• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my second Apple Lightning cord

    • Written by from Arlington

    And it appears that it won't last much longer as well. I never had any problems with the older 30-pin connecter and I'm not treating these newer cords any differently. Can Apple improve this technology or will we soon have a new format sprung upon us?

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    Clearly Apple can not deliver a quality cable. I stupidly thought I'd buy from Apple since it would be more reliable. Should have checked the ratings. They tell it all.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Step up your game.

    • Written by from Dorchester

    I've had my iPhone 5 for about 15 or 16 months and this is the 5th apple cord that i'm buying for my phone. And i bought 3 cheaper cords from the dollar store or eBay and those stop working after a few days. So you guys need to step up your game for these cords.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Creston

    For the price it's not worth it. These cords break in a couple months. The 30pin cords held up WAY better. In a year, I've gone through 5 apple lightning cords. Apple needs to fix this problem... So don't buy it. Not worth the money..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad lightning usb cable

    • Written by from Altadena

    This will be my fourth cable that I have purchase since I purchase my iphone. Can you please make them better.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple cables - same issue of bad plastic wrapping

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    Very disappointed with this product. Although it charges better than the generic cables I have tried, I have had an issue with the plastic cable wrap tearing away near the lightning port of the cable. The same thing happened to my friends' cables in the same spot. This is definitely an issue. Not typical Apple quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger

    • Written by from cypress

    It frayed and broke. They're useless.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Whittier

    Bought two cords, they both broke within 2 months of first use. I've never had this problem with cables before. Sad, because I'm stuck. If I want to use my iPad, I have to buy more cables.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks at lightning speed

    • Written by from Houston

    I think it is called "lighting" because it breaks in a flash. Even though I have been very careful with it, it stopped working after a couple of months. Please believe the one star reviews because they are all correct. I bought the longer cord from the Apple store, not online. Apple, please fix this problem and be loyal to your customers, there is obviously a problem.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality charging cable. I'm thinking of switching to Android.

    • Written by from Fairfield

    Plain and simple, every iPhone charger casing is extremely flimsy and fragile. With it's ridiculous pricing and most of it's 3rd party competitors inability to create a solid charge Apple leave little choice but to buy there over priced 800% or more profit margin product. This would be okay if you only had to buy it once or twice over the period that you own the phone, but when you spend hundreds of dollars on a fairly quality device, no one wants to continually and it seems like endlessly spend $20 on a very much needed accessory. I've tried everything! I've tried buying multiple cables for my home, car, and a portable one to dramatically reduce wear and tear. Over the last 4 months or so, not one but all of my charger have started to wrinkle and the base of the cable that connects to the phone. Two of the three have completely exposed wires. A few years back, I would purchase 3rd party chargers for my iPhone 4 and they worked like a charm. Apple charged about $20 and I bout 3 for about $8 and had almost the same issues, but I also wasn't paying that large overhead for one item. I'm thoroughly disappointed with Apple's quality when it comes to their charging cables. It's like getting stuck in a black hole and spending endless amounts of money on the same product and it's getting tiring. My Android user friends don't have this same problem and their phones are pretty amazing. I'm thinking of switching just because of the charger issues. The Apple Cable is fast and reliable when it isn't broken, but the life of this product is short lived.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst iphone cord ever!

    • Written by from GERMANTOWN

    I'm on third cord for the iPhone 5s. Never had a problem with previous iPhones.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from dayton

    I am very disappointed with the newer iPhone 5, 5s and 5c charger style. I have had to buy so many because they just stop working! I have tried buying original Apple chargers, and the cheaper versions found at gas stations. It doesn't seem to matter which one you buy, they both last a couple of months then just stop working! I feel that apple owes the consumers some type of compensation for their flawed design, that is causing thousands if not millions of apple phone users to have to purchase charger chords over and over. I have read hundreds of forums, complaints, reviews etc.. depicting the same exact issue I have explained here. Does apple plan on doing anything? I would prefer to have the old style. I had an I phone 4 and bought an iPhone 5s in January and in the 3 1/2 years I had my iPhone 4 my chord never broke. If the design wasn't flawed...why fix it? Especially when the new design is awful! Highly disappointed in this expensive Apple product!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple lighting cable is like some cheap Chinese junk.

    • Written by from Wichita

    With all the talents and money that Apple has , yet they can't make a quality cable. A total piece of junk. I am switching over to Samsung phone.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Bronx

    I am ordering my 4th cable in 1 year! These are the worst quality. For the price of the phone they should last at least a few years. They break apart easily and bend all out of shape. ALSO, beware when using a defective one, it will drain your USB connection on your computer!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of 30$

    • Written by from La Place

    This is the second one I'm buying in a few months. I expected much more from apple. I always rave about the quality of apple products, but these cords need to be worth the 30$ I pay for it. At first I thought maybe it's just a dud, things happen I understand. But after reading the reviews it seems more then a few people are not happy with this product.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Had mine for less than 6 months and the original ridiculously short cord started to bulge at the connection point. $30 for a cord? What a rip off and I will not be looking at another Apple product in future.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Least durable cable. Ever.

    • Written by from Alexandria

    2-3 month tops. They fray. Just junk.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Vista

    I'm a huge apple fan, but the Lightning cable's are costing me a fortune. I'm almost tempted to go to a Samsung phone. I don't mind paying the extra dollar if the product is going to last for more that a month. They always rip no matter how careful you are. I've bought non brand and brand and I have to say Iphone4 cable was way better!!!! Cmon Apple!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So annoying

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Apple must come up with a better quality cord. I have been through countless cords now and its always the same problem. The cable disconnects from both the usb end or the lightening end. The wires are too flimsy. My partner is with samsung.... this is not an issue for him or any of my other friends who are not apple users, so why apple? Why continue to let this happen? just make a better product, or keep finding ways to take money out of your customers pockets. Apple customers pride themselves in choosing the best company therefore we expect to have the best quality. Do something and fast!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Philadelphia

    The cord gets bent very easily at the top. If you treat it well and don't bend it, it still doesn't work. I have bought 6 chargers and I haven't even had my iPhone 5s for a year yet. I've tried different brands of cords and it says not accessible for your phone. The cord just doesn't work and it needs to be fixed this is getting ridiculous.

    19 of 22 people found this useful