• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Much Easier Than Old 30 Pin

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Unfortunately, the new smaller cables seem to be much less sturdy than their former counterparts. We have gone through 6 or 8 of them in since they came out. Each time I buy them from right here on the Apple website and within 6 months they are fraying, not charging, not connecting with the phone, or giving me the dreaded "this accessory isn't supported" message. Unfortunately, thanks to the monopoly apple has on these cables, theres noting I can do but come back here and order a new one. So be forewarned, its best to treat these cables like glass.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible horrible horrible

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Went through so many of these over the last few months, so angry and disappointed. The price is way too high for such a low quality wire.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Afton

    If I could give it zero stars I would. I have bought 5 of these cords since December. Purchased an iPhone 5S. I now realize they are under warranty but their is no excuse for the horrible quality. Who wants to wait for a shipping or drive an hour to my closest Apple store that ridiculous. I have many 4S cables and they all still work. With that being said if they don't fix this ill probably won't purchase another iPhone, till the cable is fixed. If I can't charge my phone it does me no good.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Designers Should Be Exiled From Silicon Valley

    • Written by from Dublin

    The cord is just 6 months old and inexplicably scrunches at bottom of small end. The cord suddenly stopped working and now I've got to buy a new one. A 1-star rating is far more generous than this...(expletive) deserves.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 Chargers are HORRIFIC

    • Written by from Smithtown

    Apple needs to improve the quality of iPhone 5 chargers or they are going to lose customers. You end up paying HUNDREDS of dollars in new chargers that only last about 1-3 months, if you're lucky. We have 4 iPhone 5's in our house and have had to buy at least 50 chargers in the past year. We have tried every retailer. It's the same with every one!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cord is absolute JUNK -- Zero stars!!

    • Written by from Corinna

    Even though I love my iPhone 5S, I am stunned at the extremely poor quality of the Lightning cord. I wish I'd found some of these reviews before I bought my iPhone, but honestly, I was researching the phone itself. It never occurred to me that the biggest problem I'd experience would be with the charger. My problem seems to be similar to most others'; after about six months, I noticed that if I was using the phone while charging, the connection would flicker. At first it was random and intermittent, but steadily got worse. I would have to set the phone on a solid surface and then move the cord until the phone was charging, then lay a book or something over the cord to keep it from moving out of place. Now it won't charge at all. There's no corrosion on the plug, so I'm sure it's a loose wire somewhere inside the cord. What a disappointment! I've always been a huge Apple fan, but I will definitely not be buying an expensive replacement from Apple, especially if it will most likely have the same problem.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Charger cable

    • Written by from Miramar

    They make good phone but they can't make good cables shammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm on you apple

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced junk

    • Written by from Orlando

    Expensive and breaks constantly. I've bought five already in the past six months. Seriously, Apple? People expect more from you. Total disappointment.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling quality

    • Written by from Manchester

    Now on to my third lead in just over a year. I am astonished that apple have failed to get this right, a good quality charging lead would seem to be a pretty basic requirement.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from MONTREAL

    quality = 0
    I want to go back to micro usb where everything is compatible.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The reason I will no longer buy another iphone again.

    • Written by from Lasalle

    The worst thing that can happen to apple products. This cable and connector ruined my experience with apple. I used to buy Iphones every year but since the Iphone 5 i was hesitant to get the 5s after having changed cables an actual 11 times since I got the iphone 5 on launch. The cables were all left at home and always had problems charging after a few weeks , I tried dealing with the problem and not making a big deal about it but now these cables and the ways you gotta move them to make them work have damaged the connector of my iphone and now I have to change the Iphone for even a new cable to work on it, will I buy another iphone because of a cable? Never again if it will be a lightning connector Iphone. Never again.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing durability

    • Written by from Taipei City

    the construction is super flimsy. My other USB cables that I have had for longer are still in great shape and yet this one is already breaking..

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable stopped working

    • Written by from Houston

    After some months I was having issues for my iPhone 5 to charge, I knew it was the cable because depending on how you move it, it will work or not. Some day it completely stopped working, after taking the cable apart, voilà! One of the internal cables was cut in half. For the record, I keep the cable in the bedroom and never ever take if from there. The cable had the minimum work load a cable may have and never took it outside the room. 'The chain is as strong as the weakest link.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgraceful quality

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    This product deserves 0 stars. The last one I bought was broken right from the box. They last about 3 months even though I try so hard to be gentle with them. They are unusable for my disabled young adult. He is now forbidden to charge his own iPad as his poor motor skills result in a new cable almost immediately. Apple was a leader in accessibility but what good are all those clever adaptations if a person with poor motor skills can't charge their own device. Shame on Apple!!!!!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed very disappointed

    • Written by from Grand Island

    ugghhh the terrible quality of this cord. Considering the fact that i am the only one in my family that has a lightning cord it really isn't fun when you don't have a back up cord. I have only had my iPhone 5s for 4 MONTHS not even and the cord breaks and on top of that i think my iPhone 4 phone charger charged faster than this cord and also had a better battery holding. if you do end up getting a this cord at least get a few because it doesn't last long just saying

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from HAYLE

    If it was possible to give 0 starts I would.
    I have just had my 7th lightning cable fail!
    I implore apple to address this problem and send a revamped version of the cable to every customer for free.
    If this continues, there is no possible way I will stay with apple and I'm sure countless others will feel the same.
    The iPhone and it's cable (especially) need an overhaul!
    Please buy a cheaper 3rd party alternative elsewhere as this is expensive and just as useless.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rochester Hills

    1. These are too short. 2. They do not last at all!! All of them stop working after awhile because of the wires inside keep breaking. With how much a stupid cord costs, these should be made to last!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They work like they should

    • Written by from Madison

    I bought my iPod touch 5th gen and a charger just in case on March 19th, 2013, so a little over a year ago. The charger still works fine. Im not sure how this product is receiving 1 and a half stars. My charger was stationary in my room so nothing broke off and no wires were exposed. The wire itself is thick and slightly hard to bend, much harder to bend than the earpods. I assume these chargers would break after months of wrapping around so i think its best that you leave your charger in a stationary spot. In other words, leave you charger in one spot and it should work perfectly fine.

    3 of 11 people found this useful