• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Losing My Mind

    • Written by from Annville

    We are a two iPad, 3 iPhone house and between the 3 of us, we have been through 6 cables. All broken. Cables frayed, snap. Currently down to sharing one right now, because I don't want to buy yet another one. I do have the car charger, which is a blessing because I can sit quietly in the car by myself. Have you ever tried to share a cable with two teenage girls? Do you know what happens when they are down to under 10% power. The earth stops rotating, loud screeching sounds come from their mouths and nothing will make it better except for a power cord. Now.
    Based on the reviews, I see I am not the only one in suffering because of the cable. Let's work on the making these just a little bit more durable.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd ipad 4 Charger in about 8 months!

    • Written by from London

    They are just too flimsy, they keep breaking at the connecting point and I just have to go on eBay every time for a replacement. Thinking of just buying in bulk so I'm not without it for days waiting for the new one. And I have an iPhone with the original charger and never had a problem so don't tell me I'm not looking after it.. They are too dam flimsy..

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Fine

    • Written by from newcastle

    My cord is fine. I mean if I bend it back and forth a bunch I know it'll break the rubber near the base, although I could probably do that with any cord. My parents have had it since the iphone 5 came out and both of theirs are fine, so I'm not really seeing the problem.

    7 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short term

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    i have owned other phones including iphone 4 Other chargers have outlasted their phone but not the same can be said about the iPhone 5 charger. Poor quality I have 3 iphone 5 in my family and all of them do not work. I cannot purchased the generic one for cheaper because they are not certified and will not charge my phone. So I am stuck buying and resolving it every other month or so. I don't use my phone while charging , but it still breaks, first it start with coming on and off with lighting bolt and then I know I will have to replace it soon. 1 year warranty is great but I should have to do this 3 times a year.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooo tired of replacing this charger!!!

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had my Iphone 5 for approx. two years and in that time I've gone through 5 chargers. They ALWAYS ALWAYS start to peel and break at the neck of the connecter end. Im surprised that Apple hasn't fixed this problem in the number of years since these chargers have been out on the market. My current one lasted me about a year, now time to dish out another $20 bucks for a new one.

    Not happy!!! Samsung is starting to look more and more attractive everyday.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Evans

    I have gone through 2 lightening cable chargers and withina couple of weeks they break. Why isn't Apple addressing the issue and replacing their horrible product?

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give zero star.

    • Written by from Kankroli

    The cable hardly lasted me two months and the replacement cable worn out within 4 weeks. Firstly the necks of the cable gets worn of and later the phone shows you error messages and then you need to learn a new art of finding the sweet spot where the phone charges by tilting, revolving or balancing the phone at the 'sweet spot' where you can get it to charge.few days later that wont work either and you'll have to go shell out more money for a new cable. I'm quite sure apple made a fortune just by selling the overpriced cables.

    My review in a word.. Pathetic.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Continuously getting mine replaced!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted this long

    • Written by from Eau Claire

    I got the charger with my iPod 5th gen and it's worked and not bunched up or tore on the outside part for up to 2-3 months of getting it all fine I didn't have problems till it bunched up the outside of the cord protecting the inside started bunching up and then it ripped open I stopped it from ripping more for a few days but it has peeled even more it still charged fine now 10 months and it's 3in peeled off was working fine with a spring and a ribbon (spring to help stop peeling and keep it from stretching and moving ribbon to make it not look ugly) then the latest iOS 8 update and the battery sucked then the update to fix the bugs didn't do anything to fix the battery dieing quicker thing (it's those new undeleteable apps I don't like most only the iBooks and iTips are good hint hint) but now the wires are showing cuz the protection under the outside doesn't go as far as the wires do and now it's so touchy it takes hours to finally charge and it even jumps around with 50% charged then 20% remaing then back again it's like the battery is having some crazy instent mood swings but now it's soooo touchy that it's too difficult to charge I had to have it upside down in midair to charge
    Tips to make a better cord
    -make it longer maybe it would last longer if ppl weren't hugging the wall
    -make the protecting braided layer go as far as the wires go
    - make the outside layer out of something that doesn't stretch, crack, rip, bunch, get gooey, or any other thing that would ruin it's lasting time
    -the part were the wires connect to each side make the part on the outside of the go an inch farther out (will help stop the bending of that spot
    At least it lasted this long much longer than my sister's and she has to use the old charger

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where did Apple pick up their QA Testers from?

    • Written by from Marana

    After day to day use this POS wears out right at the neck of the Lightning connector. Did you guys not spot this in test? What happened to quality? This cable is terrible and I cannot believe I have to shell out more money to buy another failure to make sure my phone gets enough charge to last me 12 hours (if I'm lucky). Hire me and I can show the test team how quality, durability and reliability should be the key factors for Apple. IM MAD!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality

    • Written by from Ciudad Evita

    Always when I get a new cable, after one month approx., it stops working...

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 6th cable now?

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    I've had my 5 for nearly 2 years now, and my fifth lightning cable just stopped working. The message "accessory not supported" constantly flashes across the screen and then my phone quickly dies because it cant get a charge. At first I was worried that lint or maybe sand in my pocket had damaged the charging port on my phone because I just couldn't believe that my new lightning cable could stop working so quickly. After seeing all the other reviews though, I now know that it's just bad quality.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed my ipod

    • Written by from Pleasant Hill

    I bought the ipod touch and after less than a year both the 5 cables and the charging port were toasted.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Bad

    • Written by from North Bay

    I just broke my 3rd lightning cable. I noticed that the end that goes into the iPhone was heating up when it was charging. I unplugged it to take a closer look and the cord fell right out of the iPhone end

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from WHITEHAVEN

    I would never pay for one of this cables! They constantly break and when I take it to a Genius Bar it is 'accidental damage'?
    Terrible. Apple needs to learn!
    Lasts no more than 2 weeks without something appearing in the cable to stop it working.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, But What Choice Do We Have?

    • Written by from New York

    I've used Apple chargers since I purchased my first iPod Classic more than ten years ago, soon followed by purchases of iPads and iPhones, and the old 30 pin to USB charger packaged with these devices lasted for years with daily use. When the new Lightning to USB models were introduced, I liked the plug's small size and simple input. But I also noticed that the wire doesn't seem to last as long as the larger, older charger models. Recently I threw my first Lightning charger away because the charger's cable developed a tear in the rubberized coating, and wouldn't charge my iPhone or iPad. While it's nice to have a brand new and clean white cable wire, I didn't appreciate having to purchase a replacement charging wire for $29. But what choice do we have?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An extremely bad cable.

    • Written by from Cartagena

    The quality was so awful that just one month after I got it it started breaking and after several months it completely stopped working. Then I got another and the same thing happened. I find annoying to pay $20 for such bad quality cable.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always breaks

    • Written by from Hartland

    I've gone through 4 cables and it's getting annoying and it's a waste of money! I saw an adapter for the old cables that can be used for my iphone 5.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design, poor engineering

    • Written by from Foster City

    The non-directional nature of the lightning design is wonderful.

    The engineering.. however, leaves much to be desired. For some reason, these USB cable stand out as uniquely fragile among all other chords. After a month or two's use, the cable accumulates internal coiling strain. After about 3-4 months' use, half of these chords begin to break. These lightning cables do not live up to the quality that Apple stands for.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible build quality

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    This cable gets damaged very easily. It will last you no more than 4-5 months at the very most. It is extremely flimsy and the area near the connector end is the part that stops working first. On my third cable (in about a year), after having been used for about 3 months, it began randomly stopping charging with the message "accessory not supported". Sometimes it would then begin to charge again, sometimes not. This became more and more frequent until today when it swapped between charging and not charging every 2 seconds for 5 minutes straight, before dying. Overall, horrible quality for the price you pay. I would not mind the quality if these were less than $10 each, but for more than $20, I expect it to last at least a year.

    13 of 16 people found this useful