Cheapest I can find a new cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mojoe24, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. mojoe24 macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2009
    I have two cables. One has stopped charging and the other is peeling so I can see the inner wires. I need a new one. Apple charges too much, any places that I can find a cable for cheap?
  2. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I purchased one from awhile ago. Not sure if they are still considered cheap though.
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Any cable that came with an in-warranty iphone ought to be covered by the warranty and readily replaced at an Apple store (or via Applecare if you're far away).
  5. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    I had one that was doing the typical peel that every cable I've seen does eventually. It was part of an in warranty phone. Basically I got
    The blame for it doing that and finally the manager agreed to replace it that one time. Anyone know what causes them to peel like they do??
  6. Bisz macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    ON, Canada
    I keep on loosing mine, its damned annoying.

    I had the one that came with my original iPhone, then bought a second one so I would have two. I then lost the original. I proceeded to get an iPhone 4 so I once again had two, but then lost the one I bought.

    I'm 1 for 3. :(
  7. xenuprime macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    I have several cables from and they work fine.
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Its covered under the warranty of the device, assuming you are still under applecare, make a genius appointment and they will swap it. Have done it many times.
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    they are made cheaply. My old iPod cable from 2004 is in better shape than my iPod touches cable from that I got Xmas 2009.

    Apple has gone cheap and the design is crap because they can not mold the cover to the wiring over the connector like you see on other things.
  10. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    Just type in eBay

    IPhone sync cable

    Use the filters

    Low to high price, buy it now, and worldwide search.

    You will get one for 99c shipped!
  11. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010

    I have ordered two from here with 100% perfection in both. One was a 6.5' for stringing through our minivan, etc., the other was a simple wall charger.

    Reminded me to order another one as I left a charger in a hotel this week. :(
  12. trigonometry macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    South Carolina
    I notice this happens when use your iphone/ipod while its connected to the cable. My GF has two cables, one is over two years old, and they both look brand new. She never uses her ipod while she charges. So I figured it is the pulling on the wire that causes the peel.
  13. mojoe24 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2009
    Would apple replace a peeling wire? It works fine but you can see the wire. The one that doesn't work would be too old to replace. Got it with my Ipod 5.5g
  14. rust0r macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Yes if the cable is shredding they will replace it. Thats how all of mine have been.
  16. mojoe24 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2009
    Can you set up a repair/exchange for a cable online?
  17. mchad macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2010
    you might be able to but honestly...they cost a dollar with free shipping on ebay, you will have it in 2-3 weeks from hong kong
  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    So just generally wondering about questions like this:

    Did you bother to look for yourself?
    Have you Googled/eBayed/Amazoned this?
    Did you check your warranty to see if cables/accessories are covered?

    Just wondering.

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