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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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removing USB cable from the USB wall charger

the charger and the USB cable that came with iphone 5 is glossy. It's so difficult to remove the cable from the charger. They couldn't add a grip or a little bump so it'll be easier to remove them?
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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I haven't had too many issues with this. You could always glue some type of material to it to create a better grip.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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Just leave it connected
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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They do seem to have a tighter fit than the previous types. I just wiggle the USB a little while pulling on the connector (NOT the cord) and it works loose. It helps to unplug it from the wall first.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:13 PM   #5
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Wash your hands.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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Wash your hands.
Assuming this is to remove any oil from your hands, at least wipe them rigorously on your jeans if you can't wash at that time.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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What else is new? The old 30 pins was also slick.

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Old Jan 1, 2013, 06:43 PM   #8
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I wish this was the extent of my iPhone issues.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:05 AM   #9
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the charger and the USB cable that came with iphone 5 is glossy. It's so difficult to remove the cable from the charger. They couldn't add a grip or a little bump so it'll be easier to remove them?
First world problems.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:15 AM   #10
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They do seem to have a tighter fit than the previous types. I just wiggle the USB a little while pulling on the connector (NOT the cord) and it works loose. It helps to unplug it from the wall first.
Agree.

Mine actually pulls off showing the "inside" of the USB portion. I need to get some super glue and glue it.

That said, the one from the iPad 4 I got the family for X-Mas doesn't do that.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:02 AM   #11
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They couldn't add a grip or a little bump so it'll be easier to remove them?
What could be done and what makes sense on a mass produced product are two entirely different things. They're not going to add grips for one person with this problem. Stick some grip tape on it. Or wash your hands.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:25 AM   #12
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buy a 2nd cable negating the need to unplug the one from the wall charger.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:43 PM   #13
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First world problems.
Ridiculous response, one that has been hammered to death, along with that "-gate"thing.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:22 PM   #14
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how is this even a complaint... lol
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:57 PM   #15
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Ridiculous response, one that has been hammered to death, along with that "-gate"thing.
How is it ridiculous? The guy is complaining about having to remove the cable from wall charger cause its slippery. Come on now of all things really?!?!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:02 PM   #16
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Okay; that's fair. Since the launch of the iPhone 5, I've seen the "first world problem" meme, along with "-gate" a few hundred times in these forums. Sorry for snapping this time.

I have a wall charger with a lightning cable that will not disconnect, short of damaging the items. Several people have tried and all have failed. I had to buy another set in order to relocate a plug-in location. I get this guy's aggravation; I just didn't start a thread about it.
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