• 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible Quality and Time Consuming to Replace

    • Written by from Tempe

    Upon reading the rest of these reviews I realize that I have not even endured the worst of it. I just bought my first iPhone in October and I cannot believe that my charger doesn't work all of the sudden. I can't believe we all spent this much money on an iPhone just to get such a terrible charger that is not only expensive to replace but just utterly reliable altogether. I have tried to call Apple Care and Apple Support at least 5 times just to try and receive a new charger since my phone is still under warranty and the amount of trouble I have gone through just to attempt to retrieve a new one is unbelievable. This product is not worth any of the time and trouble I have gone through.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RIDICULOUS

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The chargers are garbage. I can't believe I just recently purchased my iPhone 5S in late December and the lightning cable has already failed me. Apple, you need to step your game up, this is insane. Or at least if you're gonna make bad chargers, don't have them be so expensive!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1/5

    • Written by from London

    For the last month, I have had to bend this cable in all different directions and then hold it in place to charge my iPod. As a result of the bending, the wires at the base have started showing and now I can't charge my 5th gen iPod touch at all. I have had the charger cable for my 3rd gen iPod nano since 2008 and it is still working perfectly. It looks like I will have to retire this lightning to usb cable after only 4 months of use. Not worth the $21 dollars at all, but I'll have to buy another one if I am to continue using my iPod Touch. :(

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please redesign!

    • Written by from Holmdel

    I have several of these cables, and have had to replace them due to them wearing out even under normal use. I have one plugged in next to my bed that I use only when I charge my phone at night. It never moves. Yet the casing split and frayed, and the cable began shorting out and ultimately wouldn't charge anymore. I have the same issue with a cable that I leave at work. A phone plugged into the cable and left alone will constantly go from charging to not charging, with the characteristic vibration that acknowledges that the phone has been plugged in happening over and over as the cable loses and reestablishes connection. Not what should be expected from a $20 cable.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Damaged

    • Written by from san jose

    I was really excited about the new thunderbolt ports for the iphone 5, but at the same time was sad about switching over to a new system. I have had my phone since october/november 2012 today 5-17-2013 my chord is broke (it still works but I must angle it in a certain angle). I wish for apple to make it stronger somehow I really like the design but it is way to easily damageable and will break. Apple's usb chords for the ipod touch, iphone 4 etc....those were pretty darn amazing really tough. I just wish that apple could make it to be stronger, because replacing these things take our our time and money, they are roughly 20 USD so it can get pricy. Just hoping for a better (Stronger).

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Dissapointed.

    • Written by from Cleveland

    I have had my iPhone 5 for about 3 months now and I'm already having to buy a 3rd charger. They seem to break so easily, I thought I was the only one having this problem but I guess not. It just seems so delicate. I think they should have stuck with the old charger for sure.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement over previous 30 pin connector

    • Written by from Little Rock

    This connector is definitely an improvement over the 30 pin connector, and if you haven't seen it in person yet, you'll be surprised by how small it is.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate to throw out all of my old bases.....

    • Written by from Peoria

    I understand the premise behind the change and I love how this cord is made over the other I've been using over the years. The only gripe is I had a dual charging stand for my iPad 1 and iPhone 4, it's now obsolete. The new iPad won't charge on the stand either for some reason. I have a lot of cords that can go to others who need them but I sure think Apple would have sent at least two in the box. I'm not happy about there being no stand for my phone. They should have developed one with this newest plug version and also sent that in the box. I love Apple products but now they are going to $29 me to death. Then I have to buy the stand when one comes out, UUUGGHHH! Great phone so a five star. I did all of this, mostly, from Siri

    18 of 20 people found this useful