• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    I've had this charger for less than 6 months, it stays connected I do not move it, wrap it up etc. I just noticed that at the base of the connector it is frayed and the rubber coating has split and is peeling off. Poor quality for something that that just lays on a desk all day.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unreliable

    • Written by from Cantonment

    I have been through several chargers and they always break within 1-3 months of normal use. They are way too flimsy and come apart. They are very a bad charger and I wish there was another option.

    9 of 9 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.

    9 of 9 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

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How hard is it to design a better cable?

    • Written by from Norwood

    Apple designs the best phones, but can't design a proper charging cable that can last more than 6 months without chipping apart. This is not your first generation product, don't you have a team to implement consumer feedback? The design & quality of charging cables seems to be degrading with each newer models.

    If you acknowledge the problem i.e. poor design/quality of charging cables, act on it. Redesign & replace ...live up to the brand image. Don't spoil the image over little cable.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality, easily worn out.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    The only time I use my charging cable is at night while I sleep. Which means there are absolutely no forces at play anywhere along the length of the cable. Yet, the sheath right at the phone connection end has split exposing the wires. This has also caused intermittent contact and no/poor charging. This low quality electrical connection can't be good for the iPhone hardware.

    I firmly believe Apple should replace any lighting cable free of charge for the life of the phone. I can't believe the rapid decline in Apple build and material quality in the past few years.

    Bottom line: DO NOT buy an Apple brand Lightning Cable. It WILL fall apart in less than a year (or sooner if you use your phone while plugged in).

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous!

    • Written by from Endicott

    With normal use, the rubber covering easily splits and tears, exposing the wiring underneath. I'm afraid if I leave my phone charging while unattended, I could burn my house down! I'm so sick of having to buy new cables - I go through 2-3 per year! No cord for any piece of technology that I currently use has this problem, including cords that frequently get moved around. My plan is up at the end of the year and I'm switching to a Samsung Galaxy. I've used to love, love, LOVE my iPhone, but Apple could certainly do a lot more to address consumer concerns and customer loyalty.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    It seems like apple chargers don't last very long i keep having to repurchase a charger every month and a half.!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed!!

    • Written by from Anaheim

    Ive gone through three of these usbs in the past 6 months. They rip with normal wear. Would be nice if they would make them a little more durable so they can at least last me the two years (which is typically the amount of time before i get a new phone)

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning cords are terrible

    • Written by from Mumbai

    Apple should improve this..

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so fragile!

    • Written by from Madison

    i really wish they can make this USB cable more heavy duty. it is so fragile and i am an grown up who knows how to take care of things that cost me money. because i work hard for it. i am upset i have to go and buy another one!

    8 of 8 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!!!

    8 of 8 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!!

    8 of 8 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!

    8 of 8 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

    10 of 12 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    9 of 10 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!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful