• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why I no longer want an iPHONE

    • Written by from Jackson

    I have always loved the stability of Apple products, so when the opportunity for me to purchase my first product came, I wasn't cheap about it. I bought the iPHONE 5s and to my shock and awe, it did not come with a charger. WHAT THE WHAT?? So I bought one separately at the AT&T store. God help me if I haven't had to buy 8 more lightening cables since then. To make matters worse, whether they are Apple certified or not, they all have stopped working. 4 Apple certified and 4 noncertified cables since January 17th of 2014. I can't take it anymore. I am leaving Apple very soon and switching back to a brand that doesn't require me to add charger cable to my grocery list every month.

    4 of 5 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

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Ottawa

    When you see an Apple product you think it would be high quality. The lightning charging cord however is unbelievably horrible. Looks slick but does not last more than a month. On my 9th cord right now.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should do better

    • Written by from Hampden

    My charger stopped working after 4-5 months of regular use. I bought a replacement but not from Apple because even if the cheap charger stops working in a few months at least I didn't break the bank. Apple really needs to step up the quality and stop forcing people to shell out even more money for their products.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    These lightning cables do not last long. They stop working after about 3 months, cable end either breaks or just don't work anymore. I have already purchased 4 lightning cables in the last 8 months (1M, 0.5 M, 2M), all have the same issue, poor quality. These cables are costly, $20, and 2M is $30, but it does not mean that they are good. I have old iPhones cables which still good for 3-4 and more years. This Lightning to USB Cable should be recalled and re-designed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality

    • Written by from Croydon

    I have had to buy several of the chargers which are constantly breaking. We should be allowed free replacements rather than having to pay more, unreasonable amounts of money! I really do hope Apple step up with a stronger, new design for the next chargers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Listen to my words please

    • Written by

    I know many people are very dissapointed with the new chargers apple has sold. I have foun that most of the complaints are probably due to the customers straining the chord (basically tugging on it so hard that the a problem with the wires occurs). A week ago I looked up on the internet how to fix this problem. It literally takes 5 minutes and can be done with household products. Just wanted everyone to know!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want my cable for free after terrible experience!

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    Apple produces great items but this cable is not one of them; it seems to be a cheap Chinese knock-off but it came in the box with my iPhone 5. I expect Apple to step up and start replacing this failing item with new (an better quality) cables for free. We are the customers and we deserve respect and we need to start getting what we pay for.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality - Died after 3 months even while looked after :(

    • Written by from Montreal

    Love the phone, hate trying to charge it with these horribly made cables. My cable died after 3 months and i had even been trying to take care of it cause i knew how flimsy they are. Apple should be replacing these free of charge rather then charging over 20$ a pop for a cable!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Maple hill

    HORRIBLE! I've only had it a couple months and I have to hold it in order to get it to charge poor quality! Definitely need a stronger designed charger

    6 of 7 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!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great experience with this cable.

    • Written by from Miami

    Used this cable for about six months in various applications. From the car to USB hotspot to charging next to the bed. All work with no problem. This is an original Apple cable, although expensive, has worked well. Confused about the bad reviews based on my experience.
    Will be buying another one just for the car.

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 original Apple cables have gone bad in last 2 weeks! Overpriced junk!

    • Written by from Portland

    After about 6 months of use, we have had 3 of these cables go bad in the last two weeks. They tend to develop a kink in the cable on the 8-pin end right where the cable goes into the stiffer plastic connector and no longer will allow charging. Yes, we have kids using these less gently than an adult would for their iPads and a phone, but we never had these problems with the old 30-pin connectors. These are overpriced junk!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Need more info from reviewers!

    • Written by from Newtown

    A lot of people have written reviews trashing this lightning connector cable. But I have seen dozens of ads for these cables from a number of places claiming that they are Apple cables, when in fact, they may not be. So if you write a review, please state if the cable in question came with your phone, sealed in the box, or was bought from an Apple authorized reseller or an Apple store. The fakes I'm seeing are even packaged in official looking Apple logo boxes. We need to know for sure whose cable is really getting reviewed! I've given a somewhat arbitrary five star because you have to pick a rating. However, it's fair to say I've had no trouble at all with the cable that came with my phone, which was sealed in the box with my 5S.

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thank you apple, for helping me thriw away my money

    • Written by from Seven Persons

    Well apple, im about to order my 4th lighting cord... heres the kicker, my phone is just shy a year old! Not impressed!!! Not even sure what im supposed to say here!!!thats really all I have to say! So sick of the short lifespanof your chsrgers.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Winfield

    I have had to repurchase 4 of these cords in the past year that I've had my iPhone 5. The smaller port is too flimsy and wears down after 2 months of use.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger

    • Written by from Brunswick

    I have owned many apple products and chargers and have never had to replace them. This Lightning charger I have only been using for like 3 months and it is already broken. They also get you by making it impossible to use other chargers. Apple store hours are horrible because you usually find out that the charger is broken at night. I will NEVER buy another apple product if it has the lightning charger. I will switch and buy an android before I buy another Apple product with a lightning charger. Very disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Westbury

    We have a few iPads and iPhones at home. The charger cable has broken for all my devices. We all fight over the last cable that is still working. Don't remember how many of these stupid wires I've purchased. They all beak with regular use. My blackberry cable from way back in the days still works. My kids still use it for the PS3. Ridiculous!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I purchased my iphone 5s in Feb and I cannot use my phone just to use my apps wihile the phone is charging! I did not have this problem with my iphone 4 at all.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    .5 meter lightening cable

    • Written by from Brookline

    I can not use my phone while it is plugged into this cable. I have to disconnect it, then plug it back in to continue the charging process.

    2 of 2 people found this useful