Anyone's lightning cable coming apart?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MTShipp, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Went to unplug my iPhone 5 this morning and the tip housing pulled apart revealing the wired connection to the lightning tip on the cable. It slides back up but then loosens again when unplugging.

    Anyone seeing this?
     
  2. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    No, put a drop of glue at the connection point and enjoy.
     
  3. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Just get it replaced by apple! Things break, your under warranty for a year to have them fixed.
     
  4. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Stop yanking the cable and pinch the plastic plug body instead.
     
  5. kas23 macrumors 603

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  6. bowlen macrumors member

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    iPhones should come with like 3 cables in the package.
    Just ordered another 2
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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  8. MTShipp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is the plastic plug body coming apart, not the cable.

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    Pics tonight after I get back home.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    What did Apple say when you called them?
     
  10. MTShipp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did not call. I have made a genius appointment for Saturday. The cable still works.
     
  11. rmatthewware macrumors 6502

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    You're going to see a genius for a cable? Why not just slap some electric tape on it?
     
  12. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    It's my understanding that the cables are under warranty as well. Could be wrong however.
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Bad advice.

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    Of course they are...
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Why not have a two week old cable that is failing replaced with a cable that is not failing?

    I would have done the same thing, Apple will just replace it.
     
  15. jonproject macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened to me yesterday. Here's a pic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A4xXv_kCUAAgkAE.jpg

    Just took it into the store and they replaced it. If it wasn't in warranty, I would have just glued it as suggested above. But for something that costs $21, Apple can replace it.
     
  16. MTShipp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here is my pic. Similar to jonproject but the other end.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    You pay an arm and a leg for it.
    Better not be like the Chinese cheap cables.
    Apples are so much better and never break or mulfunction you know:D
     
  18. kas23 macrumors 603

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    That doesn't look too bad. I would glue it.
     

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