• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worthy of the Apple name

    • Written by from BURIEN

    Apple needs to step up and get these made to a more reliable manufacturing standard.
    Attention to detail is where Apple usually shines.. In this case they do not.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drawing too much power

    • Written by from Netherlands

    I have two Iphone lightning cables that are roughly one year old and they both will not connect to my 'Imac'! Every time i connect my Iphone using the cables it comes up with a notification saying that it is drawing too much power and disconnects it, what is even more frustrating is that i am using the most recent model of the Imac. I have read around and i think the best option is to buy a new cable, more money gone.....

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by from Corman Park

    Very disappointed with this product. Am on my second cable in less than six months. I really have loved any apple product I have owned and have paid the extra money versus lower end brands for a computer , laptops, iPods and iPhones. This particular accessory has been very disappointing as it is not up to the usual apple standards

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by

    Don't waste your money on Apple products. I can't even count how many chargers I've gone through in less than a year as they keeping breaking every few months. This is really disappointing. If you can't even play on your device just because the company produces some flimsy pieces of wire and calls it a charger then you might as well switch to being a customer of another company. Pretty sure there are others out there who provide better products that will keep you satisfied. I'll be switching over soon if Apple doesn't keep its game up.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Cable Ever I got

    • Written by from Memphis

    I should not rate this one even one star.I have tried two these. One is completely damaged and not working at all. No physical damage at all. The other one which i borrowed from my sister just start tearing down near charging pin. Its so frustrating and when I went to store they said its out of warranty and I have to buy a new one which is almost $20. Can you make a better cable that can last little bit longer. I thought Apple Makes better and long lasting Product and not piece of trash. You are loosing my Loyalty.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed in this cord....

    • Written by from West Deptford

    Huge fan of Apple products so I am totally bewildered that this product would be so defective. We have two ipod touches in the family and both cords have stopped working. Never experienced this before. First one just stopped charging for no reason, the second shorted, shredded the cord and shocked my daughter. It's a disgrace if Apple doesn't redesign this product and allow for free exchanges.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only Apple cable that I've had a problem with

    • Written by from Mississauga

    My family has a countless number of Apple devices, and I've had the iPhone 5 for over a year now. The new cable was working perfectly fine throughout the year, however around November 2013 I noticed that the top of the cable was starting to tear. I tried to do my best and tape it together, however the plastic material that encases the inner wires continued to disintegrate. Hope Apple steps up the quality and length of their cables! My family has spent thousands of dollars on Apple products and we would appreciate basic things like charging cables not to break down on us!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Glendale

    I'm an avid Apple fan and I've gone through 3 exchanges of the lightning cord now. I've never seen an official cord wear out so fast under normal usage. I handle it the proper way, pulling out at the base, not the cord part, but it still fails eventually. Not sure what the issue is here, I wish Apple would make a better cord that wouldn't wear out after a month or two.

    11 of 11 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

    Cable lighting wire extremely poor quality

    • Written by from maracaibo

    I have less than a year having the Iphone 5, despite all the care this cable is damaged, I note in the comments that I am not alone, this cable is expensive but very poor quality. The above cables were better

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good stuff

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have used this cable daily for over a year and have not had any problems. I like the reversible pin because it is easy to plug in. My son has the same cable and has no complaints either.
    So I don''t understand all these other problems

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Ever!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I have had to replace this charger because it did not work for some reason and I am thinking of switching to samsung if this continues. Brakes after normal use. Worst product I have ever used!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have had three of these break on me in just over a year. They are blatantly designed to fail. For $20 it should last me at least a year. I've had to apply shrink tubing to make these last ... (I don't buy Apple brand cables anymore)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues with it after a year...

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    I've been using the same Lightning cable that came with my iPad 4 for the past year now, and haven't had any issues at all with it - so really surprised by these reviews, but I don't discredit them. I do tend to be really gentle with all my electronics, especially my Apple ones.. so this may be why.

    To me it seems like a typical solid construction, the kind we've come to expect from Apple. It's clear that there're some pretty serious issue with it's design though, from everyone having so many problems. Cables ought to be virtually indestructible from normal use. This is ridiculous, really.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A let down

    • Written by from Niagara Falls

    I've had my iPhone for 5 months and my charger isn't working anymore because its not durable enough to handle regular use. this is very disappointing compared to previous apple products and this was thought to be "the next big thing." I love my iPhone but I'd like to be able to charge it to use it.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cable is a joke!

    • Written by from Beachwood

    I received my new iPhone 5c yesterday. The round protective rubber root came right off when I was trying to unplug it after the first charge. Then the bare 4 wires and welding leads are fully exposed on a small tiny board. I was like "really!? This is designed and sold by Apple!?" I though I was being gentle and careful when unplugging. I am highly disappointed in this cable design and quality. Now I am trying to exchange it for a new one, but I can easily image I will have the same trouble many times down the road just like many other users posted in the review. This cable is truly a JOKE! SHAME ON APPLE! I wish I could choose 1/4 of a star here.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple can do better than this

    • Written by from Rutherford

    I have to keep replacing these - even when treated gently, the cord breaks down quickly. And it's no fun to be caught traveling when it decides to randomly stop working on you.

    15 of 15 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why all the bad reviews

    • Written by from Sea Cliff

    I'm still using the cord that came with my iPhone 5 over a year ago. Hasn't broken or stopped working, so I'm not sure why all the negative comments. Works fine, seems durable. I give it a thumbs up.

    8 of 17 people found this useful