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I've seen this on a lot of iPhone charging cables , and I was just curious to know if others have noticed this as well. The sheathing around the cable tends to break , exposing the wires inside, and then eventually the wires will bend more easily due to the fact that there is no outer cover. The inner wires are quite thin , and bending them back and forth through normal usage will eventually cause the wire to break.

I don't understand why apple wouldn't make the sheathing more durable.
 
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here's a youtube tutorial I found that seems like a good fix.

 
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I have never had that problem either, I'm not saying that this is the case but one should never pull out the cable by pulling on it, Always grasp the connector.
 

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I also have 3 iPhones plus one iPad no issues at, all. The only time I lost a cable was when my puppy destroyed it,... Usually this problem is due to the way the cable is removed one must hold the connector when removing it
 

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I got 3 cables that don't work and two more that are doing the same thing
 

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I have used the same cables for my iphone for the last 2 years and have the same experience as DaveM....no problems whatsoever. I always make sure to pull directly from the connector and not by the USB lead. I also still have my 30 inch pin connector for my iPod Classic and it too is good to go.
 

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Using the phone while it is charging a lot can cause that kind if wear. My old iPhone 4 cable unraveled half way down. I had it taped with electrical tape. The newer cables hold up better, but will still start to unravel in time if using the phone while charging a lot. I use a 10' certified Monoprice cable some, and it is holding up well.
 
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I always pull it out from the connector , not the cable.
I may have overstated things when I said "a lot" , as I've only seen it happen to 5 people's cable, but still , it is more than I think it should happen to. I will have to ask them if they were pulling on the cable , or the connector.

As for the one that I own, that this happened to , I got the phone already used from someone, so I don't know how they were handling it previous to giving it to me.
 

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The iphone lightning cable by apple is a crap design. I've been using those braided cables which are pretty solid can find them at malls or ebay
 

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The cables that Apple provide are solid cables and should last the lifetime of the phone if used in the correct manner as we have advised.
 

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I've had this happen, but only to non-Apple cables. The sheathing just pulls out from flexing (usually hanging from the plug assy or from coiling up). I have many apple cables both lightning and 30 pin and have never seen them fail.

Two 30 pin cables still in use with the iPhone 4S and iPad3 were from a 3GS when it was new, so they have seen some use
 

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I have Apple care and have exchanged my lightening cable twice (most recently, last week) since the lightening cables first came out with the IP5. I am very careful when I handle the cable and believe that the damage occurred when the phone was dropped while plugged in. Never had this problem with the old 30 pin connection. I am just glad this is covered with Applecare.
 

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