• 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

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    • Written by from Cannock

    absolute joke! ive had my ipad since christmas and ive gone through 10 leads! ive just had to buy another one, ive had it not even a week and its broke already. useless! SORT IT OUT APPLE!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple strikes again

    • Written by from Petaluma

    Went threw 5 chargers since I purchased my iphone 5 in November. Very bad quality and will not sync data.

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY tight fitting

    • Written by from San Diego

    Just got my iphone 5 last night and plugged it in to charge. Upon trying to unplug it, I nearly detached the cord from the lightning connector part. I'm really worried that eventually I will pull the cord out of the whole thing. It's so hard to pull that my hand slips off of it and I mistakenly tug on the cord before I realize to stop! Also, why can't the make and send you a LONGER cord with your phone. Because, you know, everyone sits right on the floor next to the outlet when you're using your phone while charging it.

    44 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too short!

    • Written by from Littleton

    C'mon apple! I was prepared for the mild inconvenience the new port would offer, but this has turned into a bigger hassle than I would've liked. For one, the cord is far too short. I can't plug my phone into any wall outlet and have it reach me at an operable length. If anything they should have made this cord LONGER, not SHORTER. Second, in spite of my efforts to prepare for the change, they are now futile. The adapter they sell doesn't work with a case. Very disappointed.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hurlock

    I have had my iPhone 5 for a week and my cable has already quit working. Looks like a common problem.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Trash

    • Written by from toronto

    Want to save yourself time and money? Go buy a 3rd party lightning to USB cable. The apple cable is absolute garbage. I know a lot a people are saying, "well you just have to be careful with it." Well, one would expect a certain amount of durability of a cable for a MOBILE device. You should just be able to throw it in a suitcase/bag/purse and not have to worry about the darn thing breaking. Such a disappointment. That is all.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quit working one direction after one month

    • Written by from Austin

    Only a month old and it has stopped working when plugged in one direction. I have to flip the connector over to get it to charge. How long until that side quits working, too? Good question. Pretty disappointed with the design. There's hundreds of proven connectors out there that would meet the specs of this one, yet they have to design a new proprietary one that fails easily. I normally wouldn't mind a proprietary connector, just make sure it stinkin' works first.

    61 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This connection is a very bad idea

    • Written by from Coeur d Alene

    My phone fell from my desk while plugged in. The Lightning connection just snapped off in the phone. I was able to remove it but I think this is a very poor design.

    50 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Damaged

    • Written by from Slate hill

    I only keep the charger at home and plug my phone in at the end of the day. I have gone through two already, currently awaiting my third in the mail due to issues since I purchased the phone in November. Cord easily kinks up and stops working.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Just awful

    • Written by from Yarmouth Port

    The design of this cable is absolutely awful. The cable is so fragile, that simply charging your iOS device will result in the cable end coming loose and failing within a relatively short period of time. I've gone through 4 of these cables, and I am very careful. The cable could be made far better by reinforcing the end and perhaps adding a plastic/rubber tab that would be easier to grip with thumb and index finger. This is almost as bad as my 17"MBP that won't charge under load... Very dissatisfied. Would give 0 stars if possible.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable horrible !

    • Written by from Port chester

    I've had the iphone 5 for 6 months already, & the charging cable has been the worst so far! I have went through 4 different cables already, and they all give me the same problem.. It charges and all of a sudden it doesn't charge! I wish we could easily return them back to the store & get a different one. Those cables aren't cheap !!!!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable fail!

    • Written by from Lima

    This cable works fine for only 6 months. Then the connection was failing and I had to buy a new one.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rotten apple (product)

    • Written by from rio de janeiro

    # cables stopped working after less than 4 months... ridiculous!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's reversible

    • Written by from Elgin

    I love the fact that this cord is reversible. It seemed that more often than not I would get the old 30 pin cord upside down when plugging it in then have to turn it over. I agree with those that want the cord longer, it would be a nice option if it were available. We are using several usb extension cables. I had a connection problem on my cord after about a month which I found was pocket lint in the socket. Canned air worked well to blow it out now its like new. As for the complaints of the cord failing, we have (6) devices with this in our house and not a single problem. I'm betting most if not all the complaints of failing cords are due to the fact that the cord is a little hard to pull out of the device and people are using the cord, not the connector to remove it.

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    White, short, very profitable

    • Written by from Shorewood

    Picking up where Henry Ford and Ma Bell left off, it comes in any color as long as it's white. If stockholders could have their way, Apple would stop making phones and just produce cables like this for their profit margins. Finally, if you want to use your phone while it's plugged in, just have a seat within about 42" of your electrical outlet or computer, or get an extension cord.

    42 of 55 people found this useful

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised to find I love it!

    • Written by from Rochester

    I have to admit I was not happy when Apple replaced the 30-pin connector. I have about half a dozen around my house, and getting a new iPhone meant that those connectors - which I never had any problems with - were useless.

    Having used this connector now for nearly 2 weeks, I LOVE IT. I love how slim it is, and how easy it is to plug into the unit. I still don't like that I my old cords are obsolete, but I think the new design will be worth it in the long run.

    38 of 47 people found this useful

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    • 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!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

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    • Written by from South Bend

    Poor design. Beware! Doesn't work with most Iphone 5 cases. I really don't want to remove the case every time I need to charge my phone.

    66 of 105 people found this useful