Third Party USB-Dock Cable

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by talamante, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. talamante macrumors newbie

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    My USB to Dock cable that came with my iPhone 3GS got broken. The end near the USB got frayed. I'm thinking of getting a cheap third party cable. Is it safe? Will it have an effect on my phone (ie. battery life or mess it up real bad)
     
  2. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    In all likelihood it will be better than the cheaply-built ones Apple uses. At some point in time, Apple decided to make the nib that protects the cord from doing that shorte and thus crappy. There's a technical name for the part I'm referring to, but I can't recall it. Basically, Apple USB cables are now some of the worst. I've had 3 break on me, but they were just the ones that came with my devices, I'd never buy the Apple-branded ones.
     

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