• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning to usb cables

    • Written by from grande prairie

    is it too much for apple to redesign these cords to be more durable?
    i know i myself have gone through 6 of these cords in 12 months .... its perhaps due to my job as a driver . But really at 30 bucks a pop here where i live and 21 on line ... it all adds up fast.
    the cords should be more durable for when we are trucking etc..i know not everyone has this problem but i myself know alot of people have the same concern as mine.
    both ends of these cords get worn fast and there is really no extra support around the ends of both . there are other brands out there that are made awesome but after buying two of the other brands and doing updates now those two very durable cords are NOT supported on iphone, ipad or ipod..
    when investing alot of our money as we each do into our apple products - is IT THAT HARD FOR APPLE to redesign a more solid cord? and make them longer...
    OH and how about the horrible batteries in iphone 5 now ... im 20 months into my iphone and it will NOT hold a charge for more then 10 minutes...
    have done all things possible at apple store etc to try resolve battery problem and nothing works..phone batteries should last longer then 20 months for battery life with out costing us apple lovers so much money

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    • Written by from GA

    I have gone through 2 cables since owning my iPhone 5. The original cable that came with the phone broke at the base after 1 year. The second one broke at the base again after 7 months. The Apple support representative I spoke with said that with the receipt I should be able to exchange my broken cable for a new one at an Apple store since I have owned it for less than a year - I guess I'll find out if this is true.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 4 months

    • Written by from Houston

    Only lasted 4 months (almost to the day) before it started shorting out on the end that plugs into the phone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Emitted Sparks

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    I recently plugged in my phone Lightning to USB Cable in the car, because my less than one year old iPhone 5 does not keep a charge, and I looked down and the cable had broken open and was emitting sparks. This was extremely alarming and could have been catastrophic if not caught in time. Extremely disappointed in this product as I had it for less than a year. I expect more from Apple products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what were they thinking?

    • Written by from Voorhout

    This cable is almost unbelievable. I have my 5s since januari this year and i already wasted 3 cables! I am not doing anything special or extraordinary with these cable other than plugging in and out. I am not rolling them up, bending them or other activities that might wear the cable out. It is just a way to overpriced piece of garbage and i really think that this is my last iPhone i have ever bought.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and fragile

    • Written by from Mississauga

    lasted just under 12 months on average use. Apple should offer free replacements for cables that don't last at least two to three years

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Both my Iphone 5 and Ipad minis original cable failed

    • Written by from Weston

    I own two devices with the lighning connector and the cables on both failed within a couple of months. They are very fragile and unreliable, sure they look nice but can´t handle normal use, They should at least last as long as the old 32 pin connector which I have on an ipad 3 and is still working fine. i bought extra apple cables and they too failed in less than ten weeks. My advice is to find an apple certified alternative that has the bulkiest connector and cable size. Amazon basics last a little longer ansd is better built, although being bulkier also means theymay not fit certain protective cases. The aggravation from having to buy cables all the time is making me consider micro USB android devices where cable failure is a non-issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Depressing

    • Written by from Columbia

    Unusual quality breaks with normal use, I Am highly unsatisfied not usual apple quality they can do way better

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE CABLES JUST LIKE thE GARBAGE ADAPTERS TO LAPTOPS

    • Written by from cincinnati

    APPLE HAS LET ME DOWN AGAIN WITH MY I PHONE CABLE I HAD IT THREE MONTHS AND ITS DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. SUGGEST BUYING ANOTHER CABLE AS A BACK UP OR YOU WILL BE IN A SITUATION LIKE ME HAVING TO WAIT TO BE ABLE TO RECHARGE PHONE. I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY LAPTOP ADAPTER IT TOO IS JUNK AND HAD TO REPLACE TWICE. APPLE I AM STARTING TO BELIEVE THEY ARE A SCAME CUZ HOW DO YOU HAVE ONE OF THE BEST COMP AND PHONES ON MARKET BUT THE ACCESSORIES ARE GARBAGE AND ALWAYS HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Useless

    • Written by from Paramus

    I've had an iPhone 5 for just over a year and I've been through 7 of these. They stop working constantly and there's nothing that can be done to fix that, and they aren't cheap. iPhone 4 cords are frayed, bent, and/or hanging by one small wire and still work completely fine. I don't how these continuously break. There's nothing anyone can do because this is the only way to charge an iPhone 5 but it's a complete scam. They shouldn't have changed the charger in the first place.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior product for a brand that boast "superior" quality.

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    There is nothing that I could possibly write that hasn't been already said, therefore I will just add to the justified complaints of a product that is poorly made. These charging cables for the Iphone 5 are simply laughable and despicable. This is coming from someone who takes care of his possessions. I have multiple charging cables, so the fact that I have to replace them within a year of each other is infuriating and annoying. Apple, Do better. You can create cutting-edge technology, but can't find a way to make a more durable charging cable? It makes the company look like a complete joke. I'm sick and tired of it. DO BETTER.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very poor quality

    • Written by from Paimio

    The cable breaks very easily.... Learn to make durable cables Apple this is ridigilous!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I have to buy this cable for the second time in two years (counting the one came with i5, it will be the third one).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awfullllllll

    • Written by from Wellington

    This is my 5th charger in 6 months smt I'm going to switch over to samsung cuz this is crazy highly disappointed

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is worthless

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I've had to replace this cable 3 times now. It just stops working. Very upsetting, and whats worse is its not like this is something that you can do without. You need the cable to be able to charge your phone. Apple needs to come up with something that is more durable and lasts. I've also had similiar problems with my cable for my IPHONE 4S, same issue. So in my opinon it is the quality of the product. It absolutely stinks!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Washington

    Just read all of the other terrible reviews. Cable came apart right where it attaches to the lightening plug. Total garbage. Wish I could give it 0 stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 7 months!!!

    • Written by from El Dorado Hills

    Wow, never thought I would find a rotten apple in the tree *pun intended*!!!! I bought this phone in November and the charger broke in June!!! It said it could not support accessory!!!!! I tried everything to get it to work, but nothing helped. The same thing happened to my friend! She had to buy a new one. I hope apple can fix it in the next generation of products. Very disappointing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    Breaks down after only a few months of totally normal use. I've gone through 2 of them in the past 7 months and now have to go get another, and all the charger does is sit in the same place. In every instance the connection would get worse and worse until finally the lightning head would break. In this last instance the lightning head broke completely off. Its really annoying having to worry about how long each one will last since it's absolutely necessary to have for the phone to not be a really expensive paper weight. It might not seem like much but having to throw away an extra twenty some bucks every few months on a cord gets aggravating after the third time it happens. Garbage

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from hillsdale

    these chargers don't even deserve one star. apple really disappointed with this one. i owned my iPhone 5s for a mere 3 months before the charger that came with it broke. now every week or two I'm picking up a new one from all different stores because every charger made for the 5 and up is complete garbage. every single one of my friends have the same exact problem as well. if apple doesn't fix this problem, it could be a deal breaker when upgrading my phone in a couple months!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever

    • Written by from Oakville

    Been thru 4 cables already.... Apple smarten up, if anybody remembers Tandy Computers they tried to pulled the same thing with propriety devices and cables and look where they are now.. Not satisfied with any apple products lately the quality has been going down hill

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