• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!

    • Written by from Charlotte

    Got it with my iPhone and it now stopped working. Very poor quality. The iPhone 4 cable never stopped working. It is a shame that newer doesn't mean better. It means worse. Veru unhappy that I have to pay for another one.

    47 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cord is awful

    • Written by from Wynnewood

    I have gone through THREE of these cords now, and I've had my iphone less than a year. I'm even careful with them...I wrap them loosely, take my case off when it's charging so there's no lateral force on the lightning cable to cord meeting spot...and still it breaks.. I hope you're happy apple, because I'm not going to buy your products anymore. Next time I'm getting a galaxy or a droid. And typically a single review constitutes hundreds of people with the same opinion. Better phone. Better cord.

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this cable!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This is such an improvement over the 30 pin! OK it's a pain for a while (especially due to lack of inventory) but this is great product. much better than the micro USB. Maybe other manufacturers should adopt it ;)

    68 of 93 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great charger, great design, but too short

    • Written by from Humble

    I really like the new plug design and the fast charging. I like the feel of the new plug, and that there is no front or back orientation.

    I however think the cord is too short, and presents a hazard. I'm a careful person, but even with a table sitting directly next to an outlet, it is almost too short to reach without straining the cord.

    56 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple cable ever.

    • Written by from Chelsea

    Apple has always had cheap cables but this is by far the worst. I am on my third cable since I upgraded to the IPhone 5. It is ridiculous that this company can't provide a quality charging cable with their "superior" smart phones. Can't they get smarter drones to make better cables?

    48 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not usb 3.0...

    • Written by from Alstead

    im very disappointed that this new cable has no real improvements over the last. its not faster AT ALL, the only difference, is that you have to buy a new product to make your existing things work. with this hassle, it couldve at least offered speed improvements, but its only usb 2.0

    60 of 78 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not a micro usb?

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    We purchased 4 new iphones for the family. One cable went out within 24 hours and was replaced by Apple. Another one seems to be wobbly but so far so good. 25% failure rate does not bode well.

    54 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tiny and reversible

    • Written by from Columbia

    works as advertised. loving this new design.

    63 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small, but stopped working in 4 months

    • Written by from Tacoma

    I loved the size of the charger, it was easy to plug into the phone but it broke so quickly! It doesn't last and I'm really unhappy with that... Dreading buying a new one since its pretty expensive and knowing it won't last long.... Really upset.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All 3 of my cables work just fine

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    The cable that came with the iPhone 5 as well as the other 2 that I ordered from the Apple store work fine. Why three...because the more you carry cables around the more they can be damaged. So I have one home, one in the SUV, and one at work. This new smaller design also fits well with the two layer Trident case. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the lack of availability...I'll change it if they reimburse me for shipping.

    59 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Irvine

    This cord breaks. I have three of these and they are all breaking. It hurts to think that each cord is going to cost me $20 to replace. I am wondering if the cord is under 1 year warranty.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No need for complaints. Works just like before.

    • Written by from Macomb Township

    First, I demoted this review from 5 stars to 4 stars because I truly believe Apple should have implemented "TRUE" speed for this new cable, such as USB3.0 or Thunderbolt speed. However, they have not done that and we all need to forget about it.

    Now, the cable itself is truly a great design. The smaller profile and reversible capability ensures the cable will last some length of time. The cord length is not a concern because if you want longer than 3.5 feet, get a USB extension. Also, I have found no improper functionality when plugging my new iPhone 5 into my vehicle. This was a pretty important need for me because my 2010 Honda CR-V comes equipped with a USB connection located in the glove box, allowing me to control the iPhone directly from the radio buttons. Plugging my new iPhone 5 into my vehicle resulted in no issues and all controls are the same. This was a concern I had due to the different pin configuration by the lighting cable.

    Needless to say, there is no need to be disappointed towards the cable itself. Want it longer? Buy a USB extension. Want it to be faster for data transfer? Buy a MAC. It's a cable folks. It works.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why get the 30-pin adapter?

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I got one for my car, one for work, and one for my travel kit. Probably should be cheaper, but it's no worse than dock connector cables and appears far more rugged. Great option if you already have a USB power port or adapter in your car, and much cheaper than the 30-pin-to-lightning adapter. The packaging is quite impressive, too, if you're into that sort of thing.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Came with new iPhone 5

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I like that it's smaller. That's nice. However, it's still way too short. Way too short. There should at least be an option to but different lengths, or just default the length to 6-8 feet. These cords barely, if at all, make it from the wall outlet to a table top. Or a night stand. Or a desk, or my lap, or a chair base...

    If this was longer in length, it would be a 5-star rating. Because it is convenient being reversible, it's a usb (always handy) and it's faster, more durable, lighter, cooler, my point is made.

    However, it all comes down to how you use it. And this will be used for charging my phone. Sadly, I'll have to sit on the floor with my phone to use it while plugged in.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly made cable-doesn't last

    • Written by from belmont

    Totally agree with all the other negatives. I am on my third cable. these things only hold up for 2-3 months at most. Horribly made.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome !!!

    • Written by from New Vienna

    I got this charger with my iPhone 5 and it is clearly easy to use and charges my phone very fast !! Way to go Apple for the change !!!!!

    58 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always good to have some of these.

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    Well since the adapter cost more than this little thing, I figured, better to stock up with this than the adapter. Looks like we're going to need to get used to it. Works like you'd expect. It charges and/or syncs to your computer.

    Can't fault it for what it is. 5/5 of because it is just that.

    50 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They should make the grip area at the lightning connector end bigger,

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    or flare it wider. There is not much room to grip the plug, and even less if you are plugging it into an Iphone 5 while it's in a rugged case. If you pull on the wire instead of the hard part of the lightning connector to disconnect, you'll eventually break the wires under the rubber coating. I like the shrunken connector, but they have to either make the hard part of the lightning connector another half inch longer, or wider, so that it can be gripped more easily, which will help people avoid breaking the wires by pulling on the cord.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning fast and flimsy

    • Written by from RPV

    Based on all my kids' urging I bought the iPhone 5. It is a phenomenal phone. THE DEATH OF THIS PHONE WILL BE THE LIGHTNING. It is fast, but flimsy, and I am extremely concerned that the female jack on the phone will fail early, like the old Treo jacks did years ago, rendering the phone useless. Why such a silly deviation from a proven, years old product?

    46 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Pain

    • Written by from richmond

    Sure it's nice that I can flip the charger anyway and it will still plug in, but I have gone through FOUR of these since purchasing my iPhone 5 in December. It is currently May. These cords do not last long at all. Apple should honestly be ashamed of this charger because of how poor it is. I still have the older lightning cable that is compatible for iPhones 4 and below that works fine, and it is over two years old. I don't know what the major difference is that would cause these chargers to be so useless, but it NEEDS to be fixed.

    33 of 34 people found this useful