• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BETTENDORF

    i have 6 cords in a drawer and NONE of them work! I currently have 4 apple devices at my house and the only way to charge any of them is on a docking station. I am seriously considering going back to the a house of Droids because I refuse to spend anymore money on a cable that is sure to fail!

    Just awful!! :-(

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usb to Lightning cable breaking

    • Written by from kilkenny

    I'm surprised to be honest that given years of using apple products the I have to keep buying new cables for my 5s phone. I thought apple were above all that and their products used the latest and best design features. This usb to lightning cable is worst charging cable I have ever used on any item. Apple you need to go back to the old one or make one that lasts. I have gone through 3 in the past 9 months with just normal home charging.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Wire

    • Written by from brooklyn

    I don't think I've ever written a review on anything before, but this cable angered me off enough to get me to start. Seriously? I have been using apple products ever since the G3 (or whatever it was called) came out. I have never experienced anything like this. There is only a limit to the amount of times I'm willing to buy the same charger with its redicilous one month expiration date before I just have to get a different phone.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Breaks Quickly

    • Written by from North Augusta

    I bought my iPhone last December. The charger works very well and I expected it will prosper a year or more, but it didn't. It suddenly broke today and there's no reason why. I hope apple improves their charger quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    • Written by from Carbondale

    Awful cable. I've fried three of them in 6 months. Why? I shouldn't have to spend gratuitous amounts of money to charge my phone. Offer replacement cables, you're the ones who screwed up.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cables continue to break

    • Written by from Richardson

    I am so tired of having to buy new lightning cables every few months. We have multiple iPhone 5s in our house and the cables seem to become weak right below the area where the cable is connected to the lightning connection. The white shielding on the outside is not damaged, but it's obvious when you jiggle the cable that the problem is in that area, due I guess, to stress on the cable from normal use. At $20 a pop, just for the cable, I'm sick of constantly having to buy them. Conversely, all my old 30 pin cables still work. All of them. And I have acquired at least 8 or 9 over the years. Build a better cable with more reinforcement below the connector and better protection of all that super specialized circuitry. Please. It is ridiculous for a cable to be this delicate for a MOBILE device.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Miramar

    I have bought two charging cables within the last year and both have shorter out. It seems cheaper to buy aftermarket chargers if you have to spend $30 each time you need to charge your devices. Very poor design flaw.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quits Working

    • Written by from Campbellford

    I can say that the charger is a decent length, and works extremely well. It chargers both my iPhone 5s, and iPad Mini quickly.
    However, recently it has broken. And it isn't the first time. It will charge, and then stop charging and continue to do so, which makes charging my devices a long process. But now, it isn't charging either of my devices at all.
    It happened to me in February, and has happened once again. It's extremely infuriating and frustrating.
    I treat my chargers and devices very well, and even hang my chargers from a hook after use. I don't let my pets touch them either. So as to how the charger breaks, I'm unsure but I can say I don't believe I'm at fault.
    I really expect more from such a world renowned technology company.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both cords broke already

    • Written by from Westwego

    Both cords from iPhone and iPad has broken and will not charge I hear non apple cords are bad for ur phone but I may try cuz it seems like all the cords are this way by the reviews!! Apple HAS to fix this or may lose customers!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple why not offer lightning USB chargers as a subscription service

    • Written by from Higher Odcombe

    That would be a great deal cheaper than buying a new cable ever 3 months or so which I seem to be doing for my family's iPod's iPad's & iPhones

    Samsung never looked so good!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Cables Terrible

    • Written by from Grasonville

    Come on Apple, you build the best smart phone there is and then produce, market and sell the worst cables for use with it. Every 4 to 6 months I have to order new cables because the others have broken off right at the end that fits into the iPhone. Also, with the advent of the iPhone 5, I have to only buy your cables. Please develop a good, rugged USB cable in different lengths for use with your fantastic iPhone.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ishpeming

    These cords are even worse than their 30 pin connector cords were! How can they make such great phones and can't even get a simple cord right? I've gone through 4 of these cords for my phone. I always unplug by gripping the base, not the cord, and doing so gently. They get $20+ for every cord/adapter just to make their product work with the rest of the world's STANDARDIZED equipment. Pathetic.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Miami

    its a shame that apple produces and packs these cable next to their premium phones. my cable looking like a dog a cat and a parrot chew it. totally disappointing. now im looking for a replace, but im sure it wont be apple made.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable cable, non-disposable price

    • Written by from Petoskey

    I've been through three Apple brand lightning cables this year, and they keep breaking. I plug them in carefully, and make sure to never pull them out by the cords. I'm super mindful, almost reverent of how delicate they are, and still, they manage to break somewhere inside the cable and stop charging my devices. I love my iphone, and I'd like to keep using Apple's products in the future, but the lightning cable is GARBAGE. My knockoff cable cost me $8, and lasted the same amount of time, so I'm not sure the real deal is even worth the cost anymore. Shame on you, Apple. Have you seen the reviews of this product? There are over 1000 1 star reviews for this product. Get it together, Apple! And while you're at it, your ear buds never stay in my ears.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw

    • Written by from Sandy

    My wife and I both upgraded from 4 and 4S respectively to 5C. The phone is fine, the recharging cable it the PITTS! The plastic on the connector is cracked, and the rubber on the cable is split and bunched up. I might be able to understand this if I rough-handled the product...but I don't. I am very careful. After reading all the reviews it is obvious that this is a poor product. I just looked at the replacement price of $20 and consider this a scam. Apple should recall the product and provide a new, re-designed cable at their own expense.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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