• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable

    • Written by from Sint-amandsberg

    Apple should be ashamed for putting out such bad quality.

    The cable I got with my iPhone 5 lasted about 6 months, then bought a new one that only lasted 2 MONTHS!! (And I take care of these cables) This is outrageous, such money for the same quality as of the replicas of the old 30 pin cable.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the quality I expect from Apple

    • Written by from Bend

    I am now starting to have problems with my third Lighting to USB Cable. This is an absolute joke. I am not rough on my cables by any means, so when these cables start giving me trouble and stop charging, it's pretty upsetting. This is not the quality I have come to love from other Apple products. Very disappointing.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of ......

    • Written by from New Castle

    I thought maybe it's just me until I read these reviews. Horrible quality and surprisingly shameful for Apple. My husband and I both have the iphone 5s and c - both of our cords did not last past 3 months. So flimsy and cheap.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from montreal

    Broke 3 cords in a year, and I was careful in my third one but it still broke! It's pretty expensive! I hope apple fix this problem and make them cheaper! The quality is so not worth for the price.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised

    • Written by from Kingman

    Assuming this is the same cord that was packaged with all iPhone 5's I cannot speak highly enough on it's quality and durability. I have had this cord, and only this one cord, for over a year now and it has traveled many miles with me and manages to still do its job flawlessly at the end of each day. For people who say it is "too short" I beg you to read the description before buying as a replacement, for this item is clearly labeled "1 m" which stands for 1 meter or 3.28 feet. Unless people are receiving cables that are less than this length, I implore Apple to remove all reviews that give this cord a bad rating based on the length of the cable. As for durability, I cannot speak for the other thousand-odd reviewers, but I generally take care of my things and with a little care and respect for the item I believe it is solidly built. However, I will admit one gripe about the cable... Price. I know very well that Apple's products are built very specificity and to a higher standard than most. Still, $19.00 for a 1m cable? No wonder Apple is posting such insane profits. Maybe give back to the people who give you so much and drop the price a bit?

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Piscataway

    These chargers are an absolute joke. I've had three break so far in about a year. No abuse, no hitting the contact point, just downright terrible quality. I don't have a suggestion for a 3rd party cable yet, just don't waste an outrageous 30 dollars on one of these.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not Perfect

    • Written by from Волгоград

    I am using it over a year and rubber cover of the cord torn badly while cable is still working but looks awful!
    Can't say that the cable is short as I am charging my phone from Macbook Pro but in some cases it might be not long enough

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Liberty

    I have been a happy Apple customer for years. I have been singing the praises of Apple since my first iPod (still works, is a nano 3rd gen) and my MacBook (07, also still working beautifully) and all my old iPhones (also, still working). I've loved the fact that all my iThings used the same cord (still using first cord from Nano for iPad) but I've noticed the cord quality is starting to lack.

    The reason my iPad is using the 30-pin from my Nano is because it's own cord failed in a year. Alright, it was a year. But when I got my iPhone 5 in may last year, my cord failed in less than a month. It's cord wrinkled at the connector and broke. Chocking it up to a bad apple (pun not intended) I bought another. Failed the same way in same amount of time. I am now on the fourth cord and each is failing in the same way. Considering the price of my phone and the cords, this is unacceptable. I typically have one cord for home, one in my car, one with my gym bag (for external battery use) and one just in case. With the failure rates of these cords, however, it's impossible since I go through my stash faster than I can replace them.

    Do something about the quality!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from saint cloud

    I am on my third lightening cord. Okay maybe I wasn't as careful with the first one as I should be but for the price they shouldn't quit working. I have been extremely careful plugging in and out with others and now 2nd one doesn't work and third one is sporadic what gives never had this problem with any other cords by apple I have many apple products I love but this cord is not one of them does not charge

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    breaks fast!

    • Written by from Montreal

    broke 2 of them in 5 months.....

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    • Written by from Longmont

    Have purchased 4 cables so far. If the tip is impacted at all, the cable stops working. I might spend more on cables than the phone itself at the rate I'm going.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my THIRD lightning cable!

    • Written by from Portland

    I have burned through three of these cables since buying an iPhone 5s in, what, three months?

    Obviously Apple failed on this one. They must address whatever it is that is causing the problem.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pensacola

    I have gone through 5 or so cables at $20+ each and all of them have failed. What total *&^$! The phone is not even a year old. Piece of junk!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have lost count of the amount of times i have had to purchase one of these poor quality cables apple if your going to charge people silly amounts of money at least give quality products put the phone aside your headphones end up breaking and cables breaking ? time for samsung now

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, Garbage, Garbage

    • Written by from Brampton

    Worst product ever made by Apple. I had 1 replaced under warranty and my second one just stopped working (they last for about 6 months), it's beyond my warranty and Apple refuses to do anything knowing full well this is a poor quality product. For those that state that they have no problems, lucky you but don't think for one second think the people with problems don't take care of their wires because I do, yet it still stopped working. This is seriously making me consider not buying Apple products...you buy a $700 phone and they can't even make a reliable power cord yet I have other cords 10 years or older from different cell phone manufactures working as good as new! Totally disgusted at Apple for quality passing this...

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The iphone 5 cords are junk.

    • Written by from Edgewood

    I have been through 2 cords in the past six months! The first one just stopped working and the second one broke off inside my phone! Apple needs to make a better charger or they are going to lose a lot of business.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from jericho

    this cord is expensive but poor quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    We all have apple products at home. I'll promised myself I would never buy any more apple products. I bought 6 cable chargers within 4 months for my two iphones, each one has failed. This is a piece of garbage.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rated 1

    • Written by from Jackson

    I have bought three of these chargers which have all broken. The length is not reasonable whatsoever. Apple should highly consider redesigning the product so I don't have to keep buying the product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken cable under normal use - Zero stars

    • Written by from Woodstock

    Well, just like everyone else here my cable broke, the wire pulled from the tiny thunderbolt connector when I pulled it from my iPad Air (hand slipped). There is really nothing other than a few tiny wires holding it together, very bad design in my opinion.

    This is my 4th iPad and I still have all my old cables, I never broke one over the past 4 years and this one lasted 19 days.

    3 of 4 people found this useful