• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago heights

    I am tired of having to constantly having to purchase chargers. Month after month...this charger continues to fail on me! I have purchased 3 chargers in 3 months. Im really over it at this point. This is a horrible product.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpiced and brittle

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    The Lightning cable that came with my iPod Touch 5 was just the right length for me but failed quickly. A new cable is expensive and MFi cables aren't much cheaper. Knockoff cable fail quickly. My Android phone, on the other hand, has never needed a cable replacement and will happily take a knockoff cable with no problems. I don't care about reversible cables if they cost 3x more and break 3x faster!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever but great customer service!

    • Written by from Canton

    These lightning cables are honestly the worst quality cables ever. The end of the wire that attaches to the lightning tip gets worn out after only 2-3 months use. The cables just simply stop working! I have been through, no lie, around 10. Thankfully, Apple customer service is top notch and has replaced mine every time they have failed. I actually got 2 replaced today, hence my review. I read online a possible "fix" that I tried as soon as I got back to work after leaving the Apple Store. Get a pen that clicks (has a spring in it), take the tiny spring out and wrap it around the end of the cable. Make sure to wrap it around the raised half inch plastic connector too so the spring won't move. The spring prevents the cable from bending in the critical spot that always ends up failing. It looks kind of ghetto but who cares if it keeps me from having to replace my cable in 2 months. Hope this helps others! If i can remember, I'll update this post in a few months and let you know how it is holding up.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too short and terrible quality

    • Written by from Buffalo

    Can they just make one that works even if it is more expensive

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from utica

    i have had my iPod 5 for less then 2 years and I've gone through at least 3 charging cables. my first iPod which many know it as the classic has never broke. and my STANDARD USB CABLES are more durable and i don't have to spend 30 dollars every time i need a new cable. apple please when you guys release the new iPod just go back to the standard USB cable they are more reliable and cheaper to buy .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 Months - Still GREAT!

    • Written by from Ridgewood

    I have had two lightning cables (one that came with the iPhone, one that i purchased) back in October 2013. They both still work great and they haven't frayed at all or twisted (like the older iPhone cables have for the 4S and older models). I practically keep my phone charged at home and work all day and all night. However, it should be noted that I have an iPhone 5S, and maybe the syncing is better with this newer model.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Finglas Road

    one of the finest tech companies in the world produces one of the worst necessary pieces of kit in the world. disgrace is an understatement. im on my 3rd cable with minimal usage

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple?

    • Written by from Berkeley

    My cable was working fine and then it just stopped working unless I help it in a specific position. I haven't even had the cable for a year. It lasted for another week after that and then it completely died. The cable fell apart. Seriously Apple? What happened to quality control and durability...

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    inferior product

    • Written by from College Station

    You would think as much as Apple charges for their products they could make a decent cord. First the cord is too short, and second it looks like something chewed through the cord after a short time. Very disappointing!
    If I could give ZERO stars I would

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the product, hate the length.

    • Written by from Yorktown

    This is the reason you get the 2m-long cable. Love you, Apple! :)

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, you are better than this

    • Written by from Bedford

    This product is terrible. Straight up terrible. Cable after cable stops working for no good reason. Seriously hard to believe that the most advanced technology corporation in the world cannot do better than this.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak link in the chain...

    • Written by from Port Moody

    I love my Iphone 5, but I have just about had it with the charging cable. I had a 3GS for years and NEVER had to replace a cable. Now I am on my 4th IPhone 5 cable and it is about to go. Please tell me if there is a solution to this situation...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks all the time

    • Written by from Asheville

    This is honestly the worst charger I have ever had. I've had my iphone for 6 months and am already on my 3rd replacement charger. The problem? A bubble forms at the base of the cable, which is the connection fraying inside from rotation. You would think that for all of Apples amazing technology, they could at least make a durable, reliable charger. So frustrating.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is HORRIBLE!

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    I have purchased 3 of these chargers ($60) and they all broke very soon. I take very, VERY good care of these chargers and they break for NO REASON. One of them (My first one) broke in 6 weeks.... 6 WEEKS! I didn't do anything, but nonetheless, your charger's cables snapped from the inside. Another one broke within a DAY of me buying it.... It just didn't work. Apple, you better make these chargers better, because I'm not buying another one every time one of your chargers breaks on me. Your products are the worst, I'm gonna get an Android the next time this happens.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made and overpriced

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    My daughter's iPod lightning cable broke after about a year. For ~$20 a pop, I expected these to be quality cables. I don't care if the cable has 30 pins or is small like the lightning - I just want the phone/iPod to charge reliably (which obviously means the cable can't break on a regular basis). Having a $20 cable go out every year (or more often, judging from the other reviewers) is not acceptable.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norwalk

    I wish i could of rated this with no stars....
    okay seriously apple why haven't you stepped up your game on the design on these lightening cables. they're poorly designed. I expect more from your brand. I've gone through 4 lightening USB cables in the past year. I just bought one 2 months ago and today it crapped out on me! Like why can't you come up with a better design where the wires dont get all messed up and stop working. its not "USER DAMAGE" its on your end of the manufacturer and design team thats got problems. I dont think ill be wasting my money anymore on your cables. i think ill buy a Belkin. i heard they're more dependable!

    LOVE all your other products except your Lightning Cables. And it looks like im not the only one who thinks so. So fix it!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought my fifth in a year and a half

    • Written by from Oakwood Village

    Great for Apple, not so great for the customer. No matter how gently I treat this cable I still only get about 5-6 months out of it before it's frayed at both ends and won't charge. The cables either need to be revamped or lowered in price because the $19 and tax isn't worth it. I'd love to say save your money and get a knockoff, but you risk damaging your phone with an unauthorized charger. Please fix this. I shouldn't have to buy a new charger... ever, unless I just want an extra!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just rubbish

    • Written by from Macclesfield

    Been through 4 cables in the past 18 months. Really I am convinced that no proper testing of this cable was performed. Get your act together or I will be going Android!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable I've used in my life

    • Written by from Wantagh

    I had an LG phone for 3 or 4 years prior to getting an iPhone. The cable I had with that phone lasted the entire time. Now that I have an iPhone, I've had to use these terrible cables that break ALL THE TIME. I must go through one every two months. These things are built so horribly, even the most gentle, responsible owners will break them. Horrible. And it's a shame that there's no way to avoid it. I have never encountered a good lightning cable, Apple brand or not. I wish they would make these better.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth to keep buing over and over.

    • Written by from Akron

    I've had a lot of iPhones over the years and I never had a problem. Before iPhones, I had iPods, again no issues with the cables. With my iPhone 5, and the lightning cable, it went ok till just about a year after purchase, I took notice one day the cord was being touchy, moved the phone it would make an unplugged and plugged in sound. I set it down to to charge while driving. The cable melted and caught on fire in my ambulance while driving. I took it to the Apple Store, they said "it's user damage". There are A LOT of reports of these cords being bad, but they didn't want to hear it. I contacted Apple Corporate and finally got a replacement cord. This past Christmas I got an iPad mini with retina display. The cord is never bent, and stays in the same place. Last night, sure enough the cable doesn't want to work.

    I think I'll buy another brand name lightning cable because this is ridiculous.

    9 of 10 people found this useful