• 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.

    13 of 14 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

  • 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.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another replacement...

    • Written by from Mount Pleasant

    I have had the same able that came with my iPhone 4s for over 2 years. Oh it's fully frayed, but fully functional. I haven't had the lightning USB cable that came with my iPad for a year yet, and I have already replaced this cord twice. Shaking My Head….

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionally Superior but Quality Deficient

    • Written by from San Jose

    We use iDevices at our preschool, and like the lightning over the old 30 pin cables, but these only seem to last a few months before needing replacement. Can we get a quality upgrade Apple? I can't remember ever having a 30 pin cable go bad.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spend the cash and buy the Apple brand

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Seems like the other post was related to an off brand not an Apple product. You can find these cords for a few bucks online but you get what you pay for. Generic versions either will not charge or charge so slowly that even after being on the charger overnight it's not 100% full. At least for the Apple chargers and cords spend the money and buy the brand name or you will be wasting your money.

    27 of 44 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.

    11 of 13 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.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... I don't know what everyone else's problem is

    • Written by from Wausau

    I love this cable. It's a lower gauge cable so it's a little thicker than the stock one and what I'm guessing everyone who says it's so fragile does is puts the cable at an extreme angle right before the connector to strip the wiring. Of course it will break if you stress it and yank it out of the socket or the lightning connector but if you're like me and take care of your expensive apple products you will have no problem. With some other long cheap cables that I've bought the charging speed reduced but this cable preserves the original charging speed if you use an apple charger that came with your phone. Don't listen to the uneducated and ignorant reviewers, if you use this cable normally you won't regret your purchase.

    12 of 15 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges phone fast and long time battery

    • Written by from Bemidji

    I'm online again to buy another charger, this is the third charger I'm getting. Apple needs to do something about producing durable chargers. The chargers only last for about a few weeks. The chargers are too expensive to buy a new charger every other week. I've spent close to $100 on buying new chargers in less than 3 months. It's a BIG SLAP on Apple for not been able to produce a common charger that can satisfy it's customers. JUST TOO SAD!!!!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never bought never will

    • Written by from Milford

    I never bought this item, I have only owned aftermarket , which have their faults, but are much cheaper than the ones shown here that seem to fail just as often... Maybe they are one in the same...

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best charger and length fir a charger ever used

    • Written by from Garland

    Super long and nearly goes up to 3/4 the length of my room, now I can usr my iPad and iPhone on my bed while enjoying a poweful charge!

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best adapter in existence

    • Written by from Springfield

    I've used the Apple 30-pin adapter for many years. I've also used other USB formats (micro A, micro B) etc. The Lightning cable is far superior to any of those designs, for several reasons:
    * It is compact.
    * It is reversible.
    * If your Apple device is plugged in, you can lift the device by the cord, due to the way the lightning cable "snaps" into the device.
    * Because of the beveled angles of the charger, you don't have to plug the cable directly into the iPhone/iPad—you can start by plugging it in at an angle and it will straighten out as you push it in.

    While it was unfortunate to have to replace all of my 30-pin adapters when Apple moved to Lightning, it was well worth it.

    40 of 73 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..

    8 of 10 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

    6 of 6 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Still working 1 year later

    • Written by from Fremont

    I bought the 2 m version over a year ago and it is working fine without any sign of wear. However, a 1 m one (that came with my iPhone 6) wore through at the lightning connector end just as so many reviewers have communicated. But all my kids (4) and my wife have had lightning connectors for the past 0.5-1.5 years and it is just one of the six that wore through. With that said, one is too many. Apple makes quality products, but it doesn't take much for otherwise satisfied customers to become disgruntled. Come on Apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from Georgetown

    This cable is ok, I've had two in the last two years and they work fine, but they don't last that long. The insulation at the lightning end of the cable usually breaks and splits, and exposes the wires inside. You can wrap the broken bit with electrical tape but that's a bit geeky. It works though.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Complainers are abusive to their cables

    • Written by from Plano

    I have had the same Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 on launch day 2 years ago. It is used constantly and has no issues or signs of wear. You would think it is brand new except for its discolored from handling for 2 years.

    If you cable is breaking it is because you are not taking care of it and are twisting it too much. There should not be strain on your cable when it is plugged in.

    I think since the Lightning cable was introduced... since it can plug in "either way" people just pick it up and jam it in and puts tension on the end of the cable. They set it down... pick it up and use, set it down... pick it up and use... and every time they do this they twist it further.

    Take care of your equipment people and it will last.

    4 of 4 people found this useful