• 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 ..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad and iPhone 5 charger cable are pieces of junk!!

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I have 2 iPads less than a month old and both charging cables just stopped working. There's no damage to the cables at all whatsoever they just stop working. These are poorly made and not worth anything! Apple should reimburse customers with a real cable because this one isn't worth the materials they used to make them! They are a rip off!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hermitage

    I have had the apple iphone 5 for 5 months now and have bought Atleast 5 chargers. I am careful and try not to bend them. But they still end up breaking. I use it for maybe a month (or less). Then I will plug it In one day and it will say "this accessory may not be supported on this device" after that, I can charge it. But only at like 3 different angles. And then one day, it will completly stop working. I have always been happy with apples products but these USB cables are the worst product I have seen. Such poor work for such an amazing company.
    If they keep this up for the iPhone 6, I may not even get the iPhone 6.
    But we will see what happens when they make the new USB cable for the iPhone 6. Very poor work, apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail! Non standard cable that does not last

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    My son is on his 3rd one of these since Christmas (about 8 months ago). He usually takes good care of his electronics especially his iPad. The lightning end soon frays and shorts and then charges unreliably. Apple needs to fix or reinforce this design. I hope Apple isn't seriously planning to start using these as Headphone connectors as the rumors say. That would be a disaster. I still have the 30 pin connector from my first iPod and it still works beautifully.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 11 months

    • Written by from RIDGELAND

    I only used this cable for 11 months before it stopped working. Yes, I was extremely careful with it. The price does not suit the quality of the cable. Apple needs to make their cables more long-lasting and durable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years and 10 no longer functioning Lightning Cables

    • Written by from Toronto

    These cords are not durable. A simple twist renders it useless. I love my phone and this cord is necessary, but by the time I've ready to upgrade my phone I will have paid for it twice with the cost of the cables.

    All my old 30 pin cords still work.

    Apple improve your quality on this item please.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cable

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I have 5 lightning cables for almost 2 years now. They are used in various conditions (home, office, and car). There has never been an issue with quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third Cable in 6 Months

    • Written by from Chennai

    The cable is horrible. A few bends here and there and it stops working. Now I can't even figure out which angle it works at because it is totally spoiled. PLEASE, I expect better work from APPLE. I want to get my money's worth. No point paying for an expensive phone when the quality of its charger is so inferior.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement

    • Written by from Teulon

    These are way better than the old 30-pin cables. Only one of mine have broken between the 3 I had for my iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and that was because I lent it to someone who didn't realize that bending the cable breaks it. To all the people who say the cables break to easily, all I have to say is that you need to take better care of it. When you're using it and when you're not, you should be taking care of it. If you do, it'll last long and you won't have to keep buying replacements.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please! 3 cables in a year...

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I like the lightning cable concept, but the wire and strain device is garbage. It is either poor materials or poorly designed. If you are going to use non standard cables and connectors, make them better not worse than micro USB...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Like everyone else, I think this cable is poorly designed at the lightning connector end. One accidental kink or pull on the cord and the wires are screwed. From then on it will be "guess which angle will work" until it just stops altogether. Currently, I have to wedge it against something at a 90 degree angle and hope that it doesn't move. If you travel with this thing, put it in a hard case by itself because it doesn't handle getting jostled about very well.

    I'll contrast this with the old 30-pin connector which has lasted years of travel, being shoved in bags of other equipment and mashed around a great deal. I think there are two problems: 1) the old connector would usually disconnect if too much force were applied on the cord, preventing the wires from inadvertently breaking. You really have to apply some force to the new connector to disconnect it, which opens the door for accidents. 2) the old connector was wider, so easier to grab at the sides without accidentally bending the cord. The new connector is so thin you have to be very careful where you're grabbing it and which angle you're pulling to maintain the integrity of the cord.

    After reading all these reviews, I might just get a bunch of cheap third-party knockoffs that are a fraction of the Apple price. Sad that this has to be a budgeting factor.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a year, which is longer than most have.

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    The cable I have now came with my iPhone5 a little over a year ago. I charge my phone pretty much every night and never use it while charging. This week I noticed the battery was lower and lower every morning when I woke up! I then came to find the little bendy trick people were taking about, and started to mess around with that... Well as of today I can no longer find a position where the cable works. So now my battery is low and I'm not happy I have to go purchase something that should have been fixed my now. . .

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from NA

    works always

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We As Consumers Are Forced to Buy these and Waste Our Money

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    The phone is great but we spend more on these cables a month than we do on gas...thats CRAZY! Especially being a company like Apple, you guys should sell top quality products that last longer than a month. Cable starts to bend and wont charge anymore. I feel like Im doing origami with the cable just to get it charging again...Very disappointed. If Apple doesn't fix this we should all just switch to Androids. I FEEL APPLE DID THIS AS A MARKETING TOOL JUST TO SELL MORE PRODUCTS!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through 4 cables in 9 months

    • Written by from Dallas

    I'm now having to dish out yet another $30 for a (apple wouldn't let me publish the word here) product that doesn't work for more than three months if you're lucky at usual wear and tear. The next phone I get will be a Samsung.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever

    • Written by from Waterbury

    This is the worst cable design ever. The cable is so fragile it's unbelievable that Apple would release such a shoddy piece of work. I've gone through 5 of these since having the iPhone 5. The only redeeming quality is the fact that it's reversible.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems for me

    • Written by from Oregon City

    Don't know what people are doing when they say they're on their 3rd / 4th / 5th cable in a year! I've had mine for 21 months so far - plug my phone in every night, plus it travels with me on business and vacation, when I roll it up loosely (about 2.5" diameter loop). Maybe people are winding it around a pencil... I believe this was $29 when it first came out, now it has at least come down to $19 - still a little steep, but a more reasonable price. Some issue with the price, but have had no issue with the quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Valencia

    I have gone through FOUR cables in the last month because they are so poorly designed. Overall, pretty disappointed. Apple needs to rethink their innovations because they lost it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So bad. If I could give 0 stars I would.

    • Written by from Ashford

    4th iphone 5 charger in a year!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix your cables Apple. Seriously.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I will be replacing my cable for perhaps the fifth time in just over a year. The cable is used minimally and well cared for and still they die one by one. Trust me they aren't on the battlefield or being used as jump rope- it's used on my bedside table and charges while I am asleep.

    While travelling last week I had to bring spare cables just in case one or more stopped working.

    The previous cables were a pain to plug in but they seemed to last longer than a month...

    10 of 10 people found this useful