• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised

    • Written by from Kingman

    Assuming this is the same cord that was packaged with all iPhone 5's I cannot speak highly enough on it's quality and durability. I have had this cord, and only this one cord, for over a year now and it has traveled many miles with me and manages to still do its job flawlessly at the end of each day. For people who say it is "too short" I beg you to read the description before buying as a replacement, for this item is clearly labeled "1 m" which stands for 1 meter or 3.28 feet. Unless people are receiving cables that are less than this length, I implore Apple to remove all reviews that give this cord a bad rating based on the length of the cable. As for durability, I cannot speak for the other thousand-odd reviewers, but I generally take care of my things and with a little care and respect for the item I believe it is solidly built. However, I will admit one gripe about the cable... Price. I know very well that Apple's products are built very specificity and to a higher standard than most. Still, $19.00 for a 1m cable? No wonder Apple is posting such insane profits. Maybe give back to the people who give you so much and drop the price a bit?

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Piscataway

    These chargers are an absolute joke. I've had three break so far in about a year. No abuse, no hitting the contact point, just downright terrible quality. I don't have a suggestion for a 3rd party cable yet, just don't waste an outrageous 30 dollars on one of these.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not Perfect

    • Written by from Волгоград

    I am using it over a year and rubber cover of the cord torn badly while cable is still working but looks awful!
    Can't say that the cable is short as I am charging my phone from Macbook Pro but in some cases it might be not long enough

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Liberty

    I have been a happy Apple customer for years. I have been singing the praises of Apple since my first iPod (still works, is a nano 3rd gen) and my MacBook (07, also still working beautifully) and all my old iPhones (also, still working). I've loved the fact that all my iThings used the same cord (still using first cord from Nano for iPad) but I've noticed the cord quality is starting to lack.

    The reason my iPad is using the 30-pin from my Nano is because it's own cord failed in a year. Alright, it was a year. But when I got my iPhone 5 in may last year, my cord failed in less than a month. It's cord wrinkled at the connector and broke. Chocking it up to a bad apple (pun not intended) I bought another. Failed the same way in same amount of time. I am now on the fourth cord and each is failing in the same way. Considering the price of my phone and the cords, this is unacceptable. I typically have one cord for home, one in my car, one with my gym bag (for external battery use) and one just in case. With the failure rates of these cords, however, it's impossible since I go through my stash faster than I can replace them.

    Do something about the quality!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from saint cloud

    I am on my third lightening cord. Okay maybe I wasn't as careful with the first one as I should be but for the price they shouldn't quit working. I have been extremely careful plugging in and out with others and now 2nd one doesn't work and third one is sporadic what gives never had this problem with any other cords by apple I have many apple products I love but this cord is not one of them does not charge

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    breaks fast!

    • Written by from Montreal

    broke 2 of them in 5 months.....

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    • Written by from Longmont

    Have purchased 4 cables so far. If the tip is impacted at all, the cable stops working. I might spend more on cables than the phone itself at the rate I'm going.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my THIRD lightning cable!

    • Written by from Portland

    I have burned through three of these cables since buying an iPhone 5s in, what, three months?

    Obviously Apple failed on this one. They must address whatever it is that is causing the problem.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pensacola

    I have gone through 5 or so cables at $20+ each and all of them have failed. What total *&^$! The phone is not even a year old. Piece of junk!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have lost count of the amount of times i have had to purchase one of these poor quality cables apple if your going to charge people silly amounts of money at least give quality products put the phone aside your headphones end up breaking and cables breaking ? time for samsung now

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, Garbage, Garbage

    • Written by from Brampton

    Worst product ever made by Apple. I had 1 replaced under warranty and my second one just stopped working (they last for about 6 months), it's beyond my warranty and Apple refuses to do anything knowing full well this is a poor quality product. For those that state that they have no problems, lucky you but don't think for one second think the people with problems don't take care of their wires because I do, yet it still stopped working. This is seriously making me consider not buying Apple products...you buy a $700 phone and they can't even make a reliable power cord yet I have other cords 10 years or older from different cell phone manufactures working as good as new! Totally disgusted at Apple for quality passing this...

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The iphone 5 cords are junk.

    • Written by from Edgewood

    I have been through 2 cords in the past six months! The first one just stopped working and the second one broke off inside my phone! Apple needs to make a better charger or they are going to lose a lot of business.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from jericho

    this cord is expensive but poor quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    We all have apple products at home. I'll promised myself I would never buy any more apple products. I bought 6 cable chargers within 4 months for my two iphones, each one has failed. This is a piece of garbage.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rated 1

    • Written by from Jackson

    I have bought three of these chargers which have all broken. The length is not reasonable whatsoever. Apple should highly consider redesigning the product so I don't have to keep buying the product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken cable under normal use - Zero stars

    • Written by from Woodstock

    Well, just like everyone else here my cable broke, the wire pulled from the tiny thunderbolt connector when I pulled it from my iPad Air (hand slipped). There is really nothing other than a few tiny wires holding it together, very bad design in my opinion.

    This is my 4th iPad and I still have all my old cables, I never broke one over the past 4 years and this one lasted 19 days.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft is looking more and more appealing

    • Written by from RICHMOND

    Like all of us, I've had nothing but problems with powering/charging the 4th gen w/ retina display. I'm now (on hold) with the third rep from support, none of whom were informed of the problem prior to transfer. This only adds to the fury and contempt I have for this absurdity.
    As an Apple person, I'd let these problems slide and for far too long, and attempted (VERY poorly) to guise my pocket-protecter weilding rage.
    Yes, the reps are friendly but someone needs to STOP APOLOGIZING & START RECTIFYING.
    What's the purpose of great gizmos and gadgets if the grand I've shelled out to purchase them only ensures that within weeks, they stare at me blankly?
    My advice| buy a goldfish for a blank stare, not any Apple device associated with, well, Apple.
    I'm still holding on with misguided help but...I may need to go "Office Space" on this "expletive".

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this no stars I would!

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I'm no on lightning cable number 3 (none of which were abused), and this one is showing signs of dying a slow death! I can't believe that on products as expensive as this apple thought it would be a good idea to produce such a low quality usb charger! Not only this but they then had the audacity to update ios7 so that better quality 3rd party chargers can't be used in the alternative! I've always been apple faithful, as they always impressed with their high quality, in locative products however this is the last apple product I'll purchase while they insist on forcing this shoddy piece of cr@p on its loyal consumers!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed cables

    • Written by from Dorchester

    We run iPhone 5 through my business. The charging/syncing cable fails on these constantly, either split covering or not charging. I will seriously consider a different phone when contract comes up for renewal. Apple you have failed your loyal customers.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cord is dumb

    • Written by from Evington

    This cord is AWFUL. When I got my iphone 5 I bought 1 extra. It has not even been a full year yet and BOTH of them have stopped working. 1st one stopped after about 4 months, and 2nd one stopped after about 8. I have no clue why, there are no tears/rips in the cord. D-U-M-B

    8 of 9 people found this useful