removing USB cable from the USB wall charger

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by canwe3, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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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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    rgarjr

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    Just leave it connected
     
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    lelisa13p

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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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    Xanderstone12

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    Wash your hands.
     
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    lelisa13p

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 601

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    What else is new? The old 30 pins was also slick.

    Next complaint!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I wish this was the extent of my iPhone issues.
     
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    Jordan921

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    First world problems.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    buy a 2nd cable negating the need to unplug the one from the wall charger.
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Ridiculous response, one that has been hammered to death, along with that "-gate"thing. :rolleyes:
     
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    how is this even a complaint... lol :confused:
     
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    Jordan921

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    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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    lelisa13p

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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. :eek:

    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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