• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ordering yet another cable

    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    Well, I am now online ordering yet another cable for my daughter's iphone 5. This is at LEAST the 4th or 5th cord I have ordered for her in the past year. All of a sudden, they just stop working. If it was some $5 cord that I got at the dollar store, I would understand, but this is an Apple product. NOT what you would expect. . .and for there to be no acknowledgement from Apple that these cords do not work when reviewer after reviewer says the same thing is just so. . .un-apple-like. Usually, they are so responsive. Is anyone listening at Apple? Figure out what is wrong with these cords or compensate the consumers by replacing them for free.

    1952 of 2171 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality!

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    The iPhone 4 charger was a much better quality cord. These cords keep crinking despite how careful I am. I am on my 6th cord in less then a year and a half. Apple refuses to cover it and its really making me angry. I never had this problem with my iPhone 4 charger. Apple… why won't you back your own product?

    1013 of 1137 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You can return a broken one! Don't keep repurchasing!

    • Written by from Fairfax Station

    As with many of the reviewers here, our iphone 5 cords don't last very long. However, it's good to know that their products are covered for a year. You can take broken cord into apple store with receipt and they will give you a new one.

    If you keeping buying new ones, they will never fix the problem (they're making too much money off us). As long as we are returning them every month or two (which is about the amount of time they last), they'll lose money and fix the stupid cord.

    640 of 659 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from brooklyn

    i've gone through 3 chargers already and i've only had my iphone 5 for about 5 months. My sister has gone through 3 . My boyfriend has gone through 5. i do not travel with my charger and i always handle it with care. Its always in the same place, but it NEVER FAILS TO BREAK. i've never been so disappointed in apple. There is no reason these chargers should be breaking especially not for this ridiculous price.

    429 of 522 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The lightning cord will be the death of my iPhone experience.

    • Written by from castro valley

    No need for a 300 word limit. One word. TRASH.The cords are trash and have "forced" me out of the Apple family. Steve, if alive, would not have let this continue for so long.

    356 of 399 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than old cable

    • Written by from covington

    This is my 3rd lightning cable. Cables broke easy. Phone dont recognize cable sometime, it's show screen can't recognize cable.

    367 of 439 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn


    THIS IS UNFAIR AND UNJUST . We all should complain more as this is ridiculous !!!

    314 of 344 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should know better

    • Written by from Thornton

    This charger is horrible period. I've bought 3 in the last 6 months and none of them last more than 3 months. I've treated them well and that doesn't even seem to make difference in the amount of time they last. The part of the softer cord nearest to the lightning pin always seems to be the part that defaults the fastest.

    294 of 318 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This wire is horrible

    • Written by from Yonkers

    While at first the wire may seem fine just like the old one did, it is horrible in the sense that it stops working very easily, even if not damaged at all. I've gone through about 15 of these wires in the last year and that isn't even an overstatement. Apple needs to work on these wires a lot because this problem isn't just for me, but for most ppl I know who use the wire. Luckily when I bring it into the Apple store they just replace it for me but that's such an annoyance.

    278 of 307 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful charger

    • Written by from Northbrook

    I am tired of buying these chargers. This charger over heated and broke on me twice!!!!!!!!!!! I have had three of them and they all did the same thing. I suggest you get the lighting to 30 pin adapter cause this one stinks!!!!!!!

    248 of 291 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I expect from Apple - junk!

    • Written by from Chino

    I really tried to give you guys a chance but here we go, a useless piece of junk! My daughters cable lasted less than a month! IU thought maybe she was the cause but just read these angry customer's comments Apple! There are no visual signs of abuse or damage, just a non-working cable that costs a fortune. For an $800 dollar iPad, this is very ridiculous! You are about to lose another customer for good Apple - now I will be trading my iPhone for a real phone, Android!!!

    220 of 267 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable no longer works

    • Written by from Edison

    The cable i purchased no longer works. It lasted for about 4 months. I've had an iPhone since the 3G, and this is the first time I've been disappointed with an Apple product. It seems like this isn't an isolated issue. Please fix this Apple.

    185 of 201 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $30+ for a cable w/o the adapter. That's right, a cable.

    • Written by from SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

    This is more of a gripe with the design of the lightning cable. This may not happen to everyone, but the connecting part of the cable to your iPad Air or device is quite fragile. So when you have to resort to the very SHORT cable that came with your device (my iPad Air came with an extremely short lightning cable), you risk having that connection part of bending and possibly worse: snapping.

    We all know that Apple's pricing is quite high. In fact, I thought it was pretty outrageous to dish out another $100 for 16 more gigs of disk space for my iPad Air, but $30 for a cable? That's just as bad as dishing out $40 for a flap cover (aka: Smart Cover). So granted, this 2 meter lightning cable should have come as standard with my iPad Air, but it isn't. Since the original cable that came with it already snapped, I had to buy this one. And guess what? No data or charge can run through it. I ended up having a defective cable and had to go back to my local Apple Store, wait for almost an hour, just to get another one. Horrible.

    173 of 187 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk for a premium price.

    • Written by from Prince George

    Cable didn't last 6 months.

    159 of 173 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cable

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    The charger cord my second in nine months has now stopped functioning This is very disturbing having paid a premium price.

    153 of 164 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Decatur

    Ha!!! No need to even utilize the 300 word count! A PIECE OF JUNK!!! Apple should be ashamed! This is my 3rd cord in only 3 months. APPLE YOU GUYS REALLY NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE AND COMPENSATE THE CUSTOMERS! Very unhappy :(

    95 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Liberty Lake

    I have to buy ANOTHER cord because mine has stopped working AGAIN! I'm not a repeat customer becuase the product is good, I'm a repeat customer becuase I have no choice if I want to charge my Iphone 5. I've purchased my last Apple product. If this 4th cord fails, Im simply getting another phone...that isn't Apple. Ive got a MacBook pro and an Ipad and I've long been a loyal Apple customer (since 1985) , but I'm done! Showing this level of disrespect for your customers isn't a way to build a base of supporters. I'm tired of tossing out $30 for a cord that stops working after a few months becuase you think you have us over a barrel. You don't!

    88 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hamilton

    I am writing this on every cable review for the IPHONE 5's, I have bought 2 cables and received one for Christmas. All three are already been pulled apart. I do not abuse the cables at all. I have tried grabbing it in different places. And they still get pulled apart. First they start not charging and I play around and push it in more and then it will work. They are poorly made, I never have bought another charger for any apple product EVER! Seriously thinking about switching over to a more reliable and better quality manufacture!!

    83 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working easily

    • Written by from Burlingame

    First it stopped working on one side now both sides stopped working. Guess I'm forced to buy another one.

    74 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple cords break 2 easy

    • Written by from SOUTHAVEN

    I paid $1000 for the iPad Air and I have paid a lot of money for every iphone that has come out. I don't understand why Apple will not listen to the customers about the quality of these cords! They know u have to have them and. U will end up buying them. For $1000 ipad Air I should have gotten a 10' Cable. I am loyal to apple I have bought 2008 MBP , 2013 MBPR, 2009 iMac , 2013 iMac , 17" MBP 10 iPhones many printers several apple TV's several Airport time capsules and airport extremes many accessories well over $15,000.00 . I expect these ipad and iphone cords to be as good as the computer and laptop cords. 3rd party cords won't fit with 3rd party cases like the life proof case u have to use apple only!

    78 of 91 people found this useful