iPhone 5 or earlier Lightining cable

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ericrsxavier, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. ericrsxavier macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2018

    My lighting cable sunk its tip in the water and I lost one of its "golden" squared patches. It looks like nothing is rust, but should I worry or can I keep using it?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you cable is damaged I would not use it. If one of the contacts are gone, it may no longer work. A little dip in water should not cause this damage. One or more of the contacts can be discolored but is normal and will still work.

    If you can take it to an Apple store, I have witnessed them replacing a damaged cable at no charge.
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Those are electrical contacts. A dip in water wouldn't make it fall off...

    Nonetheless, the connector is reversible, so only 1 side needs to operate.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    If it were ME and I had a question about the cable, I'd just get another one
  5. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    If one of the pads on the connector is corroding from water exposure, I would not want to risk corroding the Lightning port on the iPhone as well.

    But then again, if you have an iPhone 5, you're probably not too worried about longevity.
  6. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Get Paracable & never look back (or go back to Apple cables)

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