• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from columbus

    We have 2 ipod touch 5g and have replaced the lightning cables 5 times (total) in two years. Very poor quality with outer layer peeling off or cable not charging the ipod. I still have my 30 pin connector from my ipod mini that works great and its over 8 years old. I purchased a galaxy s5 instead of the iPhone due to this lightning cable issue.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality cables for an otherwise good phone

    • Written by from Tornio

    As expected, my third Lightning cable decided to stop working and I've had my phone for less that two years.

    Because I already had two break on me, I took special care of the last one, but even with handling the cable like a princess, it started to act up and lost its ability to charge the phone. Stupid me didn't even save the receipts.

    I do like my Apple products, but the build quality is really bad on this cable.

    I recommend saving and photocopying the receipt so that you may get a new cable from Apple when it will surely break.
    The other suggestion I have is to make sure when you get the cable, to make sure it never twist or turns by adding some extra tape to both ends of the cable. Maybe that will prevent the shoddy solders from breaking loose.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ho ho kus

    I cannot believe that Apple has NOT done anything about all the chargers breaking and getting knotted! I love the iPhones but the chargers are just horrible! After 2 years, I have been through FIVE of these cables. Apple is loosing iPhone customers because of this serious issue. Apple just doesn't realize what a big deal this is to everybody else and they need to take action right away

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one of the worst apple products

    • Written by from Springvale

    i bought a ipad air and the lightning cable cracked and got stuck up my iPad's lightning cable socket


    THIS PRODUCT IS **** ****


    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst!

    • Written by from Van Nuys

    give me a break! I am willing to spend $30 on a cable...the least you can do is make it work. Will fail after 6 months...

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Awful

    • Written by from killeen

    After 1 month, the cable jacket at the lightning end was bent and twisted to the point it can no longer charge.

    Now I just need to go to the Afghan Apple store and pick a new one up.... oh wait.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5 chargers

    • Written by from Williamsport

    I have had my IPhone 5s for 9 months and I have went through 6 apple chargers... what is the problem?? I am always super careful with my chargers and they still continue to stop charging after about a month and a half. Before my IPhone 5s I had and IPhone 4 and the two years I had it I only had 1 charger...

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst cable ever! breaks super easy

    • Written by from Cupertino

    the weakest charging cable ever had.
    quality does not worth the price.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only issue I've ever had is this cable

    • Written by from Mississauga

    So I'm EXTREMELY careful with my stuff. I don't even wind any cables while I store them away (but rather accordion it). This cable still gets "knotted" over time near the connecters somehow. I have done my own troubleshooting and have discovered the following: The cable seems to get knotted regardless of what I do. The last one ever since it went from the 30 pin to the lightening also began splaying and tearing right at the knot. Observing my use, it seems that because the lightening connector "grab" area is much smaller than the previous 30 pin connector "grab" area, I tended to pull the cord out more by the cable than the connector "grab" area. Over time, this turned into a splayed mess. Apple stated that they will replace any cables that begin to knot while on warranty. They replaced mine and so I'm a happy camper. I will give this 3 stars because they replaced it without fussing about...but the actual cable is a 1 star. :/

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You had one job, Lightning cable ...

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    ONE JOB. Broke after 7 or 8 months, pins corroded, no charging, no connection to my mac.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, Criminal, Just Plain Awful

    • Written by from San Diego

    This is one of the main reasons I am getting a Galaxy 5 my next upgrade. For those of you who are more anal-retentive than the rest of us: I never had to use extra care with micro-USB or 30 pins. I shouldn't have to be gentle with my cable because Apple is going downhill in quality. Other reasons I'm ditching the glitch and making the switch: iOS 7 barred us for using lightning cables of superior quality because they aren't authorized; that God-awful U2 album you gave me without asking; and Bendgate. Apple, your quality and practices are turning away even the die-hards. Get it together. Are you nothing without Jobs?

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords quality is not the problem

    • Written by from Florence

    I have 4 of the Apple Lightning cords that have been in use for two years now. They have been plugged, unplugged, stowed, transported, and are used regularly. I have had NO failures. The key to longevity is how you handle them. There are 7 tiny cables inside that small cord. Flexible electrical circuitry that small cannot be made "Terminator proof." Connect and disconnect by handling the plugs only. NEVER pull or yank it by the cord. Don't twist and wind them up like kite string. When you roll up the Lightning cable, take an extra 10 seconds to "loop" it up gently, without any bends or twists.

    15 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What are people moaning about?

    • Written by from Copperas Cove

    Seriously, how can people go through ~5-15 cables in ONE month? I still have the original cable that came with my iPod touch 5G and it's good as new. It's a big step up from the old 30-pin connector, considering the Lightning cable is reversible! I really like its aesthetic, simple design. LOL, What are people doing to their cables?

    11 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning fast in turnover

    • Written by from Niles

    I've had 2 lightning cables so far, I'm on my way to my third one. I bought the second one this past march and stopped working on me yesterday. I had to bend it in so many ways to charge my phone. I am tired of wasting money on this piece of garbage. I am only forced to give this product 1 star because it won't let me give 0 stars which it rightfully deserves! Get it together Apple!

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple lightning cable review

    • Written by from Folsom

    I have a household of 4. 42, 15, 12, 11 year olds. I have purchased COUNTLESS apple lightning cables in several different lengths....they ALL FAIL! They are WAY overpriced for the quality and length of time that they last!!!! I have extension cords in the garage that I have owned for 20+years that have NEVER FAILED!



    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product Apple Makes

    • Written by from Ruston

    The Lighting to USB Cable is the worst product Apple makes. I have had to replace 3 of these things this year.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If iCould give less than one star, iWould!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    for the past 10 years my families media life has revolved arounds iMacs,iPods , iPhones and iPads the lot basically, and there isn't a brand that iLove more but there are more than 5 lightening USB cables in the house and only one works without having to hold in a peculiar way!i brought a 2M lighting cable only a month and 2 weeks ago and i already have to spend another £25 for a new one! this problem has been around for ages and not just with the new lightening cables this issue must be addressed as this is an inconvenience for many around the world!

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frays and stops working.

    • Written by from Fond du Lac

    The outer coating on this cord started to fray after only a few months. The inner wires didn't fare much better and the cord stopped working shortly after. I've owned Apple products for years and didn't have problems like this with the 30 pin cables. for what these cables cost they should last longer. I only gave the product one star because zero isn't an option.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad worst quality ever

    • Written by from Dallas

    This is my 4th cable so not durable I regrt buying from Apple cheap material

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening Cable poor design

    • Written by from Teddington

    We have 3 iPads and have gone through 5 cables ,just returned one today at an Apple store ,was told it failed because you must not bend them at the lightening end! .There is no support on the cable to prevent bending ,when will Apple wake and redesign the cable.

    24 of 30 people found this useful