• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriating. Why isn't Apple doing anything about this?

    • Written by from Portland

    So angry and disappointed. How many abysmal reviews will Apple get before they address this incredibly expensive and infuriatingly simple issue? These cables are garbage and stop working for no reason. I'm sick of replacing them. Everyone else is obviously sick of replacing them. Get your act together, Apple. If you're going to force people to buy expensive proprietary accessories, they should actually work.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Angry

    • Written by from Hialeah

    I don't know how many chargers I have bought for my iphone5, connectors, every color, I have bought them from apple and from other different stores. They all break after a couple of days. This iPhone 5 has cost me sooo much , nothing like the 4s. The charger was so good that I still have it and it works perfectly fine, too bad I got rid of my 4s BIG MISTAKE. Why doesn't Apple do something about it? This is ridiculous.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about ready to go back to my Android

    • Written by from Tulsa

    Apple, why won't you fix this cable issue. I have bought 3 Apple original cables direct from you and they stop working after a few weeks. This design is obviously seriously defective. I'll going to have to sell my iPhone 5S and go back to Android just because I can't get a decent cable to charge my phone. Infuriating. It saddens me that a company that used to take pride in it's high quality products has given in to manufacturing cheap quality products made in China I gave you several tries, but you just lost another customer.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work Well

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    I have had to replace my original cord so many times it makes me wonder whether it is worth getting the newer iPhones if they use this lightning cord. I have purchased a minimum of five cords within the last year and one-half since I purchased my phone. This is ridiculous and I have yet to see a response from Apple.

    Apple do you hear our complaints?

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give ZERO stars if I could

    • Written by from Melrose

    What is up with these chargers?! I am on my 4th one now and they just STOP working. It's incredibly frustrating and as other have said it is very UN-apple like for them to not acknowledge the problem or back their product. After a couple months, I plug it in and it's buzz buzz charging buzz buzz not charging then I get a message that the accessory is not compatible...um it's an APPLE product. Then they stop working all together. I've been an iPhone user for the past 5 years but this issue with these chargers has me reconsidering iPhones. I also think the fact that they won't properly charge the phone is killing my battery much quicker. Totally disappointed with Apple.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Lightning to USB Cable

    • Written by from Amarillo

    This cord lasted 3 months. It will not charge my ipad at all. I will look for a better product to charge my Ipad if one exists. I think the cord connector is flimsy and looks to be stretched where it connects to the plug.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    charged

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    my 2nd charger just ripped, the plastic is too thin, and the wires are too thin also. I would like a new one, but from a different brand.

    128 of 232 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They just quit working.

    • Written by from Martinsville

    Too much money for a short lived product. Come on Apple you can fix this. If not Lower the price. Please.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Willis

    The phone is great, the cable is terrible. The cable gets broken internally just beneath the connector ending up with an intermittent connection and eventual failure. My older non apple phones never needed a replacement cable EVER. This lightening cable is terribly fragile.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable grade cables

    • Written by from Kingston

    The idea works great, and are well engineered. However, I think they are deliberately fragile. I am on my third $30 cable now, less than one year in. The durability of this cable is worse than the fake one I got off ebay.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last long!

    • Written by from pacoima

    Complete bs apple! They update their firmware so you cant use 3rd party cables and buy their cables. Now, if thats not bad, the lightning cable itself does not last long! I bought TWO genuine apple cables and both have some pins corroded/burnt out. Thanks apple! Extremely dissatisfied

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cord

    • Written by from Granger

    Cord did not even last 2 months, and looks like new. Also plan on waiting an hour to get a new one if it breaks after driving 45 minutes to one of their apple stores. Terrible customer service. Not sure why everyone likes this apple stuff so much. Over priced junk!!!!!!!!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks very easily

    • Written by from Patchogue

    My 17 year old son received an iPad Air for Christmas and two of these cords. He is not rough with the cords and uses them to charge the iPad when he is not using it. One of the cables has already broken inside the casing and it was less than 5 months old. For $30 I expected this product to last a lot longer than 5 months.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RIP OFFS

    • Written by from mascoutah

    These chargers are a rip off. I have been through around SEVEN chargers now after only a few months. I have tried this product, as well as the amazon knock off product, but neither work. This product has caused me A LOT of frustration and money. I am one very unhappy customer, and have honestly thought about switching phones just to save money in buying more and more chargers.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turtleneck

    • Written by from Acton

    This is going to be the second replacement cable I'm buying. I find it ridiculous that Apple cannot solve this problem of the cable getting a "turtleneck" and then stop working after a few days. Since I do not have time to go to the nearest Apple Store, I have to wait for shipping and I cannot use my device until then. If these cords cannot last more than 6 months, they shouldn't be so pricey. Overall, I'm very disappointed in this product.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE

    • Written by from Greenbrier

    I have been through 4 apple brand lightening cables in 6 months. What is the problem Apple? Please fix this.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord for iPad, 3rd one DUDES!

    • Written by from Dobbs ferry

    This is my THIRD cord for my iPad. They always break at the computer connection. If I spend $30 more dollars, they'll mail it to me for free. Hahaha!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Cables

    • Written by from Highland

    Every single cable I have owned frays and breaks in the exact same spot. At first I thought I was being too rough on them however for the last two I have taken great care to keep them nice and still the same results. The rubber material you use now, APPLE, is garbage and should be replaced with a new more durable rubber.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Cable

    • Written by from Idaho Falls

    I purchased this cable from an Apple store and it only lasted a couple of months. The cable is not thick enough and is susceptible to bending and breaking.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger so far

    • Written by from London

    Its actually one of apples worst models ever. To be honest, they need to make another charger for iPhone 5c and 5s because this cable wire does not last very long at all. Its only been less than 2 months and already im going to have to buy another one; which will be my 3rd or 4th one within a Year and a half. If i never had an iphone 5 i would never use it, i honestly would never recommend it, however theres no other charger/ cable possible to use with an iPhone 5.

    22 of 25 people found this useful