• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and design

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have replaced my USB cable at least three times. The quality of the cable is extremley poor. Even with proper care, they still break. Is someone going to reevaluate the design of this cable?

    42 of 45 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!

    58 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thinker than the .5 M

    • Written by from Germantown

    I like this 2 M cord better than the .5 M because it is thicker and feels like it will be much more durable.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Novi

    Apple is making it so that third party plugs are unable to comply with their products. I recently just bought a nice 6 foot cord (same length as this one) from Amazon and it has been working for 2 months but is now starting to give me trouble. My sisters only lasted a couple of weeks before it stopped working and I fear mine's days are numbered. Producers have even started to send out disclaimers and recalls. Either way the safe bet is just to buy straight from apple as eventually it will be unavoidable. Also I love having the longer cord, it really makes life easier.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is junk

    • Written by from brownsville

    Ive had my iphone 5s and its charger for about 4 months and I cant believe it does not work anymore! very upset with the quality of chargers overall, family members with androids have never complained about their chargers not working! Im truly upset!

    56 of 61 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 :(

    71 of 77 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.

    121 of 130 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.

    105 of 110 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.

    57 of 60 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.

    105 of 112 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!!

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5 charger cable

    • Written by from Brandon

    i personally do like the new lightning chager, but the cables break all the time. i got an iphone 5 for christmas 2013 and i have went through at lease 3 chargers because the wires inside the cable break and it would no longer charge the phone.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the one

    • Written by from granada hills

    Yep, I bought the cheaper ones on Amazon too, but I should have just bought this one. Been using this for over a month, daily, made to last, longer cable and super fast charge and it appears this will last a long time, don't waste your $', you only need this one.

    6 of 9 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.

    127 of 137 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great usb

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    Better than old 30pin USB. Recommened the Lightning.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Cord Always breaks

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I have bought about 3 of these cords in the past year! Its so annoying how easily they break! Apple need to fix this or give us warranty on our cords so we can get new ones for free!

    41 of 42 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.

    191 of 206 people found this useful

  • 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.

    807 of 903 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The 2m cord is thicker….FYI

    • Written by from Marlboro

    Just got two of the longer iPhone 5 lightening cords…so far, working fine, but be aware that while the connector itself is the same, the cord is slightly thicker than the 1m cord…..could be an issue if you use it with some types of docking stations where you thread the cord into the dock (example: 12South's HiRise Dock for iPhone. I managed to make it work, but have to tape the bottom of the docking station where the cord threads out to keep the cover on it.)

    13 of 14 people found this useful