• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by from Boulder

    is there something wrong with all of these other people? I have an ipad 3 and iphone 5. Both cables have had no issues and it's not like I baby them. Just finally got another because I lost one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Kingsland

    I've had an Ipod, an Ipad, and many androids, but the iPhone 5c is my first iPhone, and I have to say I really love it, but I ABSOLUTLY hate the Lightning charger. It's the most fragile charger I've ever had in my life. So far I've had the phone since March and I've been through 3 chargers. The original charger it came with lasted the longest, the rest only lasted me maybe a month each. This is money that I don't feel like spending every time the cord frays or breaks, or if the tip of the charger breaks off or comes loose. If you want to buy an iPhone go ahead, but I'd suggest getting one that has the normal iPhone charger, those are way better.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Cables

    • Written by from Hardwick

    Apple products e.g. Iphone 5s and ipad are very good and reliable

    chargers are not!

    they break so easy and are expensive to replace please make strong cables that last.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY

    • Written by from Norfolk

    Apple constantly prides itself in quality products. The ONE most important product to own is a well made charger! Otherwise, no device can work properly. I have bought literally SIX of these chargers and they always break and stop working after 2-5 months. It is infuriariting to the point where I do not want to invest anymore into apple products. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from Kingston

    breaks after 3 months

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from VICKSBURG

    Getting ready to order my 5th cable. Phone will not recognize true apple cable after about three months..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Losing My Mind

    • Written by from Annville

    We are a two iPad, 3 iPhone house and between the 3 of us, we have been through 6 cables. All broken. Cables frayed, snap. Currently down to sharing one right now, because I don't want to buy yet another one. I do have the car charger, which is a blessing because I can sit quietly in the car by myself. Have you ever tried to share a cable with two teenage girls? Do you know what happens when they are down to under 10% power. The earth stops rotating, loud screeching sounds come from their mouths and nothing will make it better except for a power cord. Now.
    Based on the reviews, I see I am not the only one in suffering because of the cable. Let's work on the making these just a little bit more durable.
    Thanks!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd ipad 4 Charger in about 8 months!

    • Written by from London

    They are just too flimsy, they keep breaking at the connecting point and I just have to go on eBay every time for a replacement. Thinking of just buying in bulk so I'm not without it for days waiting for the new one. And I have an iPhone with the original charger and never had a problem so don't tell me I'm not looking after it.. They are too dam flimsy..

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Fine

    • Written by from newcastle

    My cord is fine. I mean if I bend it back and forth a bunch I know it'll break the rubber near the base, although I could probably do that with any cord. My parents have had it since the iphone 5 came out and both of theirs are fine, so I'm not really seeing the problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short term

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    i have owned other phones including iphone 4 Other chargers have outlasted their phone but not the same can be said about the iPhone 5 charger. Poor quality I have 3 iphone 5 in my family and all of them do not work. I cannot purchased the generic one for cheaper because they are not certified and will not charge my phone. So I am stuck buying and resolving it every other month or so. I don't use my phone while charging , but it still breaks, first it start with coming on and off with lighting bolt and then I know I will have to replace it soon. 1 year warranty is great but I should have to do this 3 times a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR BUILT.

    • Written by from Carlton

    Apple should be ashamed with their poor built USB cable that can't even last for a year. So much for the brand. Sooner or later people will get mad, tired and thus switching to another product that doesn't require them to buy multiple USB cables for charging in a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Soooo tired of replacing this charger!!!

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had my Iphone 5 for approx. two years and in that time I've gone through 5 chargers. They ALWAYS ALWAYS start to peel and break at the neck of the connecter end. Im surprised that Apple hasn't fixed this problem in the number of years since these chargers have been out on the market. My current one lasted me about a year, now time to dish out another $20 bucks for a new one.

    Not happy!!! Samsung is starting to look more and more attractive everyday.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Changing to samsung.

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    I've had an iphone 4, 4s & now 5s.
    Yet they can't make a properly working charger..
    I rather change the brand of my phone, than spend another penny on buying another charger.

    This is just ridiculous!

    Apple, you've just lost a customer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?!

    • Written by from Evans

    I have gone through 2 lightening cable chargers and withina couple of weeks they break. Why isn't Apple addressing the issue and replacing their horrible product?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give zero star.

    • Written by from Kankroli

    The cable hardly lasted me two months and the replacement cable worn out within 4 weeks. Firstly the necks of the cable gets worn of and later the phone shows you error messages and then you need to learn a new art of finding the sweet spot where the phone charges by tilting, revolving or balancing the phone at the 'sweet spot' where you can get it to charge.few days later that wont work either and you'll have to go shell out more money for a new cable. I'm quite sure apple made a fortune just by selling the overpriced cables.

    My review in a word.. Pathetic.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Continuously getting mine replaced!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted this long

    • Written by from Eau Claire

    I got the charger with my iPod 5th gen and it's worked and not bunched up or tore on the outside part for up to 2-3 months of getting it all fine I didn't have problems till it bunched up the outside of the cord protecting the inside started bunching up and then it ripped open I stopped it from ripping more for a few days but it has peeled even more it still charged fine now 10 months and it's 3in peeled off was working fine with a spring and a ribbon (spring to help stop peeling and keep it from stretching and moving ribbon to make it not look ugly) then the latest iOS 8 update and the battery sucked then the update to fix the bugs didn't do anything to fix the battery dieing quicker thing (it's those new undeleteable apps I don't like most only the iBooks and iTips are good hint hint) but now the wires are showing cuz the protection under the outside doesn't go as far as the wires do and now it's so touchy it takes hours to finally charge and it even jumps around with 50% charged then 20% remaing then back again it's like the battery is having some crazy instent mood swings but now it's soooo touchy that it's too difficult to charge I had to have it upside down in midair to charge
    Tips to make a better cord
    -make it longer maybe it would last longer if ppl weren't hugging the wall
    -make the protecting braided layer go as far as the wires go
    - make the outside layer out of something that doesn't stretch, crack, rip, bunch, get gooey, or any other thing that would ruin it's lasting time
    -the part were the wires connect to each side make the part on the outside of the go an inch farther out (will help stop the bending of that spot
    At least it lasted this long much longer than my sister's and she has to use the old charger

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless!!

    • Written by from Ballarat

    i would give this less then one star if i could!
    im so sick of replacing this cord in the last 3 three months ive gone threw 3 cords. the first time i put it down to me being careless and pulling on the cord and the wires came out. how ever after being more vigilant with the next two and making sure to never pull on the cord the same thing is still happening! they are so poorly made and at 15 - 25 pounds you would think the quality would be a lot better! FIX YOUR PRODUCT APPLE!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where did Apple pick up their QA Testers from?

    • Written by from Marana

    After day to day use this POS wears out right at the neck of the Lightning connector. Did you guys not spot this in test? What happened to quality? This cable is terrible and I cannot believe I have to shell out more money to buy another failure to make sure my phone gets enough charge to last me 12 hours (if I'm lucky). Hire me and I can show the test team how quality, durability and reliability should be the key factors for Apple. IM MAD!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH

    • Written by from Newtownards

    When will Apple finally realise that these charging cables are absolute rubbish, I have now tried the non branded cheaper cables for £2.99 and they are 100 times better.
    I will never buy another Apple cable.

    Apple, wake up and read your customers reviews!!!

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