Replacement cables failing?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jollyreaper, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. jollyreaper macrumors regular

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    I've noticed this starting with my ipods and continuing with my first iphone. I keep a spare cable at work, in my car, and at home where I keep all my chargers. I use the generics to make sure I have enough. In time these cables always seem to fail. I first get them and the device charges like a charm the moment I connect. In time the cables get a little wonky where the phone will stop charging when the cable jiggles. In time, they'll stop connecting entirely.

    I check the end, no dust. The phone isn't an issue because it works fine with other cables. It seems like the problem is isolated to the part. Very strange.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Generic cables are all over the map quality wise.
     
  3. HERO XXL macrumors regular

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    The same would happen to me--then I realized that people were simply switching them because THEIRS had broken!!
     
  4. jollyreaper thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Munkypoo7 macrumors 6502

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    ^This. Some cheap cables from some companies last forever while others are just garbage, then there's everything else in between.

    "New" doesn't mean squat. Quality is what matters.
     
  6. jollyreaper thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Apple, Griffin.

    Avoid the dollar store crap. Or just buy lots of cheap ones.
     
  8. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Belkin and Griffin make nice cables. Here is a Belkin. It's almost TOO tough.
     

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  9. Legios macrumors regular

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    You should see the thickness of the Griffin 10' cable, VERY sturdy.
     

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