• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY poorly made.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    i'll start by saying there's nothing wrong with the function of the cable itself. it charges the devices that it's supposed to charge without any issues, it's the length and quality of the actual materials that are questionable. if you're simply using this to charge your devices overnight without actually using them, then this will be more than fine. 5/5 rating for that. however, if you like to use your devices to any extent while they're charging, i strongly suggest spending more money for something better.

    as i said before, the length is fine if you're leaving it to charge UNTOUCHED. it does become a major issue when you want/have to actually use your devices as the insulation on the actual wire is very thin is damaged easily. i was left without any warning when mine stopped working, and couldn't charge my phone for 2 days. with no other alternate ways of charging my phone, my $700+ device was COMPLETELY USELESS. i had plugged my phone in to charge and didn't notice that the cable was bent at the time and when i woke up the next morning, my phone battery was at 89%(instead of being completely charged). i had to nurse the remaining battery for the next day or so and was unable to purchase a new one until 2 days later(my phone eventually ran out of power and was completely unusable). i would only get this cable if i had absolutely no other choice, or if it was free. it's definitely not worth the price on here or in any "authorized retailer". this is a classic case of buying simply for the brand name. pretty much EVERY 3rd party cable is better than this one, and cheaper and/or better made as well.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks so easily, Go back to the 16 pin cable format were much more durable

    • Written by from Sterling

    I'm on about my 5th lightning cable, they are way too fragile and just break/separate no matter how 'nice' to them you are. And the lightning cables I bought for the teens in our house, forget about it...those don't stand a chance. Please go back to the 16 pin cables, those were much sturdier and more durable..as you can see from all the negative reviews on these tiny, hard to grip to pull out, lightning cables.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from FORT WORTH

    Currently on my fourth cable and still counting! The plastic on both ends tend to loosen after about three months and the wires inside break really easily. Please save all apple users and fix this horrible product or just in total design a better, long lasting guaranteed cable. Not recommended product but there isn't anything else to recommend...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective design

    • Written by from San Bernardino

    I charge my iPhone 2x/day. This thing only last about 3 months. That's about 180 times of use. They should last at least 1,000 inserts like standard usb cables. Apple needs to make a cordless charger standard on their next iPhone! Apple, look at these negative reviews!!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Altamonte springs

    This different design made me buy an adapter for my stereo which I was fine with. The USB cord, however, is way too short. It barely reaches my nightstand from an outlet that is right by my bed. It scrunched up within just a few months of me getting it and it would no longer charge my phone. I bought a generic brand USB cord and it was perfect! It was longer and it never scrunched up. Since the latest updates, my phone has warned me that uncertified products such as this one may not work reliably with my iPhone. Well, it's extremely frustrating that Apple can't compete with these BETTER products and are attempting to force customers to buy their mediocre accessories.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment :( REALLY WORST

    • Written by from Santa clara

    APPLE PRODUCTs are named for good quality BUT unfortunately the USB cable for charging iPhones are really BAD. every time when we buy the new one it will start breaking near the connector neck in next 60 days. Very Poor Design and the cables are really bad. I don't know $20 is worth to get such poor cables from APPLE:(

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse cable ever!!!

    • Written by from Newark

    Im on my 5th usb cable. The end that connects to the phones keeps on getting loose. The wires protector is so thin that the wires inside they break apart worse cable ever!!!! We should be able to take them in to an apple store and get a new one for free

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Cranbrook

    This cable will last between 6-9 months before it fails.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never An Issue With This Cable

    • Written by from Holyoke

    I have had the same cable since my upgrade to iPhone 5S 2 years ago. The cable and charger came in the box and have never let me down. I am reading through all the negative comments on here and having owned the iPhone 4, iPod, and iPad that all share the same wide pin adapter I think Apple went out of its way with regard to innovation to redesign the housing, motherboard assembly, and all associated peripherals that will run the new equipment with these cables. This cable is not as fragile as its predecessors. We all need to remember that they are not meant to be wrapped around fingers or just yanked out of the sockets or bent at angles that NOTHING should be bent at. My cable is going to last until I ipgrade to the iPhone 6, and then when I hand this phone down to my daughter it will be broken. Do I know why? Yes. Because my daughter is not careful with her electronics, falls asleep with iPad and iPhone in bed and cables bent awkwardly as she sleeps. Do I get mad? No. Why. Because the cable was designed for people to use per the instructions and though I looked, there was no section on protecting a cable from a teenager. Sorry, everyone, but some (not all) of us need to look at what we are asking these cables to do before complaining. Yes, I do understand that manufacturing errors can arise and affect a large amount of material and those need to be dealt with. Giving it 1 star for being too short? Cmon...

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best connector out there...PERIOD!!

    • Written by from Irvine

    Even USB is now copying the Lightning connector. Fantastic design. Have been using mine ever since it was released, how many ever years ago. Works like a charm. Most of the people complaining here have never purchased or used it. They are just hacks from competitors, trying to create a false impression about this product. I would accept reviews only from verified buyers.

    6 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The WORST!

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    I had my iPad Air for around 10 months (a very long time!!) and it just broke today I'm so annoyed because now my iPad is on 34% and I've NEVER had a problem with the 30 pin USB cable
    My sister and cousins have the same problem as well I'm sure it's not the port that is broken but it's the cable

    WOW Apple really good quality for a USB Cable !!! ��

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst.

    • Written by from Rotorua

    Poor quality. My charging cable has stopped working, and there are no tears in it at all, just a poorly made product.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks much too quickly for the price

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    I've had my iPod Touch 5th gen since mid-June, and the charger worked perfectly fine up until yesterday. Looking through some other comments, I see I'm having the same problems as many other people (i.e. there is no power coming through when plugged into the wall, and computer gives a "usb device is taking too much power" alert when plugged into a usb port). So, in the end, this is a mediocre cable that only lasts about four months. For a price of $20 plus tax plus shipping, it's absolutely ridiculous.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple satisfaction

    • Written by from San Leandro

    I used to be so emphatically pro Apple products but now I have been very disillusioned since the new lightening cable. I have been through so many Apple pods, pads, and phones with charging cables and no apparent abuse since some of them just sit in one area and do not get pushed, moved or bent. I try to keep one at home, one at work and one in my car
    I have had all of them go out on me after a short period of time.
    As much as I like the product, I will probably go to Samsung and bring my people due to this very common and irritating problem.
    This never happened with the older chargers and my whole family and workforce at my company uses the new ones with same problems.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death of Lightening to USB

    • Written by from Pune

    So I had an extra Lightening cable for office - & what luck that both cables shut down simultaneously. A week before this happened I was getting warning signs & had to tweak the end of cable to get iPhone to charge. Worst thing is this happened just as I loaded iOS8.01 for my Iphone 5 - & now double whammy - My iPhone battery dies within 4-5 hrs with 3G & Data on but my cables fail to charge them well till today both cables committed suicide.
    IS there any option to Lightenign able - My previous design cable for IpAD 1 & Iphone 4 are still working 4 yrs down the line !!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smoked and Burnt

    • Written by from Airdrie

    For the price of this cord, I'm disappointed that today it started smoking where it plugs into my iPhone and burnt me when I went to unplug it quickly so it didn't wreck my phone as well. For an avid user, I really wish the cords worked as well as the rest of the Apple products I love.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by from Boulder

    is there something wrong with all of these other people? I have an ipad 3 and iphone 5. Both cables have had no issues and it's not like I baby them. Just finally got another because I lost one.

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kingsland

    I've had an Ipod, an Ipad, and many androids, but the iPhone 5c is my first iPhone, and I have to say I really love it, but I ABSOLUTLY hate the Lightning charger. It's the most fragile charger I've ever had in my life. So far I've had the phone since March and I've been through 3 chargers. The original charger it came with lasted the longest, the rest only lasted me maybe a month each. This is money that I don't feel like spending every time the cord frays or breaks, or if the tip of the charger breaks off or comes loose. If you want to buy an iPhone go ahead, but I'd suggest getting one that has the normal iPhone charger, those are way better.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Norfolk

    Apple constantly prides itself in quality products. The ONE most important product to own is a well made charger! Otherwise, no device can work properly. I have bought literally SIX of these chargers and they always break and stop working after 2-5 months. It is infuriariting to the point where I do not want to invest anymore into apple products. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kingston

    breaks after 3 months

    12 of 15 people found this useful