• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built in Obsolescence

    • Written by from Toms River

    I've now gone through 10 of these wires, because every one after about 2 months gets bent, cutting the power from the source to the end and ultimately not allowing my phone to charge unless I find the charger g spot. It's pathetic that a household name like Apple can't make a product that's durable enough to last at least 8-12 months, especially for the price of a standalone wire. Not to mention without a USB to USB extention cord they're a useful way to trap people to one spot in their house for about an hour. Something needs to be done to fix this massive design flaw.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Antonio

    Best piece of work ever invented. Would buy again.

    1 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame to Apple

    • Written by from Riga

    This does not fit into my head - how the most valuable company on this planet cannot solve such a trivial issue as cable quality - I have replaced 4 of them within last year and have turned to non-original cables at the end - they cost 5-10 times less and last 3 times more!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from luton

    We have 3 iPhone 5s in our house we all love our phones but the cables are awful I have had 4 now in under a year I even wrapped tape around the weak point of the last one and even that has just broken! My son has has 6 cables and my daughter 3!!!!! Apple sort this out the cables are inferior quality goods!!!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bridgeport

    I've been through 4 of these and it's been a year since I've had the phone. And can I just go out and buy one? Nope. They're nowhere. These cables are terrible, but yet I have to keep buying them to charge my phone. Apples about to lose a customer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    • Written by from Johnston

    Product worked good for about 6-8 months and then started bending right at the lightening port and now my Iphone will NOT charge because it keeps saying that the accessory is not compatible....how is this possible when its the original charger that came with the IPHONE!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for the great products Apple!

    • Written by from San Diego

    These Lighting - USB cables are great! Huge improvement over the old 30 pin, the new devices are great.

    0 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst lightning cable

    • Written by from Skudai

    please improve the quality , very disappointed , feel like a cheap product .
    easily peel off .

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables ruined everything

    • Written by from Herriman

    I have owned 30+ lightning cables, and they all broke due to the poor construction of them or for no apparent reason. They just stop working, and it's terrible.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This LIGHTNING cable breaks LIGHTNING fast!

    • Written by from Bergenfield

    10 of these pieces of garbage are laying around the house. Wait, scratch that. 11 are laying around the house, CAUSE I JUST BROKE ANOTHER ONE. ANOTHER $20 WASTED!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst cables I have ever had to put up with.

    • Written by from Manchester

    I've had this cable for four months, and apparently that's all it takes for the thing to die. When it wasn't broken, it worked fine. I like the idea of quick plug-in, but the cord is much too short, causing me to have to use an extension cord just to use my iPad while it's on charge.But, as mentioned before, the cable has given up, so I have to go out and buy a new one.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality - IOS redesign partly to blame.

    • Written by from Orange

    My family has 8 Apple products that use lightning cables. Apple makes great products - this cable is not one of them. iPhone users plug in this cable at least once per day, so the cable needs to be very robust. I agree with the negative reviews as far as the nature of the problem - despite careful use these cables break often.

    An important point that most reviewers have not really touched on concerns the issue that this hardware problem is compounded by a redesign of IOS allowing you iPhone or iPad to "reject" a cable - thus causing them to stop working. Agree?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    they don't work

    • Written by from Swansea

    I've got about 20 of these cables floating around the house from iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPad mini, iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 Plus, they have all stopped working, these are original cables from the devices when bought brand new, and cables bought from Apple stores ! It's disgusting that a company like apple cannot appear to be able to design and implement a cable, yet can build an iPad or iPhone !

    I am at a point where I'm going to seek the lot of them and take my business elsewhere, I have spent over £2000 on devices that cannot be charged because Apple doesn't know how to make cables that work, all other phone companies use usb cables that don't go wrong, they are simple and fit almost any other manufacturer devices. I'm not sure why the EU allows Apple to get away with this as they are supposed to have chargers that comply with the usb mini standard.

    I'm sitting here right now on my iPhone 6 Plus writing this with the original charger plugged in, guess what? It's not charging !

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better, Apple....

    • Written by from Wichita

    This cord lasted about 4 months before the contact between the cord and the connector gave way. Lame...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stuck Cables

    • Written by from Claremont

    Plugged my mom's iPhone 5 into computer using 2 different lightning USB cables, and the USB end got stuck both times.

    What kind of horrible design flaw is going on here? A quick google search indicates that I am not the only one experiencing this. And to those that say "Just don't pull the cord out by the wire. Disconnect it holding the connector" - well guess what? You don't have enough leverage or grip (without a rubber band or pliers) to get this thing off. I am smart enough to know not to pull by the cord for fear of damaging the wire, so, hanging onto the connector, it took a combination of three people to work together to get it free. One to hold the connector. One to pull the laptop itself in the other direction. One to use a thin rod to add a little more leverage to free the cord. Unfortunately, I can't just produce two copies of myself every time I want to pull this junk cord out of a computer so... You, Apply, have a design problem. It might not be that prevalent, and it may only be something like 10% of your community, but that's 10% you are failing. Google it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would not recommend these

    • Written by from koshkonong

    Not long enough. Have had to buy 5 within the year because the wires keep breaking

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning charger

    • Written by from tower

    Well, we have an iPad air roughly one year old, an iPod less than three months old , and an iphone 6 plus that I've had for six weeks. All of the lightning chargers cords have or are soon to fail, leaving me with no way to charge these devices. I am VERY careful with these charger cables despite the bashing put forth by the very lucky ones whose lightning chargers still work. I am SICKENED, because I was ready to switch to samsung , but didn't because the iphone 6plus was released and it was the answer to my dreams due to it's larger, easier to read size. But now I'm sickened because I have this new iphone 6plus that I'm going to have to spend a fortune in charger cables for; money I can't afford to waste on POOR quality. I can't even buy the cheaper model charger cables because Apple saw to it that they are not compatable with these devices! I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, and that's just where you want me to be, Apple! If the problem isn't fixed by the time I'm ready for a new phone I WILL be switching to Samsung! My husband has already decided he's not going with apple due to these problems- and he IS ready for a new phone. It's sad that this issue hasn't been addressed yet, but then you wouldn't be making money off of us if you fixed it. Well, instead, you'll lose me, and many others, as loyal customers who switch due your selfishness. VERY UPSET!! Wish I did t have to even give it ONE star!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Murray

    Not only did my iPad 4's cord rip and fray, so did the cord for my iPhone 4s. I traded my newest 4s charger with my sister for her old one; the old ones weren't made with the thin, useless rubber the new cords are made with. Sad that it's an Apple product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers are the worst on the market.

    • Written by from O FALLON

    I too am fed up with your chargers. I love Apple products as a rule, but your chargers don't hold up, and then when I buy a n alternate version, you have found a way to insure it won't work or is not compatable. Also, why is it that you have these huge white blocks on your chargjng cords. They act like weights that also add to the issue with cords not holding up. This goes for every charger you mace. Mac book pro chargers to Iphone 6 plus.
    If you all can't figure out how to do it, then make sure you let others (no mac) fix it.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    easy fix for lightning cable

    • Written by from Sarasota

    The first cable that came with the iPhone 6 lasted all of 5 weeks, got a new cable and some heat shrink tubing and put two layers on the cable where the connector is connected to the cable. Solid fix!

    8 of 8 people found this useful