• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We're buying a new cable every 4-6 weeks

    • Written by from Davie

    The failure rate of the charging cables almost criminal.
    Speaking of iPad 5.

    I strongly recommend taking a good look at what the competition
    Has to offer with regards to tablets that won't require the upkeep
    That the iPad needs.
    I find Apple to be more "sizzle" than substance.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s charger

    • Written by from Lowell

    6 months with the phone already bought 7 chargers for it . They all broke at the same place. The last one I bought I decided to put electric tape around it and still broke after 2 weeks. Very disappointed with this .

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply awful

    • Written by from New Berlin

    I have bought countless replacements for these little chargers and I'm sick of it. They break constantly and it's not even like I'm misusing the product or not taking proper care of it. Pathetic for a quality brand like apple to produce something like this. The old chargers worked fine and I would rather have one that works than one that's smaller and breaks all the time. Don't fix what isn't broken. I'm expecting a free replacement.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Leicester

    I prefer the design over the old one as it's much smaller, and reversible too. But the problem is the build quality. I've looked after my cable well, but the outer sheath has come away near the connector. I've put some tape around it but I think it will stop working soon. I got the cable with my iPhone 5 so it's less than 2 years old. My friend's cable stopped working last week and hers is just 15 months old. I talked to the manager at Apple Ginza but he would not replace it. Just told me I should buy a new one - at 2000yen! If it's so expensive, the least Apple can do is ensure it's quality. Very disappointing!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted to much money

    • Written by from Vancouver

    All of my 6 chargers have broke! All in 1 year, it has poor quality and should only be worth $7-10. Apple needs to fix the charger!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable ever!

    • Written by from Long wood

    This is by far the worst apple product you can buy, the quality is horrible, I have buy 4 of them in the last 6 months, buy one from belkin

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So easily broken...

    • Written by from Brownstown

    We have used three chargers so far and they all broke within the first 2-3 months; the third broke within 2 weeks! They are either very fragile or very poorly made. And with the amount of money they cost, they really should be upgraded. There is no point to a phone if it isn't charged. I would give this zero stars if I could.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger...

    • Written by from Morrisville

    This charger is horrible. Fix the problem. I have spent lots of money for a small cable that keeps breaking. So what's the point of having the iPhone 5s anymore when it's always dead and a charger keeps breaking. Please fix this problem

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is poorly made

    • Written by from maspeth

    Phone is great, cable is not. I've been an apple user for over 6 years. I have 6 kids and multiple, 30 pin apple products, all without problems. Apple switches to the Lightning plug and I had to switch all the cables as we upgraded phones, IPads and Ipods.

    The problem is the Lightning Cable does not hold up at all with average use. My kids range in age of 22 to 16 and all of them have replace cables and I try to rationalize that they are younger and usually more abusive to the cable.

    I'm a 52 year old man with five lightning cables and three have failed in 10 months or less.

    Its a poor design and Apple needs to own up to it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad

    • Written by from Modesto

    I am on my third lightning to usb cable. I have had the one I am using currently for about 3 months and it is already starting to break. I am looking how to file a warranty claim but they do not make it easy for you to or maybe not even possible. Definitely a waste of money to buy the apple lightning cables.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOTAL FAIL!!

    • Written by

    Title says it all!! My daughter has had nothing but problems with her Ipod touch and charging cords. We have replaced the cord several times. There has to be something better!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily. Worse than a Schindler elevator.

    • Written by from Cerritos

    This cable came with my iPod touch 5g when I got it as a gift for my birthday. I took care of it but after 1 year it started to bunch up at the lightning connector part and a month later it finally broke altogether. And when I plug it in to the computer it shorts out the usb port and stops working until I restart the computer. I have a micro usb to lightning adapter and that one started to not work today. Apple should improve the quality of this cable or just dump the lightning connector and go with micro usb. If I could rate 0 stars I would.

    Glad I have an HTC as my phone.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My 7th cable gone bad in 2 years

    • Written by from Miami

    Apple, your cable is really bad, why charge $20 bucks - I already spent 120 bucks on charging cables on the last 2 years, the frustration is beyond words. Steve would never allow this to happen. Where is the attention to details?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Garbage

    • Written by from Brampton

    I thought it was me and/or my phone that was causing me to burn through these cables. I am on my fourth one since Nov 2013 so 10 months. These cables are total garbage and they should be warranting them or changing them cuz I am tired of spending $25 every couple months for a new cable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the phone, but this charger is the worst.

    • Written by from Maywood

    I just bought my iPhone 5c in May, and I've already bought 4 replacements. This charger is terribly sensitive and way too short. I've actually considered getting rid of my Apple device and switching to Samsung. Apple should redesign the 5th generation chargers. I'm very disappointed

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please sort this apple

    • Written by from NORTHALLERTON

    I have had three lightening cables now and all of them have broke, the outer rubber of the wire breaks down over time and to expose the internals of the cable. Not only is it dangerous it's annoying please sort the design out so it doesn't do this in the future. Like most people I have had to buy replacements from places like tesco that last longer...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cable made for break

    • Written by from Oldham

    I'm really angry today , my usb cable broke again , last night I was suddenly ill and I decided, rather than calling ambulance in this time , I will make an appointment with my gp in early morning,
    putted my phone on charge, I found in the morning it's only 2% , tried to call my gp and the phone turn off , when I managed to charge the phone again and it's too late, I had to go emergency.
    The cable like new but inside broke , it's luck of quality . It's shame of apple after that long time they couldn't produce a quality charger!
    Finally I phoned apple customer care, they are happy to replace. But I'm not happy with it, I said send me a pair of UBS cable one as spare as one break I can use , because you don't know any time it could be break.
    Or sell the cable with under £5,,

    why apple sell it for £15, it even doesn't worth for £5.
    I want to say to apple ,, this cable doesn't cost to made more than £5 pound includes all cost as ready to sell, so why you sell it for £15, people use this cable use to charge iPhones not sumsung phones, make customer happy by supplying accessories with minimum price , this way apple can be more popular. People already paid a lot with main device. What else you want? Touch the sky ! But don't forget you might fall down to ground at any time. Also don't forget the past!

    Best advice guys don't trust it, always keep a spare cable ..

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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

    11 of 14 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.

    6 of 7 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