• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthy of a class-action suit

    • Written by from New York

    This cable is terrible for the price. I'm careful and this is still my fourth cable in a year. Apple really needs to step up its game, bad enough the phone is four-five hundred I don't need to spend another hundred on cables to charge. Should be unlimited replacements for the duration of the phone.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables are terrible

    • Written by from Chalfont

    Worst Apple product ever! These lightning cables last no longer than 4 months. The original Apple cables and the Apple certified other brands all fail within a few months. I have been through 5 of these cables in a year for one I-Phone 5, what a waste of money.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Manufactured

    • Written by from Richmond

    Gone through 4 cables and my current cables are starting to break connection between the connector and cable. The connection between the connectors and cable are so poorly designed. Really surprised the company sells this, and curious if they put this product through any reliability studies... This is such a simple component, it frustrates me that it's so poorly designed and manufactured...

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It only lasted me 3 months

    • Written by from West Sacramento

    It's not even a 2 star product Apple! The chargers need to be recalled because they are cheap quality and I'm sure everyone else agrees. My charger only lasted 3 months and then the cable snapped right under the plug. I thought I was an idiot but after reading all the reviews on here, I guess its not really my fault. The charger itself was made terribly.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    This cable stopped working within 3 months.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from St Louis

    This thing is joke. I pulled it out of my ipad mini and then it just shocked me. And yes, it didn't feel great. Then, I had that one replaced. It was a hassle. They had to assign me a case manager. I was without an iPad for a month. Bottom line, its junk.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have gone through three of these

    • Written by from Fresno

    These keep breaking in the same place, right where the cord meets the lightning adapter. They are two expensive for the how often they have to be replaced. I will buy another only because they're expensive no matter where they are bought, but Apple really needs a new design for the cords to make them last longer.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed,terrible,waste of money

    • Written by from belvedere

    For an apple product, a well known and trusted brand i was very disappointed in the new iPhone 5 lightening to usb charger.I have purchased 3 cables within 2 months as they keep breaking in the same place,its not like its a cheap charger you could buy everyday i mean £25 is quite expensive in my eyes for a usb cable . Apple need to fix this issue as i have seen many complaints regarding the same problem and apple will lose their loyal customers over something that could be improved and/or changed .

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Clarksville

    There is not much getting around needing a charging cable. I have been through 4 apple brand cables and they all seem to stop working. I did purchase a non-Apple cable that is reliable and durable. I would suggest not purchasing an Apple charging cable if at all possible.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone5 Charger

    • Written by from Rockville Centre

    I have an Iphone 5 and i must be on my 5th charger already. I find at the end where you plug your phone is bends so easily and then is not usable. I find the phone4 charger is much more sturdy and not as breakable. i have no other option then to use this charger or buy the adapter. i am not happy with apple on this product.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lamest cable ever

    • Written by from Guadalupe

    3 months and it is already damaged and broken, now I have to go for a new one.

    Worst cable.... shameful we need to stick with it

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible wire

    • Written by from Maspeth

    I am on my second lightning wire already (less than 6 months). The old 30 pin wire I only had to purchase a new one when I needed an extra wire. Apple needs to recall these wires like they do with ipods especially since alot of people have already purchased more than one. If you plan on changing something so drastic maybe spend some time putting it through the rigors of everyday life before releasing it to the public.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad

    • Written by from Beveren

    Mine stopped working after 4 months and I know it's real one 'cause I got it with my Iphone, I thought it was my own fault until I saw I'm not the only one with this problem. Apple should fix this 'cause buying a new one is very expensive!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY APPLE!?

    • Written by from Chandler

    I am on my third cord in three months. First of all the chargers aren't getting any cheaper, and I am so sick of having to buy them every month! I am now in desperate need of a new charger AGAIN! I have 6 functional chargers for my 4 and 4s... WHY APPLE? did you have to change the port size? the original plug in for all the ipods/etc were just fine.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    • Written by from Lincolnwood

    Cheap quality, mine stopped working after 4 months.

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yup...it's junk...

    • Written by from Blackwood

    Been through 2 of these already...after the second one went, I got down to business...removed the rubber sheathing, exposed the wires, and found that both had broken in exactly the same place...major flaw in the design...where did the quality go? I mean honestly...I have 5 iPhones in my house...2 iPad 2's...an iPad mini...and a MacBook Pro...is this what I have to look forward to? Use junk to make a product and you end up with junk...I'd really prefer some " beefy" wiring over buying new ones all the time...I really don't get it? It looks so bad for them it's crazy...hands down the worst thing that they have ever designed, and put on the market...

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap rubbish

    • Written by from Northwich

    broke after a couple of months. awesome.
    i have loads of the original cable and never has 1 of them broke since owning iphone 3.
    upgrade the quality please apple

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working in two months. Wire shorting at connection to plug

    • Written by from Burtonsville

    Mine quit working after 2 months. Connection kept going on and off repeatedly until finally it just quit working. Wire was bent and twisted where it connects to the plug on the phone end of the cable. I could feel the electricity through the wire so I disposed of it before it got any more damage. Not sure but seemed like it got over heated while charging? Only used in my Apple charging block. Not happy.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks neat and what not, but..

    • Written by from Blackfoot

    I have my cable laying on my counter, so it's never been bent, wrapped, pulled, or been played rough with. I recently found that I have to move the wire around for my phone to detect it and actually charge, most of the time it quits on me so I constantly have a dead phone.. after almost three weeks my charger is dead too. I love the design though!

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine... but....

    • Written by from Doylestown

    Yeah, it works fine, but is no faster the the previous version. USB 3.0 would have been nicer.

    Basically every store is sold out of them, and the .com store has a two week waiting period. I like to have a few spares for work and the car. I'm stuck taking the thing around with me everywhere. That's kinda annoying.

    It clicks in nicely, and stays put. USB end of the cord is a little smaller and doesn't quite bump up against my MBP as well as the older version. It jiggles loose easier.

    Overall I'd say it's just OK.

    25 of 31 people found this useful