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iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: Microman
Date: May 30, 2015 09:41AM
Does anyone else have problems with their iPhone Charge Sync Cables from Apple?

I looked down in car to hook up the charge cable and the rubber plastic around the end just before the iphone plugs in, is torn apart again.

Why does this happen. Apple has replaced them in the past, but I cant be the only person that has this problem, or is there a solution?



edit: I found this, its a no brainer..... and it doesnt take 6 years sitting in a car

[www.theatlantic.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2015 09:45AM by Microman.
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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 30, 2015 09:42AM
this is normal if the cable sits 6 years in the car in hot weather
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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: May 30, 2015 10:07AM
Get a licensed/certified braided cord.

[www.amazon.com]







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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: Robert M
Date: May 30, 2015 11:16AM
Micro,

The cables from Apple suck in general. Doesn't matter if you use them at home, in the office or in a car. Sooner rather than later, the cable will get fouled up. I'm slowly switching over to cords like the ones On recommended.

I also like these cables quite a bit:

[www.amazon.com]

I like the versatility since I have devices that use Lightning connectors and USB Micro connectors. No problems at all so far. Especially handy for syncing since one cable handles all the devices. I'm using several of them with my IPhone in its Otterbox ION Intelligence case and with my iPad Mini 2 Retina at home and at my office.

Robert
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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 30, 2015 11:18AM
Quote
Onamuji
Get a licensed/certified braided cord.
[www.amazon.com]

Or the braided cables from our wonderful Overlords. My son is particularly hard on cables and he hasn't managed to trash a Newer Tech one in almost a year.

OWC




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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 30, 2015 11:32AM
Go with a MagSafe cable. Oh, wait…



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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 30, 2015 01:13PM
I LOVE braided cables.

They remind me of all the old appliances we had as a kid- iron, waffle iron, frying pan.

I have one from some KickStarter company. I had no idea Amazon or our OLs had them to. I'm going to order a couple.




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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 30, 2015 01:15PM
By the by, the only Apple cables that have been a problem are the old PowerBook adapters (PB end) and a newer MagSafe MacBook adapter (middle of the cable).




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: fauch
Date: May 30, 2015 04:01PM
I go through several iPhone 4 cables a year, and to make matters worse, the cheap ones charge so slowly it is not worth buying them and the Apple ones fall apart just as quickly....

Maybe I will try one of these braided cables...
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Re: iPhone charge sync cables rip at iPhone end
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 30, 2015 04:20PM
OWC - 5 year warranty on braided cables.
Amazon/Apple "branded" cables 1- year
Monoprice - "lifetime" warranty, I replaced a couple of 6 footers last month. Monoprice paid for return shipping and for free replacements.

A return / replacement policy is only as good as the company behind it. With that said, I will stick with OWC and Monoprice cables.

Edit: some OWC braided cables are on sale right now.



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