• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke easily

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I've never had a problem with my phone chargers, not of my iPhone or iPod chargers have ever broken in the past even after 2+ years of use.

    It's been about half a year and my iPhone 5 charger has already broken

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy equipment

    • Written by from Niles

    For the amount of money I'm paying for 2 iPhone 5s I would expect the charger cables to last more than a few months! C'mon apple!!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable

    • Written by from Londrina

    Is very expensive for it's durability
    The cable is simply disposable.
    You will use it for no longer then 4 or 5 months and you are done... It just stops working.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Glendale

    I'm an avid Apple fan and I've gone through 3 exchanges of the lightning cord now. I've never seen an official cord wear out so fast under normal usage. I handle it the proper way, pulling out at the base, not the cord part, but it still fails eventually. Not sure what the issue is here, I wish Apple would make a better cord that wouldn't wear out after a month or two.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A let down

    • Written by from Niagara Falls

    I've had my iPhone for 5 months and my charger isn't working anymore because its not durable enough to handle regular use. this is very disappointing compared to previous apple products and this was thought to be "the next big thing." I love my iPhone but I'd like to be able to charge it to use it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I bought this Iphone not that long ago and this cable is not working anymore. I take care of it...so as other reviewers mentioned it is due to bad quality.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by from Corman Park

    Very disappointed with this product. Am on my second cable in less than six months. I really have loved any apple product I have owned and have paid the extra money versus lower end brands for a computer , laptops, iPods and iPhones. This particular accessory has been very disappointing as it is not up to the usual apple standards

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Chicago

    The cable was never abused and it took less than a year for it to stop working (first syncing stopped working then, a few months later, the same happened for charging).

    As a comparison, I've owned a few Apple 30-pin to USB cables and have been using them without issues for at least 3 years now.

    It's unfortunate that Apple quality is not what it used to be.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New charger every few months

    • Written by from Sumter

    Never seen a product so cheap and unreliable come from apply besides this charger. Buying a new charger every few months is insane. This needs to be fixed now. No charge, no working product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Brasilia

    I'm very upset with apple. In 3 months I had 5 different cables that stopped working unexpectedly.
    The cable is extremely fragile and expensive.
    I' m feeling cheated
    I'm selling my iphone 5 because of that

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by from Kingston

    I agree with other comments I am now on my 4th cable it is very week at the point where the lead goes into the plug that goes into the actual device not the USB mains plug end. I have never ever had a problem with a charging lead for a nokia samsung or other android device. Apple you need to design something more robust these leads should last the life time if the device which in this day and age 3-5 years!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY Lightning USB cable

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    For years I have purchased many apple products to include iPods, iPads, iPhones, mac book and even an iMac. Every single Apple portable device USB power cable falls apart. I have many friends and family co workers and they all agree the cables are very poorly made and in many cases the cable sheathing wears out or bunches up and eventually you end up with a wire with sheathing peeled back and metal wires exposed which will eventually not be usable. I have had to replace at least 15 Apple USB charging cables for various Apple devices over the years at approximately $20 bucks a pipit adds up. ITS RIDICULOUS I purchase the iPhone 5S and already the cable is frayed and unusable. SO I BEG YOU APPLE DEVICE ENGINEERS AND DEVELOPMENT TEAMS FIX THE POOR QUALITY CABLES SUPPLIED WITH YOUR GENIUS DEVICES!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I have had so many cables stop working on me, and at a minimum of $21 each they are not cheap to replace. Come on Apple, we expect higher quality from you!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's dun diddly

    • Written by from Sarasota

    So, if you couldn't tell from the truckload of reviews, this cable's awful. I had two a few months ago but now I'm down to one that barely works. Not sure what's up with people giving it 5 stars, but they're probably shady people you shouldn't trust. I'm finna start buying some 3rd party cables because Apple dun goofd this one up. I hate these cables so much that I was actually competed to write a review - you know the struggle is real then

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoyed

    • Written by from Mt Holly

    I've had my phone less than a year & I'm already on charger number 3. I'm very disappointed. They should really do something about this since so many people have to keep replacing them. They really need to hurry up and make a better one.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    • Written by from Normandy Beach

    I have been through 3 different cables in the year that I have owned my iphone 5. Sorry to say, that this will probably be my last iphone as I have no intention of going through this cable hassle ever again. It's a shame that you let something as trivial as a charging cable steer people away from buying your more expensive products.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 star product

    • Written by from Laie

    i went through 2 lightning cable in less than 12 months, both broke due to poor quality, now i decided to buy third party cable which works great and way better quality than OEM apple lighting cable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spending more on cables than the Ipads! Please price them as disposable.

    • Written by from Camp Verde

    My family of four has about 9 Apple products that use this cable (phones, ipads, mini ipads,). I have to buy these in bulk because they don't last. One of my daughters also uses this for an external small battery to keep her gadget charged when she is traveling and the wear and tear on the cable from being carried around means we are lucky if it lasts a month. These lightning cables seem more likely to quit working than the older cables did. We also like to keep one cable plugged in at home and use another for when we are traveling. So I end up buying 4 to 6 of these every month or two. And the reviews you find on the cheaper generic versions made by other companies are even worse -- so you go with Apple since it's the best option available. Too bad it's still not any good. Never mind that you have to buy the plug separately. For this price, Apple should be able to come up with a cable that lasts. Are they even reading the reviews? Because they are uniformly negative. Apple -- we love the gadgets. But the accessories are a disaster. If you can't make them last longer, how about pricing them as the disposable item they are.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cord

    • Written by from Garland

    Lightning USB Cable is just that quick hit of lightning and it's done. The cord breaks at the connection to the phone just with normal use. Apple please make a better product.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multi Lightning Connector Packs and Poor Cord Quality

    • Written by from Seymour

    Like all other owners of Apple iOS devices I am making the transition from the old Apple Connectors to the new Lightning Connectors. It would make sense to provide multi cord packs to upgrade all the additional chargers we seem to have accumulated over time. It would seem only third party manufacturers are providing such a product. I am always reluctant to purchase non genuine products such as cords as genuine ones seem to last longer. This was certainly true with Nokia before I made the transition to iPhone a few years ago.

    I must admit though the quality of Apple cords is disappointingly poor in comparison. The cord fatigues rapidly where it enters the connector and the wire fractures inside the insulation. Considering the amount of use these cords have, upgraded cords are in order!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful