• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please go back to old coating

    • Written by from West Long Branch

    I am tired of having to replace your chargers every other month because of the material you use to coat the wire causing the chargers to scrunch up and short circuit, or even fray. Yet you people wonder why people would rather send 5-15 bucks less or even MORE money than your brand on third party chargers. The coating used on your older chargers was good and this was one of the most pointless switches I have ever seen. My iPod charger from 2003 is still being used on my older iPhone that i use for games when connected to the house wifi. An 11 year old charger that still works because it wasn't designed to break every few months. People shell out lots of money for your macbooks and phones, yet you guys went cheaper over the years on your chargers and expect everyone to be ok with shelling out 20 bucks per charger then get mad when people look for other options. The ratings on all of your charging devices speak for themselves. THis has gotten ridiculous over the years.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An epic fail

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I actually have to worry whether my Apple devices are charging, and that is very poor reflection on Apple and their quality control (or lack thereof). The connection simply goes bad between the male plug and the female socket. Use of these cables is an epic fail on Apple's part. I like their products, but I do not like their unwillingness to admit mistakes.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Junk!!!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    Bought the Iphone 5 after 3 months the cord broke. I have the 3rd generation Ipod (2003) and 2 cords and never had a problem with the cords and both still work. I hope you are reading these reviews, for $20 please make these cords more durable so we don't have to keep spending $20 on these cheap things.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever made,

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I've had my phone for 1.5 years now and I have purchased nine charging cables for my phone. After the fourth Apple charger broke I just started buying the cheap five dollar charges because I could afford to lose five dollars every month. If I could give this product a negative star rating I would. Between the charger and the operating system personally I can't wait for the Samsung galaxy six to come out because I've had it with Apple products.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Catches Fire!!!

    • Written by from Seattle

    Apple: Please, recall all of these and use a new vendor to manufacture these cables! We've had multiple and they all get broken at the neck - right by the lighting connector end. And yesterday I picked up one to plug in our iPad and burned my fingers! When I looked, I saw that it was smoldering!! I am so lucky. It was laying on the carpet - could have burned down our house! This is unbelievable coming from Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from los angeles

    Had countless amount of these cables and every one of them have broke, only got a one star because there is no zero. EXTREMELY weak!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH!

    • Written by from Ada

    Just let's cut to the chase.... DON"T BUY breaks fast

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed and Enraged

    • Written by from Almonte

    I need to replace my cable every month. I barely move or bend the cables, they just stay on the table where i charge my phone. Despite my best efforts to avoid breaking them, these cables end up unusable. I am sure everyone would appreciate an effort to make cables more durable, even if it were at the expense of appearance.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EPIC FAIL ON CABLE

    • Written by from Panorama City

    I bought an extra cable for my office and both cables broke at the head.
    Really disappointed with Apple's quality control yet prices remain high. Maybe IT'S TIME for the exodus to PC.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    Bought two of these cables in the past year and neither now work. What poor quality. Get on the ball Apple.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chord is low quality, not up to apple standards

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    These chords are terrible. Yet another one just gave out today. The common problem seems to be where the chord connects to the head, it always breaks internally or something like that, no matter how carefully I treat it. I'm fed up with buying these - if you're going to sell a low quality product at least sell it at a price that reflects the quality. Won't be making the jump from ipod touch to iphone until you solve this quality issue. 1 star for the limited use I get out of these.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasts no more than 2 months.

    • Written by from Sooke

    lasts no more than 2 months.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT FROM APPLE

    • Written by from Kingston

    There really needs to be a recall, I've been through 7 of these cables and I'm about to buy another. For normal usage, which includes holding the iphone while charged & resting it against my chest the cable is not strong enough.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from MISSION

    this usb cable s@#ks so much i want to cut it into peaces and send it to the trash, its like the 6th usb cable and only 1 is working, seriously? this cable its the worst

    Apple needs to re invent the Lightning to USB Cable, as soon as possible!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There needs to be a recall

    • Written by from Homer Glen

    I've gone thru so many Apple USB Cables it is not even funny. They aren't cheap either. I have a 3rd Generation iPod Touch on its original cable cord and a 5th Generation Touch on its 5 cable or so. I finally decided to go to a third party because they last longer than the Apple Cord. Apple needs to do something with the new USB Cables because it is terrible that they keep going out.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Montreal

    The cable lasted a little over a year of normal use, bedisde, charging my iphone every night. The part of the cable just below the lightning jack seems worn out, apparently from bending (again, normal use, honestly), and now the connection drops randomly. So I have to replace it. For twenty bucks you'd expect the thing to be a bit more durable.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from hilo

    We have at least FIVE of these cables. They are all broken.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Least Durable

    • Written by from San Diego

    If you're looking for a cable that would last a week, Apple's lightning to USB Cable will surely be just the thing you have been searching for all your life!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken again! Anyone has any solution?

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Here is my purchase record: 4th for iPhone, soon will be the 2nd for iPad. My first cable lasted pretty long (the one came with iPhone 5, it lasted for more than 1 year), but then things get worse and worse. The most recent one (come with iPad Air) lasted no more than 3 months. Yes, I am definitely not that careful as I used to be. But assuming people be careful all the time is just like assuming there will never be a car accident and design a car without airbag. I cut a cable once and looked inside. Wires are arranged in an 'coaxial cable' way, to get the maximum current through. But the part connecting to the pin is so rigid, and the isolation (also the cable skin) for the wire is so soft. I can image every time it's bent, how much force was put onto the outer layer of the wires at the connecting part. Just like cutting the wires with a blunt knife. That's why it's so fragile. And I think the quality is also going down (a little bit). So Apple, there are the solutions: 1, redesign the cable; 2, fire the company make cables for you, and find a better one; 3, put Applecare on the cables. Pleas choose one, or more.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST WORST QUALITY CORD EVER MADE

    • Written by from Sangre Grande

    I have been through several of these cords in the past few months. What a waste to have a phone with a charger that barely lasts a couple of weeks. I have had my iPad for 3 years now and I have never changed the cord. Something must be done about this grossly inferior product. I will never buy another iPhone again once these are the cords that charge them. Sorely disappointed!!!!! I give it zero stars but 1 is the lowest they have.

    10 of 10 people found this useful