• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke easily

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    I've never had a problem with my phone chargers, not of my iPhone or iPod chargers have ever broken in the past even after 2+ years of use.

    It's been about half a year and my iPhone 5 charger has already broken

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless within 3 months

    • Written by from Fareham

    Within 3 months of owning my iPhone this cable ceased to work. No sign of damage but clearly the internals can not handle the demand of the pittiful iPhone battery. My new 3rd-party one is working much better.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely fragile

    • Written by from WHITBY

    Not even a year since we have our iPods and iPad air and we've purchased 4 more cables on top of the ones which come with our items. Very very disappointed....

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy equipment

    • Written by from Niles

    For the amount of money I'm paying for 2 iPhone 5s I would expect the charger cables to last more than a few months! C'mon apple!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable

    • Written by from Londrina

    Is very expensive for it's durability
    The cable is simply disposable.
    You will use it for no longer then 4 or 5 months and you are done... It just stops working.

    11 of 11 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

    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

    LIGHTNING CABLE IS A DUD

    • Written by from Savage

    HOW IS IT THAT APPLE CAN'T ENGINEER A CABLE THAT WITHSTANDS NORMAL USE FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS. OUR FAMILY HAS OVER A DOZEN APPLE PRODUCTS, 6 FEATURING THE FINELY ENGINEERED LIGHTNING CABLE. 4 OF WHICH HAVE FAILED! ITS QUITE SIMPLE!!!! EXTEND THE SILICONE JACKET PROTECTING THE CORD! TRY TO PURCHASE A AFTERMARKET CABLE THAT LASTS AND APPLE'S SOFTWARE DISCOURAGES IT.

    MAKE A BETTER CORD! OR AUTOMATICALLY SHIP YOU IPHONE USERS NEW CORDS EVERY 6 MONTHS. RIDICULOUS!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I bought this Iphone not that long ago and this cable is not working anymore. I take care of it...so as other reviewers mentioned it is due to bad quality.

    10 of 10 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

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Chicago

    The cable was never abused and it took less than a year for it to stop working (first syncing stopped working then, a few months later, the same happened for charging).

    As a comparison, I've owned a few Apple 30-pin to USB cables and have been using them without issues for at least 3 years now.

    It's unfortunate that Apple quality is not what it used to be.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spending more on cables than the Ipads! Please price them as disposable.

    • Written by from Camp Verde

    My family of four has about 9 Apple products that use this cable (phones, ipads, mini ipads,). I have to buy these in bulk because they don't last. One of my daughters also uses this for an external small battery to keep her gadget charged when she is traveling and the wear and tear on the cable from being carried around means we are lucky if it lasts a month. These lightning cables seem more likely to quit working than the older cables did. We also like to keep one cable plugged in at home and use another for when we are traveling. So I end up buying 4 to 6 of these every month or two. And the reviews you find on the cheaper generic versions made by other companies are even worse -- so you go with Apple since it's the best option available. Too bad it's still not any good. Never mind that you have to buy the plug separately. For this price, Apple should be able to come up with a cable that lasts. Are they even reading the reviews? Because they are uniformly negative. Apple -- we love the gadgets. But the accessories are a disaster. If you can't make them last longer, how about pricing them as the disposable item they are.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New charger every few months

    • Written by from Sumter

    Never seen a product so cheap and unreliable come from apply besides this charger. Buying a new charger every few months is insane. This needs to be fixed now. No charge, no working product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Brasilia

    I'm very upset with apple. In 3 months I had 5 different cables that stopped working unexpectedly.
    The cable is extremely fragile and expensive.
    I' m feeling cheated
    I'm selling my iphone 5 because of that

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by from Kingston

    I agree with other comments I am now on my 4th cable it is very week at the point where the lead goes into the plug that goes into the actual device not the USB mains plug end. I have never ever had a problem with a charging lead for a nokia samsung or other android device. Apple you need to design something more robust these leads should last the life time if the device which in this day and age 3-5 years!!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY Lightning USB cable

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    For years I have purchased many apple products to include iPods, iPads, iPhones, mac book and even an iMac. Every single Apple portable device USB power cable falls apart. I have many friends and family co workers and they all agree the cables are very poorly made and in many cases the cable sheathing wears out or bunches up and eventually you end up with a wire with sheathing peeled back and metal wires exposed which will eventually not be usable. I have had to replace at least 15 Apple USB charging cables for various Apple devices over the years at approximately $20 bucks a pipit adds up. ITS RIDICULOUS I purchase the iPhone 5S and already the cable is frayed and unusable. SO I BEG YOU APPLE DEVICE ENGINEERS AND DEVELOPMENT TEAMS FIX THE POOR QUALITY CABLES SUPPLIED WITH YOUR GENIUS DEVICES!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful