• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go and buy a cable from a market stall

    • Written by from Lincoln

    Apple has the cheek to sell phones what can cost the best part of $1,000 with a cable that are worse quality than available at any market stall. This cable is no better and no worse - the quality is total rubbish - rubbish sold at a premium price. I bought another one after this (from Griffin I think) and it is 100% better quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    breaks within a month

    • Written by from New Haven

    The cords are flimsy and break easily. Who has time to keep buying new cords or sending them in for warranty? I'm glad I held off on buying an iphone 6 because nothing is worth this headache.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    • Written by from Jericho

    As is the case with so many other reviewers, the lightening to USB Cable for my IPad broke after just a few months. For what we pay for Apple products, we should not have to pour money into poorly constructed cables. Fix this Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!

    • Written by from Erie

    Go ahead and save your money by buying a non-approved cable. These are no better. You'll get 2-4 months from a non approved one, but spend $2-3 on it. Buy ten of the non-approved ones and you'll come out way ahead.

    Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave. These things are some of the most important apple products made, but they don't last more than a few months. Pathetic.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give zero stars.

    • Written by from Owings Mills

    I am convinced that the people who wrote the 5 star reviews were all paid by Apple because these cords are absolutely atrocious. I have personally been through at least 5 of these cords in just over a year and a half with my iPhone 5s. It really puzzles me that Apple charges $20 for an item of such poor quality and does not care enough about their users to produce a product with quality that matches that value. The point at which I lost all faith was when I discovered that my MacBook Pro charge was constructed with the same terrible quality and cost nearly 80 dollars to replace. Apple cares nothing about its users, as it continues to release these cheap products. At the end of contract I will consider moving to a new non Apple phone.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor

    • Written by from Cheadle

    I use my iPad on a regular basis. I look after my cables but for some unknown reason I have to buy a new lightening cable virtually every 2 months. I do not carry my cable around and I recharge each night. Some comments I have read suggest that you should always unplug holding the end connector and not the wire. I do this and they still fail. However in most other manufacturing anomalies the manufacturer listens to all their customers and tries to resolve the problem. I don't see this happening. I like my 2 iPads bt I must admit, sadly, I may go back to the 'dark side'. Think of something guys, it is only a cable but it really is ...........

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not last!

    • Written by from Lacombe

    the average life span of these chargers seems to be 6 months! but there's nothing you can do about it because you need one to charge your phone. I hope they fix these soon or at least replace them.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GIANT JOKE

    • Written by from boca raton

    I have 5 I Phones on the household need to buy new cable every 2 months shame on Apple they just don't care...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    IT BREAKS AFTER 6 MONTHS OF USE I AM EXTREMELY MAD

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And another one...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I'm not sure what it is about these cords that makes it so they don't last past a few months, but these cords don't last past a few months. Then end where it plugs into your phone gets all bent or twisted and so the wires inside stop working. Apple should just make these cords like they were making the 30-pin, because those things lasted forever. I had my iPod for six years and in that time I needed to replace that cord maybe 2 or 3 times... and never because the cord broke, but because they were lost. I'm so annoyed that I have to pay $20 to replace the cord only to have it break on me a few months from now anyway. They could at least make them cheaper since they're obviously not made well.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Cord

    • Written by from Camrose

    The Lightning cords are terrible. My wife and our daughter have an iPhone and two iPads that use these cords. We have been lucky to get more than three months use out of these. The original cords lasted 9 - 12 months. The replacements are garbage. On the other hand the 30 pin cord I am using on my iPhone 4 is four years old an still functions as intended. Get it together Apple. Replacement Lightning cables should be free of charge until you can design a quality, reliable part. If I could give these cords zero stars I would.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Alta Loma

    This is the most poorly crafted product I have ever had the misfortune of buying. I bought my daughter an iPhone for her bday in August '14, by December her charger was on its last leg. So, I purchased another one the day before Christmas. My daughter is not allowed to use her phone on school days and shes only allowed to charge it in the living room area (hoping less use of it would keep me from buying another one) its now only February and when she came home from school today she unplugged her phone to find that the usb came off inside her phone. IM THOROUGHLY DISGUSTED! Apple will only replace the original charger the phone came with and the mobile carrier only has a 30 DAY WARRANTY. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy product at ripoff prices.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have had to replace this cable 3 times, all within 2-3 months of purchase. I do not misuse the cables, but they inexplicably stop working. Judging by these reviews, I am not the only one to have this problem. To sell such inferior products at such ridiculous prices is completely unacceptable from Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Awful

    • Written by from Mintclair

    Apple's standard seen to be falling. This cord gets a bulge at the end of it and fails to connect reliably after a few months.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as everyone else...

    • Written by from Kansas City

    I am very sick of replacing this cable. It doesn't even fray or break on the outside. Most of the time the wire starts getting too hot near the plug and it starts to lose connection a month or so later. This is the same with all Apple cables I have had, including the computer chargers (though those last about twice as long). I don't even travel too hard with either, I try to keep dedicated cables at home, work, and car so that they aren't moved to much.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps breaking, ripping or not working

    • Written by from Toronto

    Keeps breaking, ripping or not working

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a poor quality cable with a limited lifespan

    • Written by from Versonnex

    Like others who have reviewed, I have gone through 3 cables in less than 2 years. I expected a good quality product from Apple - but evidently this cable is not as good as other manufacturers charging cables.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from Stapleford

    I have had to replace my iPhone cable 3 times in the last year because these are such bad quality. The high price of these cables does not reflect their poor quality and design.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could only rate it 0 stars!!

    • Written by from greeneville

    I have 4 of these Apple lightning cords And only 1 of them still works. Sadly, it has to be maneuvered around to get it to charge. I am not sure why Apple decided to switch to this type but they need to switch back or improve the quality of these lighting chargers. It is simply unacceptable for people to have to continue replacing these cords. They are expensive and only last around 3 months. I don't yank mine out of my phone and have been extra careful trying to make them last but it hasn't helped.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I only selected 1 star because the form won't allow 0 or negatives. READ!

    • Written by from waco

    Dear Reader, forum admin, and people at Apple,

    I used to love you. I've owned every generation of iphone, 6 iPods, and an iPad. I've loved everything until now. My first mistake was believing such good things wouldn't end. -My second was buying an iphone 5.

    -My third mistake was buying an iphone 5s.

    I've spent well over a $100 in original Iphone 5 chargers for my iphone 5, and now I'm buying my SIXTH cable for my 5s as they break THE SAME WAY AS THE OTHERS. Whether they were aftermarket, "official AT&T" or OEM apple, they were all rubbish! I'm heart broken, upset, and giving up. My upgrade is due in 30 days, and I noticed no change in cable design for the iphone 6. You had my money from the start, but now greed and poor design have pushed away a loyal, customer.

    Maybe you'll change with the iphone 7. Who knows? But don't worry about me, Apple. I'm getting a Note or maybe the Ubuntu phone. Whatever it may be, I know and you know it won't be the iphone 6 or 6s.

    Crushed, disappointed, and a bit betrayed,
    Me.

    ��Don't turn around cause you're gunna see my heart breaking.��

    9 of 9 people found this useful