Lanyard / loop / strap for iPhone lightning port ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bonotis, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. bonotis macrumors newbie

    bonotis

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    Hi there.

    I've been scratching my head why Apple or someone hasn't come up with a lanyard or loop that would attach directly to the lightning port (just like the Remote Loop for the Apple TV remote).

    The only lanyards I've found require a case, or, if not, a metal plate with screws (for older iPhones).
    There doesn't seem to be anything simple or elegant for the iPhone 7/8/X .

    Has anyone seen anything like this ?
     
  2. jaymulli95 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't use anything like that with the lightning port. It wouldn't stay in for a start and it wouldn't take long to break the port, they are very fragile
     
  3. bonotis thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. bonotis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very true, but I did a small experiment: I used a lightning cable as a make-shift lanyard.
    1. It holds the iPhone just fine, without even having the little retaining teeth that the ATV Remote Loop has
    2. I really can't see how/why it would damage the port any more than what is already happening every time we plug / unplug our phones on a lightning dock.
     
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  7. jaymulli95 macrumors member

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    I just think it’s going to add unnecessary stress to the port. You see lots of people with 2 year old phones reporting their lightning port has stopped working, they are only rated to a certain amount of plug ins and that’s on the assumption it’s staying still
     
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  9. einsturown macrumors newbie

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    You can attach any lanyards on the phone.
    Just don't use any generic lanyard.
     
  10. Garemlin Suspended

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    Don't know if you are dead set against a case. But most Ringke cases have a spot on the bottom side for a lanyard. They have some pretty slim cases too.
     
  11. einsturown macrumors newbie

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    How about a using neck wallet.
    There are many slim cases with lanyard on it.
     

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