Apple Chargers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by venomgt95, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Is it just me, or have the quality of apples chargers really dropped over the last few years? Like The cords that came with older iPods seemed indestructible, but the newer ones get all stretched out and rip easily. Its just like, WTF apple?
     

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  3. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    Apple chargers are crap. But at least whenever it breaks, you can knock on Apple retail's doors and get another one, free.

    That's the one good thing.
     
  4. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the newer ones are, i mean i still have an older one (where you gotta press the buttons to remove it) and it works perfect
     
  5. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is the stretching im talking about
     

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  6. rritterson macrumors 6502

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    pull by the connector and not by the cable. The same thing happens to 120V AC power cords too.
     
  7. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its a good thing thats my Girlfriends charger :p
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    AmazonBasics cords (both 30 pin and lighting) are made of tougher stuff, and they're MFi certified. And they're cheaper.
     
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Same here. In the 7 years I've had iPhones and then iPad. Never once have I had a problem with the Chargers or cords.
     
  10. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I went through two chargers with my 5S. They each lasted 6 months.
     
  11. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Really, how hard is it to properly remove the cable? If one can't handle that simple task, you really have to wonder what other simple tasks they can't handle.
     
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    I have never had to replace any of my Apple cords, many are years and years old and are like new.,
     
  13. bushido Suspended

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    The old ones were fine but all my lighting cables are broken with the wire exposed on both ends
     
  14. Breezygirl macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the Lightning cables are horrible. Last at most 6-7 months. I have old iPod chargers from 2007 still in great shape after years of the same use.
     
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    Haven't had any problems with my lightning cables, I still have my original lightning cable from my iPad mini.
     
  17. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I have never had a problem with my cables. But then again, I don't treat them like a monkey grabbing for a banana.
     
  18. bushido Suspended

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    I don't do anything drastic with them but it seems like the cable always tries to go the opposite direction of where its meant to go which puts lots of pressure near the connector. Don't know how to explain it lol
     
  19. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    Guys. cable don't break itself... this is clearly user-issue!

    /s
     
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    Well they always replace them for free so it doesn't really matter anyway
     
  21. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    it matters because people have to drive all the way to their local Apple store and or go through mail-exchange.

    What would you prefer? A car that never breaks, or a car that constantly needs to be taken to the shop even though it's free to fix?
     
  22. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    I get this accessory may not be compatible using my amazon lightening cable on my 6+ but get this only when it is done charging or sometime after it has been charging. not when it is first plugged in. figure that one out.
     
  23. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I always remove the cable properly. I have 30-pin connectors that are close to ten years old and still in perfect condition. I have mini-USB cables (which are notorious for giving up) that are several years old and still working perfectly.

    But none of my lightning cables have lasted more than eight months. None.

    I've taken to buying Apple or Amazon Basic lightning cables from Amazon, since they'll send me a replacement within two days, no questions asked. And between 6-8 months, like clockwork, I'm calling for one. It's ridiculous.
     
  24. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Are you talking about the actual chargers, or the cables?

    There's a big difference.
     
  25. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Interesting, because I have several and none of them do that to ntiehr my iPhone 6+ nor the iPad Air or Air 2.
     

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