• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning cords are terrible

    • Written by from Mumbai

    Apple should improve this..

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cables if a little pricy

    • Written by from Genoa City

    I have 5 cables all together for 2 cars, work, home and road trips. I don't like to unplug them My wife and daughter have another 6. Most are Apple and a few are Amazon basics and Belkin. I have also bought several to get correct lengths for car and desk. I probably have bought 18 cables all together. I have never had one of these quit working. I have had issues with chargers not being approved devices, but zero cable failures. I am not easy on the cables either as my travel ones get wrapped around the wall and car chargers for storage. I don't know what all the 1 star ratings are from. My experience is perfect. I also like the easy fit and switch ability.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple makes the worst cables in the history of the computers

    • Written by from Sofia

    3 iPhones, 2 Macs, 1 iPod and 1 iPad latter I can confirm - for me Apple makes the *worst* cables ever.
    They are the most easily damageable computer accessory that the man kind has ever produced.
    Usually the Apple support is great and changes of the damaged once are possible. Yet it is a shame.

    I ended up buying cheap cables from other manufactures, that are ugly (and with thick cables), but usually are times more solid.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 1 month

    • Written by from Chagrin Falls

    Bought my iPhone 5s on July 27 and broke on Sept 9. Had it 5 weeks. Horrible charger.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix this problem

    • Written by from Morrisville

    This product is horrible. I spend so much money just to pay for this stupid charger and it doesn't even work. Improve your charger or you lose a customer.

  • 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!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third one

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    I bought an iPhone5 about a year ago and I just bought my third charger the other day. The first one got a random short, and the second one began fraying right at the edge until the entirety of the wire was exposed, and then it stopped working. These wires are made very cheaply and are not high quality for the price they are sold at.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Revere

    Going to replace my lightning cable AGAIN tomorrow. At least this one lasted a few months!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by

    I recieved my 5th generation Ipod and Iphone 5s 5 months ago and BOTH chargers do not work anymore. Very disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Woodside

    This is the worst thing Apple ever made. Apple needs to do some quality control. This cable is not cheap. In last 18 months I already bought 4 of them for my 2 iPhones. Now I need to buy one more as both of my cable are broken again.

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  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Please upgrade!

    • Written by from Maryland

    Well I've had this charger for a few months and suddenly it doesn't work. I'm guessing it's the way I use it but I feel like this charger is too weak and should be upgraded. My iPhone 3 charger that I used to have worked great even if the skin on the charger was ripped. Guess I have to buy a new one.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Cable

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I like my lightning cables. I've had mine since I got my iPhone 5 Sept 2012, and have never had any problems. It is a smaller connector than the previous gen, multi-directional, and have not had any problems relating to durability. Does what it's supposed to do. The only thing I wish was different was a lower cost.

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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.

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