• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressive

    • Written by from GRAND PRAIRIE

    I'll give it a three to be nice. I would actually rate it a two. I went to my friends house on March 10, (yesterday) and when I got home I found out that it broke. I got this charger in early November with my iPhone 5. It only lasts 5 months (about) so I suggest don't re-buy it. I'm planning to exchange it with my dad at Best Buy or a local Apple Store soon but it still charges. You just need to put the cord in really weird positions. So far theirs no possible way to fix this, but to prevent it, don't bend the charger where the small dock is. And pull out the charger buy the plastic outline. Or the docks. Not the cable itself.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning usb cable

    • Written by from Lake Charles

    I love the new charger how ever once con to it is I've had the cable for 3 months and I had to replace it already because the wire disconnected from the part that actually fits into my phone so if they could make a stronger cable or something that would be great

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable broke?

    • Written by from apple valley

    My cable isn't working I have used it ever since I got my iPod and I have always treated it very well but out of no where now it just doesn't charge unless its in the right spot... But I really like this charger how it's small and very fast

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do chargers ALWAYS break?

    • Written by from Phoenix

    So , this is about the 5th time ive repurchased this charger.And the old charger ( the one compatible with the older generations) was even worse. Im surprised this lasted a month.i liove that is is easy to plug in to your ipod/iphone but,even one small bend can ruin these chargers.I hope apple can make better chargers next time instead of focusing just on the product that is supposed to be charged.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to address this!

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    I've been an Apple consumer of almost every single product they offer. They have all been consistent in quality and value... until the new lightening cord. My charger cord is a few months old and already won't charge the phone. I have done nothing except plug it in and out of the phone properly (no water, no drop, scratch, etc) In researching this issue it seems to be a common problem, clearly something Apple needs to recognize and compensate for. I have a genius bar appointment tomorrow, if they don't give me a new one I am going to be really upset. Please don't make me regret my iPhone 5 purchase!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great

    • Written by from GRANGER

    I love that it's reversable and smaller than the 30 pin, but seriously Apple, no audio or video output? Found this out the hard way when I tried to plug it into the usb in a brand new Chevy and nothing came thru.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is everyone so upset!?

    • Written by from Oxnard

    I am not sure why everyone is complaining? I mean i get that your charger is maybe wrinkled or you are on your fifth one, but Apple is really good at replacing your stuff. I mean, I just don't get why people are buy 5 and 6 chargers. Take it to the Apple store and they will gladly help you. I have never had a problem.

    I will say that they are expensive. Heck, even the knockoffs are expensive.

    10 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but doesn't last long...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This product worked really well when i first got it. I really liked the new size and design. But after a month or two the cable became weak and didn't work when it was plugged in. I had to twist it or hold it a certain way or else it wouldn't work. I'll try to be more careful with my new one, but i hope they come up with a more durable and longlasting cable.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It is what it is.

    • Written by from santee

    I have always been an Apple fan. They make great products and when you need a replacement device they are quick to help. However, this is the first complaint I have had about an Apple product. I do not love this charger. It feels cheaply made. I had to replace my charger because it will only charge my phone if I set it down a certain way and the cord gets hot. The wireing inside is poor at best. I went to pick up my phone and the charger had gotten so hot when it touched my skin it had turned it pink instantly. I was scared to charge my phone for fear it may start an electrical fire. I never had this problem with the old chargers. I wasn't a fan of how wide they were originally, however, I can get over it, simply for a better and more well designed charger.

    For those complaining about the cable being too short, they make USB extensions. They are great and don't cost much. It's a simple fix. If you haven't thought about, there you go! You can all stop your whining.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Which Side/hard to fully insert

    • Written by from Mililani

    It took me a bit of a time to get the tiny connection to fit fully into the smaller pin configuration, but after what felt like forcing to me, the charge light activated so I'm assuming the iPod T5 will be charged soon. But when reading about the problem with one side working but then it stops and you have to reverse the top or bottom of the end, I wonder if there is any difference in the two because I don't see any and the old 30 pin had at least the top & bottom sort of marked. For the price of these things, I wold actually expect more but like so much, guess it's too much to expect. I have only had this out of the box for three days. I should wait longer but I didn't see any comments about which side to insert up nor any comment about the feeling that it's going to break if it's pushed any harder into the slot.

    9 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning is still USB 1 slow

    • Written by from SANTA MONICA

    and the cable is too short. Buying an extender cable is a weak answer. Making a cable 12-18 inches longer is a start.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short

    • Written by from Ames

    The cable is too short.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better WHEN it works

    • Written by from Warrington

    Had it for two weeks then it stopped working and gave me error messages on my Mac and in my car saying it was using too much power. But otherwise it works well and is much better than the 30 pin.

    68 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not a micro usb?

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    We purchased 4 new iphones for the family. One cable went out within 24 hours and was replaced by Apple. Another one seems to be wobbly but so far so good. 25% failure rate does not bode well.

    54 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord works good but needs to be much longer

    • Written by from Schertz

    Team,
    Please consider making at least a 5' cord soon; however, most of us prefer 6' so we can use it while charging or our children use it in the back seat of a vehicle.

    We would rather have your product over after market, but we all buy what comes out first to meet our needs.

    Do love my IPHONE 5 the day it was released...

    91 of 116 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but Elusive...

    • Written by from Dayton

    While the cable has an elegant minimalistic design and the reversibility of the connector makes it easier to plug into the phone, having to carry around the 1 cable that I've apparently been rationed to everywhere with me because of insanely short supply (backordered weeks to months at just about any vendor, including Apple itself) completely cancels out the convenience of the reversible plug.

    77 of 92 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little let down...

    • Written by from Crawfordville

    Pros: The cable is much easier to plug in and feels less fragile at the connection site than the 30 pin connector of old. I don't know if it is true, but it feels like it charges faster too.

    Cons: The square edges of the USB part are tough on the fingers. When I first got my phone, I thought it was a little tough to get out of the adapter but just shrugged it off. I then plugged it into my apple keyboard to sync and all that, which went ok. One problem though, the cable is now stuck in the USB port. No amount of force will get it out. I resorted to needle nose pliers and merely broke the plastic casing off of it. USB is not something dramatically new in design. It baffles me how a company so focused on fit and finish could let that slide by. Other people I know have encountered similar problems. It is very frustrating. Now I have to charge my phone by my computer (which is in my bedroom, so it can be pretty bright without a blanket on the screen). I love apple products normally, but come on...

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finger Killing Plug-in

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    It does the job but the small totally square plug is tough on the fingers. I don't mind the new lightning port - love not having to pay attention to its orientation. But the USB end is awful.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    the wire is to short thay shod make a 6 ft long wire

    • Written by from Junction City

    betere than the old ones

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a cable. The ONLY cable.

    • Written by from MANHATTAN BEACH

    pro:
    the new design means there is it's easier to insert in the phone which is a huge plus when in a hurry or in the car. the 9-pin port is a brilliant by-product of the changes in phone design to accommodate the other upgrades.

    con:
    the form factor was upgraded but it's still USB 2.0?

    i bought 3 of these in addition to the one that came with the phone so that i wouldn't have to move this cable from room to car to room. it is a necessity (at least for me) but there was no joy in purchasing these.

    56 of 59 people found this useful