• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT DURABLE AT ALL!

    • Written by from Dayton

    I've used this charger for about 10 months now (pushing/forcing through the last 3-4) and it has finally stopped working. I only use it to charge my phone on my nightstand and occasionally plug it into my MacBook to sync with iTunes. The problem is that it's short so I keep having to reposition it or tug away at it on my nightstand and the lightning-end of the cable got all scrunched up like another user below noted and for a while, I had to maneuver, move around and position the cable a certain way for it to charge but now it's completely done. I'm disappointed to say the least because for one, this wouldn't happen if the cable was longer (or they were actually selling a longer cable). Second, why am I paying $20 for a piece of no-good cable that breaks in less than 1 year and that probably cost less than $1 to make? It doesn't make sense. I love Apple and their products in general but I hate how they exploit their loyal customer base with these over-priced, no-good accessories that you ABSOLUTELY NEED! I used to have like 4-5 30-pin cables just laying around, now I don't even have 1 extra lightning cable just because it's such a waste of money and most of the non-OEM cables out there are literally junk... Anyways, I'm actually debating taking this to an Apple store and asking for a replacement for free as this cable should have a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    plastic nightmare

    • Written by from Freeport

    I love apple products, but this is the one product that I'm highly disappointed in and would hope Apple completely reconsiders the material they're using for their charging cables for iphone and ipad. The phones and accessories are already expensive as it is, I really don't think any of us customers appreciate having to change an item as essential as a charger, as often as every few months. Please Apple find some other way to have your lightning charger last longer.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Junk!! Awful..

    • Written by from Mumbai

    I purchased my ipad 4 in july and with it came a usb to lightning connector white in colour!!
    For the first 3 months, it worked swiftly, then it started breaking and now i am gonna buy a
    replacement lightning connector.. i am still a apple fan and hope apple improves!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay for only awhile

    • Written by from Celina

    This cord is very fast compared to the last one, but id rather have a slower connection and BETTER DURABILITY. The same thing happens to all of them, they bunch up where the cord meets the lightning adapter and the connection fails! I hope Apple is happy making hundreds of thousands of dollars on people having to replace their charging cable every couple months!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and Flimsy

    • Written by from Sedona

    Broke in 1 month I wish Apple would utilize a magnetic power cord port like the Macbooks used, it is so delicate that the slightest force in the wrong direction and not only is the cord ruined but the device as well with the broken piece stuck inside.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy

    • Written by from Lenore

    I received this cable with my iPhone 5 in January and I had to replace it already. I'm now on my 3rd cable. I thought it was something I was doing wrong, but apparently not.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating!

    • Written by from Blasdell

    I love my new iPhone 5 and I love the new, smaller charger. However within 3 weeks of the purchase of my iPhone, the cable bunched up (just like everyone else's) and would only work if you maneuvered it in a particular way! But that's not it! I am a broke college student and couldn't and wouldn't go pay for a new apple one cause $20 for a charger cord was ridiculous, so I bought a $5 one at a drug store. It started working out great but now anytime I plug in my phone to charge it says this accessory may not be accessible and will stop charging! The charger is perfectly fine and works perfectly fine but my iPhone just won't let it charge because it's not an official apple product :((((

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    • Written by from Miramichi

    I've had my iPad mini for about 3 months now, and as a few reviews said, I only ever use the charger at night, where it sits still, and isn't moved from the spot. Last night, after trying to unplug it, the metal end of the cable (The piece that goes inside the iPad) fell out of it's plastic socket, and stayed in the iPad. This is the same problem the old chargers had, and I don't understand why they haven't fixed it yet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from ellenville

    I have a iPad mini and iPhone5. Both of these have the same main problem which definitely needs to be fixed! The charger makes the USB power adapter over heat after awhile. This causes my products to stop charging and have to disconnect the charger while waiting for it to cool. It also worries me of possible electrical fires. The standard length could be a bit longer. On the plus side I like the fact it can charge from ether side. The transfer rate is seems to be way faster then the 30pin. If you can't fix the USB my suggestion fixing the power adapter.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from New Mexico

    The wire or one year fulfilled and protective wire sheath is opened, and is now exposed and I do not like, it is possible that a product has a wire so expensive so poor, buy a motorola wire and purchase mini usb mini usb adapter, and only then will last me more wire.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB cable is so annoying.

    • Written by from taber

    I'm on cable number 6 for 2013.Thats a little extreme. I know the USB cable can be damaged by bending the wire on harsh angles. But this is not the case here. I know my way around a cable I use them for a living. Whats the deal?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Faster charging without longevity

    • Written by from SAINT JOSEPH

    My Apple issued cable for my ipod touch 5 worked well for about 3 months and then I could tell the wires were no longer transmitting the electricity properly when I would have to jiggle the cord and hold it in a specific spot to get a charge. I do find my ipod does charge much faster then with the old 30 pin models, but the cords don't last more than a few months.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ill quality

    • Written by from Austin

    Unlike original apple product USB cable, this newer cable weakens and breaks very quickly. I have a stock pile of original USB cables that are in great condition. The end that connects to the device cracks and the wires losses until it ceases to function. My iPhone 5 cable only lasted 7 months. I would save money and purchase a sturdier non apple brand cable.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Neat design... but it needs a little more developing..

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Ive had to replace one 1m lightning cable over 6 months, and recently, the replacement is not functioning at all...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    short lifespan

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    I had the same problem that I see many other people have had with the end getting scrunched up and the charger becoming relatively useless and extremely inconvenient, as it now takes me about 5-15 minutes of playing around with the cord before I find a good position in which my phone will charge.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cable, cheaply made

    • Written by from Holland

    I love the size of the lightning cable, and it seems like a really good concept. Its great that it is reversible, but its poorly built. I have had my iPhone 5 for less than a year and I already had to replace the cable. It stopped working and I am VERY careful about taking care of my devices and cables that go with them. The only reason it didn't get one star is because I like the fact that it can be inserted into the phone either way. much easier in the dark and in the car

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    stupid charger

    • Written by from santee

    i have had my ipod for a while now and its not working i have plugged it into the wall and the computer the computer says it has to much power in the usb cable so what do i do

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it and Hate It

    • Written by from Norridge

    I prefer this type of connect over the 30pin connector used in previous models and the length does not bother me, however; as other people say, expect to replace this cord within 3-4 months. I am now on my third cord. My first one was all bunched up at the top of the cord and eventually caught on fire (Apple refused to replace it,) my second got all bunched up at the top and just stopped working and so I must go out and buy another cord. I am going to purchase a different non-Apple cord this time to see if there is any difference. While Apple puts care into their devices they should put equal care into the design of their accessories.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Please fix these cables Apple

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I got an iPhone 5 a few months ago and I am already needing a 3rd cable, I never wrap the cable up so I don't understand why the end of the cable is bent and not working. It seems like a simple fix to just make a little more heavy duty cable especially for something you use everyday to charge your phone.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yup, like everone else, mine broke

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    The new lightning end twists around too much.