• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrifically unreliable

    • Written by from Morton

    I've literally been through a half dozen of these since getting an iPod touch 5 and the newest iPod nano this past fall.

    The lightening connector keeps getting...sort of corroded, I guess. Apparently there's a reason USB doesn't expose the physical connection on the outside. My USB cables by contrast, under the exact same conditions last YEARS. I've never actually had one go bad, yet these...these last weeks or months for me so far. I'll get occasional connect/disconnects at first, maybe it'll only work plugged in one direction. Then slowly (or quickly) it'll just stop working entirely.

    If any other mobile OS handled podcasts decently I'd have to switch just because of these horrible cables. They need to use micro USB like everyone else, or heck, go back to the 30-pin connector which at least was a lot more reliable than this...

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Not even half a year, and the lightning cord has shorted. I know iPhone 5 users that have been through THREE charger cords since the release of the phone!! Now I have to go buy a new one. Terrible.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go back to a cord that works

    • Written by from Brandon

    Hey Apple, I left android phones because I was tired of stuff that did not work. Started with the iphone4 and I still have the original charger that is almost 3 years old. I have replaced 3 of these lightning cables since December because the solder breaks off inside the connector from very little stress. There needs to be a real solution brought to the table for this. We don't expect this kind of garbage from an apple product.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Change your cables!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I bought a new iPhone 5 in October 2012. Since then (7 months) I am about to get my 3rd charging cord. They keep breaking at the hub. I have NEVER replace a charging cord with any other phone I've owned. This is ridiculous--3 charging cords within 7 months. C'mon APPLE!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from Green Cove Springs

    for some reason the cables for older iPhones have lasted way long than this one. it breaks after the little part that covers the first bit of the cable on the lightning side, it needs to have a bit larger part that covers the rest of the wire. The casing comes unattached leaving the wire free to bend and become frayed right away.

    It probably because the cord is short and the lightning end is where it's most likely to be bent, but Apple needs to take that into affect and maybe even making the plastic casing longer so that your entire index finger can grab it

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from La Vernia

    Apple, you pride yourself on the technological advancement of your products. Pride yourself on listening to your consumers. This cable is pathetic. It breaks too easily and the replacement cost is too high for its poor quality. Embarrassment should be your stand on this one as it was with your map skills.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Cables bad in 6 mos. = defective product

    • Written by from Washington

    I really, really wanted an iPhone. For years. Now, I want my Droid back. The latest peeve is that my 2nd lightning cable in 6 mos. has gone bad. Both cables started out ok, then would intermittently loose power and connectivity, and eventually stopped working altogether. I don't have children or pets, and the cables just sit on my desk -- I don't abuse them by carrying them around in a bag or a car. These things are not cheap, and should not be so flimsy. I would give it 0 stars if I could. No wonder Apple's stock is tanking.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    id rather shove toothpicks in my ear than buy another one tbh

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    literally breaks every other day i kid you not my phone is at 1% and i want 2 cry

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of crop worth 15 pence.

    • Written by from Dundee

    This is the worst charger I have ever come across.
    It is FAR too short and it is TERRIBLY MADE
    I use many computers and have never seen such a short badly made cable
    I got my iPad (unwillingly because I wanted a Samsung) for Christmas last year (2012) and am now on my 4th cable compared to my trusty laptop charger that has lasted me 4 years.
    Classic apple, make 'em cheep, sell 'em dear.
    Ps. It says 1 star but I would rate this 0 star because it is is bad (trying not to swear)

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, proprietary, cheaply made, short.

    • Written by from Redondo beach

    Apple for the love of god, make these things longer! I have to hang off my bed just to check my phone because my power outlet is 2 feet from me! I bought a USB extension cable and it's intermittent functionality. It will say almost every time "this device doesn't work with your iphone". How the heck are you going to charge $19 for a short cable, that breaks at the plug on the phone side showing wires after 2 months, not allow other manufactures to make reliable versions, and make them so dang short? What is going on in your product development meetings that you say "no! we will not give them more length! AND YES we will charge like we do!"

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A disgrace

    • Written by from Davis

    Lasted 4 months then just stops charging, absolute piece of bul And they charge $20! Ahh the usual ripoff by Apple. I expected quality

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Accessory Ever

    • Written by from Liberty

    I bought my iPhone 5 sometime in January. It is now April and the charger has stopped functioning. The inside insulation for the wiring began slipping after just a few time of use, so much that the end of the charger where the phone plugs in is extremely flimsy. I imagine the wires finally gave out. Really disappointed and since its so new hardly anyone has these charges.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable usb cables??!!!

    • Written by from Annandale

    I use my charger quite frequently and have come to realize that since I got my iphone 5 Ive changed my charger at least 4 times do to wire being exposed as well as sudden failures... it gets annoying when you are on a business call and you have come to realize the charger doesnt work and you are at 1 percent!!!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from East Lansing

    This new Lightning Cable is of very poor quality. I have owned my 5th Generation iPod touch for four months now and this cable has completely stopped working. This is indeed an atrocity because I have owned my 30-pin USB Cable for over two years now and it works perfectly fine. I am extremely disappointed with Apple as now, seeing as I am deployed, it will take weeks in order for me to acquire a new one. If due diligence was perfomed on this product, instead of changing the connection in order to get more money out of the consumer, this would not be an issue. The only reason why this gets a one-star is because you are unable to give it NO stars.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid

    • Written by from Collingwood

    I've only had this for a month and the cable is breaking it looks like it is broken in side of the cable and will fall apart soon I took good care of it and still it's gonna break I'm sure it was how it was made

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my iPad, hate my lightening charger

    • Written by from Churchill

    I am so glad I saved up and bought the iPad, but within a month the charger cable had a small crack in the flexible wire covering, and after 4 months of gentle, adult controlled use, I have to replace it. The wires inside must have cracked since I can only get a charge power from bending the cord at a 90 degree angle about 1 to 2 cm from the connection. At this rate, I will be spending a minimum of $63/year on charging cords. Yikes! Apple, I love your products, maybe even more than my kids some days, so please fix this. Oh... And while I'm putting in requests... Please make the cord longer too.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    shortage within a few months

    • Written by from Decatur

    I got my iphone 5 about a month after it was released. so ive had it about 3 months now. I love the new cable, its recharges my phone within a hour or so! buuut the cable itself doesnt last. Sometimes i wonder if im the only one who has to replace a phone charger every 3 mnths or so.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EXTREMELY DEFECTIVE

    • Written by from clearwater

    My cable doesn't work after only owning my iPhone 5 for 4 months and I'm reading
    Reviews of somebody whose already gone thru 5 CABLES!!!! So what exactly
    Do you (apple) plan on doing about this clearly defective new charging cable? Every old cable
    I own from all my old products still work???Please do something ..

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made in China, I presume

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Treated this cable with the utmost care from the time I took it out of the box. It lasted all of two months.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Short

    • Written by from Victoria

    They should sell longer versions as this length is useless if not plugged into your computer

    20 of 25 people found this useful