• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, Horrible, Horrible.

    • Written by from Winter Park

    When I bought my iPhone 5 (the week it came out) I was so excited, as I was switching over from Android, & the new lightning chargers looked so much nicer than the old ones, & more practical in size. My original charger broke within a month. Since then, I have literally gone through at the very LEAST 20 of these babies, & I am not even exaggerating. The money I have spent on replacements I could have bought a new phone with! Granted at first, I WAS being a bit rough on them (yanking them out by the cord, etc). I quickly realised how fragile these chargers were & started being much more careful & gentle with them. Alas, they STILL break far too easily. I've tried about every brand I've come across. Cheaper ones break in about a week, ones from my phone shop last a month or two, maybe three. This is absolutely ridiculous & I expected WAY more from Apple. Please work on the quality of these chargers, they are god-awful no matter where you buy them from. As much as I love my phone, I am just about ready to go back to Android if something is not done about these terrible chargers. If I could, I would have given this zero stars.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the original cords

    • Written by from London

    I absolutely hate the new cord. I bought an extra one to keep in my purse in case of emergencies. It broke and the original one already broke. They don't even last a few months. You would think for spending $21 they would be durable. The old original ipod chargers, I loved how they locked and also how they lasted.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?!

    • Written by from Evans

    I have gone through 2 lightening cable chargers and withina couple of weeks they break. Why isn't Apple addressing the issue and replacing their horrible product?

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If iCould give less than one star, iWould!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    for the past 10 years my families media life has revolved arounds iMacs,iPods , iPhones and iPads the lot basically, and there isn't a brand that iLove more but there are more than 5 lightening USB cables in the house and only one works without having to hold in a peculiar way!i brought a 2M lighting cable only a month and 2 weeks ago and i already have to spend another £25 for a new one! this problem has been around for ages and not just with the new lightening cables this issue must be addressed as this is an inconvenience for many around the world!

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frays and stops working.

    • Written by from Fond du Lac

    The outer coating on this cord started to fray after only a few months. The inner wires didn't fare much better and the cord stopped working shortly after. I've owned Apple products for years and didn't have problems like this with the 30 pin cables. for what these cables cost they should last longer. I only gave the product one star because zero isn't an option.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening Cable poor design

    • Written by from Teddington

    We have 3 iPads and have gone through 5 cables ,just returned one today at an Apple store ,was told it failed because you must not bend them at the lightening end! .There is no support on the cable to prevent bending ,when will Apple wake and redesign the cable.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger cable out there!

    • Written by from Spring vile

    I have bought several of these cables and everyone of them broke, and I own the iPod touch 5th generation. They're horrible, I don't like what apple has done with this new charger cable. They need to change it or go back to the old one. This one just breaks to easy and only lasts a couple months. Apple needs to do something because a ton of people are disappointed in this product. They need to change the cable to something a little more sturdy.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product recall

    • Written by from Oldham

    This product should have been recalled and an apology given to every iPhone user who has had to deal with it.

    A replacement should be given immediately at any Apple store, no questions asked.

    Poor show Apple.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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

    Absolutely Terrible Quality and Time Consuming to Replace

    • Written by from Tempe

    Upon reading the rest of these reviews I realize that I have not even endured the worst of it. I just bought my first iPhone in October and I cannot believe that my charger doesn't work all of the sudden. I can't believe we all spent this much money on an iPhone just to get such a terrible charger that is not only expensive to replace but just utterly reliable altogether. I have tried to call Apple Care and Apple Support at least 5 times just to try and receive a new charger since my phone is still under warranty and the amount of trouble I have gone through just to attempt to retrieve a new one is unbelievable. This product is not worth any of the time and trouble I have gone through.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, Unreliable and Missing the 4 charger

    • Written by from Washington

    Iphone 5 charger is awful... I am on my 6th charger in 8 months. I would have stuck with the 4 had I known that I would have to go through this hassle.

    It is such a nuisance to never be able to completely rely on the charger for your phone because the charger is all around bad and unreliable. The reason I left android is due to the fact that there were bad chargers and phones died often. I now am very sad to say that I feel as if I am back in android world. Hopefully the 6 will have better hope.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables are of bad quality

    • Written by from Veldhoven

    I did buy so far 6 !!!!!!! Original lightning cables. 5 of them do not charge my iphone and ipad.

    I am totally pi.....d now and will never ever buy Apple products anymore.

    Next week I buy my wife a Samsung S5.

    How can such a big company produce such bad cables and make me decide stop buying Apple products because of the cables!!!!

    19 of 20 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

    Truly Disappointed

    • Written by from lockhart

    I really enjoy using my Apple products, but I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to enjoy them when they're dead because my charger breaks so frequently. It seems like I could purchase a new Macbook with all the money I've spent on this charger. Spend less time fixing what isn't broken and start focusing on what we all need.

    18 of 18 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!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    So this morning I get to the office and discover I've left my iphone 5 charger at home. Sigh.I work right next to a mall that has an Apple store, so I could honestly just run over and grab one. However, I'm seriously considering just running home to grab mine. Why? Because I've already had 3!!. Each started wrinkling then stopped working...Ha! The worst was about 4 months after getting my iphone 5, I noticed wrinkles right next to the base. I plugged it into my work computer, and within several minutes, there was SMOKE coming out of the cord where it was attached to my phone! I snatched the cord out (as to not RUIN my work computer AND the phone) - and I burned my fingers doing it. So of course I went over to Apple next door, told them what happened and they replaced it. Here's the thing... The cord is a FIRE HAZZARD. I suppose there will be zero IMPROVEMENTS to it until there's some tragic accident that Apple is responsible for - as their wiring is faulty - there's a design flaw here. OR until there's a class action lawsuit that brings all of these issues to light. How is it that you design the perfect phone and the worst charger?

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute trash. AVOID.

    • Written by from Cumberland

    I would give it 0 stars if possible...

    I have owned my iPhone 5 since March 2013 (it is now December 2013) and I have gone through 11 cords! Each one used properly, but each one scrunched up near the phone's end and stopped charging. I absolutely hate this cord. Apple can't expect a total integration to this cord without fixing this issue. I've been demanding a new one.

    I recently purchased an iPad Mini... I am now cancelling my order due to the fact that it uses this cord.

    AVOID. AVOID. AVOID.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible terrible charger!

    • Written by from Fort lauderdale

    I got my iPhone 5 just a few days after it's initial release date. Probably 1-2 weeks later my lighting cable started going bad, I noticed that the lines on the metal started turning black!!! Within a few weeks, the charger just stopped working! I had to get a charger immediately
    Because now I was stuck without a charger...so I went to cvs and paid about $40 for a new charger, after that it all just spiraled out of control, I am probably on my 15th charger,
    I always get error messages, saying that the accessory is
    Not supported!!! I have spent more money on chargers than what I have spent on my phone, it's completely ridiculous! I think that because of this problem with the chargers, it has caused my phone to malfunction and die at 20% 40% and sometimes 60% saying that it needs to be charged. I love my iPhone, but this hassle with the charger and now the battery dying is making me really upset, and regretful about my phone.

    21 of 24 people found this useful