• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Little Egg Harbor

    I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no problems at all. So I find it very strange that the lighting cord can stop working so easily. Even the cord for my first generation iPod touch which is 6 years old and it still works. Now I have to go buy another cord and spend more money to keep using my phone. I hope the issue gets fixed soon because I don't want to keep buying new lighting cords every 4 months.

    1298 of 1412 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, fragile

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have inexplicably stopped working. Each has gotten a short in the cord where it meets the lightning end though I've been careful to leave them straight, treat them gently (especially since the first failed). With my current cord, I have to hold the lightning end of the cord in a certain direction to get it to work.

    On top of that, when it happens to short out, it interferes with the electric current, disabling linked ports. i.e. when it shorts out in any of my computers' USB ports, the other ports become inactive as well (disabling my external hard drive and USB mouse); when it is plugged in a charger with multiple outputs, the other outputs become inactive as well.

    After buying several chargers, three iPods, three iPhones, and an iPad, I had amassed ten of the old 30-pin connectors. All ten work just as well as they did when I brought them home; I took it for granted that I never had an issue with any of them.

    1166 of 1235 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Seattle

    Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.

    1117 of 1196 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This cord is the flimsiest, easily broken cord I have ever had from apple. Mine stopped working and it's only been a month. I also live with two other people who have IPhone 5's, and both of their cords have stopped working within the same time period. They have even gotten replacements, and those too stopped working.

    171 of 180 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd find a rotten apple (product)... but this is it!

    • Written by from rio de janeiro

    In less then 4 months, 3 cables stopped functioning, the first came with my iPhone 5 which I bought last December, the lattest stopped functioning after less than 1 month after I bought my Ipad mini... DISSAPOINTED!!!!!

    150 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Fragile and Unreliable Cable.

    • Written by from Cordova

    In 9 days, I had to go back to the Apple store twice. The first time, the cable was shorting at the base. The second time, the cable just stopped working. I use this with a brand new iPhone 5. The cables were covered under warranty.

    This can be a serious problem when i travel with the The iPhone 5. I have owned Apple products for years and this is the worse reliability issue that I have experienced with these products.

    144 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Four months, and it's broken.

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    We used this cable normally, mainly to recharge our iPad mini. A little after four months, it just stopped working. Now have to pay $20 bucks for a replacement. And only available through Apple, makes me wonder if they want it to break often. Shoddy material, shoddy practice. NOT what I used to get from Apple; sadly, however, it is what I have come to expect.

    136 of 146 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Junk C R A P

    • Written by from MIAMI

    Very weak cord. Nothing like the 30 pin. You need to provide a better product. This is beneath your normal quality. Junk the Junk!

    129 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from waxhaw

    These cables break or stop working soon after purchase. Certainly not worth the price.

    128 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and expensive

    • Written by from Ivanhoe

    Original cable stopped working within a two months of light usage (I have other chargers I use on bedside and in car). All cables at some time have triggered the 'Charging not supported on this device' message, forcing a re-plug. In general the Lighnting connection seems less durable and more touchy than the previous cable system.

    All up, factoring in the expense of new cables/converters and the fact it's not noticeably faster, it's hard to see the Lightning connection as anything else but a backwards step.

    119 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best charger

    • Written by from Charlotte

    So I've only had the charger for a month and its already broken so I don't like the way it looks and the small size because its flimsy and breaks fast even when handle carefully!

    102 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bend

    It's too bad that this accessory is necessary for other devices. I use it to connect my new iPod touch to an iHome alarm clock. This worked for a while, but then it said that the lightning to USB cable was no longer compatible with the device. It still worked, thankfully, but I am very disappointed with Apple for making us buy these expensive new accessories to connect with our old devices. They worked just fine before!

    90 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!!!!!

    • Written by from Newark

    No matter what I attach it to it still doesn't work. I have tried my camera, phone and flash drive and all get the same reading "Too much power"

    90 of 106 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and dosent work

    • Written by from Danville

    I've had my Ipad Mini for about 4 1/2 months and I have had no problems so far. Then i came to this one. I tried charging my ipad and it didn't show any signs of charging. So I tried another outlet thinking that something was wrong with that one. Then, that one didn't work. Then, I realized that the cord has opened up! You could see all the wires on the inside! So, in the end, this is very fragile and you should be very careful when using it.

    88 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Boyd

    Paid a big price for the IPad 4 and the cord is already broken. You would think apple would have better quality. Mine broke where it plugs into the IPad. Too flimsy and weak!!! I think they should replace them for free, with a new better made cord.

    72 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and fragile

    • Written by from Clinton

    I love my iPhone 5. I hate the cable. I purchase 3, in addition the included 1, of these when I upgraded to the 5 - one for work, home, car and a travel spare. Of these 4 cables two have begun to cause 'power surges' when plugged into my laptop and wall charger. The fault is easily visible as a bulge just underneath the strain relief on the lighting side of the cable.

    65 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ogden

    I had my iPad Mini for less than two weeks before the cord gave out. I had it plugged into my computer and it overcharged my Mini melting down the battery, Luckily it was still covered by the warranty and I was sent another iPad, but will it happen again? No the quality I was expecting.

    71 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd cable since 12/12

    • Written by from Hillsborough

    this isn't chump change and it makes me angry. my macbook circa 2008 is a champ. iphone 3gs chugs along no problem. guess i should be thankful for these things. but i go tomorrow to pick up my third lightning cable and 4th or 5th 30 pin for the 3gs. and wall street is worried about apple's stock? c'mon!

    67 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad and breaks easy

    • Written by from Binbrook

    Breaks easy, not even 1 month and I already need a new one. Plugged it in into the car charger and it almost caught on fire. Bad. Needs to be stronger.

    64 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Corroded in less than a week

    • Written by from Pembroke

    I carried my cable from inside to my car in the rain - it got slightly wet and 3 gold contacts on the end of the cable corroded... naturally because of the corrosion it no longer works and there is no way to remove the corrosion. I'm frustrated that after less than a week I already had issues with my charging cord.

    After amassing 8 or so 30-pin cords I have never had issues like this. Looks great, connects easily, but the quality of the cord is not what I expect from Apple after 3 iPods, 2 MacBook Pro's, 2 iPads, and 4 iPhones.

    66 of 78 people found this useful