• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from Cadillac

    I've been through FOUR charging cables..just the cables in the 2 years I've had my iphone 5! I don't understand why they become so fragile its not like I'm bending them up or twisting them extravagantly. I'm really planning on switching to Android when my plan is up in June, I love my iphone but I don't want to have to replace my charger a million times....

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back my Samsung

    • Written by from Bremerton

    I love my IPhone 5s when I can charge it. I've been through 3 charger cords this year. My previous phone was Samsung, which was a good phone but too much plastic. I had one charger for the entire two years without any trouble. I'm on the way towards spending 120 bucks for Apple chargers this year. My plan is to put that money towards a new ,all metal, Samsung phone. Oh and I won't have to deal with ITunes, but that's a different story.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous. Fire OEM lightening cable with my iPhone 6 Plus

    • Written by from Racine

    Sunday night I smelled something burning. My OEM lightening cable that came with my iPhone 6 Plus caught fire. Good thing I wasn't asleep or my house may have caught fire. Very upset!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Monopolizing the iPhone charger market

    • Written by from Greensboro

    My wife and I have gone through numerous charger cords I know why you don't change your charger cord. you want people to have to buy your terrible designed cords that break and lose their charge after so long. my wife purchased another brand that suppose to charge iPhones but, the charge was very slow. I have friends who have Samsung and LG phones and to my knowledge they don't have this problems with theirs. so like I said I know why you don't change your design but, if you want to keep customers please design a better cord that won't tear apart and kink very easily.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smoke coming from cable

    • Written by from Overland Park

    I'm using the cable that came with my iPhone 5s, and it isn't very durable. Cable is scrunched up near the lightning connector (and I'm careful with it!), and today while it was plugged in to my car, I noticed that the cable started smoking. That seems dangerous! Surprised at such poor quality from Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks!!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Gone through two already and am going to need a third. With the 5th gen IPod touch this and the battery life is the disappointing part.

    This cable breaks almost every year on me which is lucky compared to the many others. At $19 a replacement Apple really does know how to make them.

    They bend on the edges and stop charging randomly.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken!!!

    • Written by from PARKER

    I can not tell you the number of Lightning my family goes through. They do not last, break too easily. We have a family charging station where I forbid anyone from removing the cables. It seems that every other month one of the cables stops working. This is ridiculous! My husband and I are joking that Apple must put a self destruct chip in them so we need to buy new ones every two to three months. I love my iPhone, I'm to the point to moving on if I can't find a solution for reliable charging.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible product

    • Written by from Zama

    I don't know how many times my lightning cable broke now. Hope Apple will fix the problem very soon.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wish i could give it 0 stars

    • Written by from Alexandria

    The quality of iPhone chargers is absolutely terrible, they're so cheap. I've been through several chargers and none have even lasted a year. They only last a few months and then stop working. I really hope Apple does something about the terrible quality soon. I thought Apple was better than this but they clearly aren't.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk - zero stars

    • Written by from Mexico City

    These either break off at the lightning end, or just stop working. Been through three cables already (with normal use). Last one didn't last three months. As if they were inexpensive, or as if apple would allow other manufacturers to build and sell their own. It's infurating.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord is not durable

    • Written by from Woodville

    I am very disappointed with this product because it is not durable at all and doesn't last long. I just recently ordered my second replacement cord because the first two cords I had stopped working. I had to wiggle them around and sometimes hold them at a certain angle in order for them to work for a few moments. Apple should make this product more durable because the cords should last longer than a few months. This is very frustrating!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Frays

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I've been careful to take good care of my lightning cable but it has badly yellowed, the ends have scrunched up, and now it is beginning to fray. A similar thing happened to my Macbook charger and it stopped working; it's very disappointing that these extremely expensive cables don't last!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple- what are you using to charge your iPhones?

    • Written by from Miami

    Dear Apple,

    My grandkids and I have iPhone 6s and the lightening chargers that "charge" them. The chargers break very easily and don't charge the phones for long at all. They are also quite expensive. We were wondering what you use to charge YOUR iPhones. Are you using a different charger than we are? I can't imagine you are able to function very well as a company using these lightening cables. Would you kindly let us know how to purchase the cords that apple headquarters uses? Thank you,

    Grannykins

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Cords are way too pricey to replace so many times-- poor quality

    • Written by from Great Falls

    While we love the Apple phones and ipads, i think we are done buying any more Apple devices until the expensive proprietary cords Disappear and they go to something universal. We have spent a bundle on these excessively overpriced Apple cords and they constantly overheat and dont last. I've had dead wall chargers/bricks as well as these frail usb lightning cords that have had to be replaced over and over and it just isn't economically wise to keep doing it. We had the same problem with the old type cords as well. (iphone4s)
    We DO pay more for Apple products and we dont mind doing that and have done it many times but the company really ought to have a better plan to power them. 20.00 for a cord is unreasonable. Its unfortunate, but we are mad enough that I think we will have to settle for Android.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    • Written by from Ham lake

    They break within 2 months. Horrible product. Will never buy another apple device because of this.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What did Apple do?

    • Written by from Darby

    When I had my iPhone 4, I never had any problems with the charger for it. Now, with the iPhone 5c, I am about to purchase my "5th" charger. These things are a waste of money. They last only for a few months and then you have to go purchase another one. Hey Apple, stop coming out with new iPhone every six months and come up with a charger that last more than six months.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ALL BROKEN

    • Written by from Markham

    Every single of of these cables we own are broken, I don't know what else to say

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worn out after 1 year???

    • Written by from Napanee

    The cable has stopped charging my ipad, not impressed at all!! Come on apple, time for a fix on this product...

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord stopped working

    • Written by from South Bend

    I've had my iPod for about 9 months and my cord is scrunched up, and u have to bend it for to work barely. And the same thing happened to my sister.
    Apple really needs to fix this problem badly.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd charger just broke

    • Written by from Bellevue

    had the ipod5 for about 6 months and now my second charger just broke. the first charger slowly went out, my mom managed to wiggle it into place for a final charge but gave up after that. my second charger only lasted a week or so and the plastic cap on the end of the actual lightning charge side came loose and you could see that the red thread was completely off so no point in trying to wiggle any more with that cr*ppy charger. now my ipod5 just sits and Im using my ipod4 even tho its a little slower, its still no problem to keep it charged. I have a ton of 30pin chargers. seriously apple? this might be my last apple device..

    5 of 6 people found this useful