• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord for my iphone 5

    • Written by from Baytown

    The cord for my iPhone 5 that I've only had for three months stopped working. Everyone has been talking about how their cords look wrinkled where they connect to the phone and that's exactly what mine looked like before the wires were exposed and quit working after three months. Very poor cable.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Oceanside

    I just recently got an iPod touch 5 and the charger just stopped working. I've had this happen repeatedly. Not acceptable apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not attached properly

    • Written by from Sherwood Park

    Just cheap junk. Already not working. You can see where the connection is no longer attached. Would be better to buy a knock off. There might be some quality then.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    low quality

    • Written by from Hartsdale

    Fragile cable! I've had 2 begin to fray at the connection point of the cable and phone plug. I'm very disappointed in Apple with this cable. It's also over priced but with out the usual apple quality.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Short Life Span

    • Written by from HAZARD

    Unfortunately, this cable has the shortest lifespan of any Apple cable I have ever used. And I have practically used them all. I am on the 3rd cable since purchasing the iPad Mini this past Christmas and I even used electrical tape and a plastic tube to increase the longevity of the cable. Sadly, this evening, the 3rd cable has malfunctioned. I will have to purchase cable number 4 tomorrow.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable

    • Written by from SAINT JOSEPH

    I prefer the smaller foot print of the new lightning connector as compared to the 30 pin connecter.... I like the positive connection and the fact that it’s universal so there is no right or wrong way to plug it in. However, there is a huge, huge, huge flaw with this design. With the 30 pin connector, you could grasp the connecter itself to disconnect the device. With the new lightning connector, it is so tiny, that you have almost no option but to pull the cable to disconnect the connector, especially if you use a protective case. So that being said, try as I might to be careful as possible, I am on my 4th lightning cable in as many months... They simply pull apart, and at $19.00 a pop the problem is adding up quickly.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I just got the iPhone 5 as a Christmas gift (2 months ago) and the cord is already scrunched at the lightening end and I have to hold it in some awkward position UNTIL TODAY to the point where it wont even charge at all! Apparently a lot of other people have this problem because when I went out to buy a new one, they were all sold out. I think this new cord was not a smart idea and I for one do not want to continue to pay $20 every two months for this.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Esko

    I have had my iPhone 5 for about 4 months and the cord barely works anymore. It only charges if its bent a certain way. It's annoying because the old style of USB on earlier models lasted forever and I never had problems

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Cleveland

    This cord is not worth 19.99! It is cheaply made, and break very easily!! Haven't had it 3 months yet and needs to be replaced!

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Like it

    • Written by from INDIALANTIC

    The older 30 pin is pain by comparison. Not happy with changing all my stuff or using adapters, just the cost of progress.

    36 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love!

    • Written by from Henderson

    I love this cord! So easy to put in! I always felt like the 30 pin was tearing up my connection over time. These are really great. Perhaps being a little longer would have been nice, but no biggie for me.

    28 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges Fast!

    • Written by from Westminster

    Plugged my iPhone 5 to my old MB and it fully charged within 30 minutes! Phone was nearly dead also. Now I just need to find and buy a spare!

    29 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High-Quality & Durable

    • Written by from El Campo

    One of my concerns when first hearing about this cable was compatibility and durability, the Lightning cable just looked so thin online! Also, what about all my old docking stations?

    Well, as it turns out, I didn't use the old docking stations much at all anyway -- everything I played my music on was wireless! I use my Apple TV for music in my room, and my AirPort Express is connected to my patio speakers, allowing me to stream my music outside. So who cares about the old iPod stereos? If you still need one, Apple does offer an adapter.

    As for durability, the Lightning cable is made of some type of metal (not sure which though), and I've found it to be incredibly sleek and durable over the past few weeks. In fact, it's so durable that I'm surprised they didn't ship a new iPhone dock for it!

    In summary, this change was much needed and paves the road for all sorts of engineering innovation in future products. The only question now is what to do with all the 30-pin dock connectors I've amassed over the past years.

    RIP, 30-pin dock connector. 2003-2012.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, Sturdy, and portable.

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    This is probably the most sturdy cable Apple has built. They have made the base of the connecters longer so that they are sturdier and should not break as easily. The new connector is reversible which makes it easier to connect to the iPhone. It works well with the wall chargers of previous iPhones and iPods. The only thing that this cable is lacking in is length, it could be a little longer. Good Job Apple. I can not wait for the Lightening Cable to be mass released.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords breaking

    • Written by from Temple

    I went and bought 5 new cables for my iPad and 2 iPhone 5s. It has been 3 months and only one cable of that group still works. It is so frustrating. If I had bought a knock off brand I would understand but I bought these from Apple. This is a major problem to me.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    • Written by from Ishpeming

    These cords are even worse than their 30 pin connector cords were! How can they make such great phones and can't even get a simple cord right? I've gone through 4 of these cords for my phone. I always unplug by gripping the base, not the cord, and doing so gently. They get $20+ for every cord/adapter just to make their product work with the rest of the world's STANDARDIZED equipment. Pathetic.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WOULD RATE ZERO STARS IF OPTION

    • Written by from Tucso

    I lost count of how many times I replaced the cable itself, I'm currently on my 3rd USB cube... this could have been the data / charging cable of the future (reversible plug, quick charge time), but its poor quality and remarkable failure rate will only hold it back!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor outer shielding

    • Written by from Yorktown Heights

    I'm on my 3rd cable with normal use. The outer rubber shielding cracks and falls apart near the lightning and USB connectors leaving the wires exposed.
    If we have to buy apple approved cables, make them apple worthy!!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed By APPLE, or China?

    • Written by from norristown

    Apple, how many reviews does it take for you to change your design/supplier? The cable is $20! Would it be that much harder to add a few dollars into the actual quality of the cable after the chip? Even if it was $25, but heavy duty and lasted, it would be worth it. This needs to be fixed before the 6 is released. Fix it!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable that kinks, frays, and deteriorates easily

    • Written by from Boston

    I love all my Apple products, but this lightning to USB charger cable is an inferior quality cable and needs to be greatly improved. Taking the short iPhone battery life into consideration, these charger cables require frequent use. The thin white plastic insulation on my Apple lightning to USB cable deteriorated at the connection end within 14 months and is now rendered useless. (Not to mention, a safety hazard). I brought the cable to the Genius Bar in my city for repair but was swiftly told it had to be replaced and because it is out of the warranty period, would cost me $19. A quick Google search into this problem has indicated that this issue is common amongst Apple iPhone users. For $19, this cable should be designed to be much stronger and come with a 2 year warranty. My suggestion to Apple is to collect feedback from customers and improve this cable for the next generation iPhone release and offer a 2 year warranty. Until then, I recommend finding an Apple Certified charger cable from another approved vendor that lasts longer and costs less.

    16 of 16 people found this useful