• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sussex

    I have had this phone for over a year and I'm about to purchase my seventh lightening cord. Terrible product, not worth the $20 dollars to replace over and over again. Called Apple for assistance and was told that since my warranty ran out I would have to go out and buy another charger and that the problem was not the USB cord. After reading reviews I have discovered this is a truly terrible product. I have always loved Apple, but after the wasted money and rude support I will not be buying any more products. Lower price or improve product! Attempting to find alternative lightening cable in hopes this will last until i'm done with this phone.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from charleston

    Cheaply made cable. Had the first one for a year before having to buy another one. This one lasted 4 months. I'm not looking to spend $20 on something that is going to last 4 months (not even quite 4 months).

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy Cable

    • Written by from Milltown

    I've changed the lightning cable 4 times already , costly Phone to maintain.
    just cannot believe what kinds of quality testing this went through?

    12 of 12 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

    Truly the worst cable ever designed by humans

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    I love you Apple but your Lightning to USB Cable makes me want to cry. How is it possible that nobody in Apple can see truly how bad this cable is? Look at all the bad reviews everywhere!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Breaks at end

    • Written by from Kenmore

    On my third cable.... first cables broke at the pin end where the wire meets the connector. It appears they just snapped inside. I never had this issue with the cable for my iPhone 4. Not sure what happened to the quality here.....

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No stars

    • Written by from Halifax

    Between 3 contracts all on IPhone 5 and 5s for different members of the family, I think we have gone through 9 in total, to creat such a masterpiece then spoiling the whole thing with a sub standard lead is disgraceful. Steve Job would be sheathing. How the standards are falling. Why should you have to make appoints, waste fuel money and parking fees to change a lead. What a joke. I wish I could give this no stars.poor poor quality

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting cable

    • Written by from Alexandria

    good cable, just what I expected.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Irvine

    DO NOT BUY THESE CABLES! I've gone through 4 of these cables already. TRASH product. It works for a month or two and then quits. Ironic how Apple released a software update for iPhones so they'll exclusively charge with "certified" cables. GET IT TOGETHER APPLE!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Apple's worst product?"...

    • Written by from New york

    ... as described by Businessweek, this is the worst, shoddily made piece of cable I have ever used. I bought my iphone 5 short over a year now and so far, I've gone thru 5 cables (Apple original product: 1 included, 1 bought, 2 replacements and 1 currently in use) all broke next to the tip. They can be under warranty and replaced for free, but I dont have the time (or simply dont want) to go to the Apple store every time my charger breaks. As far I know, these are not disposable cables. I'd give it 0 stars if possible.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with everyone else.. very low quality...

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    My charger is going to break, I can see the rubber bubbling up right beneath where the wire meets the connector. I know multiple people that I work with or I am friends with who had to buy new chargers. I compared it to the old charger... The old charger is very sturdy, especially in the area where the wire meets the connector.. I am not sure who made the choice to make it flimsy and poor but that is very bad business. Look at the rating of this charger!! Not because its new and different but because it is made out of paper!! We all deserve free, more durable cables.


    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Step Your Game Up with the USB cables!!!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I've always loved the iPhone ever since owning my first three years ago the iPhone 4S. Never had a problem with the phone or the USB cable. Now I have the 5S, but the USB cable is very poor quality. It hasn't even been a year and the cable has stopped charging my phone! I've questioned what I did to "damage" this product and arrived to nothing. Basically it stopped working by itself it broke itself. Very disappointed, Apple took one step forward and two steps back with this product. Now I have to waste my money buying another one. To think that the 30-pin USB cable could last me for years and then this cable completely stops charging my phone! Makes no sense. Please go back and correct your mistakes.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy.

    • Written by from Fremont

    I have an iphone5 for about a year now and so far I have gone through 6 cables. I'm not even kidding. The chargers break really easily. The quality of the product is really bad.It's so expensive also. I hope Apple can do something about their chargers.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, Unreliable and Missing the 4 charger

    • Written by from Washington

    Iphone 5 charger is awful... I am on my 6th charger in 8 months. I would have stuck with the 4 had I known that I would have to go through this hassle.

    It is such a nuisance to never be able to completely rely on the charger for your phone because the charger is all around bad and unreliable. The reason I left android is due to the fact that there were bad chargers and phones died often. I now am very sad to say that I feel as if I am back in android world. Hopefully the 6 will have better hope.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It only lasted me 3 months

    • Written by from West Sacramento

    It's not even a 2 star product Apple! The chargers need to be recalled because they are cheap quality and I'm sure everyone else agrees. My charger only lasted 3 months and then the cable snapped right under the plug. I thought I was an idiot but after reading all the reviews on here, I guess its not really my fault. The charger itself was made terribly.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables are of bad quality

    • Written by from Veldhoven

    I did buy so far 6 !!!!!!! Original lightning cables. 5 of them do not charge my iphone and ipad.

    I am totally pi.....d now and will never ever buy Apple products anymore.

    Next week I buy my wife a Samsung S5.

    How can such a big company produce such bad cables and make me decide stop buying Apple products because of the cables!!!!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable wire tear and fail easily

    • Written by from Golden

    The cable wire tear and fail easily, i need to buy a new one every 3 months

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great

    • Written by from Plano

    My charger was ripped off even on normal use.
    I had to buy a new one. This product Definitely need upgrade for reasonable price.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse charging cable EVER

    • Written by from Hanover

    On my fifth cable in one year. Always careful not to unplug by tugging the cord but I do use the phone while it's on the charging. Nothing I can do seems to make this cable more durable. Tried adding some adhesive heat shrink over the connector and tight to the cable jacket but it still only helped for a short while. Whoever makes a better cable as a knock off could become rich, Apple surely can't.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cable blows

    • Written by from Presidio

    I have bought over 5 chargers and all of them stop work for no reason. Apple needs to fix this on the upcoming iPhone. I am tired of having to replace my charger. I used to love Apple but with this new charger I am deputing if I should stick with the iPhone.

    15 of 15 people found this useful