• 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging cable and battery life. Bummer.

    • Written by from Cameron Park

    I love my iPhone but have 6 broken chargers and my phone shuts down with 30% left. My chargers get a lot of use because I'm always "plugged in" I'm a sales professional and can't depend on my phone. Going to have to make some hard choices in September

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Cable

    • Written by from Maple Valley

    Both original cables that came with the iphone 5 still going strong. Ignore the 1 star reviews. These are people that don't know how to use the cable and probably just yank it all the time. They break their stuff and then go complain and write 1 star reviews. Trust the millions of others that treat their stuff well and have no need to complain. Think about it people.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Binbrook

    Approaching two years, I am still on my FIRST lightning cable and absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, I ordered two extras when it first came out (one for my car and one for work) and they're all in mint condition still. I have NO idea what you people are doing with your cables that are causing them to break so quickly.

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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

    5 of 5 people found this useful