• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please go back to old coating

    • Written by from West Long Branch

    I am tired of having to replace your chargers every other month because of the material you use to coat the wire causing the chargers to scrunch up and short circuit, or even fray. Yet you people wonder why people would rather send 5-15 bucks less or even MORE money than your brand on third party chargers. The coating used on your older chargers was good and this was one of the most pointless switches I have ever seen. My iPod charger from 2003 is still being used on my older iPhone that i use for games when connected to the house wifi. An 11 year old charger that still works because it wasn't designed to break every few months. People shell out lots of money for your macbooks and phones, yet you guys went cheaper over the years on your chargers and expect everyone to be ok with shelling out 20 bucks per charger then get mad when people look for other options. The ratings on all of your charging devices speak for themselves. THis has gotten ridiculous over the years.

    26 of 26 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.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced the cable 3 times within 6 months.

    • Written by from New Berlin

    I am so frustrated. I've paid $60 or more on replacement lightning cables within the past 3 months. I am an Apple fan, but I'm so ready to move on and buy a Samsung phone, just so I don't have to run to the store every time I can't charge my phone!!! I hope Apple is reading these comments and taking notes. This is unacceptable. I thought I was the only one having this problem, but I see I'm in good/bad company here.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaws present in this cable

    • Written by from Euless

    This cable is very flawed. I've went through 3 already in a mere 6 months. It rips from one end and stops working after that. Also, I am now experiencing problems where it says "The accessory may not be supported". How is an Apple accessory not supported on an Apple device??? I hope Apple fixes these problems.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix it.

    • Written by from Newark

    This charger breaks super easily. I've had 2 so far and today my 2nd one just broke. I also think it's quite a lot of money for a charger that doesn't really work.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 month??

    • Written by from Jobstown

    Literally just paid my first bill after switching over to AT&T and only having the iPhone 5 for one month and the cord is already defective. It's twisted at the end where it goes into my phone and I have to bend it a certain way just for it to work. I love this phone but it's hard to love a dead phone -__-

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible cord design

    • Written by from Sheboygan

    I hate this cord! I have to drive an hour each time I need a new one, and I'm on number 6 in 3 months! I would go back to my iPhone 4 if I could just because of this cord.

    29 of 32 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 44 people found this useful

  • 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 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Downers Grove

    I really hope that the extra cables soon to come are longer than the cable that came with the phone! This cable is too short to do anything with! It is only 40" inches/ 100cm and it doesn't reach from any outlet to anywhere except the floor.
    The only good thing about it is that I can plug it into my car as a car charger because I have a USB port in my car and that is where the length is okay. I really need it to reach from the wall to my night stand or the wall to a desk.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never Again A Customer

    • Written by from Carrollton

    The most positive thing I can say about this is thank goodness the people who engineered these cords do not engineer cardiac pacemakers.
    I cannot believe Apple's complete disregard for this inconvenience. If I had to choose between an Apple product in the future that cost 1 cent, and another product that costs 1 million dollars I will pay one million dollars for the other product because it is NOT and Apple product. If Apple does not care about me, I won't care about them.

    I went to Verizon. Paid double. With a huge smile on my face knowing Apple would not see another penny from me. The cable I got is a thick, sturdy well engineered cable the manager told me there have been no problems with.

    I recommend to others to do the same. You'll pay more, but you'll be giving your money to people who actually care about your business.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Lightening Cables have stopped working and I've had my phone 6 months

    • Written by from Athens

    I have had to buy 3 additional cables in the last 6 months. I am wishing I had stayed with an iphone4.

    This is the worst telephone I've had simply because of this cable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Salt Lake

    This is my second cord that has broke!!!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wth Apple!!!

    • Written by from Norcross

    I like the speed of the new cable, BUT the fact that I'm about to purchase my third one in under a year is ridiculous. I still have the original usb cable which is for my iPad and it hasn't needed replacing once. I would personally like an apology and a replacement with quality. It's nerve racking know I have to buy something that will tear up in a matter of months.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    to short

    • Written by from Inver Grove Heights

    I got two of these and then the Lightning Digital AV Adapter jus to make a long one.. apple should make a 6ft long one.. THEN id give this a 5 star.. until then or till china makes a off brand name one i getto rigged mine jus so i could have a long one.. thanks tho

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Elizabeth


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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a cable.

    • Written by from Georgetown

    It does what a cable does. Charges and transfers data to and from my iPhone. But what's the deal with USB 2.0? Launch a brand new adapter and it's already behind.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Even Worth one star

    • Written by from Bangor

    Im furious with these iphone chargers yet again have to go spend $30 to buy a new one because they're cheapy made and don't allow my phone to charge. In less than a year I've had to buy two more chargers and this will be the third because apple can't make a cord that actually works. seriously considering switching to android or samsung just because of a charger. I should't be paying more for chargers a year than i do for data

    26 of 28 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.

    24 of 24 people found this useful