• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insulting product at an insulting price...

    • Written by from PLATTSBURG

    Haven't even had my iPhone 5s for a month and the Lightning Cable is already pulling apart at the phone connector end.

    I treat my electronics very well, so this is unacceptable. My girlfriend is probably on her third lightning cable for her iPad.

    This is very un-Apple like. You pay more for Apple products because of the quality. With this junk cable, you're paying for the Apple name and getting garbage.

    Maybe you should look down from that tall ivory Apple, and see that you are dragging your own name in the mud?

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY DISAPPOINTED!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I've been through 8 lightning cables in the past year and the all broke the same exact way. There's no way in the world I can unplug this cable without damaging it. This design is very terrible, I have never twisted nor bent. But somehow the wires were ripped for the connector part, and the part that covered the wires connect just comes off. So once agian me saying, there is literally no way to unplug your device without damaging the plug. Please find a way to make it durable because this is very annoying and I'm very tired of buying a new charger every two months or so.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, 1 star is too much.

    • Written by from Washoe Valley

    I bought my iPhone 5s the first of march, it's not even may yet and I have already had to buy an off brand replacement charger. I don't use my cord anywhere except on my nightstand next to my bed. I plug it in when I go to sleep and unplug it when I wake up. I don't bend or twist the cord in any direction and the cord has completely stopped working, will not charge my phone except for a second here and there unless I pinch the cord right at the base, and I don't know about you but I don't want to have to sit and hold my cord until my phone is completely charged. I still have several original cords from my first iPod, both iPhone 3's, as well as both my iPhone 4&4s. Every single one of them still work perfectly. I have had this one for barely 2 months and it has stopped working. It is complete and utter BS considering the price of a replacement cord from Apple. I have been a loyal apple customer since the iPod and I feel like I've been cheated with this new creation. They should have stuck with the old charger, or at least do a recall and redesign the charger for the new phones. I love my iPhone but if the reliability of this cord shows how apple is going to start doing things I am going to sell my phone and buy an android. Fix this apple, or you'll be losing a lot of very loyal and valued customers.

    Sincerely,
    A very unhappy customer

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable wire tear and fail easily

    • Written by from Golden

    The cable wire tear and fail easily, i need to buy a new one every 3 months

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 cords THEY ALL RIP and BREAK!

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Total GARBAGE! I bought 3 cords and every single one rips at the small end that plugs into the phone.... Every Apple cord does this since the 3g Iphone... APPLE GET IT TOGETHER AND FIX YOUR GARBAGE CORDS!!! ITS A FIRE HAZARD!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another broken cord

    • Written by from Garland

    So I don't want to be repetitive but my original cord lasted 5-6 months then stopped working so I contacted the far from genius bar at my local apple store. I set up an appointment (dumb that someone has to set up an appointment to get any customer service to solve a problem). The apple store genius was very nice and said they would replace the cable for free 1 time I said ok but what happens if this one goes out and she said it shouldn't go out and that I have to make sure that when I put my phone on the charger to hold it by the plug for the phone. Well i did that and it know does not work again. I will attempt to get another free one from apple mainly because the knock one i have bought will only work for a very short time before the error message shows up on my screen. Apple you need to get a handle on this immediately. if i am going to pay $20 for a cable it should be almost indestructible.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple are you listening?

    • Written by from Montreal

    this wire keeps breaking, improve the quality or drop the price

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTE CRAP-BREAKS

    • Written by from Leek

    I have had 5 so far, and all of them have broken. On 3, the plastic has split, and the wires broken, effectively splitting in half. On the other 2, the cables have just stopped working. Apple, please go back to the 30pin, it's a lot more practical and reliable.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from denver

    I am now on my 4th cord in 6 months. I thought it was just my kids not taking care of these, but apparently this is a common problem. Very disappointed in the quality. Should not have to buy a new cable every few months!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from wien

    Poor quality! After a while the cable breaks where you connect it to the iphone. This has happened twice to me already and several friends have had the same issue. the overall rating of the cable speaks on its own. Inexcusable for a premium brand like apple.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Lemoore

    There is no way to avoid the cable from breaking. It has a weak point at the end of the charger on the lightning connector end. Every time you disconnect the charger you strain the wires inside by tugging on them a little bit. This causes the shielding and wire to tear over time. Sometimes as quick as a month. There is really no way around this because there are no alternative chargers. Having an apple products means having to buy a new charging cable 1-2 times a year. Way to go apple, can't even make a simple cable...

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to fail

    • Written by from West Linton

    As is clear from other reviews, as well as my own personal experience, this cable will break within a few months. Apple have clearly designed it this way so they can make more money out of their customers on top of their already overpriced products by using cheaply made cables which they are selling at a high price. Then to add insult to injury, they add a chip so you can't use third party cables - no other company has such poor ethics. Yes, there may be hacks to prolong the life of the cable, but that should be down to apple, not the end user.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You will need 80 cords to carry this phone through it's life

    • Written by from collingwood

    What the heck, could you make a cord anymore limp and brittle? I think not.....Iphone 5 power cords are bad.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short too weak

    • Written by from Montvale

    I hate 3.5 ft length of lightning cable. Come on apple, you can at least provide 6 ft cable with apple products. 3.5 ft is just NOT enough. It is also of not good quality. My cable is frayed from lightning end already.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 months

    • Written by from White Bear Lake

    After 3 months it will not charge my phone.. Moving onto charger number 3 now.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting cord FAILURE...NO STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Dorchester

    I'd like to say this product gets NO STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I currently have iP5, iPad retna, iPad mini. I have had to replace the lightning cords to these at least once a month. My son goes through at least one every two weeks. We now have NO WORKING lightning cords. Why do we have to keep replacing them? I examined each one and they look intact. I have to wiggle and jiggle the cords to get them to work until eventually they just stop. I can't begin to tell you how much I have spent on cord alone within 1 yr. They are expensive and not worth what you charge. I have purchased cheaper non-apple cords that work, but my devices don't recognize them after a week or so. Please fix this problem.

    Thank you, Sincerely a VERY T'D OFF LOYAL CUSTOMER

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So upset!

    • Written by from Breaks

    I have 2 iPhone 5's an iPad mini, a 5th generation iPod touch, a 1st gen iPad and an iPad 2. Never had a problem with the iPad 1-2 chargers. Still have the original cable that came with my first gen iPad! Guess what!? Every Lightning cable I own is broken. I have one cord that still works if I wiggle right to charge all devices! It's the same problem with them all. The cord is loose around the end where the wires have come out. I am mad! I paid a lot of money on these products, get it together and give us some decent chargers that work!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give 0 stars I would

    • Written by from Clifton

    This charger is an unreliable product. I've had my iPhone 5 since it was released (about a year ago) and I am about to outlive my 4th cable. The product design is faulty to say the least. Expect the wire to begin damaging at about the end of the cable and the beginning of the lighting plug. That has been my problem with the first 3 cables and now my 4th one is breaking by the end of the cable and the usb plug. You spend so much money on a phone you cant even use because the charging cable is constantly breaking. This is not "human error" as I've been told. I would not break 4 cables in less than a year. Apple needs to redesign this product before people begin to believe this is a case of planned obsolescence, unless it is.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Topeka

    Bought a brand new iPhone 5S and the cable lasted 3 days. I can't believe they want $30 for this garbage.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANGRY

    • Written by from Lomita

    This is the second charger I've bought in three months and it's already broken. I didnt abuse it, it just broke. It's way to fragile on the inside and too expensive. What a rip off apple.

    20 of 22 people found this useful