• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through 2 in six months

    • Written by from port saint lucie

    At first the cable is amazing it charges very quickly but within a couple months the thing breaks I have had 2 within the last six months and I have never had this problem with the 30 pin cable apple this is a problem that you need to fix

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be Hazardous for High Users

    • Written by

    New tablet, just under 6 months with USB lightning cable, and my son and I were electrocuted. Nothing major,but the insulation just below the reinforced 8 pin had worn a pin hole. He came to me and said, "It won't charge and it stung me a little bit". I am an idiot and got a slight shock too. The cable is worth 20 bucks, so I wanted to see what was going on inside the cord.The inside of the insulation looked browned right near the pinhole that we got shocked from. A red wire was coming lose closer to the 8 pin adapter. My daughters tablet is looking similar. Its scrunching just before the reinforced part prior to the 8 pin. I'm not a trained fire marshal, but I'm tossing her 6 month old cord also. Both kids paid a large portion of the purchase price, and they have treated the tablets very well. They can only use them in the family room, so we have seen 99% of the usage of this product.
    The cable has to be in the device when the battery is low. This creates a problem due to the light weight soft outer sleeve part of the cable. I think its when they are lying on a sofa and charging.The cable needs to be reinforced further out from the pin, or an entire heavy duty cable needs to be made.
    I gave it 2 stars, because we are heavy users. These problems may not occur in light usage that does not deplete the battery. We are however, very disappointed with the quality and possible safety of the chord for heavy usage. I will not buy a cheap knock off, and want other heavy users, to be aware of a possible hazard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Flimsy and Poor Quality

    • Written by from Roanoke

    I have gone through two of these chargers thus far since December of last year. The problem I keep having is the cord right below the part of the charger that goes into the iPod itself. After a while it starts to twist from daily use and eventually the wires inside gets messed up to the point where it no longer works. My first one that I got with my iPod Touch laster about 3-4 months, and then I had to by another one that has recently started acting up.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Olean

    Two of my children received ipod5's for Christmas. Within a month both cables stopped working. Apple supplied new ones and the old ones were returned. One of the new cables is now broken! At $19 each I can't afford to keep replacing them unless Apple plans to keep doing so for free. I won't buy another device that needs the lightning cable.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I phone 5 charger cable

    • Written by from Suffolk

    I bought my I phone 5 in February and i have already had to buy 2 chargers it is very cheaply made. Most of my electronics are apple products and i absolutely love the phone but this is ridiculous that the chargers do not last long. Apple needs to come out with a better charging cable for the i phone 5.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Already broken

    • Written by from Stout

    Haven't had the cord 6 months and it's already broken. Won't charge my phone most of the time.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Mandeville

    It broke and now I can't charge without spending 20 dollars!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cable broke after a few months

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    I bought this cable 2 of them in the last 4 months. The same problem. The cable fell apart inside between the connector from the 8 pin and the cable did not well protect from pulling and bending. My cable stop charging and now has to buy a new one. The inside ripped that can not be fixed. I have to buy a new one and cover the connection between the cable and the 8 pin head by myself to extended the protection while the cable is bending and pulling. This is to protect from inside cable pull apart from the 8 pin head. Very disappointed. Never happen with the old iphone model. I have all iphone model. This is getting very bad. Plus iphone 5 is not really impressive. Bad wifi connection!!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives Out

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Already on my THIRD cord. First one broke just a couple of weeks after I got my 5th gen iPod, so I bought a new one. Second one broke in March. Now I'm using my sister's, and even now this one is breaking! You have to put pressure on a certain spot of the cord for it to charge and sync your iDevice. Terrible cord. Revert back to the 30-Pin or make these cords sturdier. That Simple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Damaged

    • Written by from san jose

    I was really excited about the new thunderbolt ports for the iphone 5, but at the same time was sad about switching over to a new system. I have had my phone since october/november 2012 today 5-17-2013 my chord is broke (it still works but I must angle it in a certain angle). I wish for apple to make it stronger somehow I really like the design but it is way to easily damageable and will break. Apple's usb chords for the ipod touch, iphone 4 etc....those were pretty darn amazing really tough. I just wish that apple could make it to be stronger, because replacing these things take our our time and money, they are roughly 20 USD so it can get pricy. Just hoping for a better (Stronger).

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've gone through 4

    • Written by from WENATCHEE

    I've gone through four of them. The tips of the lightening cords, where you insert the cord to hook it the phone, are constantly burning out.

    They work great for a few weeks and then die.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These new lighting cords are awful.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I have been a apple customer since 2005. I had an iPod, then I got the iPhone when they came out. I never had any problems with the old cords like I do with this new one. I already had 3 of them since I got my iPhone 5 in January (five months ago). There seems to be some type of shortage. My friends have had problems with theirs also. It's best just to get the old one and a converter adaptor.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short

    • Written by from West Kelowna

    Haven't had a lick of problems with the cable but seriously why must it be so short, anything less than 6 feet is a pain the but, I use a USB extension with mine, definetly way higher quality then the know off cables. My cable is now 9 months old, no problems

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not The Best Apple Has Offered.

    • Written by from Harrisonburg

    This is probably one of the worst cables apple has made. I treat my sync cables like they are a god, and none of my past cables have ever gone bad. The lighting cable is terrible, I have been through 2 of them in the 4 months of owning my iPhone 5.

    I'm not sure how most people are doing with this cable but it isn't the best.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cable breaks easy

    • Written by from Hatboro

    Have gone through 3 charger cables ...they break so easy at the plug that goes into the phone.......wish it was a bit stronger ......

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable horrible !

    • Written by from Port chester

    I've had the iphone 5 for 6 months already, & the charging cable has been the worst so far! I have went through 4 different cables already, and they all give me the same problem.. It charges and all of a sudden it doesn't charge! I wish we could easily return them back to the store & get a different one. Those cables aren't cheap !!!!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, proprietary, cheaply made, short.

    • Written by from Redondo beach

    Apple for the love of god, make these things longer! I have to hang off my bed just to check my phone because my power outlet is 2 feet from me! I bought a USB extension cable and it's intermittent functionality. It will say almost every time "this device doesn't work with your iphone". How the heck are you going to charge $19 for a short cable, that breaks at the plug on the phone side showing wires after 2 months, not allow other manufactures to make reliable versions, and make them so dang short? What is going on in your product development meetings that you say "no! we will not give them more length! AND YES we will charge like we do!"

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Gresham

    Mine only lasted 4 months. 4 FREAKING MONTHS! Now we have to drive 30 mins. to the nearest Apple store to get a new one. I'm lucky I bought the coverage plan.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not satisfied

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    I bought the new Iphone 5 and its a really great phone, but the charger is poorly made i have had the charger no longer that 3 months and it has completely stopped working i am really loving and caring for my apple products but this is ridiculous on how i have to ask my friends and family to borrow the charger for a day or two. Please redesign the charger!!

    signed: The Unhappy Customer

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One size fits none

    • Written by from Fredericksburg

    In my opinion, too long to use in the car for charging. It is definitely too short to use connected to a wall outlet with an iPad or iPhone on the desk, unless you like the iPad flush against the wall. It barely makes it up onto the desk. The only application where this works is when you have a computer (on your desk, such as a laptop) that supplies a nearby port. Otherwise, plan on buying either USB extenders, or placing a power supply on top of your desk, or moving your desktop workstation ontop of the desk. The old 30-pin came in a much shorter and a longer variety, which were suitable for different tasks. This one is definitely "one size fits none."

    11 of 12 people found this useful