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Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 10:46 AM (in response to chazz37)My cable is just fine, then again I don't grab it by the cable to unplug it from the wall or phone.
I have Apple supplied cables from the original ipod min(firewire) on up-all in perfectly fine working order.
If your cable fell apart-return it to an Apple store.
If you do not want responses from everyone-don't post.20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 10:49 AM (in response to chazz37)You have to take the USB connector and iPhone to Apple's Genius Bar. They may give you a free replacement, as long as they do not point to section B.II on the warranty that states:
ii. Damage to the Covered Equipment caused by accident, abuse, neglect, misuse (including faulty installation, repair, or maintenance by anyone other than Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider), unauthorized modification, extreme environment (including extreme temperature or humidity), extreme physical or electrical stress or interference, fluctuation or surges of electrical power, lightning, static electricity, fire, acts of God or other external causes;
If you grabbed the USB cable other than by the connector ends by tugging on the cord, this may not be covered.Dell Studio Slim / Mac Mini 4GB Model, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4 w/MobileMe
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 10:51 AM (in response to chazz37)
I think apple should send new cables to everyone and fix problem. again please post if you have the same problem want hear feed back and see if its just me.
We have four iPhone 4s and all of the cables are fine. Out of 3 million or so sold why is it rational to assume that if one is defective they all are??
PhilMacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Dell Win7 Desktop ; iPhone 4 [OS 4.01]; iPad 3G 64GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 11:14 AM (in response to chazz37)I work with people with iphones and have the issue. I wasn't saying all them our bad maybe just some of them or just a couple. i just been using my old cable and use the new one same way.
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 11:13 AM (in response to chazz37)Chazz, I've got several of these cables in my household and they all have this issue. When I went to the Apple store, ALL of the display iPhones and iPads had similar USB cables that were also coming apart. They're cheap as heck.Dell
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2010 11:34 PM (in response to chazz37)I know numerous people with iPhones that all exhibit the same telltale defect in the USB cable. It gradually starts to separate at the junction of the wire insulation and the base of the iphone plug end.
Mine is separated about 2 mm's now and you can see bare wire. I treat my gear with the utmost care, however i could tell from right after I purchased it about 8 months ago that it was a weak design.
I never post to these discussions and I know most of my friends can't be bothered usually either, so in this case I finally thought I would speak up. I will try calling Apple to get another one, but I'd rather have a part that is designed so it won't crap out again. Too bad Apple doesn't read these forums.iPhone 3GS, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2010 12:13 AM (in response to Injector)The cables supplied by apple for the iPhones and the itouch's are soo poor it should be illegal. I bought my iPhone in feb 2010 an so far I've had two charge cables. Both which have split. With all the inside wiring showing!!!I'm a PC, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2010 12:18 AM (in response to JackBauer83)This occurs only with users who unplug the cables by pulling on the wire instead of by the plugs. Typical user incompetence.MacPro4,1 8 Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iOS 4.X, iPad 3G 64GB iOS 3.2.2, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2010 1:12 AM (in response to modular747)That's utter cat pee!!! I have never pulled on The cable to unplug it!!! Personnally I think it's down to the length of the cable. Cos they are sooo short the stress applied to the bend at the phone end when u are using ur brick whilst it's being charged, is immense-an therefore splits. Apple needs to be so cheap and produce a decent length cable.
Answer this why does Nokia never have issuses with their charge leads (I been using the same charge lead for past three years!!!)I'm a PC, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2010 1:22 AM (in response to JackBauer83)Nonsense. I've used many of these cables for the last 5 years (the same as iPod cables) and NONE have frayed or broken - all of them are still in use!!
Cos they are sooo short the stress applied to the bend at the phone end when u are using
Why are you placing "stress" the phone connected to the sync cable. Can't you tell you're putting excessive tension on the cable?
There is no reason to even be using the phone when connected. The cables are for syncing and charging only and there is no reason to be handling the phone during those activities.MacPro4,1 8 Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iOS 4.X, iPad 3G 64GB iOS 3.2.2, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2010 12:19 PM (in response to modular747)If you have no solution than stay the f out. No one cares for your arrogance, some of us actually use our cables. We connect them to our car, we carry them in our pockets, briefcases, etc... They get damaged very easily from normal use that any other similar cable could stand. I know this because I have been a techy and audiophile my entire life. I know a lot about cables. These have two huge failure points. I don't see what you are defending, everyone knows the cables are crap.Macbook Pro 2.4 (uni) Macbook 2.0 (uni) Powerbook 12" 1.33 15" 1.5 Titanium 667, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2010 12:33 PM (in response to germanwarfare)
no one cares for your arrogance
everyone knows the cables are crap.
Are you "everyone" or our appointed spokesperson. (After all, if it occurs to YOU, it must be a universal truth, right?) If not arrogance, to which DSM-IV diagnosis would you attribute that attitude?MacPro4,1 8 Core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iOS 4.X, iPad 3G 64GB iOS 3.2.2, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod