• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Bought 3 of these cables and with very gentle use they all rip at the end exposing the inner cable. I keep taping where the coating is cracking, but it keeps spreading. Soon the whole charging cable will be wrapped in tape!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Cable in 6 months

    • Written by from Decatur

    Something is inherently wrong with these cables. We don't treat them any differently than we did the old iPhone cables yet these fail at an alarming rate. We used to be able to sell our old iPhones with the original cables but that's no longer an option. Does anyone know of a supplier who sells quality lightening cables?

    What gives, Apple?!?! When are you fixing this?

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable Materials - Steve Jobs Would Be Embarrassed

    • Written by from Vacaville

    The cable frays too easily near the end of the new lightning connector. How could Apple not test this and make a correction to strengthen the cable? Steve Jobs would have NEVER let this faulty product out the door and you know it! FIX IT!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER EVER!!!

    • Written by from Vienna

    Not a good charger! It'll stop working after three to four months. The material is horrible.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty, but necessary

    • Written by from Arcadia

    I got the 5c as a Christmas present a little while back. Since then, I have had to replace it three times, and bought a charger case for the times when the cable would suddenly stop charging my phone while I was asleep. I have also asked friends to borrow their chargers since they had multiple iPhone 5 charger cables at home, but they refused to do so since they had little faith their cables would last much longer and didn't want to spend more money. Understandable, considering the price and ridiculously short shelf life these cables have.
    I have gone through Apple approved and generic charger cables. None seem to last; in fact, it seems that the shelf life is dwindling even more with every purchase. The moment Apple switched the charger cables, I was wary. I knew it was for money. Kudos to Apple for designing a faulty product that everyone needs. You've made yourself a constant income right there.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really really bad

    • Written by from Blackburn

    Had several and they have all broken. For the price they should last much longer than they do

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from Tel aviv

    The lightning cable is faulty. It has been faulty since the day it was conceived. I have had an iPhone5 for about 1.5years, and have since had to replace the cable 5 times. After the first Apple-approved (read "expensive") version of the cable died, I purchased generic cables, these died within 2 months . And so I went back to the apple approved products -both of these died within a few months. Given the ridiculously short life-span of the battery, the cable is quite essential. Well done Apple for creating an endless source of revenue for yourselves in replacement parts. My next phone will not be an iPhone.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be labeled "Fragile"

    • Written by from Fremont

    Lasted only 3 months.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE USB CABLE IS FAULTY APPLE ! FIX IT

    • Written by from Hyderabad

    i've recently bought a new ipad and got the lightning cable with it and in just under two months it stopped working ! i thought it was my fault up untill i saw that many people had the same problem and im sure i wont be buying an iphone if the cable is going to be damaged and i'm forced to buy a new one .. so u better fix it or respond to your customers apple !

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the old charging lead

    • Written by from Murrieta

    While I understand that this new lightning lead is supposed to be great. No fumbling in the dark to figure out if it's the right way up, but this new lead is for the birds. They are tempermental and you have to fiddle with the lead to make it work correctly. If you plug it in to your phone and don't check to make sure the lead is in your phone correctly, you'll come back and your phone isn't charged.... This is extremely frustrating. I've spent more money on these leads for them to break and not work after 30 days! Apple, I love you guys, but please make a less sensitive lead.... Seriously this is ridiculous.

    Sincerely a loyal but frustrated Iphone user....

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    breaks every 3 months

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I'm so tired of hearing "you're just being rough with it" from my mom and "I haven't gotten any similar complaints" from the Apple employees. Whenever this thing breaks I have to hear "that's the *insert number* one I've bought you!!!" This charger is obviously not going to last no matter how gentle you plug it into your phone. It's extremely annoying, especially when you don't have any money of your own to buy a new one.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from Sutton West

    Wow 15 pages of complaints. I hope they will improve on the quality of this cable. I am always careful to plug it in and keep the cable straight but it still tore open the casing and exposed the cable inside. This has happened twice in a short time.
    Using electrical tape for now. Not impressed with how cheap this is and hoping to find a better one out there. Perhaps another company can make them compatible to apple and I will be the first in line to purchase.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy - it'll never last!

    • Written by from Rockville

    As many have noted, they look nice and sleek but don't last long at all. Do yourself a huge favor and shop around for a better option.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, APPLE!

    • Written by from Naples

    I own several Apple products and I do like them, but I'm really getting sick of these charging cords. They stink! For $20 a pop they should last more than 6 months. I do not work, I don't bring my ipad and phone to several places and keep charging...The cables are used once every couple of days in the same spot. This stuff is junk. It's time to listen to your customers and either lower the price in half OR make a better product!!!!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No

    • Written by from Greece

    I've been a apple user since I was in middle School! I still have my 30pin charger from back then working perfectly fine! I had just purchased my iPhone in November 2013 since then every month and half I've gone to the apple store to get a replacement charger from them because it keeps breaking at the same spot. I keep it in the same spot and don't use my phone while it's charging. I'm not happy with this.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Cable is a Nightmare

    • Written by from South El Monte

    I've had almost every generation of iPhone and this lightening cable has been a nightmare. I need to replace it every 2 months, this last one lasted a week. When I purchased it the guy at the store told me "What are you doing to it?" ... Nothing different from the other cables. They aren't sturdy and stopped charging unless they were in a certain position after one week of buying it. I hate them!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad quality

    • Written by from Maastricht

    The old iPhone 4 cables lasted up to years, these don't even last a month. Really bad quality for this rip off price

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought so many, all failed!

    • Written by from Wichita

    At my house we are huge Apple fans. All of us have iPhones, iPads, Apple TV in every room and yes our computers and laptops are all apple. Yet I feel apple should at least reduce the price of their chargers because they are ridiculously expensive for something that won't last long. Please make better chargers Apple! If love you even more. And even more if you would replace all the ons I have already bought!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So unhappy about this cord.

    • Written by from Harrisburg

    I love, love, love my Ipad. I totally hate the lightning to usb Cable. I am very cautious with my cords and I have had to by 7 with in the last 3 mos. Talk about piece of junk!!!!!! Please make a good product at a fair price that will last atleast 6mos and I will be happy.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Improvements over 30 pin negated by poor quality

    • Written by from Dracut

    I have 5 cables (2 from iPhone 5, 1 from iPod, and 2 purchased from apple store directly). 3 of the 5 look like the 4th pin from the left is gone so now I can only get them to work on 1 side of the cable and only if I move it slightly to the side. The oldest 2 are less than 2 years old. I was going to rate this 2 stars then I remembered the price of the cables so I'm knocking it down to 1.

    9 of 13 people found this useful