• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    .. And the Worst Part Is...

    • Written by from Auckland

    Like everyone else, my cord got scrunched and stopped working unbelievably quickly. And it's too short. I do like the lightning cable, but if you can't get the cord right, then maybe you should've not released that feature until you had nailed it. It's not that hard to figure out - if it's not working properly, don't sell it as part of a really expensive phone. The worst part, for me, is that there are cheaper alternatives (knockoffs) that you can buy, but my phone doesn't recognise them to transfer data. So I have to pay for a new cord every 5-6 months, that I know will be broken in no time.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable made

    • Written by from Little Neck

    Too bad I can't give this zero stars. The original cable stopped working in less than a month, the replacement stopped working in less than a week. i am extremely careful with this cable and pull it from the tip. Either the problem is in manufacturing or the design of this cable. How is it that this cable can't even last a week. Now another trip to deal with the "Geniuses". Wonderful phone, over price poor cable.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Irvington

    I got the iPhone 5s last December and have already gone through 3 apple cords and 2 off brand cords. Never again will I buy any apple product because the quality of the products are awful. GOODBYE APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poorly conceived/produced product

    • Written by from South Deerfield

    As others indicate, these cords (in my case 2) can fail fast. In one case, the cord tube frayed for no apparent reason and, I suppose because of this, the wires inside frayed. This occurred after less than a year and I always unplug by pulling the lightening head of the cord - not the cord itself. The other case is more mysterious. There was no outside fraying; it just stopped working.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Think people... think

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Those of you complaining how this cable does not last are such idiots. One 1.5 inch long, $0.0002 piece of Heat Shrink over the Lightning plug end and my cables last for years. My biggest challenge is preventing my kids from losing them, not dealing with the construction of the cable. Should I have to reinforce the cable I just spent $19 on? No. Of course not. But a fraction of a penny and exactly 45 seconds and my cables last forever. Think people.

    2 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just NO.

    • Written by from Youngstown

    Gone through so many this year I can't even keep track. Bought two cables three weeks ago (to replace another broken one) and both just stopped working unexpectedly.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple please!!!!

    • Written by from Caracas

    Just the same as the other 1.486 unhappy costumers, I just can't belive this cable is so poor manufactured that broke so easy.
    If not by your quality standars at least, out of shame, you should fix this, recalling all this cheap cables and making a better and right one.
    It's just unacceptable that you have a product that has 80% of bad reviews based in his poor quality and it is still yet in your stores.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Enough frsutrations to stop using iPhone for good

    • Written by from Hamilton

    This design is so bad, and I mean really really bad. Even after years and years of complain, Apple seems to have done nothing about it. The new lightning cables (for alot of users) just stops working after a while. Yes, it just stops working.

    Reason is (I think) some wire get lose inside the 8-pin board. Why the heck would you design a case that doesn't do its job properly? This is so frustrating. And a replacement costs 21.99, which I again have to replace after a few months. And my phone is less than a year old. Less than a year old, two cable gone! I am furious! And no i cannot risk using a third party cable cause Apply licenses the design out, which means there is some funky circuitry involved which could risk leaving my phone 'brain damaged'.

    I wish i could rate it no star!

    I have considered multiple times to sell the iPhone and jump ship to Android. If the comment filter allowed, I'd be swinging all sorts of nasty words at you, b!#&h.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wore out way too quickly

    • Written by from Bristol

    After only a couple of months of use, this cable started coming apart at the connector end that plugs into the iPad. The rubber covering at the base of the connector started scrunching up, and I had work for several minutes to get the cable into the right position or it wouldn't work. If I moved my iPad, then it would quit charging. Shortly after I started having problems, it completely quit charging.

    I normally prefer to use the original manufacturer's accessories; but in this case, the cable was a huge failure. Apple really needs to reconsider the design of this cable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is why my next phone will be a samsung!!

    • Written by from Kennesaw

    So tired of replacing this cord at 19 bucks a pop!!! might last 6 months if you are lucky!!

    and you can try and off brand a lot cheaper by apple will block you from it with a update even if its apple certified, so tired of apple not addressing this problem I am ready to try something else, cant wait!!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, short and cheap!

    • Written by from Boisbriand

    Expensive, short and cheap lightning cable! I disagree with this Apple Strategy!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable is complete garbage

    • Written by from Lowell

    Purchased a new iPhone 5s ~2months ago. Lightning cable no longer works. Unreal. Now I have to waste time in the Apple store to get it replaced under warranty.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't last more than 2 months

    • Written by from Little Rock

    Yet again, just like the last version, the cable stops working after a couple of months. Seems to be the case with any brand I buy and the same with the car chargers. What a racket.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand new iPhone 6, new cable, 4 weeks in cable starts having problems

    • Written by from Toronto

    Got a new iPhone 6 about 5 weeks ago, i use this same cable connected to my computer, and it stays there. I have a separate cord in my car that i also bought from Apple, and its getting the same problem. About a week ago, I randomly start getting an error "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" shortly after i sync my phone. I say randomly, because when i first plug it in, it works, but some time after i unplug my phone i see this error on my phone screen. This cable doesnt leave my desk, and it breaks down this early.

    Second cable, one i use in my car seems to have the same issue developed, although seems for a different reason. If i look closely on the end that plugs in the iphone, there are 8 connection bits on each side. Some of them seem to have developed a small rash or (rust?) which may be preventing it from getting a solid connection. Ive tried cleaning it off, but that hasnt revived the cable.

    Whats going on Apple? I have a cable here that i got from my iPhone 5 still on my desk and working fine, something broken with the new batch?

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pembroke

    Just bought my tenth cord last week and it's already almost broken. I'm tired of having to constantly buy these faulty cords because the software won't let me use another generic one. Although thanks to your warranty every time one breaks I just go into your store and get a replacement for free so I guess it's like paying $10 for a cord since I get two out of it. Oh well, for now I will be returning every broken cord for a new free one until you make a good enough product to last.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Durability

    • Written by from Colombus

    I have gone through three too many of these chargers. The cable towards the lightning end usually ends up torn or detached. It should be able to withstand normal wear and tear like the micro usb chargers do for androids. It frustrates me that I will have to purchase yet another $20+ cable that will most likely tear in the near future. I don't understand that if this is a persistent issue amongst the majority, then why hasn't Apple done anything to solve it?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super expensive...Cheap Quality

    • Written by from Mountain House

    You sell phones for premium price and people pay for it because of its build quality and iOS. Whats so special about the cable you sell? Either drop the price to reasonable level given its inferior quality or start making cables which last longer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Springdale

    Lightening cords don't last more than a month or two. don't spend your money on these worthless cords. I cannot believe how cheap apple has become. lifelong fan here changing directions on my electronics because i've spent nearly $100 in apple cords in the past 7 months.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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