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Old 02-18-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I bought a 6 pack off Amazon, 3 different lengths., like 4 years ago and we've only lost one so far. And I blame the wife for that. It was the 12 footer and its always getting caught on something.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I have been noticing the lightning cables not charging my phone despite being a new cable. It replaced an old cable that worked great for a long time. I just learned that iOS now sometimes requires me to unlock the phone before it will charge. However, the new cable I mentioned sometimes won't work until plug and unplug it 3 o 4 times first. After that, it works fine.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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It's pretty well known Apple cables are flimsy, overpriced, & junk. Like this article says, they basically offer no strain relief meaning a little twist or tug & they easily become undone at the end. I go with Anker when I need a replacement or want an extra. Much tougher overall & less expensive.

Lightning cables to replace your soon to be broken one
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I just think lightning cables are not designed to be durable, the connector is exposed which can wear out more easily if it's scratched or get dirty. The USB-C connector is protected.

I don't think Apple is replacing lghtning cables on the iPhones anytime soon with USB-C. They knew it's not durable and it's a money maker for them. I frequently have to replace lightning cables due to wear or faulty ones.

IF you google up there's overwhelming reason usb-c is better but Apple isn't adopting it on iPhones even though they went all USB-C on Macbooks.
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