• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Victoria

    Every authentic apple cord I've ever owned has been so bad that they literally begin to disintegrate. Its obvious they went for style over function as the soft-touch material looks and feels great when it's 100% new, but its clear they're made to become dirty and wear out extremely quickly. Usually noticeably dirty and worn after just a few weeks, fraying in about half a year, falling apart after a year or more.

    The 3rd party cords are waaaaay better and can be found as low as a a buck or two. For shame, Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made Cable

    • Written by from Waipahu

    The quality of the cable is absolutely terrible. The cable near the lightning end of it somehow got pinched and now it won't charge unless the cable and the wires inside are at a certain angle. If they're not, it doesn't charge and you might get that idiot message saying something like "this accessory may not be supported". How dumb is that when it's Apple's own cable, not like a off-market product.

    Shoddy workmanship, shoddy product. I'd give it no star if I could.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap & Useless Cord

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've gone through numerous cords for the iphone 5. It's so poorly made. The newest one I replaced just a few weeks ago is already causing me problems. As I know that these have a history of falling apart easily, I have been careful when handling to charge my phone. I have to plug it in and take it out a bunch of times before it works. Sometime I have to giggle the cord for it to work and when that doesn't work, I have to go without a phone. Why are these so poorly made??? This is my first iphone and most likely my last. It is not worth the money and Apple should be handing these out for free to us paying customers. I can't imagine how much money they have made off people replacing the cords. This needs to be fixed this now. I don't hear of non-apple phone users complaining about their phone cords. So why you Apple? Fix it, do it now.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely hit & miss

    • Written by from Cranberry Township

    4 people in my house have iOS devices that require lightning cables. We have had to replace ALL of them. What is worse that whether we buy a "Genuine Apple Product" or a cheap knock-off, they last about the same amount of time. Currently, the most reliable cable has been an old 30-pin cable w/ a lightning adapter.

    One sign they are on their way out is a black "scorch mark" on the metal pins of the lightning adapter. It almost looks like something shorted out. Also, many begin failing and only work when plugged in facing a particular direction.

    I understand that my children may not take good care of them. Yet a cables that stayed in my car and next to my bed their entire lives also stopped working after a few months. Based on other reviews, it's a very real problem. I think the people that gave the good reviews just got lucky, as we have 4 working cables out of 11 Apple cables & 2 third party cables.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible charger! I've gone through 2 in a month

    • Written by from Lewiston

    I got an iPad mini for Christmas and have to buy a third charger because I've had 2 break on me! The wire rips or just stops working �� Apple needs to fix their products because I'm about to sell my iPad and go through another company! So much money wasted on chargers!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all!

    • Written by from Washington

    I have had to replace two of these. Each of them would start working intermittently and then just give up completely. Both cables were less than a year old. The most-recent one died after 4 months.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. 0 stars.

    • Written by from Canberra

    I had the iphone 4 for a year and a half with the same charger the whole time and no issues at all. I have now had the iphone 5 for the same amount of time and have probably gone through 20+ chargers, it seems I need to buy a new one every month! This is such a waste of money and has discouraged me from buying any further Iphone products in the future. Maybe instead of bringing out useless updates such as finger print recognition and phones that are simply too large to be practical, Apple should focus on an actual issue that thousands of their consumers are complaining about. As soon as my contract runs out I will be buying a phone that has a reliable charger. It's a shame because I have no issue with the Iphone 5 itself, just the fact that I have wasted so much money on the useless chargers, which is probably Apple's intention in the first place.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from New York

    Heavily considering switching from Apple to anything but. This wire has absolutely no durability. Apple is raising their prices on their increasingly cheaper products. Greatly displeased.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect in every way

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    I am astounded at all the bad reviews for this cable. I have several and have absolutely NO problems with them ever. They just work. I have no idea what these folks do with the cable to make it fail, but I am a normal traveler with multiple iOS devices and a MBP, using my devices constantly all day and in all sorts of situations. I always treat my accessories with the same care I treat my devices: no fraying or kinking of the cable has ever occurred. Great connections every time. And, because it comes from Apple, I know the connector is safe. End of Story.

    3 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from DELHI

    Pathetic is the right Word, Wire crumpled up from Lightening dock side RELIGIOUSLY. Not as per Apple standard..!!
    Big Disappointment. I believe, Its getting manufactured in China nowadays. For heaven's sake charge few dollars more, but give a better charging wire, as its a life line of a hand phone.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Useless

    • Written by from newquay

    as i said... Completely rubbish.. FAIL

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from Cordova

    I'm now on my fourth cable in the span of 3 months. These cables have gone through nothing more than light use, and yet they continue to wear at the connection points and die.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    I've had my iPad Air 2 for about 2 months now, the cable worked great for those two months until half an hour ago when it just stopped working for no apparent reason. The cable isn't broken and there's absolutely no water damage, I tend to take care of my stuff, but there is a very tiny dark spot on one of the pins and I'm absolutely sure that's the issue. Apple, if your cables stop working so easily maybe you should rework these cables because I'm not going to keep buying these stupidly overpriced and unreliable cables so that they can stop working two months later. Now I'm gonna go to my local apple store and hope they replace it with no apple protection plan (I bought the iPad at Best Buy). Darn it also won't let me rate it 0 stars, oh well 1 star it is then.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why this Kolavari???

    • Written by from Canton

    I am going to buy a 4th one for my iPad mini... won't last more than 3 months.. very poor quality..

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gosh Darn It!

    • Written by from Seattle

    I wish I could give it zero stars! My seventh or eighth cable now & have been needing a new one every three months. I only wish that Apple would look into this & come up with a better product, and soon!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord breaks very easily.

    • Written by from Gothenburg

    The cord breaks after some very normal use. Dont use your phone while it is charging because the cord breaks easily.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Ever

    • Written by from Austin

    I have never seen a charger cable of this quality. Worst Charger . It breaks even after handling it carefully . Every other day i have some issue or the other with this charger . The sad part is we don't have any apple store here we only have resellers here so its difficult to get even the complain registered/

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible cable

    • Written by from Elora

    I have had 3 cables over the last 6 months the piece beside the lightning plug is wiggly and wont charge.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't entirely understand the issue everyone is having

    • Written by from DENVER

    I am not saying the cord is great quality, but I have never had an issue with Apple cables/chargers, whereas almost everyone I know does. I, however, treat most anything I own well enough for it to last a long time.

    Dos and Don'ts for any electronic cable whatsoever:

    When plugging the Lightning end into Apple product, take 1-2 extra seconds to grasp the plug, not the cord, before pushing it gently but firmly into place.
    When unplugging, pull ONLY on the plug.
    When wrapping up for transport/storage, wrap carefully in circular shape to allow cable to slightly twist naturally (or whatever natural shape the cable tends to make).

    Do not scrunch up cable and toss in purse or pocket. I put mine in my pocket occasionally, just be careful.
    Do not yank on cable inches away from the plug to unplug it.
    Do your best to avoid ever sharply bending the cable, i.e. sitting or stepping on it.

    These couple tips are likely to extend the life of any cable tenfold.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Lifespan

    • Written by from Sylmar

    I have had the same issue with the Apple iPhone cables for years now. From back to my iPhone 4 days, all the way up to my iPhone 6 days, the cables get scrunched up at the end you plug into the phone, and eventually stop charging my phones. If I'm lucky, the charger will last me 3 months tops if I'm extra sensitive with the cable. Worst part is, if you try to by a different brand of cable, those will eventually get blacklisted, and the iPhone won't "recognize" the accessory anymore, so it's useless. The cables fall apart way too easily, and there's no way to win. Just gotta keep buying buying buying these cables...

    10 of 11 people found this useful