• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to be on my 3rd cord in 1 year

    • Written by from Arlington

    This cord is the absolute worst. Within one year I am about to be on my 3rd cable and will not be purchasing this one. The same thing has happened where the cord wires become exposed and stop working. This is a huge problem, as I thought that buying the cord from apple would be the best quality but obviously that is not the case.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third cable in 1 and 1/2 years

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I never had to replace my cable with the iPhone 4. And I had it for 2 years. This time around, not so much! The first 2 broke in the same manner. The plastic on the cord breaks, exposing the wires, right at the lightening adapter. Eventually, wires start tearing off and shorting out. For a while it still works, but it has to be in a certain position to keep charging, otherwise, it goes in and out, and vibrates every time you move it. I did have it taped up for a while, but that did not last long. Eventually it will stop working. The first time, I had to make a mad dash to the store before it closed that night because it is my only phone and only cord! Hoping this will be my last cable purchase before an upgrade, and with that upgrade comes a better cable! So frustrating!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger blows

    • Written by from Flint

    stops working after a couple months. I'm about sick of it

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One-year warranty!

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I don't really have a review here, but I see all these people saying they've spent a bunch of money buying new cables after only a few months. Apple products may be fragile, but the one good thing is that they come with a 1-year warranty. I go through earphones every few months, but I just show up at the Apple Store and they gladly give me a new pair with very little hassle (sometimes they like you to have made a Genius Bar reservation, but it's not a big deal). Since the purchase record is accessible on your account, it's easy to check whether it's still under warranty.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!

    • Written by from Bronx,NY

    I think I am going to end up broke with these chargers. I am currently on my fifth one and the only reason it's working is because I'm holding it together with electrical tape. It's crazy how cheap these cables are made but we have to pay 20 dollars for it. Apple needs to read all these comments and fix this problem asap.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful Cable

    • Written by from London

    I have an iPhone 5 and my daughter an iTouch both use lightning cables. Both have stopped working. Why of Why Apple do you make such poor accessories. We pay all this money and it's the little things that let you down. I am now having to buy 2 more cables from a different manufacturer due to the poor standard of your chargers. Your phones etc are brilliant but not having anything to charge them with is a disgrace.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Lodi

    Short and sweet version: it breaks 2 months after first bought. I'm on my 5th cable in a year. I'm so glad apple makes such reliable products.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 Lightning Cables Failed

    • Written by from Ramsey

    I have three cables. Each one has failed one way or another.

    Cable one: The Bedside Cable. The cable fell apart. The rubber coating broke which exposed the wires. I only used this cable at night and it never moved from the nightstand. It completely stopped working shortly after wires were exposed.

    Cable two: The Kitchen Cable. Just stopped working; no sign of damage.

    Cable three: The Car Charger. The Lightning tip touched a little snow this Winter and now it will only charged when plugged in a certain way.

    My previous Android phones used the micro USB and those things were like little tanks and I never had a single problem with one (except one that was really poor quality). This is not the quality I expect from Apple.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst

    • Written by from Delhi

    Best phone in the world with worst charging cable.
    Selling out a high price phone with such a short duration working charging cable. Why apple?
    Read the reviews and not a single review in favour of it.
    Expensive charging cable doesn't mean bad quality just with a good brand image.
    Please make good charging cable from iPhone 6 onwards.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless cable

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I take good care of my things. Even my $10 headphones last longer than the lightning cable. Why is it so hard for you to make a good one. In less than a year, I have to change 3 times for the cable itself. Such a lousy product with an expensive price. Not worth it. Your product is getting nastier phones by phones.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Spalding

    I'm really disappointed by the charger, I've gone through 3 in the past year and I don't expect to have to keep buying replacement chargers having spent a whole lot of money on my iPad after saving up for over a year by doing extra (hard) work. The price of the charger is way too high, I would have thought it would be acceptable if the charger was of a higher quality. I look after my chargers carefully always pulling it out by the base and not the wire but it repeatedly breaks. What frustrates me further more is if Apple isn't going to improve the charger or reduce the price which I really can't afford is that the non Apple chargers (which are of a much higher quality and a fraction of the price) are t allowed to be used.
    Last time my charger broke I had to go for 4 weeks without using my iPad which is a real inconvenience as much of my school work is saved on it. This is real disappointment Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    • Written by from COLUMBUS

    These chargers break all the time and just stop charger, it's a manufacturing defualt and either apple fixes this or gives me a free new one every time mine break because I'm tired of buying new ones.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by from sherwood park

    This product is very disappointing. We have three I phone in the house and this cable has been replaced six times in one year.
    It stops charging phone, poor quality shame on a company that makes so many other good products.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth your money

    • Written by from Auckland

    Its stupid Ive gone through 3 cords in the space of 5 months. and it costs heaps if you want to get the apple one and other brands dont work with the ipad

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate these chargers

    • Written by from Kings Park

    I have had the iPhone 5 for about a year now and I have had 7 chargers and the one I currently have is starting to need to be maneuvered in different ways for it to work which happened to all my past chargers before they broke. This is absolutely ridiculous!!! I am not the only one who has had this problem my brother also has an iPhone 5 and he has had the same charger problems! Apple needs to fix these chargers and figure out why they keep breaking!!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CABLE IN HISTORY!!!!

    • Written by from Okatie

    I have had a 30 pin cable for more than 4 years and it works like magic but the lightening cable is so bad that I can't believe this is an Apple product!! My sister bought a new iPhone 5S just 2 weeks ago and she takes real good care of all her products but this cable didn't even last 2 weeks! Seriously!!! It's terrible and Apple should give a refund or exchange these cables for free.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd cord Ive had to buy!

    • Written by from Chicago

    This is starting to feel like a rip off! These cords don't last long at all!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd broken cable since Christmas!

    • Written by from Omaha

    I purchased two iPad minis for Christmas 2013. Since then I've had to replace each of the cables, and this week another one went bad. These cables are terrible. I have some original charging cables from my iPhone 3G that are still working just fine. Apple needs to do something about these!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality, can't last long, expensive.

    • Written by from Midland

    This cable is not worth the money, this is poor quality and not lasting. Apple has made good iPhones, why are you fail on the charger cables? Not happy.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 charging cord

    • Written by from South Elgin

    Actual rating -0
    We have 3 iphone 5's in our home.
    All 3 original cords stopped working.
    We now have tried another 5 more!!
    THEY ALL STOP WORKING!
    The amount of money we
    have spent on chargers is not acceptable.
    WHY???
    It's an argument everyday to get the cord that works.
    This stress and arguing about it, is not what
    I signed up for buying an apple product.
    DISAPPOINTED in you apple.

    14 of 15 people found this useful