• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs would have been mad

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Just don't buy Apple's original cable until they fix it.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insulting product at an insulting price...

    • Written by from PLATTSBURG

    Haven't even had my iPhone 5s for a month and the Lightning Cable is already pulling apart at the phone connector end.

    I treat my electronics very well, so this is unacceptable. My girlfriend is probably on her third lightning cable for her iPad.

    This is very un-Apple like. You pay more for Apple products because of the quality. With this junk cable, you're paying for the Apple name and getting garbage.

    Maybe you should look down from that tall ivory Apple, and see that you are dragging your own name in the mud?

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My patience has dried out

    • Written by from Marietta

    I have had every single iphone made. I love iphones and have never had a problem with them. The chargers? Now thats another story. Every single one has fallen apart on me but i would simply go to the Apple store and exchange it for a new one for free once showing and explaining my issue. Now with this new cord i have had more of a problem than any other iphone charger. I reached my max of exchanges at the apple store so i bought 1 from the AT&T store, that broke. Then i purchased one from the apple store, that broke even sooner. Then i went to target, that broke. Then i bought one online that also broke! And Finallly i went to walmart and my charger just broke once again. This new design is just the complete downfall for Apple. I love my Apple products but if this doesnt change i'm going to have to find something else. I would honestly give it NO STARS if i could.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Plymouth

    The first cable lasted 6 months, the second one - 2 WEEKS!!!! I am about to buy a third cable in 6 months. Terrible quality, breaks even with careful use. Seems a cheap toy rather than a quality pricy accessory it is supposed to be. Shame on Apple for making such a low quality product! If I could sell my Iphone without a huge loss, I swear I'd do!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the last straw

    • Written by from Chantilly

    I have lots of bearable issues that I've lived with since the iPhone first came to market. Bearable enough that I moved to the iPhone 5, even though it meant purchasing new cables. Now that I have an iPhone 5 for some time, I can safely say that I believe the Lightning cable may be the nail in the coffin for me.

    They are absolutely horrendous, unreliable, fragile, and poorly designed! A smart phone is like a mini-computer that you keep with you at all times. That means it becomes very critical in my daily activities for both work and personal life. The ability to keep the phone charged so it is useable is by far one of the most critical things. If it's not charged, it doesn't matter how good or bad any of the features are since you can't use it. Something as trivial as a working charging cord should not be a day-to-day struggle! Forget all the features and data sync options the cable supports, just charging is all I want right now!

    If this overpriced, poorly designed, cheaply manufacturer piece of garbage is Apple's way of preventing competition and gouging their customers for more money, it may just cost them customer locality as well. My next smartphone will likely be from HTC. Heck, I might even go with a Windows phone instead of the dead brick!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 6 months

    • Written by from Cary

    Mine that came with ipad air broke after six months. Surprised to see that I'm not alone here. Does this thing have one year warranty? I'm going to buy a 3rd party cable instead. It's ridiculous to charge $19 for a basic cable that won't last.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th charger in less then 2 years

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    This is my 4th lightning charger for my iPhone 5. Every 3-6 months they stop working and you have to hold it a certain way to get it to charge.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible cable

    • Written by from Deer Park

    Between iPhones and iPads in my house, we only have one working lightning cable left, I came on here to look for replacements and am very disappointed. Perhaps it is time to change to the Galaxy... none of my friends/family are having this issue, and my defending apple and my love for the products is falling fast.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by from Crystal Lake

    So apple took something that was basically unbreakable(charging cables) and turned them into an everyday fire hazard. It's actually amazing. Could you imagine someone being on the fence about buying a macbook or iPhone and then deciding not too because the charging cable wasn't attractive enough?? My point is there is no explanation for such a poor design. On the positive note this is a gift to belkin. I have an extended cable for my iPhone that was the same price as the stupidly short iPhone cable and it is built like a tank. Apple seriously needs to fix this though. I just had to replace my macbook cable after only a year and that was 85 bucks. Not cool.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    You get about 6-12 months use - if you're careful

    • Written by from Manchester

    I only got my iPhone 5S in October last year, and was skeptical about all the negative reviews of these cables, given that I've had the older generation iPhone/iPad cables in the past and never had a problem.

    I've always taken reasonable care of my cables (I don't yank them around etc, but neither do I transport them in a foam-lined box). But sure enough, last week my lightning cable just stopped working. No external damage, no careless use or excessive bending of the cable. It just died.

    So I have to buy another cable now.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cable by Apple.

    • Written by from Snoqualmie

    I'm on my umpteenth Lightning cable. They constantly break/fringe at the connection point of the Lightning plug and cable. How hard is it to make a stronger cable? I'm very disappointed that Apple can not manufacture a quality product. If they were $4.99 that would be one thing but at $19.99 a pop, C'mon Apple?

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rotenburg an der Fulda

    After only 6 month cable not working properly... I never had a worse :|

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST Apple Product, even WORST accessory I have ever seen for all brands

    • Written by from Ithaca

    I bought two of them. The first one last for 1 year, the second last for 6 month. The quality is really poor. Just want Apple to know that if you keep making such poor product, no body will ever buy your phones! I would give 0 star if possible.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    needs to be more robust

    • Written by from TRUMBULL

    Well, mine lasted 15 months. I agree with the other reviewers in that it gets scrunchy on the end and stops working. I was pretty careful with it as well.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Eagle Pass

    I dissemble the cable and if Apple make the effort he made to protect the chip that make it reversible to protect the wires inside the the cable it was not a waste of money, one wire inside is not so flexible and gets broken with time.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from North Chesterfield

    I am on 4th charger and it too has stopped working this morning. The first replacement was (free) by Apple, and I had to purchase 3 additional chargers. They work for a few weeks and then stop working. So annoying and costly. Clearly there is something off in the design of it. This is happened to both my IP5 and iPad Mini chargers.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke way too quickly

    • Written by from Millersburg

    I bought this so I could charge while on the road. Within 2 weeks the outer sheath had started breaking. Within 2 months it wasn't reversible, so if I had it plugged in upside down, it wouldn't charge. Now...it doesn't work at all. Less than a year old. Going with after market products now.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    After one week the cable breaks

    • Written by from Vila nova da barquinha

    This cable is so fragile that i've broken 3 of them in 6 months, the building quality is very very poor, just one little bend and the cable breaks

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lewiston

    I expect NOTHING but the best from Apple, and these Lightening cables are a COMPLETE DISGRACE to Apple! Surprised they haven't recalled them they are that BAD! Apple- if your reading these, please redesign the inside of the Lightening Cables and recall all the old ones! That would be the service I would come to expect from Apple. Let's see how they respond to this MAJOR ISSUE!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Manufactured

    • Written by from Richmond

    Gone through 4 cables and my current cables are starting to break connection between the connector and cable. The connection between the connectors and cable are so poorly designed. Really surprised the company sells this, and curious if they put this product through any reliability studies... This is such a simple component, it frustrates me that it's so poorly designed and manufactured...

    19 of 19 people found this useful