• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB is no good!!

    • Written by from Clinton township

    I like that it can charge fast but come on I've had it since it first came out and I am already on cord number 5!!! With the latest cord purchased from sprint for $30 didn't even last 2 full weeks before it started messing up. the other cords have been purchased from the apple store and they lasted about a month. I tried everything to not have my charger defect took care of it, didn't leave it plugged in when it wasn't in use yet still it fails. I seriously am getting beyond ticked off because once the phone dies it is dang near impossible to get it to start charging. the wiggle effect seems to only work when the phone is not completely dead which mine currently is ugh.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but doesn't last long...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This product worked really well when i first got it. I really liked the new size and design. But after a month or two the cable became weak and didn't work when it was plugged in. I had to twist it or hold it a certain way or else it wouldn't work. I'll try to be more careful with my new one, but i hope they come up with a more durable and longlasting cable.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Omaha

    i absolutely hate the design for the iphone charging cord. It always crinkles at the charging plug in area and I been through too many in short periods of time.

    37 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 2 months

    • Written by from Asheville

    I bought the iPhone 5 in October and within 2 months the charger completely stopped working, this is incredibly inconvenient. Currently waiting on my new charger but from what I've heard this seems to be an ongoing problem that apple definitely needs to fix.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kingston

    when i plug it into my computer it completely shuts it down like it was crashing whether or not it is plugged into the ipod or not. It will not charge on any other usb slot or sync. It wont charge when you put it on a wall plug either.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by from virginia beach

    Had to have it replaced twice within two months of owning my new iPhone. It kinks up at the end (toward the phone piece) and eventually stops making contact. The third cable I had is now starting to bunch up. It seems like I'm always having to unplug it and untwist it. The design is nice and easier than the 30-pin. But the cable is too delicate to be called anything but a liability. I know I'll be getting the third one replaced soon. I hope there isn't a hassle.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Cable

    • Written by from West Richland

    i like the speed the lack of availability seems to be quite the amateur move by a company that puts out a great product.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    arrive broken with iPhone 5

    • Written by from Glastonbury

    I love the new design, especially the reversibility. Unfortunately, the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 was broken on arrival. It does not charge or sync with any of my computers. It does charge with the wall plug, so I suspect the problem is related to the chip that is built in to the cable.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges Fast!

    • Written by from Westminster

    Plugged my iPhone 5 to my old MB and it fully charged within 30 minutes! Phone was nearly dead also. Now I just need to find and buy a spare!

    29 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High-Quality & Durable

    • Written by from El Campo

    One of my concerns when first hearing about this cable was compatibility and durability, the Lightning cable just looked so thin online! Also, what about all my old docking stations?

    Well, as it turns out, I didn't use the old docking stations much at all anyway -- everything I played my music on was wireless! I use my Apple TV for music in my room, and my AirPort Express is connected to my patio speakers, allowing me to stream my music outside. So who cares about the old iPod stereos? If you still need one, Apple does offer an adapter.

    As for durability, the Lightning cable is made of some type of metal (not sure which though), and I've found it to be incredibly sleek and durable over the past few weeks. In fact, it's so durable that I'm surprised they didn't ship a new iPhone dock for it!

    In summary, this change was much needed and paves the road for all sorts of engineering innovation in future products. The only question now is what to do with all the 30-pin dock connectors I've amassed over the past years.

    RIP, 30-pin dock connector. 2003-2012.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, Sturdy, and portable.

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    This is probably the most sturdy cable Apple has built. They have made the base of the connecters longer so that they are sturdier and should not break as easily. The new connector is reversible which makes it easier to connect to the iPhone. It works well with the wall chargers of previous iPhones and iPods. The only thing that this cable is lacking in is length, it could be a little longer. Good Job Apple. I can not wait for the Lightening Cable to be mass released.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small and Simple

    • Written by from Washington

    Technology advances from time to time, and this is a welcomed one. Yes, you need to buy some new cables, but welcome to owning great products. This should be the standard connector for the next 5-7 years so let's get on with it!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ishpeming

    These cords are even worse than their 30 pin connector cords were! How can they make such great phones and can't even get a simple cord right? I've gone through 4 of these cords for my phone. I always unplug by gripping the base, not the cord, and doing so gently. They get $20+ for every cord/adapter just to make their product work with the rest of the world's STANDARDIZED equipment. Pathetic.

    17 of 17 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?

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    17 of 17 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.

    A very unhappy customer

    20 of 23 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.

    18 of 19 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!!!!

    18 of 19 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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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?

    18 of 19 people found this useful