• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible cable charger

    • Written by from Carteret

    Am on my 4th cable charger although I enjoy my iphone the cable charger is unreliable. I agree with all negative reviews on this product . For such an expensive phone the charger is horrible and am seriously contemplating changing my phone to samsung. Am very disappointed with apple and this product. A $20.00 phone has better quality, long lastng and reliable charger. Apple need to do act fast on this problem so many people are having. At this time am furious @11:30pm with no charger and have to go buy yet another one first thing in the morning this dont make any sense. I hope apple is ashame of this product and should start reimbursing their customers. I had so many other cheaper phone and never had this problem. Shame on you APPLE

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS FINE!

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    I dont know why people are saying that it breaks. if you take proper care of the charger then it will work fine have had mine for about 6 months and still using the one that came in the box.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It last exactly 12 months

    • Written by from Bucharest

    I was very carefully with charging an syncro but it last no more than a year.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY BAD QUALITY

    • Written by from San Pedro Sula

    IPHONE 5 BATTERY IS THE WORSE FEATURE OF THE PHONE, SO YOU BADLY NEED THE CHARGER ANYWHERE YOU GO, YOU CAN ONLY CHARGE THE PHONE WITH THE ORIGINAL CABLE, AND IT BRAKES EVERY THREE OR FOUR WEEKS. IF APPLE IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A POWER SUPLY FOR ITS PHONES, AT LEASE THEY SHOULD ALOUD PEOPLE TO CHARGE IT WITH ANY AVAILABLE CABLE. THIS SITUATION MAKES ME SERIOUSLY CONSIDER TO GET A SAMSUNG S 6.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad and iPhone 5 charger cable are pieces of junk!!

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I have 2 iPads less than a month old and both charging cables just stopped working. There's no damage to the cables at all whatsoever they just stop working. These are poorly made and not worth anything! Apple should reimburse customers with a real cable because this one isn't worth the materials they used to make them! They are a rip off!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Hermitage

    I have had the apple iphone 5 for 5 months now and have bought Atleast 5 chargers. I am careful and try not to bend them. But they still end up breaking. I use it for maybe a month (or less). Then I will plug it In one day and it will say "this accessory may not be supported on this device" after that, I can charge it. But only at like 3 different angles. And then one day, it will completly stop working. I have always been happy with apples products but these USB cables are the worst product I have seen. Such poor work for such an amazing company.
    If they keep this up for the iPhone 6, I may not even get the iPhone 6.
    But we will see what happens when they make the new USB cable for the iPhone 6. Very poor work, apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail! Non standard cable that does not last

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    My son is on his 3rd one of these since Christmas (about 8 months ago). He usually takes good care of his electronics especially his iPad. The lightning end soon frays and shorts and then charges unreliably. Apple needs to fix or reinforce this design. I hope Apple isn't seriously planning to start using these as Headphone connectors as the rumors say. That would be a disaster. I still have the 30 pin connector from my first iPod and it still works beautifully.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 11 months

    • Written by from RIDGELAND

    I only used this cable for 11 months before it stopped working. Yes, I was extremely careful with it. The price does not suit the quality of the cable. Apple needs to make their cables more long-lasting and durable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years and 10 no longer functioning Lightning Cables

    • Written by from Toronto

    These cords are not durable. A simple twist renders it useless. I love my phone and this cord is necessary, but by the time I've ready to upgrade my phone I will have paid for it twice with the cost of the cables.

    All my old 30 pin cords still work.

    Apple improve your quality on this item please.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cable

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I have 5 lightning cables for almost 2 years now. They are used in various conditions (home, office, and car). There has never been an issue with quality.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third Cable in 6 Months

    • Written by from Chennai

    The cable is horrible. A few bends here and there and it stops working. Now I can't even figure out which angle it works at because it is totally spoiled. PLEASE, I expect better work from APPLE. I want to get my money's worth. No point paying for an expensive phone when the quality of its charger is so inferior.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement

    • Written by from Teulon

    These are way better than the old 30-pin cables. Only one of mine have broken between the 3 I had for my iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and that was because I lent it to someone who didn't realize that bending the cable breaks it. To all the people who say the cables break to easily, all I have to say is that you need to take better care of it. When you're using it and when you're not, you should be taking care of it. If you do, it'll last long and you won't have to keep buying replacements.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please! 3 cables in a year...

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I like the lightning cable concept, but the wire and strain device is garbage. It is either poor materials or poorly designed. If you are going to use non standard cables and connectors, make them better not worse than micro USB...

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Like everyone else, I think this cable is poorly designed at the lightning connector end. One accidental kink or pull on the cord and the wires are screwed. From then on it will be "guess which angle will work" until it just stops altogether. Currently, I have to wedge it against something at a 90 degree angle and hope that it doesn't move. If you travel with this thing, put it in a hard case by itself because it doesn't handle getting jostled about very well.

    I'll contrast this with the old 30-pin connector which has lasted years of travel, being shoved in bags of other equipment and mashed around a great deal. I think there are two problems: 1) the old connector would usually disconnect if too much force were applied on the cord, preventing the wires from inadvertently breaking. You really have to apply some force to the new connector to disconnect it, which opens the door for accidents. 2) the old connector was wider, so easier to grab at the sides without accidentally bending the cord. The new connector is so thin you have to be very careful where you're grabbing it and which angle you're pulling to maintain the integrity of the cord.

    After reading all these reviews, I might just get a bunch of cheap third-party knockoffs that are a fraction of the Apple price. Sad that this has to be a budgeting factor.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a year, which is longer than most have.

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    The cable I have now came with my iPhone5 a little over a year ago. I charge my phone pretty much every night and never use it while charging. This week I noticed the battery was lower and lower every morning when I woke up! I then came to find the little bendy trick people were taking about, and started to mess around with that... Well as of today I can no longer find a position where the cable works. So now my battery is low and I'm not happy I have to go purchase something that should have been fixed my now. . .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from NA

    works always

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We As Consumers Are Forced to Buy these and Waste Our Money

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The phone is great but we spend more on these cables a month than we do on gas...thats CRAZY! Especially being a company like Apple, you guys should sell top quality products that last longer than a month. Cable starts to bend and wont charge anymore. I feel like Im doing origami with the cable just to get it charging again...Very disappointed. If Apple doesn't fix this we should all just switch to Androids. I FEEL APPLE DID THIS AS A MARKETING TOOL JUST TO SELL MORE PRODUCTS!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through 4 cables in 9 months

    • Written by from Dallas

    I'm now having to dish out yet another $30 for a (apple wouldn't let me publish the word here) product that doesn't work for more than three months if you're lucky at usual wear and tear. The next phone I get will be a Samsung.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever

    • Written by from Waterbury

    This is the worst cable design ever. The cable is so fragile it's unbelievable that Apple would release such a shoddy piece of work. I've gone through 5 of these since having the iPhone 5. The only redeeming quality is the fact that it's reversible.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems for me

    • Written by from Oregon City

    Don't know what people are doing when they say they're on their 3rd / 4th / 5th cable in a year! I've had mine for 21 months so far - plug my phone in every night, plus it travels with me on business and vacation, when I roll it up loosely (about 2.5" diameter loop). Maybe people are winding it around a pencil... I believe this was $29 when it first came out, now it has at least come down to $19 - still a little steep, but a more reasonable price. Some issue with the price, but have had no issue with the quality.

    4 of 15 people found this useful