• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable

    • Written by from Sherwood

    Bought my 5S in Dec 13 & the white outer casing split open along the middle of the cord exposing the wires some time around April 14. I used electrical tape to keep it in place, but that only worked a few weeks & today the cord stopped working altogether. Since Apple warranties their products for 1 year, I will be visiting the Apple store here to get a free replacement. Such a cra*py cord for it to be an Apple product.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    • Written by from owen sound

    I have had my iPhone 5 for just over a year and i am on my second cord. Apple replaced first cord as it was only a few months old. They both broke off at the dame spot, so obviously a defect.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE quality

    • Written by from Playa del rey

    The quality of these USB cords is a complete joke. For $20, I expect much better.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Change this cheap design

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I have had two iPhones and a MacBook your cheap charger designs cost more money than it's worth when I constantly have to shell out 20-80 dollars each time one breaks which is often. You can put a fingerprint scanner into a phone, you can create quality accessories for your phone. It's a consistent problem that we face with all your cheaply made chargers and even headphones. It's the least you can do if you're going to make your phones incompatible with all other brands of chargers. Seriously is turning me off from apple products when you don't even try anymore. Hardly quality for a phone that retails for over $600.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cord is a scam!

    • Written by from Copperas Cove

    I have purchased TWO of these cords in the past 6months and I want my money back. The cord bends at the base of my iPhone and will no longer charge my phone. This is very inconvenient.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought 3rd cable, these cables are garbage.

    • Written by from Lafayette

    Never had a problem with the old cables on iPods, or old phones but these new cables are so cheap. They keep shorting and falling apart.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product ever

    • Written by from Frisco

    I really love my iPhone 5 and my iPad 4th generation, and they do charge faster than the old 3G/4S iphones, but the quality of this cable is terrible! All 3 cables for my iphone, iPad, and my daughter's iphone broke with just moderate use in a very short amount of time...within a month or so. For two of them, the wires became exposed by the lightning end, and for the third one, it looks like it shorted out, as it looks slightly brown (burned?) at the end. Not only that, but 2 other "Apple certified" brands of lightning cables that I've purchased have also had the wires exposed and stopped working. I'm trying another brand now but hoping for better results. It's so frustrating that am seriously considering jumping to the Android ship...just because of stupid, inferior cables! Apple, fix this cable situation or you will pay for it in lost customers!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Tucso

    I lost count of how many times I replaced the cable itself, I'm currently on my 3rd USB cube... this could have been the data / charging cable of the future (reversible plug, quick charge time), but its poor quality and remarkable failure rate will only hold it back!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Garden Grove

    I'm gonna switch to Android ! This is just plain out stupid how I have to keep re buying cables for my Iphone. I love my Iphone but it's not worth having to spend this much money on it.. Fix the cable problem or you'll just lose more customers .. bye apple.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Meridianville

    The quality of these cables is extremely poor, especially when considering the substantial price charged for them. Three cables have gone bad in less than one year. One of them burned and melted the insulation by the Lightning connector.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Екатеринбург

    Died in 2 month. Crazy for such a price.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to be on my 3rd cord in 1 year

    • Written by from Arlington

    This cord is the absolute worst. Within one year I am about to be on my 3rd cable and will not be purchasing this one. The same thing has happened where the cord wires become exposed and stop working. This is a huge problem, as I thought that buying the cord from apple would be the best quality but obviously that is not the case.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third cable in 1 and 1/2 years

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I never had to replace my cable with the iPhone 4. And I had it for 2 years. This time around, not so much! The first 2 broke in the same manner. The plastic on the cord breaks, exposing the wires, right at the lightening adapter. Eventually, wires start tearing off and shorting out. For a while it still works, but it has to be in a certain position to keep charging, otherwise, it goes in and out, and vibrates every time you move it. I did have it taped up for a while, but that did not last long. Eventually it will stop working. The first time, I had to make a mad dash to the store before it closed that night because it is my only phone and only cord! Hoping this will be my last cable purchase before an upgrade, and with that upgrade comes a better cable! So frustrating!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger blows

    • Written by from Flint

    stops working after a couple months. I'm about sick of it

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One-year warranty!

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I don't really have a review here, but I see all these people saying they've spent a bunch of money buying new cables after only a few months. Apple products may be fragile, but the one good thing is that they come with a 1-year warranty. I go through earphones every few months, but I just show up at the Apple Store and they gladly give me a new pair with very little hassle (sometimes they like you to have made a Genius Bar reservation, but it's not a big deal). Since the purchase record is accessible on your account, it's easy to check whether it's still under warranty.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bronx,NY

    I think I am going to end up broke with these chargers. I am currently on my fifth one and the only reason it's working is because I'm holding it together with electrical tape. It's crazy how cheap these cables are made but we have to pay 20 dollars for it. Apple needs to read all these comments and fix this problem asap.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful Cable

    • Written by from London

    I have an iPhone 5 and my daughter an iTouch both use lightning cables. Both have stopped working. Why of Why Apple do you make such poor accessories. We pay all this money and it's the little things that let you down. I am now having to buy 2 more cables from a different manufacturer due to the poor standard of your chargers. Your phones etc are brilliant but not having anything to charge them with is a disgrace.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lodi

    Short and sweet version: it breaks 2 months after first bought. I'm on my 5th cable in a year. I'm so glad apple makes such reliable products.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Lightning Cables Failed

    • Written by from Ramsey

    I have three cables. Each one has failed one way or another.

    Cable one: The Bedside Cable. The cable fell apart. The rubber coating broke which exposed the wires. I only used this cable at night and it never moved from the nightstand. It completely stopped working shortly after wires were exposed.

    Cable two: The Kitchen Cable. Just stopped working; no sign of damage.

    Cable three: The Car Charger. The Lightning tip touched a little snow this Winter and now it will only charged when plugged in a certain way.

    My previous Android phones used the micro USB and those things were like little tanks and I never had a single problem with one (except one that was really poor quality). This is not the quality I expect from Apple.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Delhi

    Best phone in the world with worst charging cable.
    Selling out a high price phone with such a short duration working charging cable. Why apple?
    Read the reviews and not a single review in favour of it.
    Expensive charging cable doesn't mean bad quality just with a good brand image.
    Please make good charging cable from iPhone 6 onwards.

    7 of 8 people found this useful