• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Bocaue

    I had this lightning cable with my iphone 5 and after a short time it just break so easily! I spend more money in buying this cord and i didnt get a satisfactory service or quality for this! I already replace it and unfortunately it doesnt work again..please make some modification in this lightning cable for it to have a good quality and for us to continue our patronage for your products!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality charger

    • Written by from Rolling Meadows

    Like most others reviewing this product, the sheathing on my cord broke open right below the lightning adapter, exposing the wires. It is only used in my car and therefore has not had much wear and tear at all. It happened randomly and all of the sudden, I smelled a strong burning smell in my car and this is a very dangerous issue. Now I am forced to buy another charger for 20.00, knowing that it is probably going to happen again. For the amount of money apple charges for their products, they should be high quality, and more importantly not pose safety hazards.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cord

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I am very displeased about the charger cords. I've had my phone almost 10 months now and I have got through 2 charger cords. I never had this problem with my iPod charger. Either Apple fixes it, or I'll go back to being an Android user. Because I will not pay another $19.00 for a lousy charger to break in under a few months.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger not accessible

    • Written by from Conyers

    I just bought this charger before the Ios7 update and a week after that it started to not work. I don't see why this happens, when it's a apple charger. Just a waste of 20 dollars. I'm really thinking about selling my product and switching to a metro or something.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the usual Apple quality

    • Written by from MOUNT POCONO

    Disappointed with how easily this cable can become unusable with normal usage. On my third cable in under a year. Please make these cables more durable Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Seattle

    come on apple, you can do better than this. the sheath of the cord is shredded, making charging impossible unless i just so happen to angle the plug-in just right after cursing at it for 15 mins. you guys need to fix this

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 USB Cable- no problems with ours

    • Written by from FUQUAY VARINA

    I have owned my iPhone 5 for almost one year. I have never had a problem with the USB cable. My husband owns the same phone also almost one year old and he has never had a problem with his USB cable. I can honestly say our cables are used every day and neither one of us worry about how they are placed (we don't abuse them) on the counter meaning we don't lay them straight.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is anyone happy with this product?

    • Written by from Ottawa

    My first cord frayed, my replacement just stopped working. My cables have lasted about 6 months each, so I guess I'm doing better than a lot of others.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything is perfect but one thing. Color

    • Written by

    I really consider making the apple usb cables, headphones, and power adapter the color of your iPhone. Not much of an issue but it's just something I feel people will like. Besides the color, the lightning connecter itself works perfect for what it's intended to do. I enjoy how it's small, and your able to still plug your connecter to your iPhone on both sides.

    P.s- Hopefully you consider in the future to create the 3 things I mentioned above with colors of the iPhone.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed.

    • Written by from calera

    I have recently (in the last few months) updated my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5. I have one charger next to my bed and it has not moved since I bought the phone. Now, all of the sudden, the charger just stopped charging. I still have chargers from the first iPhone and various iPods that work perfectly fine. It is sad that Apple, who is supposed to be the best, would make such a product that breaks so easily. Now that I have provided most of my family with their own iPhone 5, I am going to hate telling them they will have to spend more money just to provide another charger for their phone. Very disappointed in Apple and their lack of ability to continue to make their products last. If you want to be the best, do not make a product that does not last more than 3 months.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still on my original cable, no issues...

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I won't impugn the integrity of the 1-star reviewers - I'm sure their gripes are perfectly legitimate, and I too would be extremely frustrated if it were constant breaking. But I've been on my original Lightning cable for about a year now, and have never had a problem. Like everyone else, I plug and unplug it every day, and it still looks like new and shows no sign of cracking whatsoever. I have a 2nd cable I carry in my bag to use in my car, at work, etc. - no issues there either. Perhaps there have been some QC issues or bad batches, or people are yanking at the cable instead of gripping the plug...?

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating- I give it no stars

    • Written by from Beulah

    My first cable that I got with my new iphone broke at the base of the plug into the phone connection within a few weeks of normal use. I thought maybe I had gotten a faulty one but after the new one that I thought was expensive and strong did the same thing a few hours ago I am not very happy and feel that apple needs to improve their product and send me a couple new cables until they resolve the issue.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Timisoara

    None of my original cables work anymore. But the worse thing is that I upgraded from 6.1.4 to 7 and none of the aftemarket cables are accepted anymore. So...I am stuck with one big chunck of useless plastic....

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to fix this!

    • Written by from Dillsburg

    I am just over 1 year with my iphone 5 and within the last 2 weeks I have had 3 out of 4 cables stop working. They are all splitting under the head like everyone else's. I leave it plugged into my bedroom at the nightstand and it lays flat every night. Not sure what else I could do to make it work. Very irritated that I have to buy yet another.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful and overpriced

    • Written by from Apex

    The charger is extremely unreliable. It is extremely overpriced and i would not reccomend getting a iphone 5 5s or 5c because of how flimsy unreliable and overpriced this charger is. I am extremely dissapointed and i need a third charger after careful care of the first two. Ive only had my iphone 5 for about 6 months now and i regret it terribly.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orem

    This product is great, it gets the job done and is very easy to use. I would say that to those who are experiencing issues with their cable if you take it to an Apple store they will switch it out for free and give you a new. (as long as it is under a year)

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edmonton

    I have had to buy a new lightening cable every month and a half to 2 months. It would always short out and need to be held at a certain angle to work. Yet the old charging cables would last for year.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pasadena

    So looking over the reviews, others have had the same problem I had and at first I too thought the problem was with my chord. On my iPhone5 I had three to four lightning chords and one of them was sort of scratched up. Thought it was my fault, so I just kept using the other chords. My iPhone5 WOULD NOT charge and I previously had to wrap my chord around or kept it in a certain way/direction for my phone to finally charge. Turns out that it WASN'T the chord at all, BUT the actual phone itself. Luckily my iPhone5 was still under warranty, so anyone who has this problem and is still under warranty, just go take it in and they'll give you a new phone!

    In conclusion, my lightning chords all work with my new iPhone5 (including the scratched up one) and my iPad2 w/ retina display. I am giving it a 4/5 though because it was kind of easy to scratch the chord, but other than that, it works like a charm!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Flushing

    this cable is ok but it breaks down witjhin 2 months and it really isnt what apple should be making they should recall the product and make a better cable because my cable started to breakdown at the end and the cable started to split open so the wires are exposed and that is very dangerous if a little kid got it or water got into it

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wears out fast

    • Written by from Chicago

    This cable is a real work of art.. the plastic cracked and eventually exposed the wires.. it's very odd because all I do with it is plug it into the computer. Sure, I do transport it in my bag, but have always treated it gently.
    Like other reviewers say, I never had this issue with all the changers I had for the other iphones.

    2 of 2 people found this useful