• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage

    • Written by from Miami

    its a shame that apple produces and packs these cable next to their premium phones. my cable looking like a dog a cat and a parrot chew it. totally disappointing. now im looking for a replace, but im sure it wont be apple made.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable cable, non-disposable price

    • Written by from Petoskey

    I've been through three Apple brand lightning cables this year, and they keep breaking. I plug them in carefully, and make sure to never pull them out by the cords. I'm super mindful, almost reverent of how delicate they are, and still, they manage to break somewhere inside the cable and stop charging my devices. I love my iphone, and I'd like to keep using Apple's products in the future, but the lightning cable is GARBAGE. My knockoff cable cost me $8, and lasted the same amount of time, so I'm not sure the real deal is even worth the cost anymore. Shame on you, Apple. Have you seen the reviews of this product? There are over 1000 1 star reviews for this product. Get it together, Apple! And while you're at it, your ear buds never stay in my ears.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw

    • Written by from Sandy

    My wife and I both upgraded from 4 and 4S respectively to 5C. The phone is fine, the recharging cable it the PITTS! The plastic on the connector is cracked, and the rubber on the cable is split and bunched up. I might be able to understand this if I rough-handled the product...but I don't. I am very careful. After reading all the reviews it is obvious that this is a poor product. I just looked at the replacement price of $20 and consider this a scam. Apple should recall the product and provide a new, re-designed cable at their own expense.
    PLEASE, FIX IT, APPLE!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Much Easier Than Old 30 Pin

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Unfortunately, the new smaller cables seem to be much less sturdy than their former counterparts. We have gone through 6 or 8 of them in since they came out. Each time I buy them from right here on the Apple website and within 6 months they are fraying, not charging, not connecting with the phone, or giving me the dreaded "this accessory isn't supported" message. Unfortunately, thanks to the monopoly apple has on these cables, theres noting I can do but come back here and order a new one. So be forewarned, its best to treat these cables like glass.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible horrible horrible

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Went through so many of these over the last few months, so angry and disappointed. The price is way too high for such a low quality wire.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Afton

    If I could give it zero stars I would. I have bought 5 of these cords since December. Purchased an iPhone 5S. I now realize they are under warranty but their is no excuse for the horrible quality. Who wants to wait for a shipping or drive an hour to my closest Apple store that ridiculous. I have many 4S cables and they all still work. With that being said if they don't fix this ill probably won't purchase another iPhone, till the cable is fixed. If I can't charge my phone it does me no good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Designers Should Be Exiled From Silicon Valley

    • Written by from Dublin

    The cord is just 6 months old and inexplicably scrunches at bottom of small end. The cord suddenly stopped working and now I've got to buy a new one. A 1-star rating is far more generous than this...(expletive) deserves.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 Chargers are HORRIFIC

    • Written by from Smithtown

    Apple needs to improve the quality of iPhone 5 chargers or they are going to lose customers. You end up paying HUNDREDS of dollars in new chargers that only last about 1-3 months, if you're lucky. We have 4 iPhone 5's in our house and have had to buy at least 50 chargers in the past year. We have tried every retailer. It's the same with every one!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cord is absolute JUNK -- Zero stars!!

    • Written by from Corinna

    Even though I love my iPhone 5S, I am stunned at the extremely poor quality of the Lightning cord. I wish I'd found some of these reviews before I bought my iPhone, but honestly, I was researching the phone itself. It never occurred to me that the biggest problem I'd experience would be with the charger. My problem seems to be similar to most others'; after about six months, I noticed that if I was using the phone while charging, the connection would flicker. At first it was random and intermittent, but steadily got worse. I would have to set the phone on a solid surface and then move the cord until the phone was charging, then lay a book or something over the cord to keep it from moving out of place. Now it won't charge at all. There's no corrosion on the plug, so I'm sure it's a loose wire somewhere inside the cord. What a disappointment! I've always been a huge Apple fan, but I will definitely not be buying an expensive replacement from Apple, especially if it will most likely have the same problem.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WHAT I EXPECT FROM A WORLD CLASS COMPANY

    • Written by from TALKING ROCK

    ZERO STARS: FRAGILE. BREAKAGE JUST BELOW LIGHTNING CONNECTOR. COVERING EXPOSED WIRES WITH ELECTRICIAN'S TAPE. CRAPOLA.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Charger cable

    • Written by from Miramar

    They make good phone but they can't make good cables shammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm on you apple

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced junk

    • Written by from Orlando

    Expensive and breaks constantly. I've bought five already in the past six months. Seriously, Apple? People expect more from you. Total disappointment.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WOULD RATE ZERO STARS

    • Written by from Burlington

    I AM ON MY 5TH CABLE IN JUST 7 MONTHS. I TAKE CARE OF THE CABLES AND THEY END UP JUST SHORTING AND BREAKING. NEARLY EVERYONE I KNOW HAS HAD SIMILAR ISSUES. IF YOU DO NOT FIX THIS ISSUE I WILL NO LONGER BE AN APPLE CUSTOMER AND CERTAINLY SWITCH TO SAMSUNG.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling quality

    • Written by from Manchester

    Now on to my third lead in just over a year. I am astonished that apple have failed to get this right, a good quality charging lead would seem to be a pretty basic requirement.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from MONTREAL

    quality = 0
    I want to go back to micro usb where everything is compatible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The reason I will no longer buy another iphone again.

    • Written by from Lasalle

    The worst thing that can happen to apple products. This cable and connector ruined my experience with apple. I used to buy Iphones every year but since the Iphone 5 i was hesitant to get the 5s after having changed cables an actual 11 times since I got the iphone 5 on launch. The cables were all left at home and always had problems charging after a few weeks , I tried dealing with the problem and not making a big deal about it but now these cables and the ways you gotta move them to make them work have damaged the connector of my iphone and now I have to change the Iphone for even a new cable to work on it, will I buy another iphone because of a cable? Never again if it will be a lightning connector Iphone. Never again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing durability

    • Written by from Taipei City

    the construction is super flimsy. My other USB cables that I have had for longer are still in great shape and yet this one is already breaking..

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable stopped working

    • Written by from Houston

    After some months I was having issues for my iPhone 5 to charge, I knew it was the cable because depending on how you move it, it will work or not. Some day it completely stopped working, after taking the cable apart, voilà! One of the internal cables was cut in half. For the record, I keep the cable in the bedroom and never ever take if from there. The cable had the minimum work load a cable may have and never took it outside the room. 'The chain is as strong as the weakest link.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgraceful quality

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    This product deserves 0 stars. The last one I bought was broken right from the box. They last about 3 months even though I try so hard to be gentle with them. They are unusable for my disabled young adult. He is now forbidden to charge his own iPad as his poor motor skills result in a new cable almost immediately. Apple was a leader in accessibility but what good are all those clever adaptations if a person with poor motor skills can't charge their own device. Shame on Apple!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed very disappointed

    • Written by from Grand Island

    ugghhh the terrible quality of this cord. Considering the fact that i am the only one in my family that has a lightning cord it really isn't fun when you don't have a back up cord. I have only had my iPhone 5s for 4 MONTHS not even and the cord breaks and on top of that i think my iPhone 4 phone charger charged faster than this cord and also had a better battery holding. if you do end up getting a this cord at least get a few because it doesn't last long just saying

    8 of 9 people found this useful