• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cables are terrible

    • Written by from Chalfont

    Worst Apple product ever! These lightning cables last no longer than 4 months. The original Apple cables and the Apple certified other brands all fail within a few months. I have been through 5 of these cables in a year for one I-Phone 5, what a waste of money.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy product

    • Written by from Street

    I have four lightning cables and each of them now have frayed ends near the connector. This is clearly an engineering problem. If Apple was wise they'd offer replacements.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed in Apple

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I have owned an iPhone since July, 2007 and have never had a problem with charger cords. Until the lightning. Like so many others, my cord failed at the point at which it joins the connector plug. A trip to the Apple store brought no satisfaction in that I believe that I should have been given a free cord for my slightly out of warranty iPhone. Instead, I chose to pay $17 for a replacement. I expect more out of Apple than to be blamed for the cord's demise. Apple needs to own up to the fact that these problems are the result of poor engineering and poor design.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    I have gone through three chargers and apple blames it on me. This is a terrible product.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product

    • Written by from King's Lynn

    I have had my cable for 5 months it has no damage what so ever however it has just stopped working. I looked to buy a genuine one from apple saw the price and closed the web page. No wonder people are buy cheap fake ones off of eBay and damaging themselves. Please sort this out apple.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from White plains

    I have never had to replace a charger with any other phone I've owned. I've had this charger cable for 10 months, and yes, it's covered by warranty- but unfortunately I have relocated to Kenya, so no dice. Bought a knock-off for $18 and I'm hoping this actually lasts longer than the Apple product! It's unfortunate that Apple also make these cables SO specific, bc once it breaks, you are forced to buy a replacement (whereas as I'm sure we all have a number of micro and macro USB cables).
    If they are going to continue making such a poor quality product, they need to start replacing them for free (even past warranty). I would expect much more from an Apple product.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Piece of junk

    • Written by from Richardson

    I wanted to give 0 star..... My family has three iPhone 5 and all charging cables do not work. Apple can not make even a simple hardware. So disappointing and frustrating.. It is a total shame for Apple to produce such a poor quality product.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    • Written by from Evans

    These lightning cables do not last very long. They stop working after few weeks. I have thrown away 4 or 5 (I have lost count) lightning cables in the last 8 months. Please recall this product.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate it

    • Written by from Atlanta

    my charger broke after 4 mouths

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My charger is broken again

    • Written by from Centerport

    I wish I could give this zero stars because despite the fact that they charge your phone relatively quickly they're horrible. The chargers break within a few months of getting them and I really think that apple should change the design because a lot of people are unhappy with it

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cable quality at its worst!

    • Written by from Toronto

    The cheapest of phones would have a better quality cable compared to iphone 5 charging cable. Within 10 months of buying a brand new iPhone 5, the cable near the phone charging tip has ripped off! The silver protective coating inside the white cable has also ripped off and I can see the red and green twisted wires inside. We pay hundrads of dollars to get the best quality. The cables are very disappointing and do not deserve even a single star.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product- Needs to be recalled!

    • Written by from Edmond

    I have gone through more iphone 5s chargers than any other phone in my life! I purchased my phone in march of 2014 its the end of may as of now and ive gone through 3 chargers where they just quit connecting to the phone to charge it! I had the iphone 4s and that charger i had for 2 years with ZERO issues..doing the same things i am now. This product is HORRIBLE! My third charger just broke AGAIN today..I'm now going to purchase my FOURTH one. This is ridiculous! And im not the only one having this issue i have friends/family that are iPhone only users and their phones do the same thing with their chargers...

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    You have to buy them, but they never last!

    • Written by from Daphne

    Ive been a loyal iPhone user for years now. I have had to purchase about 7 cords since upgrading to the new Iphone and they all break. I love the phone, but not being able to charge it, is starting to drive me crazy. I never had this issue with the older models.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quits working after a few weeks...

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    My husband and I upgraded to the 5s about a month ago and have already had to buy new cables. This lightning chargers a joke!!!!!!! Fix it, Apple!!!! You've obviously got mostly one star ratings of this product...

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this 0 stars, I would.

    • Written by from CEDAR RAPIDS

    Everyone is right- this cable is trash. I'm on my second cable. Nearly burned myself because one of the slightly broken ones got super hot one day. Don't use your cables once the protective casing is cracked. Has anyone found a better option? I'm not buying another apple USB-lightening cord.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Iloilo City

    The one that came with my iPod Touch didn't even last a year. After that, I purchased two fakes and of course they didn't last longer than a month. I finally purchased my 4th lightning cord from Apple, expecting for it to last a year but apparently I was wrong :) The time you spent working on the fingerprint sensor for the 5S could've been used in developing your defective lightning cord. The $20.00+ my dad spent on this was not worth it. At all. I could've bought a lot of McDonald's burgers with that money.

    I barely heard any Samsung users complaining about their chargers/usb cords to be honest, just to give you a heads up :)

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am tired of throwing away broken charging cables

    • Written by from Scarsdale

    When I first bought a lightning connection device I was upset they cost $19 each. But, I am now much more disturbed by how often I have to throw them away. It is amazing Apple can't make a rugged connector. I have lost count of how many cables that serve my family's five devices that have died. I am extremely careful with them but they keep failing. The 30 pin wires used to get so dirty I would have to periodically clean them. No lightning cable has lasted long enough.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Design In History of Apple

    • Written by from Palm Desert

    If I could give it zero stars I would. The Lightning cable corrodes, rips, twists and basically falls apart very quickly. It is not a durable product and prone to fail far too easily with normal use. The free replacement program is hardly a solution when the entire purpose of the devices this cable is designed to power, is to increase productivity and improve quality of life. Repeatedly returning defective cables (and they are all defective) on a routine basis is a complete waste of productive time. This cable design is deeply flawed. I will not purchase another apple device that requires a lightning cable.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from Sachse

    I have two iPhone 5s, iPad mini and two iphone 5c's all cables but one no longer work. I take very good care of all my belongings and have taken extra precautions to ensure I handle the cables delicately to no avail. The cables are less than 1 year old so I will be setting up an AppleCare appointment but i am extremely disappointed with the quality of the lightning cables this far.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy piece of garbage

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Had 2 break in less than a year. In the same spot at the end of the lightning part. Definitely not worth +$20 dollars. Or $1 for that matter

    15 of 16 people found this useful