• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of buying new chargers.

    • Written by from Lansdale

    This is getting ridiculous. I thought it was just me and my kids until I came here and read all the other reviews, why has apple not done anything to improve the issue everyone is having with this charger? Maybe because they keep making money of their customers buying replacement? I have many Apple products including an iPhone 4s and iPod touch and the only product that has needed the charger replaced is the iPad mini. Many times, this is the 6th time it breaks. That's $120 just in chargers. I don't want tO buy another one for it to work for 3 or 4 months. Everyone at work also seemed to have their chargers almost broken and with tape all around it. They keep supposedly improving their product, why use an inferior charger and make no changes to it?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bed quality.

    • Written by from Odessa

    Very bed quality. And very big cost.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    • Written by from Woodbury

    This cord is the worst charging cord I have ever had. I have had my phone for 1.5 years and my iPad for a year and I have gone through 5 cords. They do not hold up at all. The internal wires break near the lightning end of the cord. Not only is this thing not sturdy, it is WAY TOO SHORT. So frustrating that Apple could not come up with a more quality product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Folsom

    I have already had to buy four cables already. That has totaled up to about 80 dollars and this one has just broken again. Seriously. I can't believe Apple has taken this long to fix such an awful product.

    10 of 11 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.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zapped by Lightning Cables

    • Written by from Shawnee

    I love Apple, have at least one of most products and have never written a review — but the lightning cables are honestly terrible. I have 3 iPad minis for 3 children ages 10-16, and in the past year I have easily purchased at least 10 replacement lightning cables... originally starting with Apple brand, then trying other brands, different lengths and most recently applying wire tape to each end of the cables going into the lightning and usb connectors - before ever being used - with hope that it might help to prevent damage to the internal wiring. I've even made quadruple certain that each child knows how to gently connect/disconnect the cables and have used different color cables to determine if one child is more rough than another, but this theory proved false. Ultimately, it comes down to a cable that needs to be constructed to match the quality of the product and guaranteed/easily replaced, if needed. The price of replacing the cables is ruining an otherwise incredible experience with your products.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    This cable stopped working within 3 months.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please redesign!

    • Written by from Holmdel

    I have several of these cables, and have had to replace them due to them wearing out even under normal use. I have one plugged in next to my bed that I use only when I charge my phone at night. It never moves. Yet the casing split and frayed, and the cable began shorting out and ultimately wouldn't charge anymore. I have the same issue with a cable that I leave at work. A phone plugged into the cable and left alone will constantly go from charging to not charging, with the characteristic vibration that acknowledges that the phone has been plugged in happening over and over as the cable loses and reestablishes connection. Not what should be expected from a $20 cable.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. 0 STARS.

    • Written by from Melksham

    Considering Apple make millions from us buying their nice shiny kit you'd think they could make a cable that lasts longer than a month at best. I am currently on my 9th Lightning cable... Buy an aftermarket one (Belkin etc.) and save yourself the trouble of having to replace it every few weeks. Very disappointed considering the phone costs in excess of £500. Never had this issue with my Galaxy S2/S3 cables.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    Would give lower then 1 if I could.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Plano

    I wish I could rate this below 1 star, unfortunately there is no such option.
    Under normal use, these cables should last a lot longer than 2 months. Unless you are chewing, biting or bending it at right angles, there is no other "right way" of using it.
    This is not the first lighting cable that we've had issues with. Is this by design or just poor manufacturing by Apple?
    Either way, the "quality" I attached to the Apple brand has been tarnished.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super expensive article, super cheap quality...

    • Written by from MEXICO

    POOR QUALITY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION ON THE CABLE, VERY WELL FINISHED ON THE ENDS.

    ALL THE LIGHTNING CABLES ARE SUPER-EXTRA EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT THEY ARE BUT I WOULDN'T MIND TO PAY THE STABLISHED PRICE OF THEM IF THEY WERE BETTER QUALITY MADE. THEY HAVE THE WORST CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS AND THAY DON'T LAST EVENA YEAR DESPITE YOU TAKE SUPER CARE OF THEM.

    VERY DISAPPOINTED...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 Stars I would

    • Written by from Thornton

    Thinking about switching from iPhone due to the bad quality of their charging cords and not being able to buy a cheaper cord that would work. I have to buy a new cord every 1-2 months. Biggest disappointment. Apple you really need to fix this.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging cables (ipad lighting and previous standard type)

    • Written by from Eagleville

    I have bought 7 cables (in addition to the ones that come with the Apple devices) and none of them work for more than two weeks. When is Apple going to admit they have a problem? I have spent over $150 on charging cables alone. I have (3) iPhones and (3) iPads and ALL of the charging cables have failed!!!!!! Very Frustrating! Especially when I've come to expect extraordinary quality from Apple.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    • Written by from El Paso

    the charger is so awful. It bunches up at the end and then if you move it the wrong way then it splits open and shows the inside cords that then stop working. For the price of the cellphone and replacing a charger every month you might as well buy a new phone where the charger works. I have had to buy a charger by another brand to make it more reliable. Which is absolutely ridiculous that the off brand is better than the actual brand charger. Im very disappointed in apple.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable, when used right

    • Written by from London

    Had a few problems with my first one as I was a bit rough with it, but went into my local Apple Store and got it replaced under my warranty. The employee in store told me about cable management and recommended me to google more good cable management practices and it's helped ton. Went into the store super angry and came out feeling stupid, I definitely don't roll it up and toss it around anymore.

    4 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I pod touch 5 and Iphone 5s Charging cable is horrible

    • Written by

    ZERO STARS!!!!This cable has to be the worst design apple has ever made. The cable just keeps breakIng. Time to start a recall on this cable Apple, Send out new redesigned ones to all of us loyal customers that feel so let down by you. How dare you not publicly acknowledge there is a problem. READ THE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE ABOUT THIS LOUSY CABLE DESIGN!!!!! I hate Apple for this. Your customer service Reps do not even acknowledge the problem or offer a solution. I will never buy another apple product with this charger again until you acknowledge the problem and make the customers whole for the loss of use and money spent over and over and over and over and over again on this lousy, inferior design from Apple.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad charger

    • Written by from Fair play

    I've gone through 4 cables since I got my iPhone 5 last year. I'm a fan of Apple products but I'll be glad to ditch them if this poor quality continues. I don't have enough money to keep replacing charger cables every couple of months.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I ordered my iPhone 5s the day it came out and had the original lightning cord working until recently. My old android charger for my old phone lasted almost three years with no replacement and this lightning cable got one little twist year the 8 pin side and stopped working and it isn't even been 6 months old yet. It's frustrating that I paid so much money for this phone and the charger is so flimsy. I'm disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is aweful

    • Written by

    Both chargers for my iPhone 5 and my iPad mini have come apart right away. Not a good product at all.

    7 of 8 people found this useful