• 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!

    20 of 21 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.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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!

    17 of 18 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.

    15 of 17 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.

    16 of 17 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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I like my lightning cables. I've had mine since I got my iPhone 5 Sept 2012, and have never had any problems. It is a smaller connector than the previous gen, multi-directional, and have not had any problems relating to durability. Does what it's supposed to do.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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!!!

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Best

    • Written by from Langley

    I’ve bought non Apple cables and now this one. Excellent product. Works well in a vehicle plugged into the front, even when plugged in the rear passenger can use my iPhone. Perfect at home sitting in my favourite chair or in bed. I bought this a long time ago and I’m still very thankful I did and you will be too.

    3 of 9 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!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple charger cable not worth the money

    • Written by from Silver spring

    I have had my iPhone 5s for about a year now. During this time I have gone through 4 of these cables! No matter how I lay the cable down it seems to tangle and become loose thus causing my phone not to charge. I believe Apple should take a look at an alternative material to use when producing these cables as its clear to me they are flimsy. I hope they read reviews, because charging $30.00 for a cable (No adapter included) which breaks or malfunctions after a handful of uses is unreasonable. Please fix the issue

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was nervous with the reviews... but I love it!

    • Written by from Rutland

    I saw how many people were having terrible luck with this product, but I took a chance with it. I have had it for over two months now, and I haven't had a single problem. It charges my iphone very quickly, doesn't overheat, no problems with connectivity. It was a great purchase!

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great cord

    • Written by from Shreveport

    I bought this cord to have a longer lightning cord and am very pleased with it. I see all kinds of reviews about iPhone cords not lasting long. I have had every iPhone from the 3 to the present 5s and have never had a cord fail. Yes I am careful with them. I only pull on the plug, not on the cord and I don't kink them, i roll them up. Granted, I do not have to carry one with me to work as my battery keeps a charge through work hours so mine are only transported when I travel, but even if one does have to carry one with them every day, how in the world does it stop working in a month? Just use common sense and be a bit careful. Even my husband (who is a bit careless with his phone and cord) has never had one fail.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it at all

    • Written by from Chatham

    I am now buying my 5th cable. They continue to fray and break down without there being any significant use. I am so disappointed but what is my alternative?

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rockford

    I've gone through 5 cables and the sixth is on its way out. I love the Apple brand as I have everything Apple, with the exception of a TV that they have yet to produce. They better fix this with the iPhone 6 coming out soon. If not, they will lose a loyal customer to Android (ughh)...

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from buckie

    These chargers are one of the worst chargers in the world. I don't bend or play with them while my phone is charging and they brake. They are the most flimsiest and thinnest chargers in the world and most easy to brake. If Apple wants to carry on making money and keeping customers happy the they really need to think of ways to make the charger stronger and less harder to brake and bend. It's ridiculous. Get it sorted

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless cable

    • Written by from Blowing Rock

    I'm ordering my fourth lightning cable for my iPad retinal display...doesn't matter what length it is?.it breaks where the cord attaches to the lightning plug...This is ridiculous...I'm going on a month long trip to Africa and will have to take a spare just in case. I hate this product.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm very upset

    • Written by from McKinney

    I have purchased 2 iPad airs, an iPad mini, and 2 5s phone sthis year replacing all of our old previous gen gear. Also bought another 27" iMac (3500.00 model) and another Thunderbolt Display.

    ALL of our cords on the iPads and phones have gone belly up. I travel extensively and HAVE TO HAVE my gear working and charged. Going to my local apple store today with a handful of bad cords. They better replace them AND give me spares.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised, so far has lasted 1.5 years

    • Written by from West Linn

    I don't know what other people are saying about it breaking every month or so, but I've had mine since I got my iPhone 5 1 and a half years ago. The original cable still works perfectly, and is a great product. Thank you Apple!

    3 of 10 people found this useful