• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One sign that Apple is losing its way.

    • Written by from Columbia

    Not only is the lightning connector unnecessarily overengineered (putting a chip in the connector just to make it possible to flip the connector over? Come on...) the plastic and rubber are brittle and will fray and fall away within a few months' use. Apple used to believe that longevity was as important an element as feel and look. Apparently, the latter have trumped the former.

    I hope Apple recognizes the error of their way, repents, apologizes, and improves on the quality of these inordinately expensive charging cords.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Calgary

    It works for about a month or two then breaks I would give this 0 stars if I could. I have always loved apple but these chargers were a total mistake.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Surrey

    I purchased an iPhone 5s 6 months ago and I already start to switch cables. The first lightning charger lasted 4 months until the plastic wrapper breaks and everything falls apart.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from CA

    I've ordered this lighting to USB cable(1m) on
    October 29, 2013
    November 5, 2013
    March 5, 2014
    May 28, 2014
    and finally there were all broken.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both shorted

    • Written by from Portland

    Both mine and my wife's cable developed a short less than a year old, won't consistently charge now, also no longer charges phone to 100% when it does work. Not what I was expecting when I think of apple quality

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poorly made

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is not up to the expected quality from Apple. I have purchased 5 devices (4 iPads and 1 iPhone) and only two of the cables work with some manoevering after 12 months. This is not acceptable.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should launch a free replacement program

    • Written by from San Jose

    If I could give zero stars I would.

    Out of three of these cables that I got between 1.5 years and 6 months ago, one has failed completely and two are failing. I used to think of Apple as a brand that symbolizes quality, but I guess that Apple died with Steve.

    At the very least, Apple should launch a free exchange program to save face.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Jose

    Everyone be PREPARED to buy at least 2 or 10 ($19.99 each) of these iPhone USB charging cables throughout your lifetime because they will only. The THIN white rubber cover will rip instantly, the cable wiring itself is CHEAP.

    I recommend buying an aftermarket brand like Belkin etc. or try the flat type charging cords.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cable!

    • Written by from Maple Valley

    Not sure what people are doing with their cables. My wife and I have been using our cables since iphone 5 came out. Still going strong. Never had a single issue. Great cable.

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Proprietary garbage from Apple, what a surprise

    • Written by from Chihuahua

    Worked well for a few months, then stopped working. Now it only works 1/20th of the time with the AC charger, and seems to never work when plugged into a computer.
    Of course if Apple used standard cables like every other company does I could just grab another micro USB cord or buy one for five bucks. But nope, I gotta spend another 20 dollars (probably more because where I live electronics are twice as expensive) on some cheap cable that costs a dollar or less to manufacture so it can break again in a few months.
    Good thing the iPad was a gift because I'd never buy into apple's "ecosystem" anyways. Everythings locked in, propietary, and overpriced. Next tablet is going to be an Android for sure.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighning Cable

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Can't win, you buy genuine product from apple store and doesn't last long and you buy from ebay and it's even worse.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    I wouldn't even give it a whole star! It charges fast but the cable does not last long at all. Expect to have it no longer than two months until the cord starts messing up and it becomes useless! A piece of junk and waste of money. They should be ashamed to make such a failure of an accessory! Try again!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would actually give it ZERO stars.

    • Written by from Chino Hills

    I've had my phone for less than 8 months and my cable is already malfunctioning. The copper part is starting to wear down on BOTH sides of insert. The plastic over the cable is starting to stretch and crinkle. These are merely cosmetic problems, but you won't be surprised to hear that MY CABLE NO LONGER WORKS. It won't charge on my computer because apparently it uses too much power and my computer refuses to charge my phone. When I do get it to charge, I can't touch my phone or else any slight movement will cause it to not charge anymore. My phone has not been at 100% charge in over 3 weeks. I can't use lesser priced cables because Apple doesn't let "unauthorized" cables charge my phone. This is a wreck. I wish I got a Samsung phone instead because I can't even use my phone since it won't properly charge!!!

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two broke in 6 months!!!!!

    • Written by from Studio City


    light use, never pulling out if phone by cable. I was ultra careful after my first cable went bad in two weeks. This one lasted 1 month.

    Apple should replace free of charge!!


    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    On on my third charger. Last 2 chargers stopped working all of a sudden. I take care of everything I own and specially my cables. This is far most the most disappointing product from apple.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste Of Money.

    • Written by from Shelby TWP

    I have gone through three chargers since I purchased an Iphone 5 in January of 2013. Every couple months, the cable stops allowing my phone to charge unless I move the cable and phone into a specific position. It is so frustrating, considering these things are twenty dollars each and the one I am currently using is about to break. It's not like I have ever done anything to damage these cables either. They are just cheap and break way too easily. Not to mention the cable itself is extremely short. Just not good, man.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should give customers 5 cables - they only last a month

    • Written by from Auckland

    Purchased iPod 5 for my daughter a year ago and we have already spent over $100 on cables. The original one broke after two months. They are just cheap and can't take any practical wear. Purchase some knock off cables which was a total mistake. Then purchased some certified cables which were better but still only lasted two months.

    Apple - you really need to improve the quality go this cable

    Would give zero stars if I could

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish Zero Stars Was an Option

    • Written by from New York

    The horrible design of this charger that FORCES you to buy a new one every few months (if not less) is the reason I am switching to the Galaxy. Was always a loyal customer to Apple until I had to replace my SEVENTH charger. I have even made sure to take care of my charger the way they told me at the Genius Bar after the 5th one broke. Still stops charging, Only one more month until I can upgrade!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Solana Beach

    Broke after 7 months of light use. A cable should last the life of the product and then some. Imagine having to buy new HDMI cables for your TV 2x a year. Unacceptable. If they make beats headphones lightning connector only I am selling all my APPL stock. Your making customers mad Apple.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from bancroft

    I love my Apple products however, Since upgrading to the iphone 5 I have been disapointed due to the fact that I have had to replace my lightening cable countless times in the year and a half that I've had the phone! the charger seems to just stop charging my phone The cable is so flimsy and cheap, that combined with the short battery life of the phone is causing me to conside ditching the iPhone and switching over to something different.

    If I could give this cable 0 stars I would.

    16 of 19 people found this useful