    The cable that came with my son's iPhone 5 has already stopped charging his phone.

    This is a huge disappointment!

    Thank you Apple for giving us such a low quality cable for our iPhone 5's!

    Now we have to pay $20 for a replacement low quality cable or gamble with an aftermarket brand!

    - Unsatisfied Customer

    p.s. This cable had no physical damage or trauma in appearance. And it was not exposed to outside elements.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables are worthless

    • Written by from Seffner

    I have now gone through 3 cables since getting the phone in February. That's a little over 2 months of use for a cable. I don't mistreat my stuff or pull the cables out by the cable instead of the plug I don't twist them or tie them up.

    I don't do stuff with the phone plugged in. The only movement is picking up and putting the phone down while plugging and unplugging. And these cables just start fraying on the lightning side.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Botwood

    I just picked up my 3rd, thats right 3rd cord since i got my phone in december. My original gave out in the end of april, I bought a new one in the beginning of may, that one would not work at all, so I bought a new one three days later now that one just gave one and I just bought a new one again. Thanks Apple for making completely DISPOSABLE cords. I need a second job just to keep up with the cost of the chargers and how often I must replace them.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Lisboa

    They are too short and mine stopped working after 3 months...

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable for IPhone 5

    • Written by from Grayson

    This is the wort, only a couple of months and nit working properly. These phones are too expensive for Apple to nit have a quality cable.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage!!!

    • Written by from Woody point

    I have had my iphone since december and have gone through 4 of these cords!!!! They are garbage, there is nothing to stop them from breaking because of the way its wired to the piece that goes into your phone, it keeps coming apart and ruining the wires!! NO ONE SHOULD GET THIS PHONE JUST BECAUSE OF THE CHARGING CORD AND HOW BAD IT IS!!!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy plenty of extras

    • Written by from South Portland

    Charger needs replacing after only a few months of use. I am very meticulous about the way my ipad lies while charging,clearly it made 0 difference the charger is poorly made

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Brampton

    The cable lasts for about 2 months than you need to purchase a new one. on my 4th cable in 6 months and i have tried taping the cable prior to use to hope it would stop it from twisting up and the same thing still happends where it just twists up and stops charging. terrible design, if you use the phone while its charging it will without a doubt make the cable start twisting and weakening.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Grrrrr

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated!

    • Written by from Morro Bay

    I love the new charger, but I got this phone in Novemeber and the charger is already being fickle! It has to be in a certain position or it won't charge. I wish that the new cables were as strong as the original chargers. :(
    -broke college student

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I phone 5 usb

    • Written by from Oldham

    Absolutely shocking. First time I have ever purchased an IPhone, or any Apple product for that matter, and I have to say the quality of the usb is absolutely shocking. I have had the phone since around November and I have already purchased 3 usb devices. It seems to be a common problem with the wires coming apart.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality control.

    • Written by from Cordova

    I used it for a week and the cable works intermittently. I am going to return the phone.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    • Written by from MOUNT OLIVE

    What is the deal with these lousy cords? I got my iphone 5 when it came out and i've already had to buy two replacement lightning cords. I'm really tired of this, perhaps I should sell this phone and go with the Samsung Galaxy. At this rate I could have almost bought a new phone for the price of these cords. I had the iphone 3GS and NEVER bought a new cord for it. Completely shoddy workmanship or a plan by Apple?

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate it -.-

    • Written by from Houston

    I hate the charger! I've only had my ipod for 4months now, & I am on my 5th charger!!!!! It brakes WAYYYYYY WAYYYY too easily. Apple should consider making a new one and better make sure it works -.-

    22 of 26 people found this useful